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hi , im new and i wanted to ask. i have an asus m2n32-sli deluxe and i upgraded to the last bios , and i don't know if he sees only 2 cores or 4 cores
can someboy please help me?smile.gif
post #8992 of 12343
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Originally Posted by tonipopa;14720980 
hi , im new and i wanted to ask. i have an asus m2n32-sli deluxe and i upgraded to the last bios , and i don't know if he sees only 2 cores or 4 cores
can someboy please help me?smile.gif

You can check windows devicemanager. It should show the number of processors it has detected. Or else download the program cpu-z. It should also tell you how many cores are active.
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Originally Posted by tonipopa;14720980 
hi , im new and i wanted to ask. i have an asus m2n32-sli deluxe and i upgraded to the last bios , and i don't know if he sees only 2 cores or 4 cores
can someboy please help me?smile.gif

What kind of processor? You can also download Core Temp as a handy utility and there are lots of others.
post #8994 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Vogel;14720953 
Well if you can get the Crucial C300 to work like that it offers new hope for my M4 as it has basically the same controller, it just uses different firmware.

I also noticed something weird. In devicemanager I noticed the 590 controllers (3 of them?) were placed under the "IDE ATA/ATAPI" section. I always thought those belonged there but when I asked windows to search for new drivers they were installed and the 590 controllers were suddenly moved to the (I believe that translates to) "storagecontrollers" section alongside the Sil32 controller which was always filed there. It didn't do anything to speed up the drive unfortunately.

Vogel, you must have installed the M$ drivers, which apparently are fine too, but I recommend downloading the latest drivers from Nvidia from May of this year. They will put the host controllers back under the IDE twisty.

Please let us know if your M4 performs as you would expect. I want to build up a defense case for the M2N32 and the 5 series chipset. It seems that the folks at OCZ have a prejudice against Nvidia controllers for somehow not adhering properly to the SATA-2 specification.

Thanks.
post #8995 of 12343
thank you very much,
i was thinking of buying the amd phenom ii x4 965
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Originally Posted by gr8sho;14702481 
Clearing the CMOS made no difference as I expected.

Booting into another OS HDD and testing the SSD specs produced no different results.

Here is an empirical analysis comparing the OCZ Solid3 and the Crucial C300.

These results won't surprise you and made me feel partially better because it exonerates the M2N32, but still leaves me with a problem on the OCZ SSD.

This is something I hope OCZ takes the time to investigate.

I was fortunate enough to be allowed to borrow my son's Crucial C300. This was one of the first SATA-3 SSDs on the market I'm aware of and as such doesn't have the same raw specs as the Solid3, but at least it gives me a basis of comparison. The premise made by a few is that the M2N32 is too retarded (because of faulty Nvidia chipset) or too old to properly run an SSD at SATA-2 speeds.

So as things stand, there is no problem with my motherboard's ability to run a SATA-2 SSD. The Solid3 however is not able to be properly detected.

Dunno where this leaves me, but I wish I could downgrade my Solid3 back to 2.08 to validate my premise.

Here are side by side comparisons of the two drives using ATTO.

After my last comment I thought I'd check if there were any firmware updates and guess what, Crucial made one available yesterday, and it fixed the problem! Check out these atto-scores.

AttoM4fw009.png

Maybe the writes are still lagging a bit compared to the C300 scores but its one hell of an improvement. I love this board, and good work from Crucial as well. My WEI score for the disk is now 7.5. My cpu and memory are now the bottleneck at a still respectable 7.3 each.
I guess this is more proof that the problems with the Solid3 are probably firmware related as well. The release notes on the firmware update said it "compensated for SATA speed negotiation issues between some SATA-II chipsets and the SATA-III device".
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Originally Posted by tonipopa;14721685 
thank you very much,
i was thinking of buying the amd phenom ii x4 965

Do realise that the x4 965 won't work out of the box on this board. You'll have to do some tweaking aside from the bios upgrade.
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:(ok i didnt knew, what about the phenom ii x4 945 , ii x2 555 , ii x2 550 , ii x3 720
does any of them work on m2n32-sli deluxe?
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Originally Posted by tonipopa;14721860 
:(ok i didnt knew, what about the phenom ii x4 945 , ii x2 555 , ii x2 550 , ii x3 720
does any of them work on m2n32-sli deluxe?

Here you can find the processors that will work out of the box on this board. The processor part number must match exactly.
I believe the PII X4 945 C3 which I have is the fastest cpu-upgrade that will work out of the box.
Edited by Vogel - 8/26/11 at 12:01pm
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thank you:)
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