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The X4 945 95 watt chip doesn't appear to be on the market. I could only find the 125 watt version at amazon. Will the 125 watt version work?
yes it will work ,but it will run hotter,which may or may not affect how high you can oc,depending on how good your cooling is.

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Thanks for the info. I've been reading previous posts and come to the conclusion its best to stick with the supported CPUs listed by ASUS. I did run across many CPUs, haven't seen the X4 840 talked about anywhere. Would this CPU work? It is 95 watt.
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I would go for the 820 over the 840,for the L3 cache,it's a few bucks cheaper and will oc nicely on your board.

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the 940 Black Edition will work great with the m2n-sli as well.. do bios update, install cpu, clear cmos and boot it up.. no extra progs need to be run. bump the multi for a small oc or a little bit more.
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I have narrowed my CPU search down to : X4 820 2.8g 95 watt and x4 940 3.0g 125 watt.

I found the 940 on sale for 119.00 which is a real good price. I guess the question is 2.8g 95 watt vs 3g 125 watt, which will be a better match for my board. I'm leaning towards the 940 since it would run with out any additional programs. The 820 is about 10 dollars cheaper. I'm waiting to place the order until I get some input. Thanks for the help. The 940 I found was not the black version, will that make a difference. I have updated the bios to version 1103 which is the most current from the ASUS website. this is the CPU: AMD Phenom II 940 X4 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ Quad Core 125W Processor (OEM). The fact I still use Windows XP 32 be of any concern?

I have been reading about the x4 955 black which is also 125 watts. On page one of the posts I see where several members have used this chip in M2N SLI Deluxe mother board. Would this work in the M2N SLI board. If it does work, are there other programs that have to be run or is it just updating the bios and plugging the CPU in. I like the idea of upgrading to another mother board and ddr3 memory in the future. If it isn't to difficult to set up, I might go with the 955.
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940 is the easiest IMO and I was not aware that the Ph II x4 940 comes in a non Black Edition.
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940 is the easiest IMO and I was not aware that the Ph II x4 940 comes in a non Black Edition.
hmm, i have to agree. I looked it up on the AMD Website and found they only made a black edition 940. even OEM is black edition only. no standard or non-black.

so it looks like you will have a unlocked multi, it can be fun, but get an aftermarket cooler if your going to oc it at all, anything above 3.4-3.6 they start to get really hot from the vcore\\speed increase.
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I ordered the x4 940, Thanks for the advice. Any other instructions I should know about? You ran it down to me already, update bios with current CPU, shut down, clear cmos, install new CPU, boot up computer. Sounds pretty easy. I will keep you posted on my progress. Will I need to update any drivers? Thanks.
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nope everything else should stay the same.
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IF you've been following this thread for the past 3 months or so, and with the advent of the newer Phenom CPUs, power management has been an on again off again topic. Depending on the individual, either Phenommsrtweaker or K10stat have been recommended as solutions both for manipulating CPU multis and the Northbridge and core voltages. Based on my reviews of both of these, which btw both share common usage of winring0 library, it does not appear that power management can be dealt with successfully. It's possible that this is due to the architecture of the board itself not being compliant to some standard.

I am presently using Phenommsrtweaker to handle running the CPU multi from 4x to 15x depending on load.

I had located a blog by the K10stat author and it can be found here. I have not had any success from the person in getting a final answer on operation of the tool.

http://aspiregemstone.blogspot.com/2...processor.html
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