BIOS and CPU's, confused... little help?

Will this board: MSI P6N Platinum LGA 775
Work out of the box with an e8400? I'm confused about how a BIOS effects the compatibility of the CPU.
This is my first Intel rig in a very long time. :\

Thanks for any help.
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  1. Needs bios 1.6 so you may need to update Bios.
  2. yeah, I noticed that. But does it mean I'm completely screwed if I don't have another LGA775 CPU laying around?

    Also, the support list says NO for Yorkfields http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=prodcpusupport&prod_no=1140&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&cat3_no=#menu
    Does that mean that my upgrade options will be extremely limited?
  3. Unless they get another Bios fix to support them.

    Buy a e1200 for like $50 to change your bios. After your done with it I'll buy it from you for $35.00 garunteed.

    Your out $15 and got your new cpu runnin and we are both happy.
  4. Hmmm.... I'm currently at a workstation that I just noticed is running an e4500 :D. Thanks for your offer dude, I would probably do it too, but I think I'll just use this thing to flash it if I encounter any problems.
  5. As long as you got permission to yank that CPU out go for it.
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