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Motherboards supporting 45nm Yorkfield quad out of the box?

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March 25, 2008 11:35:49 AM

Does anyone know of motherboards supporting 45nm Yorkfield quad out of the box, without flashing/upgrading bios?
March 25, 2008 1:21:17 PM

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All you have to do lazy boy is go to the manufacturers website and see. Even the mobo vendors will list it in the description.
Keep in mind that you wont be able to upgrade to 45nm nehalem because it will require a new socket.


Of course that's the first place I looked. All they would say is they're "45nm quad ready," and newer shipments of motherboards will including new version bios while older ones will have to be undated by user. This is not useful. I need to know if those new ones are already on shelves, and which retailers have them in stock, from end users who brought them.
March 25, 2008 3:19:21 PM

I have the same question. I do not own another intel cpu so I can not use it to boot and flash the bios. I need to know if MB's will boot, even if they show the wrong speed/processor, but then I can flash to newest bios. If the board will not boot at all with a Q9450/x3350 cpu, then I have no way to undate the bios.
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March 25, 2008 3:50:46 PM

Its about as useful as its gonna get. If its based on a current chipset (X48, 780i), its ready. If its an older chipset (P35, X38), maybe not as much. There is no way to know what BIOS version is sitting on a store shelf until you get it home and hook it up.

I suppose you could look at the bios downloads themselves, read through the release notes, and see what they say. But why is this even an issue? If you're gonna spring for the latest and greatest CPU, why would you put it in an old board? If you have an existing CPU in your old board, just flash it and THEN put in the new CPU. I mean, right?
March 25, 2008 4:11:47 PM

My MSI p35 supports 1600fsb out of box.
March 25, 2008 6:54:50 PM

snarfies1 said:
Its about as useful as its gonna get. If its based on a current chipset (X48, 780i), its ready. If its an older chipset (P35, X38), maybe not as much. There is no way to know what BIOS version is sitting on a store shelf until you get it home and hook it up.

I suppose you could look at the bios downloads themselves, read through the release notes, and see what they say. But why is this even an issue? If you're gonna spring for the latest and greatest CPU, why would you put it in an old board? If you have an existing CPU in your old board, just flash it and THEN put in the new CPU. I mean, right?


I wanted to buy a x38 board. X48 is still too pricey for not much better performance than x38, you'd have to pay a price premium for getting first tier hardware. I don't want a 780i as it can't overclock as well as x38.
March 28, 2008 10:12:16 PM

snarfies1 said:
Its about as useful as its gonna get. If its based on a current chipset (X48, 780i), its ready. If its an older chipset (P35, X38), maybe not as much. There is no way to know what BIOS version is sitting on a store shelf until you get it home and hook it up.

I suppose you could look at the bios downloads themselves, read through the release notes, and see what they say. But why is this even an issue? If you're gonna spring for the latest and greatest CPU, why would you put it in an old board? If you have an existing CPU in your old board, just flash it and THEN put in the new CPU. I mean, right?


And if you don't have an old board with an old CPU then what do you do? I just bought the ex38 and Q9300, so I guess I'm in the same boat as the guy buying the Q9450. Really, what do I do now?
March 29, 2008 12:38:58 AM

I'm with you guys... I want a P35 or X38 board with the E8400 or E3110, but my only other CPU is a socket 478... I don't know of anyone nearby who I could borrow a 775 from, and I don't feel that I should have to buy a cheap celeron just to flash my BIOS.
March 29, 2008 12:49:59 AM

frischtr said:
I'm with you guys... I want a P35 or X38 board with the E8400 or E3110, but my only other CPU is a socket 478... I don't know of anyone nearby who I could borrow a 775 from, and I don't feel that I should have to buy a cheap celeron just to flash my BIOS.



Well, you could buy it from a store that allow refunds. That way all you pay is the shipping cost. :p 
March 29, 2008 1:14:42 AM

I myself would love to know if the new asus Rampage formula will support the Q9550 out of the box. And yes i checked the asus site its not listed on asus site yet. But it is for sale on website sites already.
March 29, 2008 5:11:14 AM

Will the GA-P35-DS3 support an E8200 or will it need flashing?
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