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Originally Posted by tonipopa;14722094 
thank you:)

Tony, I would not be discouraged from staying away from the 965. It is a stout processor and when you move to an AM3 board, you will get that additional benefit too.

I've written a bit lately about PhenomMsrTweaker. You can use this no fuss no muss to get your processor running at nice OC speed and still have the Green effect of having a very low idle speed with low power consumption.
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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.



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".
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

FWIW, the C300 it appears by design doesn't have strong write performance. Still I encourage you try and hang your SSD off of the Sil 3132 port just for testing purposes. You will probably see a little better performance in the write area.

The 7.5 WEI is something that should be achievable for us on this board. I know I've seen it once myself.
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It occurs to me that the BIOS level of the Sil 3132 controller is downlevel based on checking Silicon Image's support website. But because it is an integrated controller on the mobo, they don't provide an upgrade of the BIOS and it doesn't appear that Asus took the time to upgrade it either.

Can anyone that knows about these things shed some light on this?
post #9004 of 12360
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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".
They released a nice ass firmware update for the M4 and have been hearing nothing but good things about it after the update. Here's some of the things that the FW improved.

Improved compatibility with latest chipsets.

Compensation for SATA speed negotiation issues between some SATA-II chipsets and the SATA-III device.

If you are using a 64Gb M4, your writes are right where they should be. A non SandForce SSD will have much lower writes and writes go up on higher capacity drives since they have more NAND channels. This is the same for Intel drives. SandForce drives have higher writes regardless of size.

I am happy also to see that the C300 works just fine on our board. It seems very conclusive that there are problems SandForce drives on the M2n32. If the issues with the M4's on this board was solved by a update to the controller's Firmware, I see no reason why the OCZ's can't be solved by the same means.
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1971915

Just successfully ran Vantage with my 955 overclocked to 4.255. MY H80 is keeping it nice and cool. Couldn't even load Vantage at that clock with my Zalman 9700.

I'm still disappointed with my results:



My buddy is running the same processor but in an AM3 board. I'm sure he is capable of overclocking his NB (which I have not figured out/not sure if the M2N-Sli supports). He is hitting ~14k with his CPU score which I'm sure has to do with his motherboard and plethora of features that are not available to me.
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I have bought a 720BE for my old m2n32 40euros only..
I could have a noctua NH-U9B SE2 used..anyone use this cooler on our phenomII? Is enough or could be run hot at 3.4/3.6?

thx
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1971915

Just successfully ran Vantage with my 955 overclocked to 4.255. MY H80 is keeping it nice and cool. Couldn't even load Vantage at that clock with my Zalman 9700.

My buddy is running the same processor but in an AM3 board. I'm sure he is capable of overclocking his NB (which I have not figured out/not sure if the M2N-Sli supports). He is hitting ~14k with his CPU score which I'm sure has to do with his motherboard and plethora of features that are not available to me.
That's pretty neat. Can you tell us what your idle and load temps are?

I'm not familiar with the M2N-SLI, but do you have a setting in BIOS that allows you to move the mainboard frequency off of 200MHz? If yes, that's how you would end up pushing the NB. Another assist, available to me on the M2N32, is the ability to bump the CPU to NB voltage. If you have that, then you should be able to run the FSB over 2000MHz, RAM permitting. Being able to do this has made my system quite a bit more responsive.
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I have bought a 720BE for my old m2n32 40euros only..
I could have a noctua NH-U9B SE2 used..anyone use this cooler on our phenomII? Is enough or could be run hot at 3.4/3.6?

thx
That's a very good price.

Did you just get the chip, or did it come with the stock cooler? If you have the stock cooler, I see no reason you can run that up to 4GHz. Maybe add some 140mm fans to help cool things down.
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Set it to run @ 4.2 24/7 at 1.55v. It idles at about 38. Under vantage, I've seen it hit 47 very briefly. I am really happy with my H80. It's a beast. I hit 13.1k CPU score by upping my HT to 1200 from 1150MHz.
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Set it to run @ 4.2 24/7 at 1.55v. It idles at about 38. Under vantage, I've seen it hit 47 very briefly. I am really happy with my H80. It's a beast. I hit 13.1k CPU score by upping my HT to 1200 from 1150MHz.
you HT should be at 2000. says AMD specs. that is the speed at witch the L3 cache talks to you system.
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