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ASUS M4N98TD EVO Club
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The ASUS M4N98TD EVO is not an especially popular board, now that the AMD chipset SLI hack has proven reasonably effective. However, there is a small core of loyal fans who choose this board because of the native SLI support, 8+1 power phase, useful built-in overclocking utilities, and feature-rich design.

FAQ: In progress.
Q. Why is CPU-Z reporting my chipset as 780a instead of 980a?
A. See below. You're also using an older version of CPU-Z. Newer versions report the chipset as 980a.

Q. How is the 980a chipset different from the previous 780a?
A. It isn't, really. It's essentially the same chipset, rebranded, with some BIOS updates to add features.

Q. I've increased the Vcore and/or CPU/NB voltage; but my monitoring software is showing it as a lower value than I set it. Is this a problem with the software or the board?
A. This is known as "Vdroop", and is a particular problem with this board. A rough estimate puts the average Vdroop for this board up to 7-8% under load. What happens is the CPU voltage regulation decreases the voltage according to some internal algorithm. This is normal behaviour for the board, a "feature", not a bug. The workaround is to just keep bumping up the voltage until the software shows it hitting your target value.

Vdroop is going to be your biggest challenge for overclocking this board. It's easy to get a small overclock using the built-in tools; but to really push the CPU, getting the right voltage setting is going to be very challenging. Especially for 24/7 overclocks. There are several forum members working on hacking the board hardware to eliminate this feature; see the links section below.

Q. What is TurboV? Should I use it, or just change BIOS settings?
A. TurboV is a software overclocking utility provided by ASUS, and a fairly good one. With it, you can perform many of the same changes that would normally require BIOS settings to achieve; including Vcore and CPU/NB voltage, as well as reference clock, multiplier, and HT speeds. It also allows you to create and save "profiles" which contain your overclock settings; and comes with several example profiles. While TurboV will save settings to BIOS, not all BIOS features can be accessed from the software. Software overclocking is also less stable and doesn't provide as much fine tuning. It's a good utility to do simple tweaking, and for beginners to learn overclocking basics; but for a good, stable overclock you'll need to go into the BIOS.


Useful Links:
ASUS M4N98TD EVO Product Page
CPU-Z download and instructions
Thread on 1101 BIOS update
1301 BIOS update
Vdroop mod thread

ASUS driver and utility software downloads:
Vista/Win7 32bit Downloads
Vista/Win7 64bit Downloads
Note: The ASUS download page is really flaky. It is frequently unavailable, sometimes has stuff missing, and downloads can be very slow. If you can't find what you need, try searching again in a few hours. ASUS also appears to be moving the majority of their driver and other downloads to the ASUS Update utility. If you already have the utility installed, you may want to try it first before going to the download page.


Membership:
To get yourself added, you'll need to post a CPU-Z validation link; or a screenshot with your CPU-Z or similar software, and your username. See my post below for examples.

SIG code:

>>>Official ASUS M4N98TD EVO Club Member<<<

 

>>>Official ASUS M4N98TD EVO Club Member<<<




Club Member List:


Edited by luchog - 2/4/12 at 12:46pm
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Validation:

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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1748085

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Previous threads for the motheboard, with some useful information:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/785640-asus-m4n98td-evo-need-x4-955-a.html
Edited by luchog - 4/8/11 at 3:09pm
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never mind
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wrong place posted ask for a moderator to move it here :
http://www.overclock.net/member-run-clubs/

Not sure what you mean.

This is a club for a specific board that's AMD. Very much on-topic.

I don't have this board but am considering buying one. But due to money issues only time will tell for now.

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I've got this and so far it's doing well. This is my first custom PC as well, so I haven't really got much to say. One thing, though, when it says "OC 2000MHz" on the packaging, does it mean that it can handle 2GHz of RAM automatically or would I have to manually configure the BIOS to allow it?

How about some extra tips/tricks for BIOS settings to eek out more performance gains? biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by GaryC;12938613 
I've got this and so far it's doing well. This is my first custom PC as well, so I haven't really got much to say. One thing, though, when it says "OC 2000MHz" on the packaging, does it mean that it can handle 2GHz of RAM automatically or would I have to manually configure the BIOS to allow it?

How about some extra tips/tricks for BIOS settings to eek out more performance gains? biggrin.gif

IIRC it's a BIOS setting to crank up the RAM to that speed.

Working on more info; but I just haven't had time to play with tweaking my board. Hoping to do that this weekend.
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Would any of you have all the stock speed/voltage settings of the various components for me to put into BIOS when I overclock? Stuff like the NB speed, NB voltage, HT speed, etc. I don't want it to change randomly under "Auto"
    
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Would any of you have all the stock speed/voltage settings of the various components for me to put into BIOS when I overclock? Stuff like the NB speed, NB voltage, HT speed, etc. I don't want it to change randomly under "Auto"

If you're using a Black Edition CPU you don't need all that stuff. That's the whole point of the BE. You can just crank up the multiplier and not have to mess with all the fiddlybits.

If you want to get into the guts of it; the TurboV software that comes with the board is a really easy way to play around with the detailed settings. Once you find a good setup that gives you the best stable speed, you can go set stuff in the bios. Make sure to download the latest version from the Asus website. Gonna add a bunch of links to the OP soon as I have time.
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I would like to join the club, the cpu-z is in my sig(just click on the gotproof) if that is not what you need please let me know
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I would like to join the club, the cpu-z is in my sig(just click on the gotproof) if that is not what you need please let me know

That's perfect. You have been added. Welcome! Feel free to share your experiences, tips, and tricks with this board. biggrin.gif
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