asus p4p8oo mb

Wife's computer, w/ ASUS P4P800 Deluxe MB. The 2.6 cpu not working.

MB bios is rev 2.0

Only cpu available at Newegg for socket 478 is the 3.0 Prescott (OEM) w/ 1mb cache.

Can I use the Prescott 3.0, just pop it in, and do no bios flash? I don't want to have to flash the bios. And, since it is OEM w/ no HSF...what to get for HSF....easiest to install...

Thx so much, guys... I need info ASAP, as my wife is on me to get this fixed...


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  1. The oldest BIOS for the P4P800 Deluxe is 1009 and the latest one is 1021.006. Could it be the motherboard that's a revision 2.0? CPU support list and required BIOS version can be found at
  2. Imo, it's not worth it. Get a new AMD AM2 board and a CPU.
    AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Dual-Core Processor - OEM

    Plus $20-25 for a HSF

    Total: $115.

    The P4 is $80, so this is only $35 more and you get MUCH better performance.
  3. I appreciate where you're coming from, but I don't have time to do swap-out on the MB, etc...

    If I get another Northwood 2.6, it's about $25. All she does on the computer is email, web-surf, and some word-games. I'm the one into comp is on my desk... :)
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