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Old 03-25-2020, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Julian043
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Default new Cpu compatible with motherboard?

Hello guys,


My friend now currently has a Intel i5-7400 with a GPU 2070 super.
This causes a huge bottleneck for him (average bottleneck percentage 67,82%).


So he is deciding to upgrade his CPU from a i5-7400 to a i7-8700K.

There might be a slight problem where I do need help.


Does his motherboard support the CPU?
His motherboard is a ASUS Prime z270-p.


When I check ''PcPartpicker'' it will say it's compatible.
However, on the ASUS site (https://www.asus.com/nl/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-P/HelpDesk_CPU/)

It is not listed as compatible.


My question is, why isn't suppported? And what happens if we do use the 8700K with this motherboard?


Thanks!



(sorry for poor english )
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