Originally Posted by Agent58
I tried installing the Intel E8400 on the Asus P5N-E SLI. When I booted up the machine, it would freeze on the microsoft corporation screen, and the welcome screen. The bios is up to date with version 0901. When I dropped my E4500 back in, everything booted and ran fine. Any ideas on what the issue might be?
I have an E8400 with a P5N-E SLI. I am using the beta edition 1009 of the bios I do believe. HOWEVER! When I first put mine in, it booted fine but it did tell me that I needed a bios update to -and I quote- "Unleash the processors full power" in the bios log. And this was with no bios update at all just stock.
So far I haven't had any problems with the beta and it completely supports the CPU. If you do get it up and running, check the GHZ, cuz the bios will change it to stepping 6 as opposed to 9 to get 3 GHZ.
Also try resetting default values in your bios. If you have fiddled with it when the e4500 was in there it will think that you want the same setup done with the e8400 which may be cauzing the lock up.