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?
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