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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.
It's my brothers computer. He plays some old strategy games but also new. the 5400+ BE he has now is clocked to arround 3058mhz with 235mhz FSB. RAM at 437mhz 5-5-5-18. I don't wont to upgrade him to AM3/AM3+ board because then he needs to buy DDR3 and he bought 4gb a few months ago and I think it's not worth the upgrade to DDR3 for now because of high investment/no cash problem.
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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

Gyro
Cheers for the replies, it seems the balanced power mode has resolved the system freezes. I can now leave the pc idle and return to a working OS.

Thanks again for the help. I might go ahead and get the board you suggest anyway just not in such a hurry.

The simple answers are always the best ones.
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It's hard to just give you settings to use, as every setup is different.
But we can get you going on the right path.
With that in mind,start with these settings..

AI tuning - manual
Cpu voltage -1.35v (as read in gpu-z)
Cpu freq -210
Memory clock freq - 667-5-5-5-18( freq will oc with cpu freq)

Start with that,see how it runs.Test with prime for about an hour.
If ok,increase cpu freq by 5 to 215.retest with prime95.

Let us know how it goes.

Good luck

Gyro

K so seems to be running stable at those settings, 1.35V-------215FSB 3.23ghz

I ran prime for a couple hours. Was running crysis 2 no crashes nothing ran great.

any tips on how to up it to a flat 3.3ghz?
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hi kdk, glad you got a decent oc going. In all honesty there is never just one best way to achieve a 3.3 overclock. You will have to do trial and error to see what works best for your hardware.

I'd start off by upping your FSB little bit at a time while stress testing at each level of FSB increse to make sure your rock solid and stable before moving on to the next level of FSB speed. Most people will tell you to move the FSB in Baby steps of like 3-5MHz at a time. There are several OC guides out there in OCN Land. Go explore those guides and find the joy of learning your hardware.

Good Luck,

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Just wanted to say thanks to the creator and all who participated in this thread. It was an incredible resource to help me get my 975 BE going in my old M2N-SLI Deluxe! Like many of you said, if the 955 works, the 975 should too. Got it set to 3700 currently, but going to see how much I can get out of it now that I put a Zalman 9500 on it and can increase the voltage a little more without the stockfan trying to achieve liftoff, or the CPU going over 54 degrees.

Thanks again! Saved myself a few hundred and got quite an upgrade over my X2 6000 without having to get a diff RAM/Mobo!

Edit:
Forgot to post my validation:


I also wanted to add a little bit more in case anyone else ran into some of the problems I did. Sorry if I miss anything as it took a while to get it working and I didn't write down anything. Right now I have my CPU voltage in bios set to 1.3375V, but in CPU-z it's reading 1.2V. I'm not sure if this is due to my rebranded Best Buy power supply, or something else, but it doesnt seem to cause any problems for me. The only real showstopper I ran into was the USB keyboard issue. This CPU/Mobo combo would NOT boot if there was a USB keyboard plugged in. The computer would turn on, beep, and the post screen would come up and it would fill out, but then it would act like it was frozen and stay on that screen forever until I rebooted. Pressing Del, F1, F2, J, etc. would not do anything. I had to go unearth a PS/2 keyboard out of my parents attic when I went home last weekend, and magically, pressing F1 after it stopped at the end of the post screen did the trick. It booted up, and I was able to restart then and press del to enter the bios. From there I followed the the useful guides posted on the first page to set my multiplier to unlock it for nVidia Performance tools. After that it was just tweaking the CPU voltage to a stable level for stock CPU speed(I didn't want to overclock because it's hot in Texas and the stock heatsink was running at 6000+ rpm's as it was). The only issue remaining is I'm using an old Compaq keyboard that came with my family's first real computer(before it was the one that I played sepia Wheel of Fortune on), but it has it's nostalgic value, so I don't mind too much. That keyboard got me through many many hours of Everquest. Once again I hope this will come in handy for someone!
Edited by damon412 - 4/12/11 at 7:07am
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Welcome.

Great stuff.

But you may find the 9500a(92mm fan) not much better than the stock cooler on the x4 9xx series cpu's.

Some thing with a 120mm fan at least(9700/9900) would be better.

After you are in windows you can switch back to a usb keyboard,it is only a problem during boot.


Good luck

Gyro
Edited by Gyro - 4/12/11 at 7:48am
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Thanks, I did notice I went from 48F idle(stock) to 40F idle(Zalman) and it's much much quieter, so it was worth it, but you're right. I probably could get even lower with the 9700, but as long as I stay around 50F loaded with the 9500 it wil lbe good enough for me.

Something that could have an impact on my temps is my Arctic Silver application skills. I can't seem to get the right amount on there, and I always want to take it off to see if it's spread wide enough.

I think once I get my comp stable, I will only put it to sleep and keep the usb keyboard plugged in then.
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Thanks, I did notice I went from 48F idle(stock) to 40F idle(Zalman) and it's much much quieter, so it was worth it, but you're right. I probably could get even lower with the 9700, but as long as I stay around 50F loaded with the 9500 it wil lbe good enough for me.

Something that could have an impact on my temps is my Arctic Silver application skills. I can't seem to get the right amount on there, and I always want to take it off to see if it's spread wide enough.

I think once I get my comp stable, I will only put it to sleep and keep the usb keyboard plugged in then.
It's good practice to check the first application to see if you got it right.
And as you are no doubt aware AS has a cure time so temps should drop as time passes.

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Thanks, I did notice I went from 48F idle(stock) to 40F idle(Zalman) and it's much much quieter, so it was worth it, but you're right. I probably could get even lower with the 9700, but as long as I stay around 50F loaded with the 9500 it wil lbe good enough for me.
nice.. i didnt think the 9500 would be that good.. i have the 9700 and it is only 1-2*C lower idle@3.5ghz 1.375vcore and loads@49*C. room temp is about 70-72*F. i think my cpu is a 125W if i remember correctly.
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guys I think I'm in trouble. We finally received the gigabyte GTX 460 1gb OC and I tried to install it to my brothers mainboard (Asus M2N-E SLI) and I get only beeps after I start computer. The PSU is Corsair 450W so that shouldn't be an issue. I'm starting to think that this board doesn't support this new card :-(?

edit: I get 1 long and 2 short beeps which should be something about failed video right?

edit2: bios version is 1204; I tryed clear CMOS and same thing happens, no boot with 1long-2short beeps
Edited by geronimo - 4/13/11 at 10:56am
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