I'm planning on building a new PC and I have selected the ASUS P5K-VM motherboard and the C2D E8400 processor.
I'm wondering... if the motherboard doesn't have the correct bios that supports the new 45nm processors, will it still turn on so I could update the bios?
If i flash the bios using the floppy, do I still need to borrow a cpu?
From what I've read you can flash some BIOS even though the the updated BIOS is needed to run the CPU but not sure about that board. You could send an E Mail to ASUS but don't know what kind of response you'll get. Check the ASUS forum, should be something on there. The reason I suggested the floppy is that they are always recognized and always work but I'm in the rapidly dwindling minority that still believes in floppies. They're $7, don't take up resources, and don't detract from the appearance.