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Asus CM5571 with Xeon X3370?

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July 14, 2011 4:47:52 PM

Hey Guys

I currently have a Asus CM5571 and i want to put my new PSU, ATI HD5870, and Xeon X3370 CPU in that computer. The only issue i see is that the current CPU in there is a E5400 and that is at a FSB speed of 800MHz. The Xeon X3370 has a FSB speed of 1333MHz. The motherboard supports 1333MHz but because its an OEM motherboard the bios is locked so i cant change the FSB settings. If i put the Xeon X3370 CPU in that motherboard will the FSB automatically change to 1333MHz without me having to change anything or will i be stuck at 800MHz due to the locked bios?

E5400 (Old CPU currently in CM5571): http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=40478

Xeon X3370: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=35433

Motherboard (Locked Bios): http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5QLV...

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July 14, 2011 7:07:02 PM

Called Asus, they didn't seem to know what i was talking about. So if I download the AI manager it will unlock the FSB settings in the bios? I do have a intel mobo that works with the CPU and its unlocked and everything, but the hard drive I want to switch over has Windows 7 OEM on it so i can't get it to work with a new mobo. So that is why I am trying to get Xeon CPU to work with the ASUS mobo. If anyone knows how i can use my windows 7 OEM with the new mobo then that would be better. Thanks
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July 14, 2011 7:22:51 PM

Have you tried switching the hard drive to the Intel motherboard or are you just guessing it won't work?
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July 14, 2011 8:19:56 PM

Yeah ive tried, On startup it shows the black windows loading screen then goes into a startup repair utility that just runs forever.
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