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Originally Posted by gr8sho View Post
I've never run SLI before on my M2N32. The original manual says that you have to use identical cards. Does that rule still hold true today? Could I use a GTX 460 and GTX 560 together?
yes. use the same cards. the gpu core has to be the same. if the ram is same speed but size is different you can do the cool bits registry tweak but it will slow the performance.
post #8972 of 12343
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yes. use the same cards. the gpu core has to be the same. if the ram is same speed but size is different you can do the cool bits registry tweak but it will slow the performance.
Thanks, Fryer!
post #8973 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Vogel View Post
Hi there,

Here's my validation http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1962824

Question: I'm having trouble getting my ssd's to work up to the speeds I'd hoped for, they benchmark even slower than my normal storage hdd. I have this problem with both an OCZ Core V1 32 gb and with a Crucial M4 64 gb. As I understand there are people who do get there ssd's to work properly with this board. I can't find out what I'm doing wrong. Any help is much appreciated.
Hi Vogel,

Can you post an ATTO and AS-SSD screenshot, please?

Which of the two storage controllers are you using? I'm hanging my SSD off of the Sil 3132 right now.

Can you also provide links to those "people" that have the SSDs working properly on our boards and define what that means exactly. Without benchmarks and such it's really hard to take this further.

If you read the past few pages you will see that I am reporting issues getting a SATA-3 drive no less stuck at SATA-1 speeds. The only input I got from the OCZ boards is that my M2N32 is too old. I'm not entirely convinced yet. I had a WEI at one point of 7.5 that made me think I was running at SATA-2 speeds, which both storage controllers should be able to run at. I've subsequently updated the firmware on the drive and I have suspicions this caused the speed issue but can't prove it.

With all that said, my OCZ Solid3 is clearly faster than any of my HDDs. Overall WEI is at 7.2 with the SSD being the weak link right now.
post #8974 of 12343
Hi gr8sho,

Thanks for responding. Here are my atto-scores. From an OCZ Core V1, a Crucial M4 and a Spinpoint F4 hdd.



http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...ointF4hdd1.png

Currently the ssd is hooked up to the nvidia controller. I believed I had tried to get the ssd'd working of Silicon Image Contoller but it didn't, or I couldn't get it to work but I will try again tonight.

I understood from the message on the page linked below that "DrSwiss" and "crash01" had got their ssd's working to at least 200 MB/s as opposed to my dreadful scores. And my WEI is 7.1 due to the disc drives.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...l#post11782916
Edited by Vogel - 8/22/11 at 6:09am
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Hey guys, i have found this 3d on google:
http://www.wimsbios.com/forum/topic11215.html

I will try too, im using my m2n32sli VISTA here in 2nd home (mountain), use a phenon II 550 BE could be, AWESOME!
For SSD..this MB havent AHCI, but maybe sandforce of my F60 works better respect ur controllers on ur SSD.
Edited by crash01 - 8/22/11 at 11:31am
post #8976 of 12343
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Hi gr8sho,

Thanks for responding. Here are my atto-scores. From an OCZ Core V1, a Crucial M4 and a Spinpoint F4 hdd.

I understood from the message on the page linked below that "DrSwiss" and "crash01" had got their ssd's working to at least 200 MB/s as opposed to my dreadful scores. And my WEI is 7.1 due to the disc drives.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...l#post11782916
This is good stuff. If you can get the drive working on the SiL 3132, you should be able to see a SATA-2 capable drive hit a 7.2 WEI like I did. I could only get a 7.1 off the Nvidia controller.

I would need Crash or Dr. Swizz to post ATTOs too and ask some questions on how they achieved those numbers.

Not for nothing, but even with the SATA-1 overall speeds, the greatly improved latency of the SSD is easily noticeable.

