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Welcome everyone. I was wondering is it possible to run Phenom II x4 970 BE on M2N-SLi Deluxe mobo, I had it compared to 955 on the AMD website and apart from different clock speed they look exactly the same. 955 is officially supported with 5001 BIOS upgrade but 970 is not even mentioned anywhere. Have anyone tried this setup and can share his knowledge in these field. Thank you in advance
Your rig looks very similar to what i have Bob. Same power supply, similar graphic cards, m/board. The 970 installed flawlessly in mine with bios 5002. You just have to set the multiplier to 17/18 in bios 1st, if you want to use that multiplier in nvidia tools.

If you want a step by step guide or any other help, i or anyone here can give you advice.
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Here's what you have to do to make it work. First, download the latest nVidia video driver for your 8800's (ver 191.07). The chipset on your mobo is nVidia as are your video cards. Once you install the latest video driver, it will automatically create the NVIDIA Control Panel which allows you to adjust monitor resolutions, sli, etc. Also download the NVIDIA System Tool Version 6.05---its about 85.4mbs. Install this program. The system tool software contains a program called the Performance Tool and it will integrate itself into the NVIDIA Control Panel. Open the control panel and you will see the menu selection for the performance tool. Click on it and it'll ask you to agree to not hold nvidia accountable, etc, etc. Agree and the performance feature will be available.

When you open the Control Panel you will have four selections (CPU, Motherboard, Memory and Video Card). Click on the CPU section at the top and you will find several adjustments for the cpu, to include dropdown selections for the four cores. Select the appropriate multiplier for each core (they should all be the same multiplier value). One thing to note here is you must set the highest multiplier level you want to use in the bios first---otherwise, the core settings in the Performance Tool only permit what was set in the bios (for example, if you set 16x in the bios, then up to 16x will be available in the performance tool---17x, 17.5x, 18x, 18.5x, etc). Click apply and it will adjust your cpu clock speeds. CPU-Z and all of the other measuring tools will now recognize all four cores and will give you the correct clock speeds.

The NVIDIA System Tool Ver 6.05 is the best tool that I found for unlocking the cores on the 955be with the M2N32 mobo. One other very important thing you must do is increase your CPU voltage to at least 1.35v, otherwise, your system will be unstable.

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First time post.

After installing the new processor and checking BIOS settings, all set to defaults as Auto, I was surprised to see that the CPU was only running at 800MHz both in BIOS and in Windows 7. After doing some Googling, and landing here, I found out this trick to using the NVIDIA control panel, but in order to really make this work, I had to override BIOS settings to allow for the proper voltages and CPU multiplier. For some reason I was thinking that the Auto settings should know what this processor's specs are and set speed accordingly. Apparently that is not the case and manual settings are required. If true, the home page of this thread should let people know that this procedure has to be followed to get the proper 3.4GHz settings, along with this information of telling the OS how to apply the speed settings?

When I ran the Windows 7 Performance Index test, I achieve a 7.4. Should that be closer to the max 7.9? I've seem others make mention of this. Perhaps I have to OC to get that?

Enough for now. I'll post back later after I have a bit more run time with the new setup and determine if the system is truly stable.

Thanks and cheers,
Carl


Edited by gr8sho - 12/11/10 at 4:16am
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If true, the home page of this thread should let people know that this procedure has to be followed to get the proper 3.4GHz settings, along with this information of telling the OS how to apply the speed settings?
Welcome gr8sho,

See hi-lighted parts of pic below.


Good luck

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Welcome gr8sho,

See hi-lighted parts of pic below.


Good luck

Gyro
Thanks for the welcome, Gyro!

I stand corrected. as I had not read the AM3 installation link. Here were the magic points.
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- Change the Settings to Manual so you can adjust the CPU
- Change the CPU Voltage to at LEAST 1.33v
- Change the RAM Voltage to 2.1v (If you don’t know your RAM Voltage leave on AUTO)
- Change the Multi to x16
In my case, I went for x17, but you probably knew that already.

Further up in the write-up the following is said.
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NOTE: FOR THIS TO WORK YOU MUST HAVE A NVIDIA GRAPHICS CARD IF YOU DON’T ONCE AGAIN I CANT BE 100% THAT YOU WILL GET THIS TO WORK.
Again, I'm sure you know that an ATI based GPU works just fine.

It's too bad the BIOS settings aren't sticky so that the OS boot up benefits from the higher processor speed.

Overall this was a very modest investment to a 4yr old mobo that hopefully will allow the rig to last a bit longer.
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Ya the ati compatibility problem has been solved since the guide was written.

The cpu multi depends which cpu you are using.

For the ram voltage ,use the setting recommended for your ram.

You have to save a profile to load at windows startup.

from the guide- "Click apply and it will adjust your CPU clock speeds, now save profile, save the profile as BOOT – on the performance tab there is another option called profile policies click on that, then click on the second window WHEN THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET, select “The system first starts windows†then click load profile and choose the boot profile, click apply."

that should get it to load at windows startup.


Good luck

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For the ram voltage ,use the setting recommended for your ram.

You have to save a profile to load at windows startup.
Thanks.

About the RAM settings. total of 5GB. Mine are 5-5-5-18. Doesn't sound that great. I haven't really messed with this area. Is there anything to be gained be poking around this area?

C
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If you plan to oc by cpu multi alone,you won't need to do anything with the ram.
If you oc by fsb or both then you may need to adjust something, but you should be fine with 5-5-5-18.
What voltage is the ram set at by the way?

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What voltage is the ram set at by the way?

Gyro
In BIOS it's set to Auto. How to I check it from Windows, please? None of the utilities seem to provide that data.

Speccy says it's 1.8V. Should I bump it up in BIOS?

I changed voltage setting in BIOS to 2.1V, but Speccy amd CPU-Z both report 1.8V.

While I was in there I set memory to operate in Ganged mode..

Edited by gr8sho - 12/13/10 at 7:02pm
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Hi Tirade. Thanks for your offer but due to unexpected expences I have to put the whole project on hold. Thank for your help.
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The NVIDIA tools trick for the 800mhz bug for the Phenom II's, is that only for AM3 installations, or even if I bought one that is AM2+ I would have to trick it in Windows?
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