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Hey all,

I'm going to be dropping in an Athlon II X4 640 into my M2N SLI Deluxe mobo tonight. Any advice on what bios to update to? I see the latest is 1804. Should I try 5001 first?
post #2 of 8
5001 if you have nvidia gfx, 1804 if you have ATI gfx.(1804 is the same as 5001,but has fix for slow boot with ATI gfx)

Good luck

Gyro

ps, check out the M2N club link in my sig.
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Thx Gyro! thumb.gif I'm upgrading from an X2 6000+. If it goes well, I'm going to put in a Geforce 650 ti next, then upgrade to Win8 Pro. I built it about 5 years ago and it's been pretty reliable, aside from some random freezing issues at boot up here and there. Never could pinpoint the problem, but I'm thinking it's a Vista issue.
post #4 of 8
If your motherboard can unlock disabled/hidden cores, some newer athlon x4 640's (E0 stepping, zosma core) can unlock to a 6 core and in some cases the l3 cache can unlock too.
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post #6 of 8
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If the upgrade goes well, I'll dig thru the settings and see if unlocking 6 cores is possible. 6 cores would be too sweet! smile.gif
post #7 of 8
No unlocking cores or cache with this board, sorry.
It does oc very well though.

Gyro
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post #8 of 8
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Well, so far, so good! Installed the CPU and GTX 650 and I'm up and running! Now to install win8... then a little overclocking!
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