Now for the big mystery. drum roll please. When I first installed the drive with a fresh W7 applied, WEI was reported as 7.5, But this was with the 2.08 firmware level. And because I was new to SSDs moreso then then now, I didn't know to run things like an ATTO or AS-SSD graph, so I have no conclusive evidence of how fast the drive is working.
I since moved the drive up to 2.11, but everyone says I'm whack when I try to blame the upgrade for the drop to 7.1. Like I said, this is all a bit of a mystery to me right now, but hopefully the cloud will be lifted soon. Perhaps editing a registry get to have Windows relearn what link speed the SSD should run at.

It would be nice to have some of the big guns chime in here if they're still around.

Of course everyone is quick to want to push you to a newer board, and I've always had intentions of doing so, but I'll tell you that having a machine run an overall WEI of 7.5 makes you think twice especially since there aren't any apps I can't run with this setup.

Lastly, thanks for the link pointer. I actually recall when that interchange happened, but I was still new to the club and still basking in the glory of getting the 965BE working and overclocked to pay too much attention to SSDs.
post #8977 of 12343
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Hey guys, i have found this 3d on google:
http://www.wimsbios.com/forum/topic11215.html

I will try too, im using my m2n32sli VISTA here in 2nd home (mountain), use a phenon II 550 BE could be, AWESOME!
For SSD..this MB havent AHCI, but maybe sandforce of my F60 works better respect ur controllers on ur SSD.
For all those that seem hell bent on AHCI, I'm not convinced that gives so much in performance over non-AHCI. My son's machine running a Crucial C300 is running at max rating without AHCI enabled.

For us, the issue is getting the SATA-2 link working properly to get the most of the interface, but even if we do, I suspect that won't amount to much more in the real world since most apps load pretty fast anyway.

As for your link, Crash, those are pretty old posts. It's not that much of a big deal to run something like a 965BE at 3.8GHz with FSB running at 250 (I'm at 254 but that's splitting hairs), all on stock air cooling.
post #8978 of 12343
gr8sho, i havent 965 on my m2n32sli now, i have sold my 940 and i have again my old 6000x2 and then for my Vista ED. there isnt so much information (look at first post..) and also cpu tested/supported are different I know is old post, but is new for me, good new

For SSD, u must wait some days, im not in Milan now and I havent SSD on old AM2 MB but on my 2500K..so i must search my old posts on other (italian) forum and my old screeshots.
I dont remember now if ATTO is for compressed or not compressed data, but imho isnt real. Btw, i had w7 drivers only, not other stuffs.
post #8979 of 12343
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gr8sho, i havent 965 on my m2n32sli now, i have sold my 940 and i have again my old 6000x2 and then for my Vista ED. there isnt so much information (look at first post..) and also cpu tested/supported are different I know is old post, but is new for me, good new

For SSD, u must wait some days, im not in Milan now and I havent SSD on old AM2 MB but on my 2500K..so i must search my old posts on other (italian) forum and my old screeshots.
I dont remember now if ATTO is for compressed or not compressed data, but imho isnt real. Btw, i had w7 drivers only, not other stuffs.
Nevertheless, provide Atto and AS-SSD if you can if for no other reason than comparison purposes.

OCZ certifies their performance rating based on Atto, fwiw. When I personally checked a Crucial C300 using that benchmark tool it was spot on with the numbers.

For the M2N family, it would normally make most sense to use the proper Nvidia drivers that were provided for the 5 series chipset. In retrospect, I suppose my 7.5 WEI score was done that way. However when I tried to revert back, i couldn't measure any discernable difference. I might need to try harder to completely eradicate the Nvidia drivers and see if just the supplied M$ drivers can restore performance.

BTW, do N2G and Gyro still hang out here?
post #8980 of 12343
I got the ssd working on the Sil32 controller.


It looks to be faster in small read/writes than the nvidia controller, but no 200MB/s.


Switching to the Sil32 Controller unlinked all my libraries etc. from my data hdd, so I changed it back for now (thankfully that restored all the links). Maybe I'll do some more experimenting later.
I bought this board with upgrading in mind but I only started doing that 6 months ago. Looks like I'm going to have buy that new board anyway.


Cheers
Edited by Vogel - 8/23/11 at 1:12pm
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