Updating a mainboard motherboard
As an overclocker, tester, and reviewer, I always move to the latest chipset if I decide to upgrade my CPU, and of course not an H/B or something chipset, I go to the root chipset - that means Z170/Z270. Then press the button on the picture for six seconds (button will vary from board to board).But, if you still want to stay on Z170, here's a comparison of the two designs and a must-do List to make your shiny new Kaby Lake CPU work on it. You will see the LED on it flashes as it reads the flash drive, then it will stop.
On Windows 7, 8, or 10, hit Windows R, type “msinfo32” into the Run box, and then hit Enter.So, you have a Z170 motherboard, and Intel Kaby Lake is the CPU you want? You should have upgraded your BIOS/UEFI first using your Skylake CPU as most motherboard manufacturers support Intel Kaby Lake on their latest BIOS released early in January. But, there's nothing wrong, I will help you with this.OK, first of all, you must know that even though Kaby Lake is compatible with Intel's Z170 Skylake chipset, the CPU is designed for Intel's Z270 Kaby Lake chipset to use its new features. Copy the file you downloaded to the flash drive and insert it on the board.We have some new pictures to share, so let’s jump right into it. So far we only had blurry pictures of the first two, now we have official shots with the packaging, plus yet unseen A320M PRO4 motherboard.First pictures of the B350 motherboards’ packaging from ASUS are finally here.When it comes to Gigabyte, we updated two motherboards (AB350 Gaming and Gaming 3) with official pictures, but we also added a third model called AB350M Gaming 3, a micro-ATX motherboard.
You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.
This software is part of the ASUS AI Suite 3, available from the 'utilities' section of your motherboard support, drivers and tools page.
I couldn't find an Asus blog post or news feature detailing these BIOS updates, and don't have an Asus motherboard, so I 'randomly' picked a motherboard to check if there was any more information regarding the new BIOS available.
The BIOS version number is displayed on the System Summary pane. Different motherboards use different utilities and procedures, so there’s no one-size-fits-all set of instructions here.
However, you’ll perform the same basic process on all motherboards.
You generally access the BIOS screen by pressing the appropriate key while your computer boots—it’s often displayed on the screen during the boot process and will be noted in your motherboard or PC’s manual. The process for entering a UEFI setup screen can be a bit different.