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What would happen if i put the 9900k in an n7 z370?

When NZXT announced the h700 nuka cola case, i bought both it and the matching motherboard cover, and got the motherboard about a month later, under the impression that all z370 boards would work with 9th gen intel cpus with a bios update. However, after reaching out to NZXT and seeing other peoples angry posts on reddit, it seems as though they dont plan on updating their bios to be compatible. I was wondering if there is any chance of it "just working" if i popped in it there, as I was really excited for an 8 core cpu. As it stands, I'll have to get either an i7 8700k or 8086k, and I'd rather not do that if possible. Any thought from you guys?

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if theyre not gonna release a bios update then its not gonna work, at all

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4 minutes ago, evilmeister13 said:

was wondering if there is any chance of it "just working" if i popped in it there,

nope, CPU compatibility dont work that way.

 

5 minutes ago, evilmeister13 said:

as I was really excited for an 8 core cpu

Even if it does work (huge doubt) the VRMs will get really hot before any overclocking attempt.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Mobos meed correct BIOSes to function with CPUs. Current Z370 boards in stock are unlikely to have the correct BIOS to support the new chips. 

 

You will need to update the BIOS to make the chip.

 

Also its bad to buy something in expectation of a product. Its just bad form in the tech community and often lead to bad experiences at times. 

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  • 7 months later...

It would run smooth like butter. As far as I'm concerned and this video here it certainly is capable of being updated to run the latest intel 9th gen Cpu's. A German Youtuber building PC's showed a build using a I9 9700k and the N7 Z370 NZXT Mainboard. I just secured one of the last mainboard covers and Nuka Cola Cases myself (Nr:0323) and certainly plan on putting a I9 in there. Here is the Video and the Drivers should be on thiere site therefore. There is a integraded Bios update in the Bios itself which the second link article mentions and briefly explains near the end of the Review. Cheers 

KreativEcke PC Build - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pSZix4x4Ck&t=367s  

BIOS and Software - The NZXT N7 Z370 Motherboard Review: A New Player in the Motherboard Market

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You could try extracting the CPU microcode module and manually update the microcode yourself.

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