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yeah

Ok i tried now 3.6ghz. Idle Temp is 45°C and with Prime95 60°C. Thats ok right?

Now I only have one more prob, only at windows is my keyboard working perfect. In Bios too, but to get into the bios i have to use a ps2 keyboard... Any Ideas why?

Here my Validation:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1158395

60 is the max that that cpu likes - get better cooling or lower your overclock

i've found that its a power supply issuse same thiing was happening with mine once i installed a bigger PSU it fixed it
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and guys this is what i've been working on since 8pm (its now 945pm)

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More news from Asus today


M2N-sli bios 5001 is out today.

Get it here; ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/socketAM2/M2N-SLI/


Gyro
How is this news when I see no documentation what so ever about a BIOS labeled 5001 when the previous version is 1002. I'm a little suspicious since it's from their ftp.
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How is this news when I see no documentation what so ever about a BIOS labeled 5001 when the previous version is 1002. I'm a little suspicious since it's from their ftp.
My bad. It show up on their CPU chart but not the downloads.

Athlon IIX4 640 - are these new?
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Hey everyone, I recently was given an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe with an Athlon 64 x2 4200+ (Here). This will be a big upgrade either way for me coming from my Socket 754 Athlon 64 3000+... however, I am looking at getting a Phenom II x2 550 Black Edition, as it is a cheaper (and AM2+ instead of AM3) version of my other option, the Phenom II x4 940 BE.

So, I was wondering if I DO get the Phenom II x2 550BE, do one of the various BIOS versions for this M2N-SLI Deluxe support NVCC so I can unlock the two disabled cores on this CPU?


I've heard the 550BE is a good CPU for pushing, esp. for ~$100.
Welcome to OCN.

1st things first. Get the Ph II X4 940 BE if you have a choice and you can find one. Trust me you'll be happy you got a quad core instead of a double core. I see used 940's listed on ebay all the time w/starting bids of $90.00-ish or something like that. Your gonna be hard pressed to find a new x4 940 BE at a price to make it worth the purchase.

No you will not be able to unlock any CPU cores on this mobo. You would need an AMD chipset in order to do that. M2N series mobo's have Nvidia based chipsets "sorry".

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OMG YES IT WORKS!!!

And how can i save power now when the pc idle?
Congrats.

Unfortunately you'll have to use software to run your cpu in a Cool n Quiet mode to be able to run your cpu in a overclocked state while under load and then auto down clock when idleing. K10Stat is a good software for doing that.

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and guys this is what i've been working on since 8pm (its now 945pm) Link
DDR2-1280 that's just sick hito. What kind of Everest read write speeds are you getting w/those spd's and timmings?
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Welcome to OCN.

1st things first. Get the Ph II X4 940 BE if you have a choice and you can find one. Trust me you'll be happy you got a quad core instead of a double core. I see used 940's listed on ebay all the time w/starting bids of $90.00-ish or something like that. Your gonna be hard pressed to find a new x4 940 BE at a price to make it worth the purchase.

No you will not be able to unlock any CPU cores on this mobo. You would need an AMD chipset in order to do that. M2N series mobo's have Nvidia based chipsets "sorry".

Congrats.

Unfortunately you'll have to use software to run your cpu in a Cool n Quiet mode to be able to run your cpu in a overclocked state while under load and then auto down clock when idleing. K10Stat is a good software for doing that.

DDR2-1280 that's just sick hito. What kind of Everest read write speeds are you getting w/those spd's and timmings?
N2Gaming: Thanks for your reply! I was thinking the same thing about the 550 vs the 940... the two extra cores being enabled by default should make it worth the extra $$...

Regarding the chipset issue, that is something I did read about online and I was asking this question only because I have heard of some people with nForce chipset being able to use NVCC (aparrently it's nVidia's answer to AMD's ACC) to unlock the other two cores... but I do not know if any of the BIOS revision's for my specific board have NVCC built into them... So I am trying to find out if the M2N-SLI Deluxe has this NVCC or not... before I spend the extra $$ on the 940, plus I've heard the 550 being a C3 stepping can OC higher than the 940 since it's a C2 stepping? Or would this not matter since I plan on going with water?
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About the 550 vs the 940... the two extra cores being enabled by default should make it worth the extra $$...?
Yes because there is never any guarantee that you will be able to unlock any cores and have the system or cpu be stable w/those cores unlocked. This is true on any mobo.

