Turns out there WAS an updated bios for my board, which was all I needed to do to get it to work right. BIOS now recognizes the CPU correctly, and after a couple reboots, so does Windows (no need to reinstall).
Biostar even had a nifty BIOS flash utility that enabled me to clear the CMOS and update the bios from Windows.
Turns out I had to use A SEARCH ENGINE BESIDES GOOGLE TO FIND A PAGE WHICH HAD BIOSTAR'S FTP ADDRESSES FOR MY BIOS... RrrrrRRRR!
Looks like I'll be using Altavista for searches, and may think twice about Biostar in the future. >: |