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The fact is that no matter what AM3 CPU you put in an AM2 board chances are it's not going to work. AM3 CPU's generally only work in AM2+ motherboards that had a BIOS update released by the manufacturer. Most manufacturers did not go back and update AM2 board BIOS's because it would of been a waste of their time. Some AM2+ boards where never given a BIOS update to allow AM3 CPU's either. You would always try the Phenom II X2 because of the lower wattage but there's no guarantee's.

This pretty much explains it all
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well it was worth a try.
One more bios update from ASUS may have got this to work.
The reason I was trying so hard is that we in the M2N club had this Cpu working on 560/570/590 nvidia chipsets before we had official support(for up to x4 945)
and have the x4 955-980 working on the same with the PMT/NVtools workaround.

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well it was worth a try.
One more bios update from ASUS may have got this to work.
The reason I was trying so hard is that we in the M2N club had this Cpu working on 560/570/590 nvidia chipsets before we had official support(for up to x4 945)
and have the x4 955-980 working on the same with the PMT/NVtools workaround.
Gyro

As you said, sometimes it will work, sometimes it won't, depends on the CPU Code in the BIOS Files.
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Hello,
I've put a Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz Black Edition 125 W in my ASUS CROSSHAIR (model 1).
Windows XP 64 works fine with it, but it's stuck to 800MHz.
I've upgraded the bios to the 1402 GinieMod_V3, set the multiplier to x16,
on the boot screen & windows system properties & asus ai panel it says it runs near 3.2 with a 200 x 16, so the proper multiplier.
But CPU-Z says its a 800MHz, clamped to x4. edit: and looking at the perf he is right!!
Note that Cool&Quiet and C1E are disabled.
I've just tried the phenom tweak thing but it changes nothing.
Did I miss something ?
Edited by skarab - 3/15/13 at 11:43am
post #35 of 48
You can't trust information you get from software diagnostics when you're running an unsupported CPU in an old motherboard. If the boot screen, Windows, and the ASUS program all say it's running at 3.2 GHz, then it probably is. Besides, you should know anyway. There's quite a bit of difference between something running at 3.2 GHz and something running at 800 MHz.

If CPU-Z doesn't know what in the hell it's trying to detect, it can throw out erroneous results. Try running a really old copy on an FX or C-series APU and see what you get. An AM3 CPU running on a hacked BIOS on an AM2 board qualifies, too.
     
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post #36 of 48
Well it's really 800MHz, done some benchmark and build tests.
It seems all those softs looks at the bios settings and CPU-Z looks real data
(which explain why when using C&Q it displays 800MHz as well, looking at other forums/posts)
Edited by skarab - 3/15/13 at 11:46am
post #37 of 48
Cpu-z is right.
The CH did not get the AM3 bios update that other Asus 500 series chipsets got.
But you can probably run any other PHII x4 945 or less or any Athlon II cpu at proper speeds.


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post #38 of 48
frown.gif thanks for the answer!
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Hoohooo!
While the multiplier is stuck to 4, I managed to play with CPU Frequency, and it goes to 960MHz ! Powerfull!
I'll keep playing to see how much I may unlock.

edit: yes, its full overclocking, cpu always stuck, no luck
Edited by skarab - 3/16/13 at 10:31am
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Maybe K10Stat then ?
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