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Regarding the chipset issue, that is something I did read about online and I was asking this question only because I have heard of some people with nForce chipset being able to use NVCC (aparrently it's nVidia's answer to AMD's ACC) to unlock the other two cores... ?
This would be news to me. I have not heard of any Nvidia chipsets being able to unlock any cores. You can shut cores off w/Nvidia chipsets but I have not heard of unlocking them. Maybe you could post a link to your source.

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I've heard the 550 being a C3 stepping can OC higher than the 940 since it's a C2 stepping? Or would this not matter since I plan on going with water?
C3 as well as being a AM3 cpu will mean you prolly will have to use software to get the chip to run at default speeds where as w/the x4 940 you should " I say should because I don't know for sure but I think" be able to run at stock speeds by only using bios settings and not requiring any software to tweek the settings to run at stock or overclocked.

Regarding which is better a x2 or x4. Well the x2 is only an 80w cpu so you should be able to overclock it to the sky and back if that is your goal. Now if you want to run games on a cpu that don't or will not require much overclocking to do so than the x4 is the obviouse chioce for me.

AM3 cpu's will be a little more future proof in theory but if you already have ram for the AM2+ CPU's than your not gonna get any better RAM performance ouf of a AM3 cpu running in a AM2+ mobo any way so the point is moot.

Is AM3 C3 Rev: better for overclocking than AM2+ C2 Rev: I would think so. AM3 CPU's have the AM3 Ram controller which will allow you to do better things w/the chip than say a AM2+ chip but by minimul margins meaning the ram in AM3 will run at looser timings so the performance gain would not be to significant. However you would also be able to run the NB Frequency clocks a lot faster and that would also come into play for performance when considering going either AM2+ or AM3. There is several advantages in getting AM3 CPU's but you won't see most of those advantages while you run them on any AM2+ mobo w/DDR2 RAM.
Edited by N2Gaming - 4/30/10 at 8:54am
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Yes because there is never any guarantee that you will be able to unlock any cores and have the system or cpu be stable w/those cores unlocked. This is true on any mobo.
Regarding this, I am looking at purchasing a 550 BE from an individual that was using this CPU unlocked and OC'ed.. I do understand that my specific mobo may not be stable though..

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This would be news to me. I have not heard of any Nvidia chipsets being able to unlock any cores. You can shut cores off w/Nvidia chipsets but I have not heard of unlocking them. Maybe you could post a link to your source.
Yea, this is something I have read online, since I found out my M2N-SLI has nForce chipset (obv. since it's SLI, lol)...

See here and here ("2. Motherboard with ACC support (SB710 or SB750 southbridge) or NCC (Nvidia’s answer to ACC) AND supports core unlocking. More on specific boards and manufacturers later.") Also click!

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Regarding which is better a x2 or x4. Well the x2 is only an 80w cpu so you should be able to overclock it to the sky and back if that is your goal. Now if you want to run games on a cpu that don't or will not require much overclocking to do so than the x4 is the obviouse chioce for me.
Honestly, I don't really game at all, and if I do I am not into any new games that are out.. I am building this system more for the fun of it and plan on going water for two reasons, doing a water cooling setup is very interesting and enjoyable, and also I do want to see how much of an OC I can get out of the system... it's basically a toy system.. when I use my PC it's usually just for word documents/e-mail/internet browsing/listening to music... I MAY run a web server off of it, but even if so, it would be a low traffic basic site. That's one more reason I figured I would just go with the 550BE...

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AM3 cpu's will be a little more future proof in theory but if you already have ram for the AM2+ CPU's than your not gonna get any better RAM performance ouf of a AM3 cpu running in a AM2+ mobo any way so the point is moot.
Regarding this, I am running DDR2 RAM, and don't plan on upgrading anytime soon... if I do ever do it, it will be at LEAST a year or two from now and I will prob go x6 by then with DDR3...
Edited by Diablo2424 - 4/30/10 at 9:57am
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Damb this is a good deal.

[Steam] Codemasters racing pack - $17.50 Steam Weekend deal

Dirt, Dirt2, Grid, Fuel and Toca3 for $17.50 or you can buy them individually dirt cheap
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More news from Asus today


M2N-sli bios 5001 is out today.

Get it here; ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/socketAM2/M2N-SLI/


Gyro
can anyone confirm this
also if i update with this and it brick my pc would the crashfree kick in

Edit: winrar giving me an unexpected end of archive error

can some else download and confirm please
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