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Does a i7 4820k work on asus sabertooth x79

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I know its a LGA2011 socket mobo but i was confuseed when i looked at the mobo specs on the manufactural webaite. It claim it was ready for the 2nd generation of i7s....is it ready for the new ivy bridge 4820k?

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According to the support page, it does, with the 4210 (or newer) BIOS:


CPU - Core i7-4820K (3.7GHz, L3:10M, 4C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)
BIOS ver - 4210       
      
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=42&m=SABERTOOTH+X79&os&hashedid=n/a
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As noted, the board must have at least BIOS rev 4210 (the latest version is 4608).

In previous boards this could be a major issue, as you'd have to install a supported CPU in order to flash the BIOS to a new-enough version for the CPU you wanted to actually use.

Fortunately that's not a problem here, as the Sabertooth X79 supports Asus's new "USB BIOS Flashback" feature, which allows updating the BIOS even WITHOUT a CPU installed !!

See here for details:  http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/USB_BIOS_Flashback_GUIDE/

So you can simply flash the latest BIOS before you install your CPU and you'll be fine :-)
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