Just got the Phenom 9850BE from ups today. I updated the bios from 1402 to 1802 on my Asus M2N32-Sli deluxe last night and Installed the new Phenom today. Everything booted right up and no problems yet. It did let me know that I have a new CPU and to go into the bios and save settings. I find it very interesting that when I upgraded windows score that my old blacks ed. 6400+ dual core got a stock rating of 5.6 out of the box. The Phenom 9850Be ed. got a 5.3 out of the box. I have not over clocked it yet but I am getting ready to see what this baby can do!!! One thing that I did find interesting is that AMD over clocking drivers are not found on AMD's site for vista 64bit OS. Only xp and 2003 are there. So I guess I will have to try Asus onboard overclocking. Hope it works! Anyone else with info on there upgrade with my board please feel free to comment on your finding and results.