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Ok, well this looks like the place for me. I did a pc build a couple years ago and based on a friends suggestion went with the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe.

I am now wanting to upgrade my CPU and have to factors need something reasonably priced and ease of installation. Im just looking to squeeze some more time out of this motherboard before I need to upgrade to utilize some of the faster things out there.

Currently have a AMD Atholon64 x2 6400+
I am looking for something that will give me quad core without alot of tweaking. Everyone on here really seems to know what they are talking about so I would appreciate any input and direction.

I was considering this at $60
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor
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Ok, well this looks like the place for me. I did a pc build a couple years ago and based on a friends suggestion went with the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe.

I am now wanting to upgrade my CPU and have to factors need something reasonably priced and ease of installation. Im just looking to squeeze some more time out of this motherboard before I need to upgrade to utilize some of the faster things out there.

Currently have a AMD Atholon64 x2 6400+
I am looking for something that will give me quad core without alot of tweaking. Everyone on here really seems to know what they are talking about so I would appreciate any input and direction.

I was considering this at $60
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor
Welcome to this club

9850 is too old imho, try with 945 or 955.



Done today


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The temperature is down to -8C now, but it is still feels relative warm and cosy. :-)
Yes, everything is relative. If -8C feels warm to you, you must suffer in the summertime!

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I would still advice you buy a more powerful CPU cooler, especially as I imagine that it will get rather hot during the summer where you live(?)
Yes, you are correct. Typically we keep the AC on 25.5C for a balance of comfort and energy conservation.

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Antec is alright I guess (I have had a few Antec power supplys myself and I have never experienced any problems with any of them). You definitely right about getting a new PSU if you intend to upgrade your graphics card to some kind of power hungry high-end model.
The Antec seems to deal with supplying enough power to the X1900GT at least with respect to the +12V where I understand the real need is.

And speaking of the X1900GT, the research I've done confirms a few things I observed over the years. First and foremost it is power hungry and runs very hot. It idles at no less than 55C (if you can trust HWMonitor and OCCT), but if you're actually using the computer, runs closer to 60C, and gets into the 70C range if gaming. Herein lies the problem as I see it. The stock cooler has a very wide profile, and even though it has cooling fins up the wazoo, they are far too close to other hardware like memory and of course the VGA card. I can definitely feel a hot spot just between the CPU and GPU. The rear 120mm fan doesn't seem to do much to help, so I will be testing the premise by adding a 2nd and possibly a 3rd 120mm fan in front of the board. I believe this will do a better job of moving the hot air away from the main-board.

I'll write back once have some more data.
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9850 is too old imho, try with 945 or 955.
Or an AM3 processor like the 125W 965BE.

Money was an issue for me too in the sense that I wanted to make this system more up to date but also recognized that it might be throwing good money after bad for a 4+ year old board. There was a person selling the 965BE on EBay for ~126USD, may still be there.

While the new 965 processor is not an I7, I also wasn't forced to buy all new hardware either. Plus I get to play around with the system all over again and learn a little about OC in the process.

And when I'm ready to upgrade the motherboard to an AM3, I'm still left with a relatively recent technology CPU.
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Welcome to this club

9850 is too old imho, try with 945 or 955.


Do those require alot of tweaking? Also I was also told that I need to find a 95w cpu if it was to be a 945 or 955 but all i can seem to find in those is 125w
    
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Do those require alot of tweaking? Also I was also told that I need to find a 95w cpu if it was to be a 945 or 955 but all i can seem to find in those is 125w
they will require some tweeking but not a hole lot, if you can find a 940 black edition you can simply update your bios, reset it, swap cpu's and boot it up. they oc decent if you decide to. they are 140w though. but i have not heard anyone nor have i had any issues with a 140w cpu and the m2n. last time i seen them on newegg they was under 100.00 or you could get one off ebay probably cheaper.
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they will require some tweeking but not a hole lot, if you can find a 940 black edition you can simply update your bios, reset it, swap cpu's and boot it up. they oc decent if you decide to. they are 140w though. but i have not heard anyone nor have i had any issues with a 140125w cpu and the m2n. last time i seen them on newegg they was under 100.00 or you could get one off ebay probably cheaper.
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@ Darthstryk3r:

Get the Ph II X4 945 For ease of use. No extra software needed and if you decide to overclock you do it the old fasion way by means of HT clock.

Oh you could also get the B95 for lower voltage or higher voltage depending on how you want to run your system. Don't know if they work on our boards though. Would be interesting to see if they do actually work and overclock better than the X4 945 95w cpu's.

Here is a list cpu's that are 95w @ 3000MHz. Just ignore the first cpu on the left it's a 125w variant.


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Merry Christmas all.


Is your monitor cable pluged into the monitor & Video card properly i.e. no bent pins and are the cable ends tight?
Nope, I put back my old 8800GTS and everything is ok no dim or low brightness.
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Good day everyone, does anyone ever heard of bios mod? On the site (http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/archi...ad-4642-3.html) the user TheWiz released a bios with support for x6 is it true?
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Good day everyone, does anyone ever heard of bios mod? On the site (http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/archi...ad-4642-3.html) the user TheWiz released a bios with support for x6 is it true?

Last post is 27/12, yesterday.
I must see a screen of CPU-Z..

I asked to that user
Edited by crash01 - 12/28/10 at 6:48am
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