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    ROG Junior Member Array
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    Feb 2012

    i9 9900k on Z370 MB?

    Anyone have any luck with this type of setup, with or without overclocking? I want to upgrade my 8700k to an 9900k, own an Asus Strix Z370-E Gaming Motherboard, but I really don't want to redo the whole entire system if I don't have to.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array pennyboy PC Specs
    pennyboy PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus XI Hero
    ProcessorIntel i9 9900k
    Memory (part number)G.Skill 32gb Trident Z RGB
    Graphics Card #1EVGA XC Ultra GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
    Sound CardAsus Supreme FX Onboard
    MonitorASUS PG278Q Swift 27" GSYNC
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Evo 1 tb
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Evo 500 gb
    CPU CoolerCoolerMaster 360ML RGB
    CaseCorsair 900D
    Power SupplyCorsair 1200 AXi
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma
    Mouse Razer Diamondback Chroma
    Headset Razer Kraken Chroma
    Mouse Pad Razer Scarab - Battlefield 3 theme
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z-680
    OS Windows 10 x64 1809
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    It will work but you need to make sure you have your BIOS on or higher than 1803.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array xator PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS ROG Maximus X Hero WIFI AC
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 9900k
    Memory (part number)2x16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2
    MonitorDell U2518D
    Storage #1Samsung 970 evo NVMe SSD 250GB + HP S700 SSD 250GB
    Storage #22x WD RED SATA 3 2TB
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15S
    CaseCorsair 600C
    Power SupplyCorsair RM850X
    Keyboard Logitech K360
    Mouse Logitech M705
    Headset Sony MDR-XB650BT
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z4 2.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64
    Accessory #1 Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver
    Accessory #2 Xbox One Wireless Adapter

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    Jun 2013

    Hi there,

    My system is a 9900k and Maximus Hero X Z370 WiFi. I upgraded from a 8700k. It works fine and without a problem after some tinkering. I have no overclock, all cores at 4.7Ghz. No thermal throttling, and turbo works fine.

    But, I strongly advise you to undervolt the cpu, as my Maximus Hero X ramps up stock voltage on auto up to 1.36-1.39v, and the 9900K is more similar to an oven than a CPU. I'm running it much cooler on stock with 1.25volts.

    Don't get confused, even at stock, it runs as hot as an overclocked 8700K @ 5Ghz, but, it also runs things faster.

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