I just upgraded to a q9550 on a Gigabyte X48-DS4 mobo and windows xp sees it as a xeon of equal speed. I know it isn't always accrurate in what it reports, I was just wondering if this is normal and/or has any effect on the performance of the cpu ?
I also got what was supposed to be 2x2gb OCZ gold 800 mhz ram. Put them in, and when I saw I was only getting 2gb I tried them individually, which were seen in the bios as 1gb each. The barcode on the packet matches that of the 4 gig kit, but surely dabs.com have got it mixed up with the 2gig kit, I'll speak to them tommorrow but am I missing something although I seriously doubt it...?
It's a pain cos I can't re-order the same line and my older 667 ram when put in stops the pc from POSTing. - Why is that ? I'd have to order another brand 4gb kit at a higher price, and send back the other when I recieve it. - I don't want to wait anymore, as I have already had to wait 15 days for them to come back in stock !
Ah yes CPUZ sees the correct q9950 but also sees 2gb ram. - Why would I want to update my bios - its a brand new mobo - newest x48 chipset...? hopefully it is a labelling problem I'll find out tommorrow, - I hope.