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Originally Posted by gr8sho View Post

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.

I tried all 3 just now. And it worked! What worked? Who knows? I am up and running with 5002. Thanks! I'm guessing it might just have been the lack of a PS/2 keyboard. But I re-installed the new chip, and pared down to one GPU, no USB, and no drives and gradually added things back and it never stopped working. Anyway I now have one good-according-to-EZ-Flash-but-who-knows 5002 spare BIOS chip, and a 2209 and 2205 on the way. Anybody have a pressing need for these?

So just how good is this board with newer chips? I bought it knowing that AM3 would be a potential possibility and originally always intended to go 4 or at least tri-core when it became economically sensible. I already have two 9600gt's in SLI ( or looking at the table right now I would if I had remembered to install this bridge I'm staring at right now) so I think I may be good on graphics for a bit. I don't particularly want to spend money on upgrades that could be better saved for a new system later.

Amusingly enough once I get Windows 8 up and running on a spare drive I will have used this system for the public beta of Vista, 7, and 8.
post #10052 of 12343
The AM3 CPUs work reasonably well with the M2N*boards, there are some limitations though.
You could always buy a cheap dual core Athlon II or a Sempron if don't want to spend much money. Those can quite easily be overclocked to 3.8-4.0Ghz (or higher if you are lucky).
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Glad to hear you're up and running. If you don't mind and have the time, figure out how to populate your system config in signature of your posts, and you may get better help and advice.

I already commented on AM3 CPU. But since you mentioned a possible upgrade, you could always move a good Phenom II X4 chip over to a current vintage board like a Sabertooth or Crossfire or the like.

To make the transition to a new build a little less stressful on the wallet, I moved my 965BE, 2x GTX 460s, my Seasonic PSU, and my disk drives including an SSD over to it. Before I moved the parts over, the WEI on my M2N32 was 7.4, and what was holding that back was the SATA controller (nothing to do about this). But the system itself was really very snappy and a joy to work with, and considering the age of the motherboard, wow.

If you go with a good 4 core CPU now and then move to a newer board, you will overcome the few limitations that Dr. Swizz pointed out. Mostly in the CPU to NB area.
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I'm way late submitting this having had the CPU for 4 months now, but better late than never! I'm not sure why the CPU-Z info doesn't show up on the right, because it does for me...

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2298378

Just so it is clear, BIOS is 5001 and this is C3 stepping 125W.
Edited by Fossil - 3/16/12 at 10:39am
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Your Vcore looks a little low. Can you pass Prime95 torture test with those settings?
post #10056 of 12343
Oh hey it eventually showed up. And gr8sho, it's wrong. My vcore is actually set at 1.35v(stock). Always has been. CPU-z has never been great at reporting my voltages very well. Same goes for most programs.
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post #10057 of 12343
I'm not quite so knowledgeable on the M2N board. IIRC, there were some posts recently that the M2N doesn't have as robust a power distribution system as the M2N32, so it's possible your Vcore may not be sustainable at the higher voltage under load.
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Hello, my name is Keith. While I'm not really interested in overclocking, I have an m2n-sli deluxe and a phenom 9500 (quad). Updated my bios via asus's update utility to 5001. I'm wondering if you guys could recommend the highest phenom II (x4) that will run on this board with this bios version? I'd rather have it a step up from my 9500. In terms of clock speed and whatever else. So anything above 2.2 ghz without overclocking. It also seems like phenom II x4 955 (assuming it can actually run on this board now that i've updated) is a bit scarce. While I could upgrade both my mobo and cpu, I thought I would take a crack at updating the cpu after upgrading the bios. So anything you can help me with. Thanks.
post #10059 of 12343
Welcome to the club!

Well, the fastest CPU that works with your board is the Phenom II 980, but it will probably be very difficult to find that CPU. I suggest that you look for any quad core Phenom II with C3 stepping (Phenom II 955 and above, except for the 960T which does not work).
Please read the information in the first post in this thread; You need to use software to get the CPU to run at full speed.
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Not really sure If I can put my cpu-z validation in my signature, it didn't show up on the preview, but I'll attempt it here.

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