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X99 Classified and a Intel i7-5960X (TPM support)

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2021/09/24 18:44:46 (permalink)
Looking for a simple yes/no from someone at EVGA as to whether X99 Classified/5960X supports TPM for a possible Windows 11 install.
post edited by HarryD - 2021/09/24 18:48:02

EVGA X99 Classified
Intel i7-5960X
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    Re: X99 Classified and a Intel i7-5960X (TPM support) 2021/09/24 21:53:23 (permalink)
    The X99 platform itself supports TPM 2.0 (through a header on the Motherboard).
    But it is up to the motherboard manufacturers to include a TPM header or not.
     
    None of the Evga X99 motherboards have such a header on them, sadly.
     
     
    Gigabyte and MSI for example, have TPM 2.0 headers on their X99 motherboards.


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    Re: X99 Classified and a Intel i7-5960X (TPM support) 2021/09/25 20:47:37 (permalink)
    But even if you had an X99 motherboard with a TPM 2.0 module added to it,
    the CPU itself would still be un-supported by Windows 11 as seen here:
     
     
    X99 motherboard with TPM 2.0 enabled:
     

     

    X99 motherboard with TPM 2.0 disabled:
     

     

    Either way, the only way to run Windows 11 on X99 is to do a fresh install of Windows 11 (from an ISO).

    This will work, but you will not be receiving automatic Windows Updates from Microsoft
    (you'd had to manually re-install Windows 11 for every update, to stay up to date).
      
    I will say though, that there are no other issues with running Windows 11 on the X99 platform
    (no bugs, crashes, performance issues, or other instabilities of any kind).
     
    But the lack of Automatic Updates might be off-putting to some people.
    post edited by SuperConker - 2021/09/25 21:28:28


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