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    Reporting back.....

    No reply from Asus directly, but their website indicates the
    C2D has been compatible since Bios 0302.....

    Scan still offer the Bios updating service for the fainthearted (like me!) at £10 +VAT and will flash the mobo before shipment if you arrange by telephone.

    This will be my first overclocking adventure and I've downloaded all the 'how tos' I can find.

    However, if anyone who has actually overclocked the E6600 would like to email me privately, with advice/tips....I would be eternally grateful.

    Does anyone know what Stepping is currently out in retail?

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    • Areku's system
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    So does the E4300 not work out of the box with the P5B Deluxe WiFi?

    I have been thinking about going this route but want to make sure that it will work without having to update the BIOS out of the box.

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    According to therover.....

    "The only Core2Duo processor that does not work correctly on this board is the E4300. To get the E4300 working on the P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP you need the latest BIOS version 1004 which can be downloaded from the Asus website. The problem is that you will not get a POST with the E4300 installed, so you will need to have an alternative LGA775 processor in order to update the BIOS. If you have an E6xxx Core2Duo processor you should have no problem and will not need to update the BIOS."

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    I got one with scan for me e6300 and it works fine... overclocks nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbruen View Post
    According to therover.....

    "The only Core2Duo processor that does not work correctly on this board is the E4300. To get the E4300 working on the P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP you need the latest BIOS version 1004 which can be downloaded from the Asus website. The problem is that you will not get a POST with the E4300 installed, so you will need to have an alternative LGA775 processor in order to update the BIOS. If you have an E6xxx Core2Duo processor you should have no problem and will not need to update the BIOS."
    Clunk seems to have been using his e4300 fine with the 804 BIOS as he posted a few posts before this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Clunk seems to have been using his e4300 fine with the 804 BIOS as he posted a few posts before this.
    I have indeed, and it worked perfectly, although the E4300 doesnt seem to like to work with lower multis on this board, regardless of the bios version.

    If you get the board from scan, it is worth paying the £10 to have it flashed to the latest bios.

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    Thanks for clearing that one up for me guys. I wish I had the money for the motherboard now because its on scan's today only ill ask them to re-flash it when i put my order in next month.

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    just built my E6600 & ASUS P5B Deluxe system. no probs at all ( i dont know what i was worried about lol) all work straight out of the box. just need some decent memory as the Kingston 533 stuff made my 3Dmark score lower than the old AMD X2 4200 DDR400 system

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    Heeelp....!!!

    OK, built the rig, running Vista Ultimate.

    Everything stable at stock.

    After playing around, eventually got up to 3.6....booting into Vista was OK....temps reasonable....ran Memtest for 2 hours, no problems.

    However, Orthos and Prime 95 both reported errors after about 8 seconds....think hardware failure was also mentioned.

    Reset Bios settings to conservative levels...reran Prime for a few minutes....no problems reported. Shutdown machine and went to bed.

    Today, machine won't boot....I mean NOTHING happens when Power button is pressed.

    Some power is obviously getting through....Asus mobo light is on and some illuminated cables.

    Do I have a PSU problem? I bought Seasonic 'cause the word was they make quality kit.

    Could I have damaged the PSU? Could that be the hardware failure Prime mentioned?

    Is there anything I can do, short of buying a new PSU?

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    I'm keeping tabs on this, as I had a seasonic in the original p5b deluxe wifi and it wouldn't boot after I connected everything. Should be getting a replacement from Scan soon as I suspected the board was DoA.

    What seasonic do you have? I have the S12 600W one

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    Dont panic yet

    Have you cleared the cmos? 3600 is quite a large overclock, and you may just have buggered that up (technical term there). To be sure, unplug the psu cable out of the back, wait till the lights on the motherboard fade out, press the power switch again (while its still unplugged), this will discharge any eleccy left in the board. Remove the ram. Now take out the battery, and set the cmos jumper to clear....leave it like that for a couple of hours. replace the cmos jumper to its normal setting, put the battery back in, put ONE stick of ram in and it should boot.

    If it doesnt, there are other things you can try.
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    im doing fine with my P5B deluxe on 0714 (i think) and an e6600

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    I have the S12 600 as well.....

    I'll try what Clunk suggests, although I believe I did do a number of successful reboots before shutting down for the night.

    My guts are telling me duff PSU, so I'm off down to Maplins to buy one of their PSU testers.........

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    The psu might be working fine, but yours could be one of the ones with an incompatibilty. I would try the cmos clear first. You can test if the psu works by shorting the green pin and the black pin next to it on the psu with a paperclip, you should plug something into a molex socket, like a fan controller with some fans so there is some current being used and turn on the psu with the switch.
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    Just received my new Asus P5B Deluxe today

    As others have mentioned, it was the P5W mobo that intially had problems with C2D.

    I would not bother getting Scan to update the BIOS for you. Instead I would spend the money on a USB flash drive (eg. Corsair Flash Voyager) which will come in handy when you want to update the BIOS again in the future, and also allow you to easily recover from a corrupted BIOS (plus you can use it for general storage and ReadyBoost if using Vista).

    You mentioned you will be overclocking, so any experience will come in handy and stand you in good stead. I've never done any PC bulding or overclocking before either so I'm in the same boat, but after reading the mobo manual the BIOS upgrade procedure appears very simple.

    OT quick question - the mobo comes with 4 x DDR2 DIMM sockets. Channels A1, A2, B1 and B2. I have 2 x 1GB GeIL RAM modules and want it to run in dual-channel mode. Would I be right in thinking that I should install one module in channel A1 and the other in B1 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defenestration View Post
    Just received my new Asus P5B Deluxe today

    As others have mentioned, it was the P5W mobo that intially had problems with C2D.

    I would not bother getting Scan to update the BIOS for you. Instead I would spend the money on a USB flash drive (eg. Corsair Flash Voyager) which will come in handy when you want to update the BIOS again in the future, and also allow you to easily recover from a corrupted BIOS (plus you can use it for general storage and ReadyBoost if using Vista).
    Did you get an E4300? and it booted ok? What bios did it come with?

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