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post #10041 of 12360
It is very good to hear you can run your SSD in AHCI mode, by far better than IDE mode.

For trivia, Nvidia's flagship chipset of that time was the 590-SLI which was used on the M2N32. While the chipset supported RAID, it did not support AHCI!
post #10042 of 12360
For the record I meant 570 and 560 where I wrote 270 and 260 and where I wrote crossfire V, I meant the Crosshair.... It was super late but I was too excited to get everything installed on the SSD. You'd think I'd confused it with its Crossfire support but here's what I was really thinking about: Reminiscing I guess.

Just out of curiosity, if the numbers 560, 570, 590 represent progression of the chipset why would they regress and eliminate AHCI for the 590? Seems illogical, but then again I am not a developer.
post #10043 of 12360
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCwn1NTK-50 Guess the URL didn't work...
post #10044 of 12360
Since this seems to be the last place anyone discusses the board anymore I thought I'd post here:

I have an M2N32-SLI Deluxe (with the wireless module)
Athlon64 X2 4600+
2 GeForce 9600GTs

I upgraded the BIOS to 5002 to try to make sure I had virtualization support if possible before making a Windows 8 vm. I haven't had an image come up on the screen since. I ordered a replacement PLCC online but it looks like it has the same version of the BIOS on it (5002) and the same problem. The BIOS is functional enough to give a beep code if I try to boot with the RAM removed, but I can't seem to get it to POST (or at least do it visibly). I've tried using the built in facilities to reflash from USB, CD, or CD off IDE but nothing ever comes on screen (so if it starts at all I couldn't tell anyway).

Any last tips? Should I just order up a third chip with 2209? Does anyone know a vendor that makes it easier to do this in the US? At this late stage in the game I don't really plan on upgrading any further so I don't need the AM3 support. I just don't want to buy yet another system, I only just got done archiving the system before this!
post #10045 of 12360
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Originally Posted by davolfman View Post

Since this seems to be the last place anyone discusses the board anymore I thought I'd post here:
I have an M2N32-SLI Deluxe (with the wireless module)
Athlon64 X2 4600+
2 GeForce 9600GTs
I upgraded the BIOS to 5002 to try to make sure I had virtualization support if possible before making a Windows 8 vm. I haven't had an image come up on the screen since. I ordered a replacement PLCC online but it looks like it has the same version of the BIOS on it (5002) and the same problem. The BIOS is functional enough to give a beep code if I try to boot with the RAM removed, but I can't seem to get it to POST (or at least do it visibly). I've tried using the built in facilities to reflash from USB, CD, or CD off IDE but nothing ever comes on screen (so if it starts at all I couldn't tell anyway).
Any last tips? Should I just order up a third chip with 2209? Does anyone know a vendor that makes it easier to do this in the US? At this late stage in the game I don't really plan on upgrading any further so I don't need the AM3 support. I just don't want to buy yet another system, I only just got done archiving the system before this!



The option of enabling/disabling virtualization has been around in BIOSes since 2009 (the year, not BIOS version) or so. Your CPU probably lacks some support for virtualization.

Instead of buying yet another BIOS chip you could buy a Sempron 145 and hope that your system will boot with this CPU installed.
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post #10046 of 12360
That ship has sailed already. I no longer give a rats ass about virtualization I just want my system back. (and a 4600+ AM2 should have AMD-V support, which is why I went to update the BIOS) Also why would you think the processor will fix this? My processor is pretty generic and officially supported. It is downright stock. My guess was the 9600gt's and the BIOS didn't like eachother in which case I need some sort of card compatibility list.
post #10047 of 12360
Did you actually pull the BIOS chip out of the board? Can you recheck that it's properly seated or there is no corrosion on the contacts? We had one user here report that the chip had become unseated and simply pressed down on it to get the system working again.

The other suggestion is to strip the motherboard down to minimal hardware needed to boot. I also suggest making sure you use a PS/2 keyboard.
post #10048 of 12360
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That ship has sailed already. I no longer give a rats ass about virtualization I just want my system back. (and a 4600+ AM2 should have AMD-V support, which is why I went to update the BIOS) Also why would you think the processor will fix this? My processor is pretty generic and officially supported. It is downright stock. My guess was the 9600gt's and the BIOS didn't like eachother in which case I need some sort of card compatibility list.

It is only a guess.
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post #10049 of 12360
I'll dredge up a PS2 keyboard and reseat the chip yet again and let you know. I think I'll also order up a couple chips, one 2209, and one last non-beta. $20 is still cheaper than a processor replacement.
post #10050 of 12360
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Originally Posted by davolfman View Post

I'll dredge up a PS2 keyboard and reseat the chip yet again and let you know. I think I'll also order up a couple chips, one 2209, and one last non-beta. $20 is still cheaper than a processor replacement.

Really interesting concept. Never tinkered with this myself. Flashing the BIOS always seemed simple enough and never ever caused me any trouble. Just think of it as a floppy disk with pins. biggrin.gif

I will just say on the point of a new processor (which you should only consider once you're comfortable the board is good), there so much more you can do with an unlocked CPU on an M2N32. It will for sure feel like a completely new machine. Throw in an SSD and you're really in gr8 shape.

Cheers
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