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Hi guys, I'm slightly interested in upgrading my graphics card to a 5 series. Probably a 5770. But I've read a few things about compatibility problems with 5 series cards and PCIe 1.0 motherboards, anybody here managed to get a m2n-sli-deluxe and 5 series to play nice?
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Alrighty - flashed CMOS again, flashed BIOS again via EZ flash (it really was incredibly easy after all...), but Win 7 still won't load properly for me. I put in the install/recovery disk, it thought for a while, re imaged windows for me, and now when trying to load it again (giving me two options to load Win 7 or ... Win 7) it just sits there and thinks forever. Except now it won't boot from the optical drive ... not even when the hard drive is disconnected. It'll only take the windows install/setup disk and take forever (1-2hrs) to reinstall win 7 or to do nothing.

So I can't wipe my OS drive because I can't load up ultimate boot cd or get into windows... Maybe get myself an 8gig USB key, make it bootable (anyone know how...?) and try to install win 7 on that?

... Suggestions? Could this have something to do with the motherboard as even with the hard drives disconnected I can't boot off my optical drive? This ****ty old Thinkpad is killing me. It doesn't even have sound. I think I'm gonna cry.
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post #6683 of 12343
Try moving the sata cables to different slots on the mb,and maybe try a different sata cable.

Can you try to install on your other HDD,possibly?


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post #6684 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
Try moving the sata cables to different slots on the mb,and maybe try a different sata cable.

Can you try to install on your other HDD,possibly?


Gyro
Yes try every and any thing you can think of. I would even try to wash the Win 7 disk if you have any fingerprints on it.

It has been known for windows not to complete an install if the HDD or RAM is Defective.

Have you run any HDD diagnostic tools and any Memtest 86+ to verify your ram is still good.

My guess is like Gyro said, that it could be a bad sata cable. It don't take much to ruin those. However from what I have seen in the past most of the times when a sata cable is bad your mobo won't even see the HDD or DVD etc etc.

I hate to say it but it's quite possible that your defective power supply may have caused some damage to your HDD. I sure hope not.

Good Luck,

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Alright, so I swapped in the 955BE last night but I can't get past the post screen (gives me a checksum error). My keyboard doesn't respond. I'm guessing I need to get a ps2 keyboard to continue?
    
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post #6686 of 12343
Hello,

First post here, been reading since page 630ish [Tell me off for not reading the other pages if it already answers my question].
I've noticed mention of a BIOS version 5001, but I can only see 5002 on the Asus website.
Is 5001 a home-brew BIOS created outside of Asus? [I've noticed mention of a custom BIOS]

I'm looking to get a HDX945WFGMBOX - AMD Phenom II X4 945, Deneb Core to put into my board which is currently on the 2001 BIOS.

Would I have any issues with my current system [considering I have 6gb of RAM] running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit?

Should I upgrade to 5002 Beta? Would it be safe?

My CPU-Z http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1320522

Thanks
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post #6687 of 12343
Hey guys,

Another newbie to the site as I stumbled across the M2N-SLI group just yesterday. Anyways, was recently thinking about scrapping the old rig when I saw the work everyone here has put in with regards to the Phenom II Series. (You guys rock btw. )

Needless to say I almost pissed myself at the prospect of having my baby with quadcore power.

In any case, after perusing through these 670 pages or so, I'm thinking of picking up a Phenom II X4 to replace my old X2 4200 on my M2N-SLI Deluxe. I originally was going to go Fryer's setup and get the 940 BE, but when I went to Newegg, several reviews said that it was actually the 945 that was supported by our mobo. But if I get the 945, would I need to go through the steps of the AM3 Socket fix?

Just looking for clarification and the easiest (if possible) route. Thanks in advance!
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post #6688 of 12343
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutchos View Post
Alright, so I swapped in the 955BE last night but I can't get past the post screen (gives me a checksum error). My keyboard doesn't respond. I'm guessing I need to get a ps2 keyboard to continue?
Yes a ps2 kb may be needed.
You may need to reflash the bios.

Good luck

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Originally Posted by Vyker View Post
Hello,

First post here, been reading since page 630ish [Tell me off for not reading the other pages if it already answers my question].
I've noticed mention of a BIOS version 5001, but I can only see 5002 on the Asus website.
Is 5001 a home-brew BIOS created outside of Asus? [I've noticed mention of a custom BIOS]

I'm looking to get a HDX945WFGMBOX - AMD Phenom II X4 945, Deneb Core to put into my board which is currently on the 2001 BIOS.

Would I have any issues with my current system [considering I have 6gb of RAM] running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit?

Should I upgrade to 5002 Beta? Would it be safe?

My CPU-Z http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1320522

Thanks
Welcome,

This club is for all M2N boards so you will hear mention of various bios'.

5002 is the one you want for the x4 945.

There are d/l links on the OP at the top of the spreadsheet.

Flash the bios with your present cpu and you should be rock'n.

Good luck

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Originally Posted by KirbyNYC View Post
Hey guys,

Another newbie to the site as I stumbled across the M2N-SLI group just yesterday. Anyways, was recently thinking about scrapping the old rig when I saw the work everyone here has put in with regards to the Phenom II Series. (You guys rock btw. )

Needless to say I almost pissed myself at the prospect of having my baby with quadcore power.

In any case, after perusing through these 670 pages or so, I'm thinking of picking up a Phenom II X4 to replace my old X2 4200 on my M2N-SLI Deluxe. I originally was going to go Fryer's setup and get the 940 BE, but when I went to Newegg, several reviews said that it was actually the 945 that was supported by our mobo. But if I get the 945, would I need to go through the steps of the AM3 Socket fix?

Just looking for clarification and the easiest (if possible) route. Thanks in advance!
Welcome,

Either one will work,but the 945 has official support with bios 5001.

The 940be and 945 will work on 1701 and up.

The nv tools workaround is only needed for the 955/965.

Good luck

Gyro


And thanks guys for filling in your specs.
Edited by Gyro - 7/29/10 at 2:03pm
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post #6689 of 12343
Thanks for the quick response Gyro! You sir are a scholar and a gentleman...

I'll do some more research and when I scrounge up the funds, I'll move ahead with the upgrade and post back here.
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post #6690 of 12343
I am looking at upgrading my rig.

Either I will get the Crosshair IV and a new CPU, or I will get a new CPU, RAM, HD's, Case, and h2o this one.

Thing I am seeing is that the 940 isn't listed as supported, but the 9950 and the 945 are.
I was thinking about going with the 940BE if it is supported and doesn't require modding.

Any ideas/suggestions?
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