What new motherboard should I get?


  1. Posts : 355
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    What new motherboard should I get?


    My system has an Asus B360M-A motherboard that has the Intel B360 chipset and an Intel i7-8700 3.20 GHz CPU with 16 GB RAM. It will not run Window 11, apparently because it lacks that security related circuit. What I'd like to do is replace just the motherboard with a newer one that will run Win11, but that lets me use my current CPU and RAM chips.

    Is there a board like that? Or will I have to research all the components like I did before: CPU, socket type, chipset, motherboard, RAM chips, etc.
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  2. Wannagofast's Avatar
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    It seems that your CPU/motherboard combo does support Windows 11.

    ASUS Motherboards Ready for Windows 11

    However it may need a bios update to enable software PTT in the bios.

    A little more investigation is in order.

    peace
    wanna
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  3. SIW2's Avatar
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    You need to turn it on in bios. Select Advanced Tab then >pch-fw configuration

    How to enable TPM 2.0 module for Asus TUF B360-PLUS GAMING Motherboard | Windows 11 Compatibility - YouTube
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  4. Posts : 355
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    WOWIE! You both were correct! Earlier today I checked the Asus website and I have (had) the latest firmware listed there. I had no idea they had tweaked the firmware to include the software Win11 requires. This is what my firmware used to look like:
    What new motherboard should I get?-pxl_20210904_005208912.jpg
    So I downloaded the firmware for my board from the list and installed it. I then went to the PCH-FW Configuration option and it looked like this:
    What new motherboard should I get?-pxl_20210904_010847357.jpg
    So it looks like Asus found the space to include the required code within the BIOS itself.
    I saved that update and rebooted. That was a little scary because my PC rebooted a couple of times when I thought it should d that only once. But it did come back. So I ran the Win11 checker program (it looks like the current version is not available right now, but oh well) and got this:
    What new motherboard should I get?-screenshot_01.jpg

    So it looks like I'm good to go with no hardware changes required.


    Oh frabjous day. Calloo Callay!


    Thanks for this great info - it's saved me lots of time (and money!)
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  5. Wannagofast's Avatar
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       #5

    Glad to help.

    peace
    wanna
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  6. AddRAM's Avatar
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    You should also download and run the WhyNotWin11 ver 2.4.1 tool

    WhyNotWin11 v2.4.1 Full Version Free Download - FileCR

    You will have to allow it to run on your PC.

    WhyNotWin11 tells you exactly why your PC may not get Windows 11 this fall (msn.com)
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  7. Posts : 355
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    Thread Starter
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    Got it - all tests OK. Thanks for pointing it out.
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  8. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Awesome
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