MSI Z97-G45 Gaming Motherboard TPM ?

PwrPak

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Hello ,
Question ,can anyone help with some info about a TPM module ? Am I able to use one on this mobo ? Ty for any info.
 

fatedust

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You should look for a 14-1 pin TPM 1.2 module. (Might be difficult to find one since most are TPM 2.0 module which is for newer motherboard.)
Why do you want one btw?
 

citay

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The first Intel boards that had support for TPM 2.0 (which you need for Windows 11) are the ones based on the 100-series chipset, so one generation after yours. And they already had a firmware TPM 2.0, meaning, you don't even need a seperate module for those.

You can see it here: https://www.msi.com/blog/How-to-Enable-TPM-on-MSI-Motherboards-Featuring-TPM-2-0

Every board of the last 5 to 6 years already has an integrated firmware TPM 2.0 onboard that just needs to be enabled. And for the boards of the last 3-4 years, MSI have supplied BIOS updates which enables the firmware TPM automatically. In that case, all that's needed is a BIOS update to the newest one which mentions Windows 11 compatibility.

This all leads to the following conclusion: Essentially, nobody ever needs to buy a TPM module. Either your board has an fTPM 2.0 integrated already and you just need to enable it, or if it's not integrated yet and it's a pre-TPM-2.0 platform, then adding a seperate TPM 1.2 module won't achieve anything, plus the board/CPU are "officially" too old for Windows 11 anyway.

So in your case, you can maybe install Win11 using some workarounds that you can find online for skipping TPM detection etc., but it's not guaranteed it will work in the long term like that.
 
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