I am planning on buying and Ivy Bridge Processor. I know that I have the right socket for one, LGA 1155 H67. However, I am not sure that my bios supports Ivy Bridge Processors. I have an Acer Motherboard with the bios version P02.A2. Does anyone have any information on this?
We rely on the motherboard and system manufacturers to maintain such compatibility information because their testing requires the use of our processors (not vice-versa). The board must be validated for the power and thermal specifications of the processor. The manufacturer must release a BIOS update for the board with explicit support for the stepping and frequency of the processor. They should also provide any configuration changes or updates specific to the board. Compatibility and upgrade information must be specific to a motherboard, and it must come from the motherboard manufacturer.
Due to the previous, we recommend you contacting the Acer* for compatibility information between the Intel(R) processors and your motherboard.