Scouse Monkey Seriously man, I didn't mean to **** you off. I've used plenty of MPs. I sit here now typing on my MP2500. Because I overclock. I was just thinking that instead of fussing over a board with multiplier capabilities, you could just get an XP. Obviously you know what you're doing so feel free to do what you like.
HAving built a million and one systems usiong MPs (mostly for HTPCs because they run cooler) I have experienced that probabaly 75% of motherboards correctly ID the CPU. Most of the rest will do so with a BIOS flash. I can't speak for ASUS as I've only built a few systems none of which were MP. To be honest, unless I'm overclocking, which I only do for me, I don't look multiplier options.
The "If you are looking to have a high performance rig in your car, then you're probabaly going to have a high performance motherboard. If that's the case, you wouldn't care about price. Nor, for that matter, be asking questions in this forum." wasn't aimed at you at all. So relax. Sorry I ****ed you off. The point of this thread was to help Slitha