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Old 01-03-2009, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i know for sure that there is no support for 45nm qauds on the 680i boards, but you have a dual core so you might be able to get away with a bios update.
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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:
http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/...t.asp?switch=2

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

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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

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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.
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yes 45nm is called penryn core, just dont put a penryn quad core in there. get that bios and all will be good. happy gaming.
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Bout 2 hours in game now with no crashes since I got the newest BIOS, I guess I'll update in a few days :P
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Just wanted to update this:

Since I updated the BIOS on my 680i Mobo I have not had a single computer crash! So good news there. Much thanks to everyone who offered advice in this thread.

If anyone else gets a Penryn dual core for 680i update your BIOS :X

I'd recommend avoiding the quad cores since that bios update mentions ONLY dual cores and not quad cores
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