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I'm still using a x2 6400 in my M2N-SLI. I use it for audio work.
Any benefits moving up to a Phenom Quad. Would 4 cores at lower clock of .9 ghz be any improvement. Would this be an upgrade?

I really don't have any performance problems.

Would I have to replace the stock AMD cooler that came with x2 to use the Phenom?
I use Ableton Live and went from an x2 5200 @2.9Ghz to an X4 965 @3.5Ghz plus with the difference of it having 8mb cache. It certainly has made a difference. I would just say if you are not reaching it's limit or noticing any performance dips with the amount of VST's/tracks you have running then do you need to bother?
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I have the M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi edition and just ordered a Phenom X4 9850 to replace my Athlon X2-5600. I've been looking at the bios versions to try and figure out which would be the best to get for the new cpu. My current bios is 1203.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I have the M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi edition and just ordered a Phenom X4 9850 to replace my Athlon X2-5600. I've been looking at the bios versions to try and figure out which would be the best to get for the new cpu. My current bios is 1203.

Any help would be appreciated.
I would say bios 2209. Looks like you have to flash anyway,so you might as well get the latest.

Good luck

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post #5634 of 12343
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I have the M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi edition and just ordered a Phenom X4 9850 to replace my Athlon X2-5600. I've been looking at the bios versions to try and figure out which would be the best to get for the new cpu. My current bios is 1203.

Any help would be appreciated.
Ow mate, I just sold my 9850 BE, and got the Phenom II 965. It runs sweet on the 2209 bios. I'd cancel the 9850 BE, and order the 965, if you can afford it

I had my 9850 BE running with the 2201 bios, btw. But I guess the 2209 would be alright also.

EDIT: lol, Gyro beat me too it.
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Ow mate, I just sold my 9850 BE, and got the Phenom II 965. It runs sweet on the 2209 bios. I'd cancel the 9850 BE, and order the 965, if you can afford it

I had my 9850 BE running with the 2201 bios, btw. But I guess the 2209 would be alright also.

EDIT: lol, Gyro beat me too it.
Thanks for the advice. I went with the 8850 in large part due to budget concerns I didn't want to make a big investment on this pc since it is about 3 years old. I just wanted to give it a bit of a boost so it will last another year or two. That and I have another pc attached to my tv that is being decidely cranky lately and may actually need replaced before long.

I just wasn't sure how well the "beta" bios versions were behaving and had read some conflicting comments about heat issues and memory timing problems with 1903.
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It is one of the best Nvidia chiped board for the present day and age. Tomorrow may be a different story. However I would not try to find a mobo that you will be able to run both AM2+ & AM3 ram in. I don't know of any off hand and if any such mobo exists I would stear clear of it as it is probably not an enthusiasts mobo but more or less a mobo to get you intigrated into a full AM3 rig one part at a time. I think I heard something about Gigabyte having such a mobo but I can't recal atm. I am running a Destroyer w/a Ph II x4 940 and Corsair XMS2 1066 RAM in my sig rig. It is not the very best. If you want the very best you have several other options but those would include higher expenses such as Intel I7 920 and up along w/EVGA's X58 chipped mobo's.

Basically you have to choose your form factor before you choose a mobo if you really want to maximise your systems potential.

We may see a Newer 980a SLI chipped mobo for AM3 CPU's. However at the moment the only one that comes to mind is the one that MSI makes.
Gotcha.. So I'll stick with am2+ and ddr2.. I already have the phenom 940 and 4 1gb sticks of the kingston 1066... Since I'm set on that, should I go with the foxconn?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=nForce%20780a
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post #5637 of 12343
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780a at least, or a 980a.
There are only two choices in the 980a asus ddr2 and msi ddr3.
ddr3 won't fit ddr2 and visa versa.
So if you go with a ddr3 mb you will need new ram also.



Maybe try a windows repair.Might be corrupt?
Are you getting a/the single short beep at startup? (The one that means all is well continue with boot)

Good luck

Gyro

and breath out..
I really don't think it's the windows install..it's a fresh install.. everything was working fine before I tried to mess with ddr2 and cpu settings... odd thing is I reset cmos and still no change... goes through post, then when it comes time for windows it just reboots... how would this have anything to do with what I was doing?
    
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Lo Guys,

Just interrupting here

* What are the best timings for my memory?
* wicht cpu stress test is the most used here? Not only the test, but also
wicht test in particular?

And would someone for god sake put me in the clockers list on the first page
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I really don't think it's the windows install..it's a fresh install.. everything was working fine before I tried to mess with ddr2 and cpu settings... odd thing is I reset cmos and still no change... goes through post, then when it comes time for windows it just reboots... how would this have anything to do with what I was doing?
Will it start in safe mode?
Well some times it does not take much to fubar windows.
It's posting but not loading windows,couple of things to look at maybe.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310396
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314466

Good luck

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Hey guys.. I'm new to the board here, but just wanted to know that there is a pretty good discussion about running AM2+ and AM3 chips in the M2N[32] series ASUS boards over at guru3d.com:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=286970

There's a guy over there named 'TheWiz' who is working on updating the BIOS for these boards to eliminate the 'safe mode/4x multiplier' that these boards default to if you use an AM3 chip that uses 'dual power planes' (whereas all AM2/AM2+ CPUs have one power plane/voltage control for the CPU and the Hypertransport, AM3 CPUs above the 945 support different voltages for each of those.)

You can find some more information on his site here:
http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Threa...port-Phenom-II
http://www.bios-mods.com/

Once a solution to that issue is solidified, then there will be no more need for using nTune or any other Windows-based tweaking tool to get the correct multiplier out of these newer chips.

Lastly, I just wanted to point out that since the memory controller on AMD systems is integrated into the silicon on the CPU, the limiting factor on what RAM you can use is tied directly to what CPU you are using and not what motherboard you are using. What this means is that if you are running a CPU that supports 1066 DDR2 RAM (and it fits in your slots,) you can run 1066 DDR2 RAM, despite whatever motherboard you are using. Don't trust me though, do some independent research for yourself and you'll see that's the case.
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