Just cleared CMOS and updated BIOS. Not sure how far behind my BIOS was. The old system bios was 9/13/07, didn't catch the bios version :X Wasn't thinking of it.
This is the new one:
P33 9/15/08 lists:
* Added support for new Penryn dual core CPUs
* Added FSB-overclocking support to the new Penryn FSB-1066/1333 CPUs
* Fixed compatibility issues of OS + ACPI
* Fixed restoring disabled device states & fan speeds after suspend/resume
* Fixed PCI and PCIe compatibility issues
* Added device functionality improvements (includes GPUs & Sound cards)
* Fixed SATA / MAC / USB compatibility issues
* Added support for auto-overvoltaging when overclocking
* Improved nTune compatibility
* Improved memory compatibility
P32 1/22/08 lists:
Updated Wolfdale microcode
P31 10/2/07 lists:
P31 BIOS is available now, the major highlights are listed below:
* Improved Core 2 Quad 1333 stability and overclocking
* Improved Core 2 Duo 1333 overclocking
* Resolves issues with G0 stepping CPU's detecting odd multipliers
P30 7/16/07 lists:
* Improved overclocking for Kentsfield 1333 FSB CPUs
Sorry for the wall of text, just thought something may be relevant.
I did some further research on the 45 nm deal. I read this article which was pretty interesting: Details on Intel’s Forthcoming 45 nm Manufacturing Technology | Hardware Secrets
The first CPU generation using the new 45-nm manufacturing process is called Penryn.
Penryn isn’t the codename of a specific processor, but the codename of the 45 nm core that will be used by mobile, desktop and server CPUs.
and from EVGAs p33 bios update
Added support for new Penryn dual core CPUs
So is any core with 45-nm manufacturing considered a Penryn core? If so that may explain my problem and hopefully the P33 bios update would fix it.