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Originally Posted by gr8sho;11948076 
Granted. But when I looked at ASUS website, the 5001 BIOS was definitely listed for that specific board. I don't know what inherent limitation the 500 chipset has that would preclude an AM3 processor from working.

In fact, ASUS posted an even more recent BIOS for that board to support a specific video card.

I'm okay with the notion that there comes a time to upgrade the motherboard. That's one of the reason's I'm bit surprised I'm able to deal with the upgrade here. All previous systems I had ever built were Intel P4s and really nothing much in the way of upgrading. I did perform some basic overclocking, but nothing to the extent I've done on the M2N32. To effectively upgrade processor family across a 3+ year span is the most intriguing part to me.

Cheers,
Carl

The 500 is the lowest of the low end of the 500 series chipsets.

Your M2N32-sli has the 590 chipset, the highest of the high end, and was the top of the line MB in it's day.
And there are 3 versions of it (WS pro,Vista premium,deluxe)all with varying bios' and compatiblities.

There is close to 40 variants of the 500 series chipset and all have different nuances,such as the 570 uses a jmicron sata controller which supports ACHI and the 590 uses a silicon image sata controller and does not,just as one example.

Now if he had the M2N-e(non sli),it has a 570 chipset and all things would be possible.


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His board is an M2N-e sli(500 chipset), not a M2N sli deluxe(570 chipset).



I agree with crash01, you would be better off updating your motherboard.

Good luck

Gyro
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http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=NJ8fkR6ufRM9XvFC

his mobo don't have much support cpu wise. selling it for a new one if wanting an upgrade would be a good idea. and his newest bios is only the 1301.
The espresso hadn't fully kicked in yet. Dang, I can't believe how many versions of this board exist. The processor upgrades on that one are indeed very limited.

Thanks guys.
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Granted. But when I looked at ASUS website, the 5001 BIOS was definitely listed for that specific board. I don't know what inherent limitation the 500 chipset has that would preclude an AM3 processor from working.

In fact, ASUS posted an even more recent BIOS for that board to support a specific video card.

I'm okay with the notion that there comes a time to upgrade the motherboard. That's one of the reason's I'm bit surprised I'm able to deal with the upgrade here. All previous systems I had ever built were Intel P4s and really nothing much in the way of upgrading. I did perform some basic overclocking, but nothing to the extent I've done on the M2N32. To effectively upgrade processor family across a 3+ year span is the most intriguing part to me.

Cheers,
Carl
You are obviously looking at the wrong page. I own that board and a x2 6400 is the best that board can do. According to the Asus forum, it's not about the chipset but the amount of memory for the bios chip is too small for a quad processor.
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You are obviously looking at the wrong page. I own that board and a x2 6400 is the best that board can do. According to the Asus forum, it's not about the chipset but the amount of memory for the bios chip is too small for a quad processor.
Yup. Gyro caught that I was looking at the Deluxe info. There's even enough of a difference between the M2N SLI and the M2N-E SLI and this one caught me out too. I suppose Caveat Emptor applies here.
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Yup. Gyro caught that I was looking at the Deluxe info. There's even enough of a difference between the M2N SLI and the M2N-E SLI and this one caught me out too. I suppose Caveat Emptor applies here.
ahhh, its ok bud. we all have made a mistake or several in our times. its called life.
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ahhh, its ok bud. we all have made a mistake or several in our times. its called life.
Hi Guys,
thanks a lot for that active discussion and opinions ,
seems that there is no way with this mobo (ASUS M2N-E SLI ) to get better processor then X2 6400,
what only supprising me are achivements on the first page of this forum with this mobo like :
M2N SLI

Adventfred1002Ph II X3 7202812.91 MHz95wValidation
uss5001Ph II X4 945 C33150.60 MHz95wValidation
synthaside5001Ph II X4 945 C33013.77 MHz95wValidation
is it fake then ? or there is way somehow to go ?

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Guys,
if not other ideas , i see that i am close to go for new mobo also with DDR3 support and with PH II X4 processor...
Ciao, Martin
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Guys,
if not other ideas , i see that i am close to go for new mobo also with DDR3 support and with PH II X4 processor...
Ciao, Martin
This ^ is not a bad choice if you can acquire this set up for a decent price.

Keep in mind AMD now has 6 core Ph II cpu's that run on DDR3 mobo's now and will be releasing the Bulldozer CPU line up pretty soon.

You may just want to hold off on your upgrade until Bulldozer hits the shelf. This way you can either pick from the newest tech or purchase a Ph II cpu and mobo at a great price.

Oh does any one know if the new Bulldozer chips will be using DDR4 ?
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Hi,
yes , but most of the time its question about the money or entusiasm ,
i see that there are 3 options :

1st = you have money but want to get some enjoyment from overclocking and discovering limits of your IT stuff , u are more or less IT possitive and therefore u are member of such forums and searching and posting achievements

2nd = you dont have money , but you want to get as much as possible from your configuration , therefore you are member of such forums

3rd = you have money , you can buy what you want and dont care , i will never read posts and no experiencing with OC if you could buy latest model

I will see but to be honest seems that i will wait a bit with CPU , buy new GPU 6850 and wait what will happen if new CPUs buldoz... come
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Hey all!

got my 956BE running fine now getting past the post screen, unfortunatly i have absolutly no idea how it got solved O.o

There's still another Problem I have with my M2N SLI deluxe mobo.

Since I'm running Windows 7 on it, there's no specific driver for my onboard soundcard. It's impossible to enjoy 5.1 sound atm. Now, I know it has nothing to do with overclocking or so, but since it' concerns the mobo...has anyone an idea on how to solve this problem or which compatible driver I could install to get my 5.1 running again?

Thx in advance

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