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post #11 of 29
I have currently have the 970 BE that's been running in my M2N32 board solid for over 8 months now. Did you do a proper reset of the BIOS before you installed your new chip? I remember that C1E and Cool n Quiet are the 2 most important things that need to be turned off in order to move the mulit's in Nvidia control panel. Make sure you hard set your multi's in the BIOS.

I did a fresh re-install of windows 7 2 months ago when i got my SSD and I could not set the multi's in Nvidia control panel until I set the power options in windows to "Maximum Performance." After a couple re-boots, I was able to set the the CPU cores to their full speed.

Once you are able to do that, you have to create a profile to load your set CPU values when windows starts so it don't sit at 800MHz. You can check out our club on here (http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...m2n32-sli.html) on how to do this.
post #12 of 29
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Yes I did switch to performance. My buddy on here sauerkraut bout a CM Stacker 830 and I'm moving my setup from an Antec 900 to it.

I did realize that I didn't install the video card drivers right before I did the whole install process, but I did upgrade my video card driver on Thursday when I installed my gtx 480. I did reinstall the nvida ntune or whatever link was provided that I MUST have. I was close to just giving up and getting a new board, but I really think that im just overlooking one little thing.
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@agent_kenshin I have not done a hard reset of my CMOS. I did flash to 5001 a couple days ago in preparation of this CPU. Would that maybe do the trick?
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post #14 of 29
May be we should start afresh.

1-reset bios to defaults(F5,then F10)
2-shut down pc
3- reset cmos.(remove power cord,remove battery,move cmos jumper to pins 2-3 for 1 minute,replace battery,replace jumper to pins 1-2,plug in power cord,boot to bios)
4-set AI tuning to manual,set cpu multi to x16,set cpu volts to 1.35v,disable C&Q,C1E,press F10(save and exit)
5-let it boot to windows,then set windows power options to performance, go to NVtools and set cpu multi to x16,make sure you set all four cores,you should now be running at 3.2.

Good luck

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post #15 of 29
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I put my 6400 back in to see if I could access the CPU multiplier and it won't even let me change the 6400 from nvida monitor. So it's not the CPU/BIOS, it's definitely some minscule setting or something small.
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post #16 of 29
Are you resetting the cmos when you change cpu's?
Have you updated the MB drivers,get them here http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce-...58-driver.html.


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post #17 of 29
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I reset the CMOS when I switched to the CM Stacker but not when I put the 6400 back in. My 8800 was covering it and I just didn't care to move it.

However, I am pretty sure that I have generic windows drivers for my mobo. I'm pretty sure widows 7 recognized all my ports and I think I may have run into some errors as far as the inatall disk having compatibility issues with windows 7. I am definitely going to update the drivers. Is that link all I need? In the past I think I usually went to asus.com for all my motherboard drivers, but I do know tht it has nvidia chipsets.
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post #18 of 29
I have the same processor in the same board. You will not get the option to unlock all four cores with the standard NVidia Control Panel. Try the NVidia Performance Tool (Installation integrates directly into the existing Nvidia Control Panel)

http://www.nvidia.com/object/performance_group.html

That's what you need to unlock your cores. Keep in mind however, the option to increase the CPU multiplier to your desired result ONLY becomes available to you AFTER you have set that multiplier in the BIOS.
 
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I downloaded and installed the NVidia System tools that all the links bring me to. I have a performance tab in the NVidia Control Panel and I am able to change the refrence clock, the HT multiplier, the PCI-E reference clock and all the timings for my RAM. I just can't get the CPU mutliplier to work.
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So at the moment, I removed ntune and all performance tools i had installed on my PC.
I rebooted it and am going to reinstall the nvidia performance tool 6.06.

Also, I am installing nvidia performance tool 6.02 on my windows 7 profession partition. My 7 home premium is very disorganized and I have files spread over several harddrives. My profession has everything all on its one partition.

Ill post an update when I have further findings.
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