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    Default E8400...Or is it?

    Just started up my new UD3R rig for the first time - haven't even installed XP yet. Bios says the cpu, supposedly an E8400, is factory set with an 8.5 multiplier which would make it an E8300 (Yes, the box was properly sealed). My question: Is there a way to verify the processor model without taking the whole thing apart to look at the nomenclature on the heat shield?

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    cpu-z?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overdraught View Post
    Just started up my new UD3R rig for the first time - haven't even installed XP yet. Bios says the cpu, supposedly an E8400, is factory set with an 8.5 multiplier which would make it an E8300 (Yes, the box was properly sealed). My question: Is there a way to verify the processor model without taking the whole thing apart to look at the nomenclature on the heat shield?

    TIA

    OverDraught
    Try load optimized defaults in BIOS then save to exit.

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    Thanks, powergiga - that did the trick. Other than that little bit of confusion everythings is flawless so far. Installing XP x64 now...

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    Yeah Update your BIOS To the Latest Version. Then Load Optimized Defaults. Once installed run CPU-Z. My GA-X48-DS5 With F5 Bios ran my E8500 With a 9X Multi before the update.
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    Yeap, when building a new PC or installing new hardware Always Load Optimized Defaults then save and apply and reboot BACK to the BIOS to make any needed changes.

    Should you decide to update your BIOS, which I do suggest, please see this guide first >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Latest Beta BIOS's >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...st-bios-28441/

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    Not that it needs to be said but I strongly agree with LSD. But a little afirmation never hurt. QFlash is the way to go when flashing your BIOS. The Guide is good.

    Hu. I for some reason must have not seen post # 4 when I posted this morning. Otherwise I wouldnt have bothered. I was simply offering an alternate solution.
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 04-07-2009 at 05:58 PM.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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