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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post

Only as hard as it is to remove MB.
Only the SB/NB use TIM,the VRMS have thermal pads.
Are you using the squirrel cage fan? That will knock off about 5-7c .

Gyro



yeah im useing the squirlcage but im still getting pretty high temps the nb is running at around 50c and the sb is running at about 40c must be the 965 cuz my temps where fine before the upgrade
post #11012 of 12343
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yeah im useing the squirlcage but im still getting pretty high temps the nb is running at around 50c and the sb is running at about 40c must be the 965 cuz my temps where fine before the upgrade

Thats not bad
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post #11013 of 12343
Ya,that's not bad.
Have you tried dropping the gfx card to the lower slot or putting a fan on the back of the hdd cage blowing to the back.


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Hi all, I spent a couple of hours reading a lot of the posts. I must say I didn't realize I had such a quality MB. I started research because I wanted to purchase an upgrade but after reading all of this...maybe not? I did learn quite a bit that's for sure.

I have the M2N32-SLI deluxe with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor 8g of matched Corsair ram, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, Windows 7 64 bit and just installed my first SSD drive and I was wondering if you think I should invest in the Phenom quad core and if so which one do you recommend.

I really don't overclock but I am a gamer probably not considered to be hard core gamer however since I enjoy mostly single mission FPS the most.
I do appreciate good gaming graphics.

Anyway sorry to bore you all but thanks in advance for some personal advise.

Oh and to go full disclosure I have not even upgraded from the original BIOs I am running 1402 10/25/07 I am 62 years old but 21 in spirit.

So I know I have to update bios in order to run a Phenom but if you recommend not to upgrade should I update to the latest bios?

Ron
post #11015 of 12343
@rkastner:

A Phenom II will be a nice and cost effective upgrade for your system as long as you are willing to deal with the workaround to get it up to full speed.
Upgrading your whole system would of course get you a faster system and hardware with more modern features, but also a considerably higher price.
Look for any Phenom II 955 to 980, with the exception of the Thuban based Phenom IIs.
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Deeeeeeeeeeeefinitely upgrade to a Phenom II. You'll notice a pretty significant performance gain over the old Athlon CPU. Not to mention that 560ti is probably bottlenecked to hell right now.
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post #11017 of 12343
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Originally Posted by rkastner View Post

Hi all, I spent a couple of hours reading a lot of the posts. I must say I didn't realize I had such a quality MB. I started research because I wanted to purchase an upgrade but after reading all of this...maybe not? I did learn quite a bit that's for sure.

I have the M2N32-SLI deluxe with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor 8g of matched Corsair ram, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, Windows 7 64 bit and just installed my first SSD drive and I was wondering if you think I should invest in the Phenom quad core and if so which one do you recommend.

I really don't overclock but I am a gamer probably not considered to be hard core gamer however since I enjoy mostly single mission FPS the most.
I do appreciate good gaming graphics.

Anyway sorry to bore you all but thanks in advance for some personal advise.

Oh and to go full disclosure I have not even upgraded from the original BIOs I am running 1402 10/25/07 I am 62 years old but 21 in spirit.

So I know I have to update bios in order to run a Phenom but if you recommend not to upgrade should I update to the latest bios?

Ron

As stated above me, the Phenom II quad upgrade will be quite an improvement. Your CPU is most definitely the limiting factor in your build at the moment.

Update BIOS to 5002, insert Phenom II 9XX, load up MSRTweaker, insert some proper P(erformance)States, and off you go. It might take a couple of reboots (mine did), there has been some difficulty for some people with USB keyboards (not the case for me).

If you feel that you are comfortable adjusting a few BIOS settings then it really isn't difficult. Since you say you wont overclock, you may want to go with a chip with a higher stock clock like the 975

It would however be easy as pie to take the 955 or the 965 to 3.6+ghz with your board if you want to save the (~$60) cash and get the same performance.


Although I had no problem reaching the limit of my motherboard even with my mixed ram and locked Multiplier chip (~3.6ghz is as far as the non32 m2n-SLI DLX can go) You have a better board than I do however. thumb.gif

I paid ~$70 for my Business class Phenom on ebay IIRC for reference
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 1/24/13 at 9:09am
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Ya,that's not bad.
Have you tried dropping the gfx card to the lower slot or putting a fan on the back of the hdd cage blowing to the back.


Gyro



replaced the tmi on the heat pipe it did lower the temps a little and i also put an 80mm fan (delta) on top of it and have the my 5770 in the lower slot and hwmonitor maybe just lies anyways biggrin.gif but i gess my temps are ok sence im running at 4ghz im going to be upgrading the 212+ fans to deltas as well shoule pull more air over the board

http://valid.canardpc.com/2666066
Edited by ozlay - 1/24/13 at 12:20pm
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Show the same ss with prime running tongue.gif

Gyro

Nice oc btw thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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Show the same ss with prime running tongue.gif

Gyro

Nice oc btw thumb.gifbiggrin.gif

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