As you can see in the BIOS POST screen above, the motherboard is in fact requesting a BIOS update for the CPU microcode but after a simple strike of the F1 key the board boots flawlessly and we've been running benchmarks on a Vista installation for a week or so successfully and without incident. In the bottom right hand screen shot, we're showing a CPU-Z identification of the motherboard chipset that was taken along side the large CPU identification shot above. As you'll note, we're running the standard 1,333MHz FSB for the chip, based on a quad-pumped 333MHz base frequency. So, the moral of the story? Check with your motherboard manufacturer for possible support of the new 45nm Yorkfield Core 2 Extreme quad-core processors from Intel, to see if you're going to get lucky. However, if your motherboard comes equipped to run a 1,333MHz front side bus, your chances are pretty good. We're hoping Asus will send us a BIOS update for the board as well shortly. Stay tuned!
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That's good news Davo. Do you think Intel will do a BIOS update for all of us Badaxe2 owners?
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If I were a betting man, I would say no, unfortunately. They'll be pushing the X38 or X48 chipset-based board for this family of CPUs.
You're most likely correct Davo. I was hoping that if enough of the other 975X Vendors offered a BIOS Update that Intel would follow suit. But yeah they'll definitely be pushing the X38 & X48 Chipset boards.
Hey Brad, Spartus,
Yes, for sure the chipset and power array of these Asus motherboards can handle it. The only thing that really needs modified is BIOS microcode. I'm asking Asus to help us out and provide a microcode for the P5W64 and will ask for the P5W DH as well!
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Kinda dumb how LGA 775 was created to be able to house 'all future intel CPUs from now until 2012' or whenever it was and since then each new CPU generation STILL requires a mobo upgrade; but WAIT their claim is true I guess because older mobos can indeed "house" these CPUs just not run them...... BLAH! I wish my 680i would work for Yorkfield
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