If you don't have a different supported Core 2 Duo or Quad CPU that you can temporarily install to attempt a BIOS upgrade, then maybe the shop who sold you the motherboard will flash the BIOS to the latest version to resolve this problem for you. The number you quoted ending in 1129 appears to be related to the ME engine but this is common to many BIOS versions, including those older than what you need. Your (full) BIOS version should be displayed within BIOS setup and will include a date in the name. There are other methods of updating BIOS versions without needing to boot into windows but given even staying in BIOS setup for any length of time causes hangs, I wouldn't try those using this CPU.
Message was edited by: Flying_Kiwi: would -> wouldn't in last sentence doh!