When did MSI motherboards start having Nvme support?

jeremyroye14fd02d5

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Hello all. I have an MSI 7861 (P67A-GD55) and I'm trying to use an M.2 for my boot drive via an adapter in the PCI-e slot. I have scoured the internet for ways to get it to be recognized and I understand why it cannot. My question is: Is there a bios update for older mobos that allows Nvme support, or is it just too old? Thank you. Also what was the first generation of mobos to have native Nvme support (not slot, but support)?
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There might be some custom BIOS, but I really doubt that; most mobo manufacturers included NVMe support with slots at the same time, but that doesn't mean that all are like that - I mean knockoff X79 boards, I'm also pretty sure that I saw a 990FX chipset based mobo with M.2. However there is a way of modifying UEFI BIOSes yourself, but unless you know what you are doing I highly recommend against this idea.
 

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Thank you for the reply. I've seen people running "boot modders" and I think I'll give that a shot. This is just a leftover PC that I've trying to 'flip.' I'll repost if I get it running.
 

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Yup I had Z97 with NVMe M.2 drive already. Z87 didn't have it yet.
Older boards don't have native support, and using PCIe adapter may cause issues getting it set up as boot.
 
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