Microcenter build me a computer about 4-5 years ago. I have a ASUSTek X99-Deluxe II (Socket 2011) motherboard, an Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40Ghz and 16.00 GB Dual-Channel 1223MHz (16-18-18-38) memory. Windows 11 compatibily upgrade is telling me this hardware is not support for the upgrade. I think it maybe cause this motherboard does not have TPM.
My question is can I just upgrade the motherboard and reuse my cpu/memory? If I can, can you recommend a new motherboard I can use? Any insight you could provide would be appreciated.
Not quite sure. Your ram, the frequency and timing looks like ddr3? In theory you can, but probably need to buy a separated tpm chip. If the it's ddr3 ram get a b150, if not get a z170/z270
Greetings! You can change out the motherboard, however, you'd have to find a used / refurbished one from a third party most likely that supports that CPU, as that series of CPUs / motherboards has been discontinued so unfortunately you wouldn't find a direct replacement at Micro Center. Anything currently sold by us wouldn't support a 5th gen Intel processor (oops, corrected by TSMichaelB), but that's what you'd be looking for.
Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll come into Microcenter and have it upgrade per your guidance.
The 6800K was Broadwell-E (5th gen), 6th generation would have been consumer Skylake on the 100 series chipset. Those were some confusing times back then.
@jrebele I would say @Yingdong is correct here, and that your cheapest route would be a TPM accessory (14-1 for that board in particular). The hard part is finding one, as they've gone up in price ever since Windows 11's TPM requirement announcement and can be quite scarce. You'll also likely need to ensure you are on the latest BIOS to avoid compatibility issues with the TPM accessory you buy.
If you are planning to upgrade the platform for Windows 11 compatibility, you'll unfortunately need a new motherboard and CPU. Your memory is DDR4 (they didn't make any DDR3 X99 motherboards, so we should be certain here, and I assume the 1223 is a typo of 2133). Anything 8th generation Intel or newer will work as well as AMD Zen+ or newer. For a full list of compatible processors, visit these pages:
Oops you are absolutely right, got my generations mixed up. Edited my above post to clarify.
Asus actually used to make a TPM module for that motherboard. You might shop around and see if you can find one.
But before you buy anything run the complete windows 11 upgrade system check and see if it also complains about the CPU or anything else. You don't want to buy a TPM module just to find that something else stops you.
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