After years of rockin a 3.0 p4 I was finally able to upgrade to an e8500. This of course meant I had to get a new mobo
and it has left me with a few problems that are odd at least in my eyes. First off I get 12 beeps before every restart, but after that it restarts fine and goes into XP like normal. I cant find any reason it would do that but obviously something is up. The other thing that is bugging me is that the e8500 is getting capped at 266x9.5 (2.5 ghz) which would normally mean the ram is too slow but its registered as 667 and to my knowledge that should be fine for a 1:1 bus ratio at 333. I've disabled CIE and checked all the ram and cpu options in the bios and i don't see anything that would be stopping the cpu from running at its default 333x9.5. So if anyone could provide some insight to this I would really appreciate it.