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Any other suggestions besides the speaker? I will work on getting some kind of speaker to use, but any other ides until then would be appreciated.
post #9592 of 12349
You have already done most of what would be suggested, change out cpu,ram,psu,ect..
Without the speaker there is not much else you can do.

One thing though,have you tried it setup outside of the case?

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I am another owner of an ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition, and stumbled across this thread while researching processor upgrades for my system. I'm not terribly interested in overclocking, I am mainly looking for info to ease the upgrade process. I found the official processor compatibility list on the ASUS website, and was pleased to find that the latest BIOS will support quad core. However, I was disappointed that the 965 was not on the list, as I have had a friend offer to send me a spare that he had laying around, new in box. All of that changed, of course, when I saw the chart in the first post of this thread.

So, I have registered here in the hopes of getting some extra information. I have updated my profile as best I can (I am not as much of a hardware geek as I was when I was younger, my focus has changed more to servers and networking), and I have a CPU-Z validation (see end of this post).

From what info I have pieced together so far, I will have to not only have the latest BIOS loaded to get a 965 functional, but I will also need the nVidia software to get the processor to be detected correctly, and that the 125w model is the most common/functional. To get the 965 running (sans overclocking - the quad will be a massive upgrade as is), what else do I need to be aware of? How drawn-out or troublesome is the process generally? I realize there will always be exceptions, both good and bad, but I would like to see what I am in for before I make this attempt.

Thanks in advance.

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post #9594 of 12349
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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post

You have already done most of what would be suggested, change out cpu,ram,psu,ect..
Without the speaker there is not much else you can do.
One thing though,have you tried it setup outside of the case?
Gyro

Yeah just tried it out of the case yesterday and it was a no go.
post #9595 of 12349
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Originally Posted by WoodenPlank View Post

I am another owner of an ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition, and stumbled across this thread while researching processor upgrades for my system. I'm not terribly interested in overclocking, I am mainly looking for info to ease the upgrade process. I found the official processor compatibility list on the ASUS website, and was pleased to find that the latest BIOS will support quad core. However, I was disappointed that the 965 was not on the list, as I have had a friend offer to send me a spare that he had laying around, new in box. All of that changed, of course, when I saw the chart in the first post of this thread.
So, I have registered here in the hopes of getting some extra information. I have updated my profile as best I can (I am not as much of a hardware geek as I was when I was younger, my focus has changed more to servers and networking), and I have a CPU-Z validation (see end of this post).
From what info I have pieced together so far, I will have to not only have the latest BIOS loaded to get a 965 functional, but I will also need the nVidia software to get the processor to be detected correctly, and that the 125w model is the most common/functional. To get the 965 running (sans overclocking - the quad will be a massive upgrade as is), what else do I need to be aware of? How drawn-out or troublesome is the process generally? I realize there will always be exceptions, both good and bad, but I would like to see what I am in for before I make this attempt.
Thanks in advance.
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Check out this post on how to set up PMT http://www.overclock.net/t/366989/official-asus-m2n-sli-and-m2n32-sli-club/9580#post_15925017 it's simpler than the NVtools.

Update your bios to 5002 (link to bios' on the front page,top of spreadsheet) with your present cpu.
Remember to reset bios to defaults(F5) before and after flash and reset CMOS after new cpu install.

Good luck

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Simple answer is yes.
Good luck
Gyro

I tried it with a Athlon 64 X2 5000+. I didn't get the BSOD but instead another problem the pc hangs in post or it boots up ok but my ps2 keyboard and mouse dont work, but USB ports work ok. Then when I reboot I get a blank screen no post at all. So I have to clear cmos to get it working again. Now I mostly get post and bios hangs I tried this with both cpu's and I even tried it with 1701 bios. I don't know whats going on. I get the hanging in post and bios randomly on both cpu's but the BSOD happens only on the phenom.
post #9597 of 12349
The 101 error means not enough cpu voltage.
When you clear CMOS how long does it work?Till next reboot?
Do you have another PSU you can try?

