According to everything I have read, these two should go together, I have
tried two CPUs and both are failing, either blue screen, locking up or
black screen... and sometimes not starting up all the way into windows...
Anyone come across this? I have a few days till I can return it and get my
I have an E6600 and that is working fine on this mobo.
Bios us up todate 1003.
I don't know of any updates for windows...
All settings in windows (vista) and Bios are standard settings.
No overclocking or anything fancy has been tried.
RAM is: http://www.patriotmem.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline...
CPU and Mobo temps are about 40 and 60 degrees celcius usually...
E8x00 => Penryn, which is built on 45nm process node. E6x00, or even E6x50 are both built on 65nm process node. So while both E6x50 and E8x00 shares the same FSB speed, the difference in process node made them different from each other.
If I remember correctly, current 6x0i chipsets do not support 45nm CPUs, unless its revised. For instance, if your chipset is batch A1, then you're out of luck. Of course, its difficult to determine which version of 680i chipset you have, therefore it might be better to call ASUS support, and ask them about it.