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post #11 of 15
Put your new e8400 in and before you turn the system on, clear the CMOS using the jumpers. If you don't know how to do this your motherboard manual has a great labelled diagram of it.

After clearing, everything should be OK. My rig did the same thing, i needed a nice clearing of the CMOS before it would play nicely
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post #12 of 15
If you take the battery out, that should clear the CMOS (albeit overnight)

@SickStew: You should NOT use software to flash a BIOS, it should only be done from the BIOS itself, or bootable media. Software is very unreliable, and could render your MB a pretty ornament.
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post #13 of 15
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Ok...I took the battery out for a few minuted then put it back in after I put the new processor in. After than I did a bios flash to 1002. After that it booted up no problem. However, when I refreshed my Vista rating, my memory base score now 5.9. With the E4500, my memory score was 4.8. Would the bios flash have corrected the cpu multiplier and memory timing so they worked better with one another?
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post #14 of 15
It could be. If you look at most of the BIOS' on the Asus website they say added support for certain memory modules or something to that effect. If nothing else, be happy. That's quite the jump even though I don't put any stock in the Windows rating.

You may want to at least write Asus and tell them that this CPU does not seem to be supported by the BIOS they say.
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post #15 of 15
I imagine that your memory went up because with the e4500 your memory was running at a 1:1 ratio? Which would make it 400mhz. With this new chip your stock FSB is 333, making the ram 667mhz. Mucho faster!
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