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Although the tool shows separate controls for northbridge and core voltages. only the lower voltage control is functional and operates both settings on our M2N boards.

Under low grade overclocking, I don't see this as much of an issue because if you're pushing the M2N32, you want the NB voltage increased to support the faster FSB speed. Also keep in mind that under normal conditions, Vcore is offset by 300mV.

The drawback of all of this is that when using PMT, you will end up pushing the IMC pretty hard if you want to get the core voltage up to 1.4V. I don't know if this is a concern or not. Perhaps those that have more experience with high-end OC inclusive of the M2N32 itself can comment.
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So I was thinking bout upgrading my M2n-SLI to a new mobo because It's only a dual core and just saw that it supports Phenom II. I just updated the bios. My ultimate goal is update this machine for gaming. I'm defintly upgrading my video card which is a 9600GT to atleast a 500 series card. I have the NVidia 3d Vision setup on my laptop which is a Asus Gaming laptop. But I want this to be a gaming/media setup. Should I stick with this mobo or upgrade?

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Originally Posted by Synnz22;15577518 
So I was thinking bout upgrading my M2n-SLI to a new mobo because It's only a dual core and just saw that it supports Phenom II. I just updated the bios. My ultimate goal is update this machine for gaming. I'm defintly upgrading my video card which is a 9600GT to atleast a 500 series card. I have the NVidia 3d Vision setup on my laptop which is a Asus Gaming laptop. But I want this to be a gaming/media setup. Should I stick with this mobo or upgrade?

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You should be fine upgrading to either a PhII or AthlonII, but I would not run more than a 95w cpu on that board.
You should also find another matching 1gb stick of ram for total of 4 x 1gb(for the ram to run in dual channel).

Good luck

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Hey, my nvidia settings profile wasn't loading on startup. 4x multiplier every time! I fixed it by uninstalling nVidia Performance from the Windows programs list, and then re-installing it from the nVidia system tools installer. (The other utilities were unnecessary to install and would fail to install anyway because they were still installed already.) Cheers!
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Hey everyone, I'm wondering if you can help me. I finally got these OCZ Flex II 1150MHz RAM sticks. I put them in my computer and they wouldn't boot, so I thought they were dead. But then I tried them in the other computer with an GB M57SLi motherboard, didn't boot either, dual channel or single. But then I tried them with 1 other stick and they work. I can put then in every single possible way and boot as long as there is another stick in there. It reads as 6143MB in the BIOS, so I assume they do work. Currently I have them in the first 2 slots for Dual Channel and another 800Mhz stick (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) in the third slot. I have manually set the timings, voltage and clock skew. They all boot, but as soon as I take out the 800Mhz stick, they won't boot at all.

Do you guys have any ideas, some things I should test out?
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Originally Posted by Dale-C;15592337 
Hey everyone, I'm wondering if you can help me. I finally got these OCZ Flex II 1150MHz RAM sticks. I put them in my computer and they wouldn't boot, so I thought they were dead. But then I tried them in the other computer with an GB M57SLi motherboard, didn't boot either, dual channel or single. But then I tried them with 1 other stick and they work. I can put then in every single possible way and boot as long as there is another stick in there. It reads as 6143MB in the BIOS, so I assume they do work. Currently I have them in the first 2 slots for Dual Channel and another 800Mhz stick (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) in the third slot. I have manually set the timings, voltage and clock skew. They all boot, but as soon as I take out the 800Mhz stick, they won't boot at all.

Do you guys have any ideas, some things I should test out?

I've noticed a few of you running 1150MHz RAM. BIOS max speed setting is 1066, and even those with 1066 will run them at 800 when playing with the reference clock (are you?). IIRC the BIOS screen correctly, you have to set the whole set of memory to one setting. By putting the stick of 800 in there, you have to accommodate for what that will run at. The trick might be to find out what speed you have to run the memory at for the system to be stable. If you had to run the memory at 800 to boot the system, you could get a lot of the speed back but increasing the reference clock and holding the timings to a fixed setting.
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I've been told I can't put an AMD Phenom II x4 955 into my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe and have it work properly. I'm not to computer smart. I have ordered The AMD Phenom IIx4 955 Black Edition. I would really like to install it in my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe if it's not a big problem. I'm already running Bios 5002. So my question is. Can I install the AMD Phenom IIx4 955 Black Edition into my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe ? Will it work properly ? and is it a big job to do ? If it can be done. A step by step guide would be very helpfull. I've also ordered new Ram. Corsair TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x1024)
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Originally Posted by kegga_62;15597511 
I've been told I can't put an AMD Phenom II x4 955 into my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe and have it work properly. I'm not to computer smart. I have ordered The AMD Phenom IIx4 955 Black Edition. I would really like to install it in my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe if it's not a big problem. I'm already running Bios 5002. So my question is. Can I install the AMD Phenom IIx4 955 Black Edition into my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe ? Will it work properly ? and is it a big job to do ? If it can be done. A step by step guide would be very helpfull. I've also ordered new Ram. Corsair TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x1024)

The short answer is yes. If you look back a handful of pages, you will see several people that have undertaken this just recently. There's a link off the first page that takes you to a post describing how to do this for a 965BE. Those instructions also apply to the 955. The one piece of missing information to fully unlock the cores is to make sure you set the power profile in Windows Control Panel to High Performance. Please be sure to remember this point or you will be back asking why your cores are stuck at 800MHz. teaching.gif

Since you seem to be extending your machine by upgrades, have you considered Window 7? Another good investment is an SSD. All of these would be transferable to a new mainboard when you're ready for that. Both of these will make your gaming experience more enjoyable.
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Originally Posted by gr8sho;15596769 
I've noticed a few of you running 1150MHz RAM. BIOS max speed setting is 1066, and even those with 1066 will run them at 800 when playing with the reference clock (are you?). IIRC the BIOS screen correctly, you have to set the whole set of memory to one setting. By putting the stick of 800 in there, you have to accommodate for what that will run at. The trick might be to find out what speed you have to run the memory at for the system to be stable. If you had to run the memory at 800 to boot the system, you could get a lot of the speed back but increasing the reference clock and holding the timings to a fixed setting.

Ive tried it with BIOS defaults and overclocked, with ram at 400/533/667/800 and it still won't boot. I think its got to do with some timings not available in the BIOS. Would it be safe to reflash the SPD on these?
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Originally Posted by gr8sho;15599711 
The short answer is yes. If you look back a handful of pages, you will see several people that have undertaken this just recently. There's a link off the first page that takes you to a post describing how to do this for a 965BE. Those instructions also apply to the 955. The one piece of missing information to fully unlock the cores is to make sure you set the power profile in Windows Control Panel to High Performance. Please be sure to remember this point or you will be back asking why your cores are stuck at 800MHz. teaching.gif

Since you seem to be extending your machine by upgrades, have you considered Window 7? Another good investment is an SSD. All of these would be transferable to a new mainboard when you're ready for that. Both of these will make your gaming experience more enjoyable.

Will Windows 7 recognize my old Microsoft SideWinder Wheel and older games I play ? And I'm sorry but whats an SSD ?
Thanks for your help.
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