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Yes you can join the club. I just edited the opening post to include any user of any mobo. I shall include you as a nostalgic after I get that all set up. It'll take me a few minutes to have you up as a retired M2N user.

EDIT: Ok g94 I just added you to the retired roster.
cool, thanks. It's funny being the only one in the "retired" section
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All - I just realized another piece of data that may be helpful with my problem.

When I clear the CMOS (which is the only time it posts) it doesn't just boot up as normal. It stops at a screen (before loading windows) that shows what drives I have hooked up to what slot, and it asks me to hit F1 to continue or Del to enter setup (but, differently than a normal start-up where it just keeps going - on this case it stops and it waits for me to hit F1).

Did I perhaps forget to set something up in BIOS for it to boot up correctly? Or is that something expected everytime the CMOS is cleared?
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cool, thanks. It's funny being the only one in the "retired" section
I could prolly put a few others up there when ever I get a round to it. I just figured you'd like to feel super special for a while.

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All - I just realized another piece of data that may be helpful with my problem.

When I clear the CMOS (which is the only time it posts) it doesn't just boot up as normal. It stops at a screen (before loading windows) that shows what drives I have hooked up to what slot, and it asks me to hit F1 to continue or Del to enter setup (but, differently than a normal start-up where it just keeps going - on this case it stops and it waits for me to hit F1).

Did I perhaps forget to set something up in BIOS for it to boot up correctly? Or is that something expected everytime the CMOS is cleared?
Useualy this will indicates a hardware change or that something is different from the last time it booted into windows like your new bios flash. You might notice this if you were to put a usb thumb drive in your system and then try to boot up or if you add another hard drive.

Do you make any static changes in the bios after you clear the cmos? I.E. CPU. voltage, SLI memory, Memory timings, first video card to detect at post, type of hard drive IDE or SATA,

Also are you having a error at the F1 prompt that says someting like check sum error?
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When I clear the CMOS (which is the only time it posts) it doesn't just boot up as normal. It stops at a screen (before loading windows) that shows what drives I have hooked up to what slot, and it asks me to hit F1 to continue or Del to enter setup (but, differently than a normal start-up where it just keeps going - on this case it stops and it waits for me to hit F1).

Did I perhaps forget to set something up in BIOS for it to boot up correctly? Or is that something expected everytime the CMOS is cleared?
Mack, this typically occurs after clearing the bios. It's probably just part of the factory defaults. Go ahead and go through the bios and adjust/change any settings that may need to be changed or made. Exit and Save the changes. After you restart that screen should not reappear.

Let us know

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I did not touch the BIOS after the flash (here's where I brace myself to hear with what I missed due to newb-ness?)

No other errors with that prompt.
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Sounds to me like you are just trying to flash the bios and move on w/out making any changes in the bios. Yet your are wanting to overclock w/out going into the bios. Hmmm OK first things first. You should get comfortable w/most of the important settings in your bios like fsb, cpu multi, ht multi, ram spd, ram divider, ram timings, cpu/ram voltage etc. you may have to make some changes to the ram timings in order for your new bios flash to work w/your current hardware.

Edit: Here is what I would recommend. Flash your bios back to the original bios that you had before you flashed to 2205. Then get comfortable w/most of your bios widows and where all your settings are located, how to change them and what they all do. I know it's gonna be like starting over in kindergarten but you need to know your bios before you move on... That's gonna be your biggest asset here before you move on to the Ph II x4 940. Overclocking is an art form that requires a level of understanding your bios and how to make your system tick like a well oiled machine.

Once you get to know your bios and where every thing is located, then and only then would I suggest flashing to the more current 2205/2207. I say this because the updated bios's are gonna have features that the original one did not and those features will come into play w/your ram cpu and some other things that slip my mind atm. Oh yeah ganged and unganged. It's stuff like that, that will confuse you if you don't already know your bios before you move on to the more updated bios.

Sorry but there is no easy way to learn your bios other then to get in there and get your feet wet. It may take you several days to several weeks depending on how much time you have to learn your bios on a daily basis. You can cover the most important things in a day or two but time under the gun is the only way you are truly going to get to know and understand what all those things in the bios are and what they do.

Pleae don't feel like I'm trying to give you the brush off. Because that is the last thing that I want any M2N club member to feel. Once you start learning your bios settings ask your questions as you have them. There is more then enough people in this club that can help answer your questions about bios settings and options. Heck some of the members might suggest disregarding my suggestions and just slipping the new Ph II x4 940BE w/the 2205 bios and just going for it. However I would through out a word of caution against this due to the problems you are already having before you even try to use the new Ph II x4.

Good Luck,

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 6/17/09 at 11:41am
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hey can the m2n sli use any am3 cpu or is it just the 940be and 710 phenom 2
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N2G, no worries. I fully understand.

I of course made the newb mistake of not noting what bios I had. But - I think I can find out because I exchanged some emails with someone when it was built and I may still have those emails (a buddy of mine built it and I bought it from him).
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Mack I would think it is gonna be 2001 or the 2101 bios. However I don't think the 2101 is available on the Asus web sight any more but a member posted the bios in a zip file for downloading in this thread. If you really need the 2101 then we will be able to get it for you.
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hey can the m2n sli use any am3 cpu or is it just the 940be and 710 phenom 2
Adventfred, good question. I believe only Socket AM2/AM2+ processors are compatible with this board. I'm pretty sure Socket AM3 will not work in a AM2 socket (the extra pin).

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