Advice For My New Build... in Processors, Motherboards and Memory Posted May 15, 2008 sometimes a board will have been packed at the factory before the finalized cpu microcode was able to be inserted via bios update, so your board might still need a bios flash before it will recogize the cpu. This is just the way it is, and the only answer anyone will be able to give you is "you'll have to boot it up yourself to find out". Not the answer you were looking for probably, but <shrug>. BIOS flashing = agreed, don't mess with it if it works and the new bios update doesn't fix a specific issue you are having with the hardware. Being an X48 board...it SHOULD recognize a wolfdale cpu without any hassles...but you'll not know for sure until you boot it up yourself.