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Asus Crosshair 3 Bios Update and AMD 965 125W

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Hi Folks

I'm almost finished buying my new system, however I'm worried that I won't be able to get my motherboard to post. I know I need the 1003 bios for the AMD 965 125W processor and what are my options if I need to update the bios. Easy Flash 2 is pretty much useless if the processor is not supported without a bois update, right? Should I:

1. Buy a cheap processor (what is the cheapest this board will support?)
2. Send the board to ASUS (will they update the bios under warranty?)
3. Replace the bios chip (is this possible?--Is it soldered in?)
4. Buy a Gigabyte or MSI board

Or other possibility? Thanks

My System when built:

AMD 965 C3 125 watt
8 gig OCZ Platinum 1.65 volt AMD edition Cl-7
MSI 4890 OC with Zalman cooling (buying a second)
Zalman CNPS 9700 NT
WD Velociraptor 300 Gb
HT Omega Claro+
Corsair 850TX (may trade for the 850HX)
Antec 900
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