Will this mainboard Boot my processor without update?

By Air7725
Aug 7, 2007
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  1. Hey guys, im thinking about buying a Asus P5N32-E SLI PLUS and currently own a Intel core2 duo e6650 processor.

    The Asus P5N32-E SLI PLUS supports the the 1333mhz intel processor but I think it needs a bios update for that support...


    Heres my question.

    Im wondering if the Mainboard will boot with the e6650 even without the bios update?
    cause otherwise i wont be able to update the mainbaord to support the processor in the first place.



    If i cant boot it with the e6650 i think ill just get a p35 chipset board.

    Thanks for anyone who replys
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    support for 1333MT/s FSB started with BIOS version 0802.

    if your BIOS version is higher than that then you'll be fine. if your BIOS version is lower than that then you'll need a 1066MT/s or 800MT/s CPU installed to update the BIOS (unless the older BIOS will default the CPU to 1066MT/s FSB?)

    if you haven't bought the mobo yet, then check with the store you're buying it from first to see which BIOS version it has on it. version 0802 began on 3/20/07.

    :wave:
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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