MSI B560M A Pro with i3 10105 (non F) compatibility

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Hello,

I've just ordered a new CPU and Motherboard for my new PC. According to my first plan, I used to buy i3-10105F. But for some reason, I changed it to i3-10105 (non-F version). And I forget to check again the CPU compatibility with the motherboard.

All the items I ordered are still in the process in my local online marketplace.

My question:
- CPU: Intel i3 10105
- Motherboard: MSI B560M A PRO
does this pair will work together?

If it does not, any advice or suggestion would help. Thank you.
 

badboy2k

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the i3-10105 is supported from the Original BIOS out the Box so no issue there and should work just fine.

with a F version you would need a Dedicated GPU too as the F skew CPU's have no IGPU in them.
 
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the i3-10105 is supported from the Original BIOS out the Box so no issue there and should work just fine.

with a F version you would need a Dedicated GPU too as the F skew CPU's have no IGPU in them.
Thanks! Yes, indeed I change from F to non-F version is because there is no affordable VGA Card atm in my region. I start worrying when Intel's page does not include B560 in their compatible board list.

I'm glad about your answer and I do some research and get the same answer too. Thanks once again.
 

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Also, your best bet is to update the BIOS right when you get the board. Not for the CPU compatibility, but because there are a couple important fixes for the 500-series BIOSes.

Update how-to:
1) Get the latest BIOS. It's always the topmost one when you click on "BIOS" on the MSI support page, https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B560M-A-PRO/support#down-bios
2) Extract the file and put the BIOS file onto a USB stick.
3) Enter the BIOS by pressing DEL during boot, go to "M-FLASH" in the BIOS.
4) Once M-Flash (the updater) is loaded, it will show a list of your drives. Select the USB stick and select the previously extracted file on there.
5) It will ask for confirmation and then update the BIOS. It's fully automatic from there, takes about two minutes.

Then you can install Windows. Once in Windows, install the Intel Chipset Drivers first (also from the MSI support page).
 
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Also, your best bet is to update the BIOS right when you get the board. Not for the CPU compatibility, but because there are a couple important fixes for the 500-series BIOSes.

Update how-to:
1) Get the latest BIOS. It's always the topmost one when you click on "BIOS" on the MSI support page, https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B560M-A-PRO/support#down-bios
2) Extract the file and put the BIOS file onto a USB stick.
3) Enter the BIOS by pressing DEL during boot, go to "M-FLASH" in the BIOS.
4) Once M-Flash (the updater) is loaded, it will show a list of your drives. Select the USB stick and select the previously extracted file on there.
5) It will ask for confirmation and then update the BIOS. It's fully automatic from there, takes about two minutes.

Then you can install Windows. Once in Windows, install the Intel Chipset Drivers first (also from the MSI support page).
Thank you for your detailed explanation. I'll do that as soon as it arrive :)
 
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