Hi guys and girls,
I have about the same problem as the op.
I have a asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, and for the moment a athlon X2 4800+.
i'm not with my pc atm, so i guess (not sure) the bios version is 11XX something.
I would like to get the best available cpu for this motherboard.
The consensus as i read is to get AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
A couple of questions :
- i have checked in the asus page (link provided before : http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2NSLI_Deluxe/#CPUS
), and i don't find the 965 ; The closest is Phenom IIX4 945 (HDX945WFK4DGM),3.0GHz,2048KB,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core.
Can you confirm 965 is ok ?
- so i should
have to download 5001 bios in order for it works then ? if no, which one please ? I'm really afraid to buy a new cpu that won't work. And i am confused then about this :beta, please note this version has removed LAN option ROM
My internet connection goes through an ethernet cable plugged in the motheboard. Does it means i won't be able to use that connection ?
- I've checked forums about 965 and some say that the ventirad (cooler) is very noisy. Can someone confirm this ? Should i take something like this : http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00095881.html
- My power supply is 500W max.
I have a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 TI OC, 2 hard drives, and dvd player. Will that power supply will be enough for that new cpu ?
The main point of this is to have my games play smoothly (starcraft II, League of Legends, may be Diablo III), at at least constant 50 FPS.
And for the moment, it never goes more than 30 fps (whatever it is max resolution + graphics, or low resolution + lowests graphics, it doesn't improve FPS)
Checked GPU load average with GPU-Z, on SCII il never goes more 40%, and 10-15% on League of Legends.
Sorry for pretty poor english, i'm a foreigner.