Asus P5K support Q9450 ??

Currently I have the Asus P5K vanilla version running C2D E6400. I would like to upgrade my processor to Q9450 when it become available locally..I check Asus website but it doesn't tell me if the motherboard support the latest Quad 45nm. Can someone tell me if they have this mobo and does it work with Q9450? If yes what BIOS version should I get? Thanks!

Also..I would like to build a 2nd PC..Is the P5K SE just as good as P5K?? Even it doesn't have the heatpipe like P5K? (talk about heat dissispation).
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  1. you might have temp read out issues like e8400
    check your bios at asus site for your mobo! see if you have the 45nm update

    when you first boot check your temps

    if cpu is real low its not right temp, just watch it and compare it too the mobo temp. you can get a good feel from the ratio

    if it reads 20c and 30c it might be 35c and 55c
  2. If it runs on x38 chipset, it'll definately support 45nm quad, although you may need a bios update. If it runs on p35 chipset, it may only support up to 45nm dual.
  3. This is what I found.

    http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?model=P5K&SLanguage=en-us

    P5K/EPU support Q9450 C1 Bios 0401

    P5K support Q9450 C0 Bios 0803..so mine P5K doesn't work with Q9450 C1 yet! :(
  4. Get a P5K Pro (it costs 20 EUR more then the P5K vanilla here and 15 EUR more then the P5K SE) for your Q9450.
    It has a weird layout but supports it
    Core 2 Quad Q9450 (2.66GHz,1333FSB,L2:12MB,rev.C1,4 cores) - ALL - 1001
    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1921&modelmenu=1
    http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5K%20PRO
  5. If you are going to buy a whole new board, buy a x38/48 one. There is no sense in "upgrading" to almost the exact same thing.
  6. With so much new technologies coming out soon..such as P45/G45 chipsets..I will pass the P5K PRO/X38 for the Asus P5Q series...Will wait until mine P5K support the Q9450 C1 stepping, and of course the Q9450 retail available locally, which not happening yet..
  7. pete0921 said:
    With so much new technologies coming out soon..such as P45/G45 chipsets..I will pass the P5K PRO/X38 for the Asus P5Q series...Will wait until mine P5K support the Q9450 C1 stepping, and of course the Q9450 retail available locally, which not happening yet..

    Will P45/G45 chipsets boost better fsb than X38/48?
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