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Old July 23, 2007, 09:27 PM
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I realize this doesn't help very much, but when I bought this system and it had an older BIOS, I had to get an old P4 chip, flash it, then put the Pentium D in it. It supported all the previously released Pentium Ds (820, 830, etc.) but not the newly released 805 which ran at 533 FSB instead of 800. I guess it depends on the board.

You're right as far as Windows goes, sometimes it'll boot, sometimes it won't. I'd recommend doing a reinstall regardless, starting fresh is rarely a bad thing.
Pentium D 805 | 3.5 GHz OC
2 GB PC2-4300
Western Digital 320GB SATA / Western Digital 160GB ATA
GeForce 7800GT 256MB PCI Express
Enermax Liberty 500W
NZXT Trinity
Thermalright Ultra 120

Yeah, not the greatest machine. Massive upgrade soon :).
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