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Originally Posted by WoodenPlank View Post

I am another owner of an ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition, and stumbled across this thread while researching processor upgrades for my system. I'm not terribly interested in overclocking, I am mainly looking for info to ease the upgrade process. I found the official processor compatibility list on the ASUS website, and was pleased to find that the latest BIOS will support quad core. However, I was disappointed that the 965 was not on the list, as I have had a friend offer to send me a spare that he had laying around, new in box. All of that changed, of course, when I saw the chart in the first post of this thread.
So, I have registered here in the hopes of getting some extra information. I have updated my profile as best I can (I am not as much of a hardware geek as I was when I was younger, my focus has changed more to servers and networking), and I have a CPU-Z validation (see end of this post).
From what info I have pieced together so far, I will have to not only have the latest BIOS loaded to get a 965 functional, but I will also need the nVidia software to get the processor to be detected correctly, and that the 125w model is the most common/functional. To get the 965 running (sans overclocking - the quad will be a massive upgrade as is), what else do I need to be aware of? How drawn-out or troublesome is the process generally? I realize there will always be exceptions, both good and bad, but I would like to see what I am in for before I make this attempt.
Thanks in advance.
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  1. Don't worry about the 965 not being on the "list". There are lots of us here that can help.
  2. When you say you updated your profile, it may not have saved because I don't see the info tagged to your posts. Please recheck and correct at your convenience.
  3. For enabling software, you can use Nvidia, PMT, or have them both installed and choose which one you want to use.
  4. The most effective control of the 965 IMNSHO is to use PMT because you can control power states. If you don't care about that and just intend to run the machine in high performance mode all the time, then Nvidia system tools are good enough.

Let us know where you're at and what help you need.
post #9599 of 12349
I believe I stumbled onto to a solution to a strange problem I was seeing. Nviidia Performance is the official name of Nviidia System Tools component that allows control of among other things, CPU multiplier. It also allows control of something called Bus Speed or HT Speed, and in BIOS goes by the name of CPU Frequency. The latter name is an unfortunate misnomer for cases where the CPU is unlocked, or to say it another way, the user is afforded the ability to control the CPU multiplier independently from the motherboard's base speed. So applications such as CPU-Z more accurately reflect that parameter as Bus Speed and in our case is directly tied to how fast the Front-side bus runs.

I thought that having Nvidia Performance installed but not actively used was harmless, but in fact there are default profiles installed and those apparently get invoked during boot process. So even though I had set the Bus Speed to 256MHz, every time I checked the the actual speed it was back at 250MHz because NVT was being triggered during boot-up sequence. I've now uninstalled that function from Nviidia Control Panel and CPU-Z now correctly reflects the proper speed I set the machine to in BIOS. To save you from doing the math, the FSB or NB Frequency is set to 2048MHz, which ain't too bad for such an old board. Stock speed is 1600MHz.

Hope you find this helpful.

Cheers,
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Originally Posted by gr8sho View Post

  1. Don't worry about the 965 not being on the "list". There are lots of us here that can help.
  2. When you say you updated your profile, it may not have saved because I don't see the info tagged to your posts. Please recheck and correct at your convenience.
  3. For enabling software, you can use Nvidia, PMT, or have them both installed and choose which one you want to use.
  4. The most effective control of the 965 IMNSHO is to use PMT because you can control power states. If you don't care about that and just intend to run the machine in high performance mode all the time, then Nvidia system tools are good enough.
Let us know where you're at and what help you need.

The 965 is inbound, and expected to be here Monday or Tuesday.

My intent is to get the chip running at it's stock speeds and park it there. I'm not looking to get amazing benchmark scores, etc - I just want BF3 to not run like crap. biggrin.gif

I have PMT downloaded already, but when I went looking for the nVidia tools, I got a 404 error after accepting the licensing agreement on the download page.

Also, I'm not sure why my build info isn't displayed as part of my signature. I have the info added through my profile, and can see it from there. confusedsmiley.png

I'm currently running 4GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800. Should I expect any serious bottlenecking as a result of using DDR2 and not DDR3? I am also considering using a little Christmas cash to add another 4GB to this rig. It's going to be quite some time before I can afford a complete upgrade, and the donated processor is making me want to squeeze a little more RAM in to get the most of it. Plus, a 4GB kit to match what I currently have installed is only $50.


Edit to add: Apparently things have changed somewhat with DDR2 since I bought the RAM currently in my system. My current ram is listed at 5-5-5-12 latency(per label on each stick), but the current manufacture 4GB DDR2 800 kits on the Corsair website are listed at 5-5-5-18. Since it has been quite some time since I kept up with latencies, I don't know if mismatched RAM could cause potential issues. Anyone able to clue me in?
Edited by WoodenPlank - 12/16/11 at 3:42pm
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