02-21-2018 08:42 AM
i just bought a envy phoneix barebones my question is will the thimphu mobo part #799926-001 run a i7-7700k? and if it will with a bios update do i need the 6th gen chip in the system to do the bios update before it will be able to run the 7th gen chip?
02-21-2018 03:15 PM - edited 02-21-2018 03:21 PM
The Thimphu motherboard sports a Z170 chipset.
The Z170 chipset does support Kaby Lake processors with an appropriate BIOS update.
The Thimphu motherboard specs only show Skylake processor support.
What HP product do you have?
You would have to check this product's HP Support site to see if there is a BIOS update to support Kaby Lake processors.
No BIOS update will be a hit or miss as to whether the Thimphu MB will see the i7-7700k.
02-21-2018 06:46 PM
ok so the answer im trying to get at is either way even if i can get it to support the 7th gen chip will i need a 6th gen chip to get it to the point of doing the bios update to support the 7th gen chip i have no way of "borrowing" a 6th gen chip to get to that point so i would just have to buy the i7-6700k
02-21-2018 08:28 PM
Good to know this.
Don't know what to tell you in this situation.
You have to make a choice between a Skylake that works or a Kaby Lake which is unknown if it will work.
I can tell you HP validates specific processors. This motherboard is guaranteed by HP to support Skylake only.
02-22-2018 04:12 AM
Grzwacz is correct.
Also, just to be aware and in order to confuse you even more: there are actually two HP Thimphu motherboards (!)
Thimphu that supports Skylake only:
Thimphu-K, that supports Kaby Lake only: