I have an Intel DH67BL motherboard version AAG10189-209. The current BIOS version is v119 which is too low to support an i7-3770 CPU. Intel have confirmed in a support chat and I have located documentation that states that the board (version) is compatible with this CPU.
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Model DH67BL (LGA1155)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Sandy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model H67
Southbridge Revision B3
System Temperature 35 °C
Brand Intel Corp.
WINDOWS 10 reports
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, 2600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BLH6710H.86A.0119.2011.0523.1030, 23/05/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Secure Boot State Unsupported
I am aware that I have to apply the "transition" update due to the significant BIOS restructuring that is required for the gen 3 processors. All attempts to update the BIOS so far e.g. to the transition version (v151) or earlier versions above 119 but below 151 have been unsuccessful. I have used the .exe and F7 (bootup) methods with no success. I have also tried removing the yellow BIOS config jumper to but the board into BIOS recovery mode but this also failed.
After reviewing all the current BIOS settings and I cannot see anything that would prevent a BIOS update from being applied.
The machine is running Windows 10 with Defender disabled in deference to ESET Smart Suite. Can anyone shed any light on why this board wont accept a BIOS update?
Yours in hope