Thanks, I've got a processor so I might try it but I have to see if that voids my chance of returning it to Frys. I could try a E4500 which overclocked might be as good.
I have a similar problem. I've been buying my parts 1 at a time and stupidly bought my MB last year but didn't buy my processor (waiting for prices to come down). I got a GA-965P-DS3 (rev.1) which is a good board but now it looks like I can't buy any of the E6X50 processors. It seems like a waste of money to buy an E6600 right now so I'm probably looking at an E6320 or E4500.
Sometimes these MB will support the new processors unofficially. I think both the 1.0 and 3.3 versions use the same bios so I might give it a try. If not my son will get the 6750 with the free ECS motherboard it came with and I'll overclock my current core 2 duo E4300