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P5ND2-SLI DELUXE Compatible with Wolfdale?

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Put a new E8400 in a P5ND2 Deluxe. Will not boot.

Anyone know if the two are compatible? It worked with a 3.0Ghz Pentium D.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by spazstic - 7/5/08 at 7:13pm
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It seems that even though they are both Intel 775 sockets, the nForce4 line does not support any 45nm chips.

Does that sound right?
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does the board have the newest bios
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No but I am installing the older chip to attempt to update the BIOS. I read on an ASUS thread from 6/15/08 that another guy was having the same problem with a similar motherboard and was waiting for an BIOS update to correct the problem.

The thing is, this chip has been out for nearly a year and I had updated the BIOS recently. There is a beta version out there, but it is only a couple of months ahead of the last and it says nothing of a CPU compatibility update.

Since the chips are the same socket, there shouldn't be an issue with compatibility other than BIOS drivers, correct?

I appreciate the help, and thanks in advance.
post #5 of 12
Correct. Once you find a bios that supports the chip, everything else will work as usual
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P5ND2-SLI will not support anything above the Pentium D, so yes it will without a doubt not support 45nm parts, let alone even 65nm core2duo's/core2quads.
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Originally Posted by h33b View Post
Correct. Once you find a bios that supports the chip, everything else will work as usual
That's what I thought.... Now I have another question:

Would a large motherboard manufacturer like ASUS put the time and more importantly, cash, into fixing the BIOS of a not-too-old motherboard such as this one? If so, why would they not have done it already?

Again, I appreciate the help.
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P5ND2-SLI will not support anything above the Pentium D, so yes it will without a doubt not support 45nm parts, let alone even 65nm core2duo's/core2quads.
Unless ASUS develops a BIOS update to fix the incompatibility, correct?
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Now I am confused... Can the chip be supported with a BIOS update, or is that a lost cause? I need to contact Newegg by tomorrow to let them know if I will be returning the chip or not....
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Unless ASUS develops a BIOS update to fix the incompatibility, correct?
The chipset will not support the CPU's even with a bios update, according to Asus's site it doesn't even support 65nm core2's, it's an old chipset and cannot physically support 1333Mhz FSB. NForce 4 was developed well before wolfdale was a twinkle in Intel's eye, the reason most boards will support newer proc's is that they were developed after Intel announced 45nm, and were built to be able to support it in the future.

So to answer your question yes you need to return your CPU, or purchase a new MOBO that will support all the new processors. You may say the P5ND2 is "not that old" but with computer technology you should know anything thats been out longer than 6 months is "old".
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