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Hey to all it's been a while since I was on here mainly due to the fact that I've been enjoying a trouble free system.

One very minor issue never went away however and it's that my system seems to crash if I leave it on and walk away. Any time it goes into any type of power mode it has crashed and I have to power off to and reboot.

This has been happening more often recently so I'm thinking maybe I have got all I'm going to get from my faithful board and its time for an upgrade, before something breaks.

I'm just looking for any suggestions what would be a suitable upgrade board, obviously I'll replace the RAM to DDR3. I would prefer to keep the rest of my system as it is for now. I'm not on any definite budget but i would prefer to keep things under €400 for board and RAM.

So fingers crossed someone knows of the "next" everlasting M2N32 equivalent.

Thanks in advance.
Hey

Have you tried changing power option to balanced(where it will run at 4x200)from performance and leaving it too see if it crashes,and returning to performance when needed.

If you are partial to Nvidia, I like the M4N98TD-evo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131636

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Hey

If you are partial to Nvidia, I like the M4N98TD-evo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131636

Gyro
Same here if you are wanting an ASUS.
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One very minor issue never went away however and it's that my system seems to crash if I leave it on and walk away. Any time it goes into any type of power mode it has crashed and I have to power off to and reboot.
What does it mean when you say, Goes into any type of power mode?

I have not been able to make this board switch power states with any currently available software, and you can't use CnQ with the C3 processor.

I can leave my system on 24x7 with no problems whatsoever. I can even run it in balanced power plan mode so the CPU will mostly run at 1GHz and then throttle up to 3.8GHz on demand. And this is with the stock cooler and some supplemental 140mm fans blowing onto the M2N32.

I'm not trying to talk you out of an upgrade, but there should be no reason you can't run the system stable if you have all the settings correctly in place.
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Hi, humble salutations to the overclok.net comunity, my name is Morgodin

I'm fairly new with the overclocking so I hope you people can help me with my problem.

Motherboard: M2N32 SLI Deluxe
CPU: Ph II X4 965 BE C3
Ram: 4 x Kingston HiperX DDR2 800 of 1 GB
OS: Windows 7 Profresssional 64b
Updated drivers of 4/4/2011

I will explain my story from the begining. Bought the phenom 2 BE, after consulting your compatibility lists. First, I reseted the paramater of my bios, updated the bios to 5002 and mounted the new cpu.

First change, in the advanced setttings appears one new section.
uCode Patch Level 010000B6h.

Ignored it, and configured the rest of the settings. (Clock, raid, cool and quiet, etc.)

Back in Windows I run the CPU-Z and for my surprise, the cpu goes to 808MHz (202 MHz of bus speed and multiplier x4) without throttling up when the CPU is used at 100%.

Went to bios and put these specifications:
Cpu Frequency 200
Cpu Voltage 1.35 V
Multiplier x17

Back to Windows, the CPU-Z gives me the same 808MHz(202Mhz x4), but not the same voltage, now is about 1.39V and the highest temp of the cores (Core Temp) is around 50-54 Cº with the CPU at idle.

Installed the Nvidia System tools 6.05, but in the middle of the installation discovered that there was a 6.06 version, so finished the installation, reboot, uninstalled it, and installed the 6.06 v. In the installation a strange message appears, the window had the name Question, a blank space, and yes or no.... Hit yes, and the computer began tu reset, canceled the reset, and finished the instalation. reboot.

6.06, entered the Nvidia Control Panel, accepted the lack of responability of nvidia, bla bla bla... Inside the perfomance tool section, I can change the bus speed but nothing else, the rest of markers is in gray.

Maybe a bug of the 6.06? Uninstalled and reinstalled the 6.05 but there is no options on the control panel of the system tools... unistalled, installed again 6.06, no change. The system tools was installed but banished from the Control Panel.

Installed the 6.03 with ESA Support. Got again the options in the control panel, but no way to change the multiplier, like the other versions.

Desperate, I begin to lock on for overclocking programs, since I can't overclock my cpu with the motherboard nor Nvidia System Tools. About 20 programs later (Incompatibility with motherboard, or cpu, or Windows version) I found CPU-Tweaker. This program let's me change the multiplier... finally.
Changed it to x17, checked CPU-Z to see if that change was true, and it was. Saved and applied the option to put the settings on startup. But I was without luck, the changes are no saved. Got again 800MHz.

So I changed the multiplier again with CPU-Tweaker. Opened the Nvidia Tools, and see that even I can't change almost nothing, the tool detects the changes, so I change the bus speed and putted again to it's original value, 200 Mhz and save.

Reboot and....Now finally I have the 3400Mhz with the 200x17. But there is a thing strange, cool and quiet is on, no cpu usage, but still, CPU-Z tells me that the x17 multiplier and the 1,39 V usage is on, with the cool and quiet putted on. That will burn the cpu if I stress the cpu enough, CPU was at 58ºC at idle.

Tested it with OCCT. At 3:30 Minuts the core was at 71ºC, closed OCCT to not damage the CPU. So, go to the bios, leave every cpu option in auto, and cool and quiet activated. Reboot, after a minute of windows start up, Blue Screen of Death, dumping the local memory....

