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Originally Posted by gr8sho View Post

I don't have a block diagram of the M2N32 handy, but I'm having a hard time believing the CPU would cause a problem with the NB to PCI interface.
Is your DRAM rated or supposed to run at 2.1V? I know some "gaming" RAM runs in that range. You could always try bumping that another tenth.

Weeeelll, I don't exactly know, but from what I've read (and Gyro mentioned it back there) the AM3 socket CPUs have the memory controller on the CPU, as opposed to the AM2 which relied on the motherboard to control the memory. Again, I only have passing knowledge of this, and it's all because of these problems I've been having. And I wouldn't be too surprised if there were issues with the compatibility of running one of the last "officially supported" CPUs on this mobo... the last BIOS update came out 2 years ago, had just supported the AM3 sockets, was in beta, and then never got any follow up.

And yeah, the ram is rated at 2.0-2.1v. I may up it later if I need to, buuuuut:

I'm currently running memtest with these settings and its at about 25% on the first pass (normally when I had lockups, it wouldn't get past the first 1%):
CPU-NB HT Voltage: upped to 1.35v
NB Core/PCI-E Voltage: upped to 1.2v
DDR2 Voltage: upped to 21.v
DRAM Ganged Mode: Enabled

Again, I'm going to reserve judgement till I get a few clean passes, but so far so good! I even dropped the timings to the rec specs on the ram, to 4-4-4-12 from 5-5-5-18 (yes, I know I should get it stable first, but I just wanted to try it)

Also... there are a lot of crazy settings in the DRAM config menus... I mean, "Bank Swizzle Mode"?
Edited by theproffessor - 1/15/12 at 2:52pm
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post #9822 of 12343
gr8sho
Processor you are using Phenom II X4 965
I bought the processor Phenom II X4 960T
What were the steps you time to put your processor?
I do not know much, help me?
thank you
post #9823 of 12343
If this round of tests doesn't pan out you might try a different bios(2209 maybe),I had trouble with one of my boards(4x1 ocz 800) and 5002,in fact both my M2N32's have 4x1 and both are on 2209.


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post #9824 of 12343
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Originally Posted by DDIVAIO View Post

gr8sho
Processor you are using Phenom II X4 965
I bought the processor Phenom II X4 960T
What were the steps you time to put your processor?
I do not know much, help me?
thank you

The 960T will not work on this board, sorry.
It is a Thuban cpu and is not supported.Even with the work around.
Any other of the 9xx cpu's will work though.Or Athlon II cpu's.

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post #9825 of 12343
I'm reading the old post and see that there are people who use the processor Phenom II X4 970
As far as I understand the 970 is better than the 960T, right?
In other post say that the 960T will not be possible to use, why?
I'm lost ... hehehe!
post #9826 of 12343
Now I understand!
Thanks for the help!
post #9827 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post

If this round of tests doesn't pan out you might try a different bios(2209 maybe),I had trouble with one of my boards(4x1 ocz 800) and 5002,in fact both my M2N32's have 4x1 and both are on 2209.
Gyro

I thought about that... in the intial stages of the problem a few weeks ago I tried several older BIOS's... I'm *pretty* sure I tried the 2209 as well, but I might give it a go if this doesn't pan out. (so far so good, though... it just takes memtest a loooooong time to get through a pass with 8gigs installed)

One good thing about this whole mess... I have learned a lot more about how ram works!
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post #9828 of 12343
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Originally Posted by DDIVAIO View Post

I'm reading the old post and see that there are people who use the processor Phenom II X4 970
As far as I understand the 970 is better than the 960T, right?
In other post say that the 960T will not be possible to use, why?
I'm lost ... hehehe!

I'm curious. Is the 960T unboxed already and installed on your M2N32? Is it a BE (black edition)? If the answer to both questions is yes, then I'm curious to know if you can get the machine to boot into the OS. And then tell us which OS you're running.

While the the numbering seems similar with 9xx family in general, the technology is different. Our processors are Deneb and yours is a Zosma / Thuban.

The BE question is key because that would uncouple the motherboard frequency from the CPU and you would have at least a fighting chance.

I just have never seen anyone here post that they could get a 960T running on an M2N32.

However, if you can past some of the basics, the rest of the plot to get the processor up to full speed is relatively straightforward and we can help you with that.
post #9829 of 12343
Sooo, after upping the voltages I talked about earlier memtest ran 2 passes clean... it took 31/2 hours though. So far the system is running fine. Are there any other stress/ test programs I should run to see if this is going to be a stable setup?

Also, at the risk of ruining any stability I might have achieved, I think I've dug around enough in the bios with this build that I might want to attempt an OC of the CPU sometime in the future... of course the whole system will go up in flames if I do that, but now I've got the itch since I've been tinkering with it so much.
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First mobo i purchased was the M2N32-SLI Deluxe. Still have it too!
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