I was wondering if somebody can help me.
I've done the socket mod on my ASUS P5Q SE/R and got hold of the adapter for a LGA771 cpu.
Managed to get two e5450 CPU's for £30 ($50), my previous CPU was a Q6600.
I have installed the CPU, and my machine boots and works, I've even managed to overclock it to approx. 3.9Ghz (1.3125v) and it's stable etc..
However I have noticed that I appear to be missing some capability from this new CPU.
I have flashed my motherboard with the latest bios from Asus Rev 1005.
On boot up I get a message that states I need to update bios to unlock full potential of CPU, with a count down and then it boots normally.
However I have noticed that I seem to be unable to run 64-bit VM's any more.
I have checked in my BIOS and VTx is enabled, however when I look at the CPU flags on CPU-z v1.67 I see that it's missing both SSSE4.1 and the VTx extensions, which this CPU should support.
Looks like I have something not quite right with my BIOS.
Does anybody know if a custom BIOS exists or can be created for the ASUS P5Q SE/R that supports the Xeon correctly, and enables VTx?