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Help there, fellow Overclock.net members,

As the title states, I have an m2n-SLi deluxe board and have discovered that I can run an am3 socket CPU under certain bios. I was informed that I need the 5001 beta bios while http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Asus-M2N-SLI-Deluxe-Full-AM3-Support says otherwise. Before I go ahead and blow up a $200 CPU, I figured I would turn here for support! Which bios should I use for phenom II x4/x6 am3 CPUs?

Thanks,
dalastbmills

Btw, the information about my current system is incorrect and outdated. Disregard it. I'll update it when I have time!
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Hi and Welcome to OCN!

This thread should help you out a lot. Every CPU that ever worked and didn't work with your board.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/366989-official-asus-m2n-sli-m2n32-sli.html
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Yes do drop the club thread linked above,or in my sig

The bios from your link was begun before Asus released a bios(5001) to support all AthlonII's and all PhenomII's up to x4 945.

An x4 955/65/70/75/80 will work with the use of the Nvidia tools.

And x6's will NOT work.

Good luck

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That definitely answers my question about six core AM3 processors. Mu next question usability nvidia tools that you mentioned for anything above 945. Is that included with the proceSor? Or is it available for download and where?

My next question, which is totally not related, is about video cards. I currently have 2 ancient eVGA 8800GTS 640 running in SLi. I have a 480GTX on the way and wondering if I would see any benefits to keeping one of the 8800s as a dedicated physX card. (if possible)
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The relevance to those posts, as I claimed to not have, is that I keep hearing about CPU/GPU bottlenecking and the term/phrase "law of diminishing returns" I know that the over performance will not significantly increase based of graphic processing alone which is why I am questioning the AM3 in the m2n board; I just dont have the funds available to dump on a new board and CPU.
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mobopic.jpg?t=1312016778 This is my validation for my mobo; do I win a prize?
Edited by dalastbmills - 7/30/11 at 2:06am
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The Nvidia tools are here http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia_system_tools_6.06.html,just install the performance portion.

Ya if you play physX enabled games then sure use the 8800gts as physX.

What cpu did you have in mind?

The M2N series run great with AM2+/AM3 cpu's,No need to worry about bottlenecking.

And sorry no prizes,just the satisfaction that your 5/6 year old board can still rock the house. biggrin.gif

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Well I was speaking more towards my current CPU. I'm running an amd 6400+ stock. I haven't been very successful with overclocking of anything. Im not big on overclocking. I just started messing with my vid cards recently. I'm looking to get a phenom II x4 955 or higher. Ill probably just get the 955 as the only difference from the 965 to 980 is about 200 MHz stock which I can easily make up for.
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The x2 6400 is pretty much at it's mhz limit anyway,you'll not get much more out of it.
And it will be the weak link once you get the 480 installed.
The x4 955 is a good choice,and can be oc'd nicely on your board.

If you need a hand with what to do with the Nvtools just ask here or at the M2N club.

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So the board is very stable for overclocking and I am just very limited by my 6400+?
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