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Windows 7: Motherboard: Foxconn P67A-S / Compatibility question....(need help)

18 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Motherboard: Foxconn P67A-S / Compatibility question....(need help)

i have a core i5 3470 ivy bridge processor
and tomorrow ill get a new motherboard : Foxconn p67a-s
my question is can Foxconn P67A-S Support my processor

ive seen a lot of reviews at youtube they keep on saying its for sandy bridge processors
but this link says it can handdle ivy bridge processors..

Foxconn PRODUCT : Motherboard : Details

now why am i having doubts?

the specs on the link doesnt match on what people are saying on reviews

i know the link is legit since it is from foxconn itself but these people who paid for it are saying the oppossite..

i need help please reply if you are 100% sure. i dont want to have any regrets on the motherboard incase i get one because replacement at this season is kinda hassle since its almosst christmas

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18 Dec 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

Havent been through all the details of the board but the homepage for your mobo says it can, i personally have several LGA1155 boards (Z77/Z68/H61) and none of them have supported ivybridge gen 3 chips out the box and all have required bios updates (even the Z77) i relctantly bought a cheap G620 chip just so i could update bios which i fear is the predicament you will be in, i contacted my mobo manufacturer (gigabyte) who said send us the board and we will flash it for you free of charge but you still have to pay postage and what 1-2 weeks depending where you are to get board back

I must say i think IMO you have gone for a rather budget board to pair with a rather higher spec chip not that it really matters
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18 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It's possible, since my mobo does support Ivy Bridge chips, but the manufacturer should tell you on their site. If not, check under BIOS updates to see if they've added compatibility.

As mentioned, the mobo is somewhat limited, it seems. I personally stay with Intel, Asus, and Gigabyte for several reasons, but one is to have very clear manufacturer support lists.
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18 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64

I agree with DeaconFrost. But, I have a P67 board that will run Ivy Bridge, but it requires a bios update to do that. What that means is you have to have a Sandy Bridge processer to do a bios update. It was not a problem for me, as I have one, but can be a problem for others. Go to their website and look up your board and find the CPU QVL list. This tells you which CPUs will run in that board and usually tells you what bios is required to do so. Like Deacon, I prefer Asus and some models of Asrock boards.
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18 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

thanks a lot guys... i saw an update to make my ivy processor work, the problem is i dont have sandy processor to do that so......... i think ill just get anothe board. H77....

thankis a lot for your help. i learned a lot from your replies =)
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