P4P800E Deluxe with Prescott P4 - 3.2GHz/1mb

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Metaphoric

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I've recently ordered a Asus P4P800E Deluxe, I had also picked out the " Intel Pentium 4 3.2prescott 800fsb 1mg Cache," I have not set this up yet, as i am yet to order the processor.

The thing is I have been reading that the P4 - 3.2 1MB cache does not work until you update the BIOS of the motherboard, and it says this on the Asus website.
Does this mean the processor will operate at a lower speed until i upgrade, or will it just not work full stop! I don't have a socket 478 processor I can use to boot and then flash the BIOS, so I would be stuck with a Motherboard and processor combo I couldn't use.

Hopefully someone has expreience or knows more information about this.
If I do require to flash the BIOS before that processor will work, could you recommend a similar speed/priced processor, or is there some way I can get round this?

Any help greatly appreciated,
thanks,

Metaphoric.

Edit: This is the link to the processor/BIOS support for the P4P800-E Deluxe http://www.asus.com.tw/support/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx
 
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It should be fine. If you just purchased the motherboard, it probably has latest BIOS. I bought a P4S800 and read the same thing, turned out my Bios was a few revisions newer than needed.
 
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