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Gigabyte Tech just emailed me...ex-38-ds4 will not boot Q9450 from box

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I was looking at a new motherboard and was considering the Gigabyte ex38-ds4 for a new Intel Q9450. I do not own another intel cpu, so when I install the q9450, I need the board to boot so I can then flash to the latest bios.

Well.....tech support just informed me that the board will NOT boot on first try and that I need a second cpu to boot the board, update the bios, and then install the q9450.

This really sucks!
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You can pick up a Celeron 420 for $30 or so...
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Damn....shouldn't they have it updated from the shop where you got the parts from?
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