1. V Turk's Avatar
    Hello,
    I have a 6gen motherboard can I use a 7gen or 8gen cpu and if so what do I need to do or what features do I lose. I ask coz I think there should not be an issue as the socket are the same size but am not 100% sure.
    Can some one please help me.

    Thanks
    01-25-2019 04:50 AM
  2. naterist's Avatar
    Can you please specify what motherboard you have? I think 7th gen CPUs can be used on 6th gen MBs by updating their bios. And no you can't use 8th gen CPU on a 6th gen board.
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    01-25-2019 11:30 AM
  3. V Turk's Avatar
    I have a Asus hero maximus viii
    01-25-2019 04:10 PM
  4. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Like naterist said, you can technically use the Maximus VIII for a 7th Gen CPU, but it's always best to match the mobo gen with the CPU gen. If you want to go for an 8th Gen CPU, it's time to get a new mobo.
    02-08-2019 10:05 PM

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