Since the voltage was the problem, putted a bit less, about 1,33V in the bios, seems to work, but only gained 1Cº.

I have been testing and changing the options like deactivating Cool and Quiet but anything worked, so I finally arrived to "solution". I have now in the bios 1.2250V (seems that the only thing I can really affect off) and in windows at 2800MHz (200x14) and runs at least for now, steady with a max temperature of about 68Cº in a 10 minutes test of OCCT and 48 at idle.

I have made similar test with a friends computer, and I see that the system automatically gives the voltage needed to the cpu and change the multiplier from x8 to x14 depending of the cpu usage. But him has not a BE CPU so doesn't need overclocking.

So my question is....How I reproduce that effect with my computer? I want to make a good use of the CPU without having to look on the temps every 10 minutes to prevent the cpu of burning itself.

thanks in advance
Gosh, you have too much going on here. Keep in mind the BIOS does have provisions for fan control, even for the CPU. My stock cooler, and granted this is far from a top-of-the-line setup, will spin the CPU fan around 2500RPM in Optimal setting at idle, and will spin up to close to 4000RPMs at full bore. If you set fan control to performance, then the fans will pretty much run at max and will give you better temps at the expense of noise.

You should consider using Phenommsrtweaker (PMT) instead of Nvidia System Tools. The program will allow you to intelligently manage the CPU multiplier. Although it advertises managing P* states, it doesn't seem to be able to manage the M2N32.

The stock cooler should be able to get you about 39C at idle at the 3.4GHz rated speed. If you OC and speed up the FSB, the temps will increase to about 43C. If you can't get these temps, then there's something else wrong, possibly even with your installation. The heat-sink has thermal paste already applied. Hopefully that did not get damaged.

You must disable CnQ for the 965BE. Follow the instructions for the AM3 install as others have said. From memory, you have to set Vcore to about 1.33V and specify the upper limit of CPU multi you plan to use in the OS. You also have to set CPU speed control in BIOS to manual, this is key. The CPU base speed should show about 200MHz and the default multi is 4X and is what you will see when you boot into the OS. Keep in mind that most programs that read the Vcore registers will give a reading of 300 to 400mV higher than what is set in BIOS, so nothing to be alarmed about. The CPU is rated to run up to 1.5V by AMD.
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hi. My brother has Asus M2N-E SLI (bios 1204) and he wants to upgrade. He's got 4gb of ram, GTX 460 1gb (on the way), Corsair 450W, Athlon 5400+@~3000mhz.
What's the highest he can go with processor upgrade. Only AM2 or it's possible to stick Phenom II AM3?
thank you.
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hi. My brother has Asus M2N-E SLI (bios 1204) and he wants to upgrade. He's got 4gb of ram, GTX 460 1gb (on the way), Corsair 450W, Athlon 5400+@~3000mhz.
What's the highest he can go with processor upgrade. Only AM2 or it's possible to stick Phenom II AM3?
thank you.

The M2N-E sli is a 500 chipset,and did not get a bios update to run AM2+ or AM3 cpu's.

So the highest he can go on that board is an Athlon X2 6400+.
Not much of an upgrade from the 5400,really.

It may be time to update the Motherboard.


Good luck

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The M2N-E sli is a 500 chipset,and did not get a bios update to run AM2+ or AM3 cpu's.

So the highest he can go on that board is an Athlon X2 6400+.
Not much of an upgrade from the 5400,really.

It may be time to update the Motherboard.


Good luck

Gyro
Well I'll see how the games are performing after we install GTX460. Maybe it wont lack the power because he is playing only strategy games.
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My M2N32-sli with a x2 5000 and gtx 260 runs most games at a decent rate.
(COD,RO,BFBC2,Total War ect...)
The 460 will be good improvement none the less.
What is his present video card?

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My M2N32-sli with a x2 5000 and gtx 260 runs most games at a decent rate.
(COD,RO,BFBC2,Total War ect...)
The 460 will be good improvement none the less.
What is his present video card?

Gyro
the present one is a real old timer, GeForce 7600 GT TDH Extreme
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The M2N-E sli is a 500 chipset,and did not get a bios update to run AM2+ or AM3 cpu's.

So the highest he can go on that board is an Athlon X2 6400+.
Not much of an upgrade from the 5400,really.

It may be time to update the Motherboard.


Good luck

Gyro
Yeah I was looking the support page and found the same thing. This board did not get support for the first generation phenom tri/quad core support. The VRM's on the m2n-e does not have enough phases to handle these chips which is why this board did not get support for anything higher then the 6400+ and it's not worth upgrading to a 6400+

If your friend is looking for a new AMD board, I say he should wait a bit longer for the new AM3+ boards which will support bulldozer chips.

The 460 is a nice card. Depending on titles, you might see some bottleneck'n with the current CPU in which you might have to OC the CPU a bit. If it's like older strat games and if you game at a high rez, you should be fine since it at higher rez the GPU is doing most the work. I remember when i upgraded from a X2 6400+ to my PII 970be, my performance in Civ 5 went up 5 fold when I had my old 8800 GTS in since Civ 5 likes extra cores.
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