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ahhh fudge biscuits: P6N + Q8300 = fail

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So here I am all happy to get a great deal on a Q8300. I open my case, install new cpu, turn computer, and no post. Long story short, my mobo doesn't support the Q8300.

So, I can either keep my E6750 and try to sell the Q8300 to recoup my costs, or I can hopefully find a used but good mobo on ebay that supports the Q8300.

My question to you all is:
What is a good for overclocking mobo that supports the Q8300 and can be had on Ebay for around $100 or less?

Thanks.
post #2 of 15
Have you tried a bios update, maybe it will extends it's support to the cpu you want to use.
post #3 of 15
Check the BIOS version, some motherboards get BIOS updates which allow them to support other CPU's, possibly the Q8300. All you'd need to do is boot with a Supported CPU, flash it, then reinstall the Q8300.

This is all just from memory, though, but take a look.
    
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post #4 of 15
It seems that board doesn't support 45nm CPUs...
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update your BIOS.
    
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post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Double Helix is correct, it doesn't support 45nm chips, which is my fault for not checking but hey we all can't be perfect. The bios I have is the most recent, 1.7 and no luck. I didn't google to check if my mobo was compatible and when I did I found out it wasn't.

So, any suggestions for motherboards I can use and that overclock well?

I'd like to OC the Q8300 to 3.0ghz. I've never OCed anything in my life so I have no idea what a good motherboard for the Q8300 would be.

fyi - mobo would need to support DDR2 ram.
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socket 775 with ddr3, rly?

and id sell up everything and go i3/i5 but then im very much impressed with the performance of the i3 series let alone the i5
    
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post #9 of 15
It's a shame you aren't UK, as I could have thrown my P5K at you.
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post #10 of 15
Anyboard with the P45 chipset would work very well.
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