Microsoft caused a lot of confusion with its Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 requirement for Windows 11. The TPM is usually a special chip on the motherboard that provides hardware encryption for features like Windows Hello and BitLocker. Most motherboards you buy don’t come with a dedicated TPM chip, but come with Firmware that looks and acts like a TPM in Windows.
With the release of Windows 11, major motherboard manufacturers have finally started to more clearly explain which motherboards have this feature. Asus, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI are among the first motherboard manufacturers to bundle their entire lineup of chipsets that support TPM. Instead of a dedicated module, TPM Firmware uses power from the CPU for processing. This is achieved with Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT) or AMD fTPM, which is found on most motherboards. These two technologies offer TPM features without a special module.
Although all the following chipset sedollarseries Firmware support TPM, this does not mean that they all support Windows 11. CPU support only starts with AMD Ryzen 2000 and Intel 8th gen. Be sure to check the list of supported AMD processors and supported Intel processors before upgrading.
After enabling TPM, you can run PC Health Check to make sure your machine is up to date, download Windows 11 and check for new operating system.
Asus offers Firmware TPM support on latest AMD and Intel chipset from several years ago
Enter BIOS to enable on Intel motherboards, Go to Advacned tab, select PCH-FW Configuration and change PTT to Enable.
The method is similar in AMD anakardollarsar, but with different names. Search for AMD fTPM Configuration in the Advanced tab and change the TPM Firmware Selection setting to Firmware TPM.
|C621, C422, C246||WRX80|
|Z590, Q570, H570, B560, H510||X570, B550 , A520|
|Z490, Q470, H470, B460, H410, W480||X470, B450|
|Z390, Z370, H370, B365, B360, H310, Q370||Z370, B350, A320|
ASRock supports Firmware TPM on most Intel and AMD motherboards but does not have a compatible It’s important to check if you have a processor. Although the firmware TPM can run on the Intel 100 series chipset, for example, this does not mean that your CPU will work with Windows 11.
Enter BIOS on Intel motherboards and select the Security tab to enable TPM. Find the Intel Platform Trust Technology setting in this section and change it to Enabled.
If you have an AMD motherboard, go to the Advanced tab and find the AMD fTPM setting. Change this setting to AMD CPU fTPM.
|Z590, H570, B560, H510||X570, B550, A520|
|Z490, H470, B460, H410||X470, B450|
|Z390, Z370, H370, B365, B360, H310, H310C||X399, X370, B350, A320|
|Z270, H270, H110||TRX40|
|Z170, H170, B150, H110|
Biostar supports Firmware TPM on several Intel and AMD chipsets. The company does not provide any guidance on how to enable TPM in BIOS but the process is similar to the above brands. Look for a Security or Advanced tab, where you should find a setting for TPM or Intel PTT.
|Z590, B560, H510||X570 , B550, A520|
|B460, H410||X470, B450|
|H310||X370, B350 , A320|
EVGA, supporting TPM 2.0 only Intel sells motherboards. Of course, these are all sedollarseries of chips that support TPM 2.0, not Windows 11. The high CPU requirements in Windows 11 mean that some of the following chipsets will not work in the operating system.
To enable TPM 2.0, enter BIOS, select Setup, go to Advanced and find Trusted Computing. There, select the Intel PTT Support setting, save your changes and reboot your machine.
|Z390, Z370, H370, B360|
Gigabyte anakardollarsar with latest AMD and Intel chipset, Support Firmware TPM. As with Biostar, Gigabyte did not provide any guidance on enabling the feature, but you can find the TPM or Intel PTT setting in the BIOS. In fact, with the latest BIOS update, most of these settings are now directly enabled.
|C621, C232, C236, C246||TRX40|
|X299||AMD 500 series|
|Intel 500 series||AMD 400 series|
|Intel 400 series||AMD 300 series|
|Intel 300 series|
MSI supports Firmware TPM on the last few AMD and Intel chipsets. Similar to ASRock, the list below shows the chipset sedollarser that supports TPM 2.0, not the chipset that supports Windows 11. Be sure to check your processor against the officially supported list.
To enable TPM on Intel motherboards, go to BIOS and select the Settings menu. Next, follow Security > Trusted Computing e. Change the TPM Device Selection setting to PTT.
For AMD, go to BIOS and select the Security tab, then open Security Device Support and select AMD fTPM.
|Z590, B560, H510||X570 , B550, A520|
|Z490, B460, H410||X470, B450|
|Z390, Z370, B365, B360, H370, H310||X370, B350, A320|
|Z270, B250, H270||TRX40, X399|
|Z170, B150, H170, H110|
Some motherboards without TPM support can install external TPM 2.0 modules. For example, ASUS X99 Deluxe is one of them. TPM support is not available on the X99 chipset. But the motherboard supports 20-1 PIN TPM modules. By ordering one of these modules, we were able to add TPM 2.0 support to our old system. You can learn your motherboard model and open a topic on Technopat Social to learn your motherboard’s TPM support.