I was all happy happy when Microcenter put Q8300s on sell for $90 a few weeks ago. However after plugging the chip in and no post I discovered my motherboard does not support 45nm chips. I have a P6N Platinum SLI motherboard. I am at the latest BIOS and MSI has confirmed (via tech support) that the motherboard will not support 45nm CPUs.
My question is: I've read about people sending in their motherboard to MSI to have it "upgraded" to support 45nm CPUs. Is this as simple as replacing the bios chip? Anyone know?