i just bought an asus a8v deluxe and an athlon 64 3500+ s939.
everything ran pretty good from the beginning. but i couldn't manage to get cool'n'quiet working so far. i have the proper bios settings, i downloaded and installed several processor drivers and i definitely switched to minimal power mode.
now i realized that in my device manager there is no processor section and the processor is also not listed anywhere else.
id disable tha cool-n-quiet thing...so the fan will run full speed. it got all faulty on mine and the fan would stop, so w/e... i have a k8v se deluxe...but still i would disable it, it shouldnt b too loud anyways. i wouldnt worry about the processor thing... when u boot up does it say athlon 64 3500? it may be bios settings are wrong or sumtin...