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post #2861 of 12343
nanosec,sorry you are having so much trouble.

You may have read this already but I'll point to it anyway,start at mack's post #2323 http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...-club-233.html there may be a few tricks to try that might help,like what N2Gaming suggests in post #2331,but read on for few pages past that as the troubleshooting continues.

hope that helps and good luck

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I just downgraded to BIOS 2205 and I can not boot normally I have to reset each time lol
I think I just about had enough of this mess, me goes to buy am3 mobo...
Nanosec, just to clarify what processor are you currently running? I still see your old AM2 processor in your signature so I wasn't sure. If you are experiencing these issues with a 940/550 have you tried posting with your 5200+ to see if the same problem reproduces itself?

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I just downgraded to BIOS 2205 and I can not boot normally I have to reset each time lol
I think I just about had enough of this mess, me goes to buy am3 mobo...
You know, I had the same problems you mention when I installed my phII. Recently I got myself new memory modules and messed with the timings and frecuency a little (I was wary on leaving the modules at the stock 1066) and I don't have that problem anymore. O_o...
I'm not sure what happened but I'm guessing the memory controller is the reason for the first boot problem
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Hey guys. blitz posted this K10Stat for K10 & k10.5 cpu's in a different section of this forum. It will allow you to use K10 & K10.5 Cool N Quite and also allow you to adjust your cpu multipliers and voltages but ony while Cool N Quiet is disabled in your bios. I had a chat w/him the other night regarding using this and immediately thought about you guys having problems keeping your cpu's cool at idle. If you install this you may be able to get your cpu's to run a little cooler by using cpu idle voltages less then normal voltages.

I have not tried this application yet because I am having other OS/hardware related issues my self and am trying to get those worked out before I move on and add other things that will only further increase the difficulties in diagnosing my problems. I think I have it narrowed it down to my service pack 2. I have tried 3 clean installs and used the redistributable service pack instead of the stand alone service pack and I think that is causing a lot of my installation problems w/games like Crysis etc etc...
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A little? At 3510 MHz I idle at 34º C. At 1080 MHz I idle at 25º C. Stock CnQ would get me down to 24º C, but that is with a higher multi and a lower HTT, so I will take this happily. With this in my pocket, I can once again be free to use whatever multiplier I want!
     
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A little? At 3510 MHz I idle at 34º C. At 1080 MHz I idle at 25º C. Stock CnQ would get me down to 24º C, but that is with a higher multi and a lower HTT, so I will take this happily. With this in my pocket, I can once again be free to use whatever multiplier I want!
Thanks for that info blitz. We have several members here running the M2N series mobo's w/temp related issues and I was thinking they may give this a shot to see if they could get it under controll a little better.
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The only problem is that it only helps under mild to moderate load. You load that sucker out, it is going to go back to the clocks you have set in the BIOS.
     
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Hi guys, 1st post here!

I was given this motherboard a while back along with a 6800GT and an Athlon 4600+ due to some bios issues the previous owner had. I decided to make a bit of a gaming rig out of the bits with a gradual upgrade planned. Recently it has all come together and I have sorted the bios issues and flashed right up to 2207 (fixed version).

Today I dropped in a Phenom II 940 and Zalman CNPS9700 and everything went very smoothly. Overclocked to 3.4ghz with a 17x multiplier with no problems at all

Overall very pleased with this board!!

However I have been keeping my eye on the temps and something is not quite right. I have attached an image of idle(ish) and 100% load screenshots of PC wizard 08. As well as the temps looking a bit on the warm side the 'CPU Temp' is higher than the Core temp's I have tried reseating the Zalman HSF with very little change in temps. What kind of temperatures are other P2 940 owners getting on this board??

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I could add you to the members roster if you would like to join the M2N club. It's cool if not. This is a very common issue w/these mobo's. I personally would reccomned running the cpu at bone stock spd's while you get to know more about your cpu and what all the settings in your bios can do before you push it to much. Have you tried to under volt any settings in the bios to see if you can run stable w/undervolting your settings, Primarily the cpu. Also what are the voltages reading in CPUZ or what ever app's you use to check you voltages w/in windows?
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If you could add me to the roster that would be great. I havent had much time to play with voltages to be honest. When set to Auto the bios always gives the chip 1.376V, I tried and drop this back a bit and took it down to 1.34 (had to choose a slightly lower voltage in the bios - always seems to overvolt it a bit?) That lowered the temperatures slightly - seemed stable in prime, then I just got bored and wanted to see how it sat at 3.4ghz Will definitely drop it back to stock though now...

Will give it another shot tomorow.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F1 640gb LiteOn 20x DVD±RW Zalman CNPS9700LED Win7 64bit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 @3.5ghz Asus M2N32-SLI DELUXE Zotac GTX285 AMP! Edition 2 x 2gb OCZ Reaper @1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F1 640gb LiteOn 20x DVD±RW Zalman CNPS9700LED Win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 24" 1080p Logitech Ultra Slim OCZ ModXStream 600W NZXT Tempest 
MouseMouse PadAudio
OCZ Behemoth Razer eXactmat Asus Xonar D1 
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