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Ativivo, now that I think about it, C&Q, AI nap and such are bios features and don't require drivers.
Gyro, AI nap is actually a Windows app
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Hey folks, sorry for the rather dumb questions I'm about to ask - I still haven't tried Win 7 due to lack of time, and I haven't reinstalled an OS in a while - where do I get the drivers for the M2N32-SLI's network controllers from? I mean Win 7 compatible versions, or do I just install those from the software CD that came with the mobo (they're for XP, but still)? Also, the other neat mobo tools, such as AI Nap, Cool&Quiet and such? Do I need Win 7 specific versions, or do the Xp ones work too?

Also, anyone tried to make a home network between Xp (64-bit) and Win 7? I have a HTPC for HD movies and I need to hook it with my regular gaming/Bluray PC.

PS. By the way, I got a new PSU - sadly, the previous unt (still in my sig) just couldn't cope with the rig and a power surge in the electricity network last week busted it - right now I'm with a new Corsair HX650W. Anyone has experience with that?
I just used the windows vista drivers and it worked fine for me. im running windows 7 64x pro edition
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Use the stock/Windows driver for everything chipset related. I had so much trouble with the downloaded ones, BSOD everywhere and the Win7/Vista stock Storage driver is also faster.
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Hi
I'm planning on eventually picking up a 965BE and a better GPU to keep my system running for another year or so. Has anyone used a GTX 275 or higher Nvidia card with this M2N32SLI-D motherboard? I can't find any information on how the performance for gaming would be. Should I just keep my X2 6000+ CPU and just upgrade the GPU and power supply? Or would the 965BE really help a better GPU with gaming performance vs the 6000+? An AM3 board won't be purchased until late next year. Feedback would be appreciated.
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That is a very good question and I wish I had a answer for you backed up w/personal Experience. I'd like to get a few GTX275 or GTX285 cards and test it out but they cost to much for my blood these days. Other wise I'd have a few of those and would have alrady tested it out in both the M2N32 SLI Deluxe and my sig Destroyer mobo's for Comparrisons between PCIe 1.0 & PCIe 2.0 to see if any bottle neck exists and how much of a difference a PCIe 2.0 mobo would make. Heck even cheap PCIe 2.0 mobo's only have SLI in 8x8 while this PCIe 1.0 sloted mobo runs SLI in true x16 x x16 so they are basically the same spd in theory. Now a newer PCIe 2.0 Mobo w/true x16 x x16 would be a great comparison and that is exactely why I would compare my Destroyer agains the M2N32.
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Hi
I'm planning on eventually picking up a 965BE and a better GPU to keep my system running for another year or so. Has anyone used a GTX 275 or higher Nvidia card with this M2N32SLI-D motherboard? I can't find any information on how the performance for gaming would be. Should I just keep my X2 6000+ CPU and just upgrade the GPU and power supply? Or would the 965BE really help a better GPU with gaming performance vs the 6000+? An AM3 board won't be purchased until late next year. Feedback would be appreciated.
RBA, N2Gaming has a great suggestion for comparison. On a non-comparison opinion I think you would benefit more if you were to run the 965BE with a GTX 275. I'm assuming the 965 would take more advantage of the new card then a 6000+ would. Either way though a new video card addition would boost gaming performance. Like I said though it would be great if we could really see some comparisons

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Gyro, AI nap is actually a Windows app
I stand corrected

RBA, Just had a quick glance through some validations on the front page, I see a fair number of 260's and a 280 and 285.

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I can tell you this much, that coming from an X2 5000 and a 8800GT to a X4 940 and a 260 16 my 3dmark 06 score jumped from 8000 to 17000!
Edited by GANDALF21502 - 12/21/09 at 4:14pm
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I stand corrected
Gyro, head over to the Asus website and sort by Motherboard -> SocketAM2/AM2+/AM3 -> M2N32-SLI Deluxe. Choose Utilities and scroll down a bit. You should see, "ASUS Ai Nap V1.00.12 for Windows 2000/XP/2003".

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I can tell you this much, that coming from an X2 5000 and a 8800GT to a X4 940 and a 260 16 my 3dmark 06 score jumped from 8000 to 17000!
GANDALF21502, wow that configuration more than doubled your performance in 3DMark! That is money well spent
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I can tell you this much, that coming from an X2 5000 and a 8800GT to a X4 940 and a 260 16 my 3dmark 06 score jumped from 8000 to 17000!
This is very intersting because that's about the scores I was getting w/my M2N32/x4 940/2x 9800GT cards running in SLI. I for some reason can't get Vantage to complete a bench test. It always hangs when it gets to the 1st cpu perfomance test.
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