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So im going to buy this for my board this week...so it should work right??? And do i (or should I )need to buy a better power supply if i also fill in the other two ram slots with the same ram i currently have so i can have 8 gigs with windows 7 ultimate 64x and also upgrading the video card to something better then the 8800 gts???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471

Unless theres another Phenom II x4 you guys think i should get because you know it works than let me know!

Edit: I do see that alot of people have this one all set with the newest bios.. i just should have been more specific what i really want to know is what problems may i run into? Will i also have to reformat? Is there anything else i should do to prepare myself before changing the cpu out?
Edited by JoeSamo86 - 11/29/09 at 7:40pm
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So im going to buy this for my board this week...so it should work right??? And do i (or should I )need to buy a better power supply if i also fill in the other two ram slots with the same ram i currently have so i can have 8 gigs with windows 7 ultimate 64x and also upgrading the video card to something better then the 8800 gts???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471

Unless theres another Phenom II x4 you guys think i should get because you know it works than let me know!

Edit: I do see that alot of people have this one all set with the newest bios.. i just should have been more specific what i really want to know is what problems may i run into? Will i also have to reformat? Is there anything else i should do to prepare myself before changing the cpu out?
JoeSamo86, I believe N2Gaming and a few others ran this same processor on your board and did not experience any issues. I think you can get away with running the 2208 bios? Don't quote me on that though...hopefully someone can clarify. I'd recommend clearing the cmos prior to installing the Phenom II 940. After the installation make sure to make the appropriate changes in the bios manually. After doing so everything should boot right into Windows.

Your Rosewill 550W should be able to power your new quad-core without any issues. Total 12volt amperage is 35amps which is plenty. Do you need to upgrade your video card? Are the games you currently play completely unplayable/laggy?

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Well I am very happy I asked here, I will stick with my beta 2205 BIOS. I have had NO issues with PHII 940 on the board, no software tweaks necesary!
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Well I am very happy I asked here, I will stick with my beta 2205 BIOS. I have had NO issues with PHII 940 on the board, no software tweaks necesary!
Sounds like you have a golden bios file and I'm wondering if the new AM3 CPU's would run correctly on that bios w/out any software tweeks.
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Sounds like you have a golden bios file and I'm wondering if the new AM3 CPU's would run correctly on that bios w/out any software tweeks.
So far, I believe the 955-965 are the only cpu's that require the use of nvidia performance tools,because of the built-in power saving feature that they have that the other cpu's don't.

As far as bios versions I would say 2001 and up should work for most of the newer cpu's.But if one is going to flash the bios from one earlier than 2001, one might as well flash to the newest 2209
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Myself I flashed from 1603 to 2205 then to 2208.No tweaks needed for my x3 720.

Gyro

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Sounds like you have a golden bios file and I'm wondering if the new AM3 CPU's would run correctly on that bios w/out any software tweeks.
Perhaps I do...lol...I have thought about maybe getting a 965 and hoping to hit 4ghz, but my 940 is sitting so sweet on this board...
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So here is my story. I have an asus m2n32-sli deluxe MB with gskill ddr2 800 1gx2 and a amd athlon x2 4200. Every thing was working fine. One day I decided to cell my cpu to raise money for a new one. I sold the cpu and put in a sempron am2 cpu.

This new cpu would not post. The fans would spin but it would shutdown about 2 seconds later. So I wasn't sure if it was the cpu or mb. I decided to buy a am2+ x2 6000 3gz off ebay. I put it in the computer and it started to turn on but the north bridge started to smoke. I thought it might be dust under the NB heat sink so I sprayed the MB with a can of air and when I turned it on this time I didn't get smoke but something under the NB was glowing like red hot metal.

So I sent the board to asus for repair and after only a few days it was back to me. Only this time they took out my onboard wireless (i'm still going to call and complain).

So I put every thing back togeather and it wouldnt post. I took a stick of out and sure thing it post. So I switch the stick i pulled out with the one that is still in and it post again. So now I can only use one stick, not 2! So now I try to reinstall xp and when it says setup is configuring hard ware or something like that it goes to a blank screen instead of the blue screen where it ask you to press f6 to install drivers. So I looked up that error and it has alot of different things it could be, but then i realised the newer cpu needs a bios update so I do that.

