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Confused about what to do before installing my AMD Phenom IIx4 955

post #1 of 23
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I have saved BigJohns44 "How to Get AN AMD Phenom II X4 955/965 CPU Working On Your Asus M2N32 SLi Deluxe".
I have downloaded:
NFORCE DRIVERS – Found Here
NVIDIA System Tool Version 6.05 – Found Here
CPU-Z – Found Here
CORE TEMP – Found Here
3DMARK06 – Found Here
I am using bios 5002. BigJohn44 say's to use bios 2209. I also have all the lastest Nvidea drivers and Nvidea system tools with the performance tool already installed. Along with CPU-Z, Core Temp, and 3DMark06, and they're all up and running.
So with that said. What excactly do I have to do before I install my new AMD Phenom IIx4 955. I'm thinking that I jump to step 3 in BigJohns instuctions and Install the CPU and follow the instuctions. I would like all the advice I can get on upgraded this CPU.
I have a new 900 Watt. SLI ready Power supply and a new SSD hard drive on order. I'm just waiting for them to get here. I want to install the new PSU before I install the new CPU. I'll get that all up and running before I install the new SSD. Then I will be buying Windows 7 Pro. 64bit. and installing that.
post #2 of 23
It might have been better to post this in the M2N club,but I will help you here.

It may sound complicated,but once you do it it will seem simple.

The guides for this process were written a few years ago, so just use the latest bios and drivers.

You have all the right tools for the job,so lets begin.

1- update bios to 5002,which you have done.
2- now to install the 955,reset bios to defaults(F5 while in bios,then F10 save and exit).
3- reboot,then shut down pc,turn off psu,remove power cable from psu,press pc power button a few times to drain power.
4- install 955,then reset cmos by removing battery and move jumper to pins 2-3 for 30 seconds,replace battery and move jumpers back to pins 1-2.
5-restore power and boot to bios and set bios to defaults(F5 then F10)
6-on reboot go to bios and set cpu multi to x16 and cpu voltage to 1.35v,then F10 to save and exit.
7- on reboot let it go to windows,go to windows control panel and set power options to performance, open cpu-z to cpu tab( to see cpu volts and speed), then go to NV control panel,open performance section,click on cpu and you will see cpu multi dropdown box,set each core to x16. nvtools cpu.jpg 394k .jpg file you should see it increase from x4 x 200=800mhz to x16 x 200 =3200mhz.
8-save to profile and name it "boot".
9- go to profile polices and click load this profile in first window,on second window select load at windows start up, in third window select the boot profile to load. nvtools pro pol.jpg 386k .jpg file
10- You should now be up to speed.see cpu-z

If you don't want to run at full speed all the time you can set windows power options to balanced,and switch back to performance for full speed.

One thing to remember is if you want to oc you have to set the cpu multi in the bios first and then set it in the NV tools.
all other settings can be done from the bios.

Hope this helps

Gyro
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post #3 of 23
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Thanks. It all sounds easy enough except for "move jumper to pins 2-3 for 30 seconds move jumpers back to pins 1-2." I don't know what jumpers are ?
post #4 of 23
Here is a pic from the manual.

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Good luck

Gyro
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post #5 of 23
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Thanks. I will probably install the new CPU on Thanksgiving day. Only because that's my next day off and I'm suppose to have my new PSU and SSD by then. Thanks for all your help.
post #6 of 23
Stop by the M2N club ,SSD,s on the M2N boards are the hot topic there now.

Good luck

Gyro
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I've searched to try and find anything about how to install a Crucial CT064M4SSD2 m4 2.5" Solid State Drive - 64GB, SATA 6Gb/s into my M2N32 SLI Deluxe with no luck. I really have a hard time finding anything here that relates to anything I'm trying to do. I just don't know the right words to search for I guess. If you can tell me what to search for It would really help me.
post #8 of 23
Here is a great guide[URL]=http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds#post_15521879][/URL]

Use the "Configure a drive as a boot drive using BIOS and MBR"

ACHI is not supported on the M2N32, so don't worry about that.
S1 and S3 is enabled by default, so don't worry about that.
ACPI is also enabled by default,so don't worry about that either.

Good luck

Gyro
Edited by Gyro - 11/19/11 at 5:18am
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post #9 of 23
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I tryed installing my 955 tonight. All went well. Installed the 955. Removed the battery and moved jumper to pins 2-3 for 30 seconds and then some. Replaced battery and moved jumper back to pins 1-2. But on reboot I have no keyboard. So I can't get into my bios and set it to defaults. I redid the steps over and over and always had no keyboard. I then Uninstalled the 955 and put my old CPU back in and had keyboard. Rebooted and went into bios setup and did step #6. Set CPU multi to x 16 and CPU voltage to 1.35 and then F10 and saved it. Shut PC down and tryed reinstalling 955 thinking it might work, but on reboot still had no keyboard. So I put the old CPU back in and it's up and running.
So what am I doing wrong ? I followed your steps excactly. If anyone has any ideas. I'd love to hear them.
post #10 of 23
Do you have access to a ps/2 keyboard?
Sometimes(but not always) the usb KB is not recognized in the bios.(something I forgot to mention redface.gif)
Plug in a ps/2 KB(before booting) for making adjustments in the bios and once you are done fiddling in the bios and into windows, you can switch back to usb KB.
That should get you in the bios and beyond.

sorry for the confusion.

Gyro
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