Originally Posted by DeadSkull
Did anyone try to redo their Gigabyte EP45 bios so that Xeons can use SSE 4 and SSE 4.1 instructions as well as VT?
What EP45 exactly?
I added the microcodes for my EP45-UD3P and all features work with that one:
Somebode posted a BIOS for a EP45T-USB3P with xeon microcodes too here some pages back.
So you don't plan to overclock that Xeon on your board? Although I don't know if and how good of an overclocker that G45 chipset / ASUS board is anyway.
All the Xeon E/X54x2
CPUs have a FSB of 400MHz already and kind of a low multi so overclocking these to much higher GHz will only be possible on very good boards (that hit 500+MHz FSB).
Anyway with the latest official BIOS the board should boot up with an Xeon 54xx but it may not have all the features like SSE 4.1, VT-x and full EIST support.
I inserted the latest microcodes to the 2102 BIOS here:
P5Q-VM-2101-Xeon5400.zip 661k .zip file
Use at your own risk