So now I get past the blank screen, but when its at the blue screen and it says it's loading a bunch of stuff it gets stuck at (scsi port driver). I cant find any information about why it would stop here. Another thing I noticed is the my CPU, RAM and NB and SB heatsinks are HOT!

So I shut it down and let it cool for about 20 mins and power it back on and I go to the BIOS hardware monitor and I watched the CPU and MB temps rise. cpu started off high any ways at 50C but with in 5 mins was 62C and I shut it down.

I feel like I have tried everything. Is it the CPU? Why wont the Sempron post? Is the MB still faulty? Is in the Ram? The PSU?

I don't have alot of extra hardware to test either.
    
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So here is my story. I have an asus m2n32-sli deluxe MB with gskill ddr2 800 1gx2 and a amd athlon x2 4200. Every thing was working fine. One day I decided to cell my cpu to raise money for a new one. I sold the cpu and put in a sempron am2 cpu.

This new cpu would not post. The fans would spin but it would shutdown about 2 seconds later. So I wasn't sure if it was the cpu or mb. I decided to buy a am2+ x2 6000 3gz off ebay. I put it in the computer and it started to turn on but the north bridge started to smoke. I thought it might be dust under the NB heat sink so I sprayed the MB with a can of air and when I turned it on this time I didn't get smoke but something under the NB was glowing like red hot metal.

So I sent the board to asus for repair and after only a few days it was back to me. Only this time they took out my onboard wireless (i'm still going to call and complain).

So I put every thing back togeather and it wouldnt post. I took a stick of out and sure thing it post. So I switch the stick i pulled out with the one that is still in and it post again. So now I can only use one stick, not 2! So now I try to reinstall xp and when it says setup is configuring hard ware or something like that it goes to a blank screen instead of the blue screen where it ask you to press f6 to install drivers. So I looked up that error and it has alot of different things it could be, but then i realised the newer cpu needs a bios update so I do that.

So now I get past the blank screen, but when its at the blue screen and it says it's loading a bunch of stuff it gets stuck at (scsi port driver). I cant find any information about why it would stop here. Another thing I noticed is the my CPU, RAM and NB and SB heatsinks are HOT!

So I shut it down and let it cool for about 20 mins and power it back on and I go to the BIOS hardware monitor and I watched the CPU and MB temps rise. cpu started off high any ways at 50C but with in 5 mins was 62C and I shut it down.

I feel like I have tried everything. Is it the CPU? Why wont the Sempron post? Is the MB still faulty? Is in the Ram? The PSU?

I don't have alot of extra hardware to test either.
I don't think it's the CPU nor the RAM nor the PSU. Hard to tell actually. You say you RMA'd it back to ASUS and Wi-Fi was not working anymore, hmmm....maybe the circuitry is still damaged? I believe so. It could be that the OPAMP (this is just a guess) amplifies too much the signal from the thermal probes causing your to think BIOS the components are overheating...

Of course I assume all the coolers are properly installed with TIM and all.
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It's not that the wireless is not working, they removed it from the board. I used artic silver thermal compound and I know the temp probes are working right because I burned my finger on the CPU heatsink. The NB was also hot and so was the ram ( I think the ram is hot because it sits above the CPU and was being cooked). I'm going to call ASUS and tell them the board is still bad. Hopefully I'm correct because I hate lying and it would be really bad if they sent me a AM3 board with DD3 ram. I would have to buy new everything.
    
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Thanks Gyro.

Shadycuz, Did ASUS send you your own mobo back or did they send you a repaired mobo? Also what CPU are you using the 140w version or the 125W version?

Edit: You may want to change your sig CPU to reflect the X2 6000+ so people don't get confused if they jump in to help half way through. Oh also are you using AS5 or some other concocktion of Arctic Silver? That AS5 stuff is conductive and can be very harmful if you get it on anything other then the HSF/Chips to be cooled.
Edited by N2Gaming - 11/30/09 at 9:33am
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