So I mentioned before that I have an E7600 chip for use in my Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA. I'm at work now so don't have the chip to hand, but according to the eBay purchase info it is an Intel SLGTD Core 2 Duo E7600 Socket 775 Dual Core 3.067GHz CPU.
I used to have a working 775Dual-VSTA. I popped the last pctrieber beta bios with E7600 support on and all was well until I put in the E7600. On trying to boot with the CPU in there was a burning whiff and then nothing, so something popped. I tried it in another 775 board afterwards to make sure it worked still and that board booted etc so I know it works. I've been building PC's since about 95 so not new to this - no idea what happened on the 775Dual - I just don't want a repeat and have to get another board, so as you can no doubt imagine - i'm a bit hesitant.. Before I commit to updating the bios on my new 4CoreDual-VSTA and putting this CPU in I just need to check - this is the right chip - right?
The 4Core currently has a P4 D 945 I think and is just fine, so in theory all I need to do is go into the settings and set to defaults, flash the bios, reboot, power off and switch CPU's and all should be good on next boot? Any suggestions other than that?