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@beironxx:

1. Yes. Browse through your BIOS option and you'll find it.

2. Correct. Windows tends to be very picky with these things.

3, 4. Yes, you most likely need to install a driver. This might let you boot windows using the sil3132 controller.
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Well guys I'm on the hunt for a 980. I know the first page with the charts isn't really updated anymore, but I haven't heard of anyone using anything above a 965 in the M2N boards. It might be the only way I ever see 4ghz on this old dinosaur!
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Here is one from vals on an M2N32 sli dlx http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2076209

I think there may be some 970/975's out there too.

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Hello.

Found this thread while searching for info on processor upgrades.

Current box I built back in '06 so it showing its age now 6 years later new games coming out are causing me issues.
Could be graphics card too.

I run WinXP Pro 32bit on M2n32-SLI Deluxe, 2gb ram, Athlon 6400+.
Graphics on a GTX 285.

Been reading the 965 BE will work with a bit of a workaround.

Is this going to give me enough performance increase to be worth it?

Been considering a full upgrade but being far behind as I am that means new everything but the case...

Never been much of an OC person my experiments with this CPU only got me a 300Mhz OC.

How much cooling would I need for a 965?
I've been using a Zalman 120mm for years and that has kept this chip at 42 C under 100% load.
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Originally Posted by amd-m2n View Post

Hello.
Found this thread while searching for info on processor upgrades.
Current box I built back in '06 so it showing its age now 6 years later new games coming out are causing me issues.
Could be graphics card too.
I run WinXP Pro 32bit on M2n32-SLI Deluxe, 2gb ram, Athlon 6400+.
Graphics on a GTX 285.
Been reading the 965 BE will work with a bit of a workaround.
Is this going to give me enough performance increase to be worth it?
Been considering a full upgrade but being far behind as I am that means new everything but the case...
Never been much of an OC person my experiments with this CPU only got me a 300Mhz OC.
How much cooling would I need for a 965?
I've been using a Zalman 120mm for years and that has kept this chip at 42 C under 100% load.
Would it be worth the upgrade? Absolutely. I went from an Athlon 6000BE to 940 and the gain was huge. The reason you only saw a mild OC is because that CPU was crap. The Phenom II's are great overclockers and seeing as you have the M2N32 variant you'll have no problems pushing a 965 to at least 3.8ghz.

While you are at it PLEASE upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. I came from XP and 32 bit as well and the difference was night and day. XP/32 bit is such a huge hinderance on performance. You will also be able to increase to 4GB of RAM(or 8 if you desire it) which helps out when doing a lot of multi-tasking and playing RAM intensive games.

Do you have a link to the Zalman cooler? The only ones I ever recall are the funky circular coolers like the 9500/9700. I had to upgrade from one as it was insufficient for cooling my 940 at the time. But then ambient temps and location of the rig is very important for keeping it cool as well.

tl;dr - Your setup is more than capable of being upgraded for cheap and seeing huge performance gains.
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Would it be worth the upgrade? Absolutely. I went from an Athlon 6000BE to 940 and the gain was huge. The reason you only saw a mild OC is because that CPU was crap. The Phenom II's are great overclockers and seeing as you have the M2N32 variant you'll have no problems pushing a 965 to at least 3.8ghz.
While you are at it PLEASE upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. I came from XP and 32 bit as well and the difference was night and day. XP/32 bit is such a huge hinderance on performance. You will also be able to increase to 4GB of RAM(or 8 if you desire it) which helps out when doing a lot of multi-tasking and playing RAM intensive games.
Do you have a link to the Zalman cooler? The only ones I ever recall are the funky circular coolers like the 9500/9700. I had to upgrade from one as it was insufficient for cooling my 940 at the time. But then ambient temps and location of the rig is very important for keeping it cool as well.
tl;dr - Your setup is more than capable of being upgraded for cheap and seeing huge performance gains.

I believe it is one of the 9500/9700, huge circle thing that requires a huge case.
Not sure what to use then if that won't work for the 965.

I built the box with WinXP and can't justify spending $100 on 7 for a 6 year old box.
Far as I know there is no way to transfer it to a new system (which I'll get around to building eventually).
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It will work for the 965, but it is hard to say if you'll be able to do much overclocking on it. If anything a cheap tower cooler with a fan strapped to it will work fine. And there are lots of ways to get Windows 7 cheaper(not saying free). I paid $40 for Professional 3 some years ago. When you say transfer do you mean going from XP to w7 or transferring the internals to a new case?
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I mean at some point I'll be replacing everything but the case (love my case).

Don't think MS would let me activate again on a 99% new system when I upgrade.
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Why wouldn't they? Because it's tied into hardware serials or something? There's always a legal workaround to these things.
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post #10750 of 12360
Alright ordered the 965 BE and Corsair H60 cooler.
Going to update bios to 5002 tomorrow.

I'll be back next weekend if this works. tongue.gif
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