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03-18-2020 10:43 AM
mravel 1. did any of you try to run the RADEON RX470/480/570/580 card on this motherboard? Edit: yes, it works
2. I confirm that Phenom II X4 965 works on this mobo. Of course you need PhenomMsrTweaker to run your processor faster than 800MHz.
3. Mobo has many problems with gently run with Phenom 965 - sometimes usb hangs for a while, coils rub strongly, cracking coils moves to the sound card etc.
02-23-2020 08:15 AM
DrSwizz
Quote: Originally Posted by StrainM2N View Post
Hey, im proud owner of M2N sli deluxe. 11 years +

I have trouble with my integrated Ethernet card, it turn off while playing browsing or just idle, not immediately but after 20mins to few hours.
To get it work again i have to switch power supply off

Has it happened to somebody?

i tried both ports

-searched this monster topic
-3 differnet cables
-nforce,windows drivers
-power saving off
-Bios Default
-modem tested with laptop
-by look i found 1 capacitator near north bridge with little corrosion on top

operating system Win 7,
CPU 5600+ 2,9 ghz 65w
GPU GTX 260 = 1000w xD joking
RAM4 gigs

if there's any enthusiast whos still reading, what do you suggest?

is it dying slowly ? before ordering new NIC i want try what i can

Both ethernet ports stopped working the other day on one of my M2N SLI Deluxe boards. Fortunately they both came back to life after leaving the computer turned off a while. I suspect the capacitors might be going bad.
02-20-2020 05:52 AM
Antikapitalista
16 GiB of RAM on the ASUS M2N32 WS Professional

Whoever claims that these motherboards do not take 16 GiB of RAM is obviously wrong.


At least the ASUS M2N32 WS Professional definitely does, so I guess that it could be valid for other similar motherboards, such as the ones in the title of this thread, which have received even more support than the M2N32 WS Professional.
02-10-2020 01:01 AM
Antikapitalista
ASUS M2N32 WS Professional

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
I still can't run AMD GPU on the first PCI Express slot.
I can. My Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 (100311-3L) works in either slot flawlessly.
Curiously enough, its GPU is of the same TeraScale 3 architecture as your FirePro V7900.


Motherboard version: 1.03G
BIOS version: stock 1802
Power supply: tested with an EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (HDZ940XCJ4DGI)
Memory: 8 GiB of Mushkin Redline XP2–8000 (2 sets of Mushkin 996593)


Which version of the motherboard do you have?
Due to my colossal stupidity, I ended up with 3 of them, so now I have all 3 versions: 1.02G, 1.03G and 1.04G, but the last one does not have a socketed BIOS chip, so I would have to wait for an AMD Phenom X4 9750 to arrive, as my AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ is currently plugged into a Microstar MSI K9A Platinum (MS–7280) that serves as a backup system for a not-quite-PCI-compliant interface card of an expensive CCD camera, because the card relies on a particular setting of this motherboard—namely Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk—to be off for this card to be recognized by its driver... and I would hate to take the system apart, as the CPU is cooled by a Scythe Orochi Rev. B (SCORC–1100), which means that the whole setup would have to be disassembled to the last screw... and I would really like to avoid the painstaking process of putting the huge heatsink back on the CPU again.
02-09-2020 04:25 PM
Antikapitalista
Quote: Originally Posted by peedy View Post
I am looking to use a phenom II x4 945 in two systems I have with motherboards M2N-SLI Deluxe and M2NPV-VM. Both indicate the latest "supported" cpu is the x4 945. The CPU list specifies the "C3" version. Which on ebay is harder to find from a US seller. There are plenty others that don't specify on the listing or is C2 version. Do I really have to get the C3 or will a C2 version be fine? Looking at the comparison on CPU-World, they aren't any different that I can tell.
Sorry, I only have an M2N32 WS Pro, but I guess the limit may be because of the multiplier, as they all seem to be capped at 15.

I guess the general rule should be that the newer, the worse, because of the greater deviation from the original specification. Speaking from (my rather bad) memory, according to AMD technical documentation, the difference should be that the CPUs of the C3 stepping require split power planes (introduced with the socket AM2+), or they run at the 4x multiplier, whereas the CPUs of the C2 stepping will still do with a single power plane, although all K10 processors, starting with the first Phenoms, should require split power planes.


But sometimes some limits can be somehow overcome... basically, this whole thread is about exactly that.
02-09-2020 03:51 PM
Antikapitalista
ASUS M2N32 WS Professional

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
Greetings all. May I ask a few questions about my M2N32 WS Pro. I was trying to upgrade the CPU from Phenom X4 9550 to Phenom II X4 975, RAM form 4xGB DDR2 6400 non-ECC to 4x2GB DDR2 6400 ECC unbuffered (it was cheaper and Phenom supports ECC so I said why not); and add Firepro V7900. BIOS v. was/is 2001 official from ASUS.
Kroko, the Phenom II is not supported officially. Folk wisdom has it that BIOS version 1802 works with the Denebs. That said, even the Phenom II x4 965 BE is said to be rather tricky, let alone the Phenom II x4 975 BE, which should be even trickier... I am not even sure that anyone has succeeded in using one with this mainboard, but they may have not have even tried it. Kudos for your pioneering effort!

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
I couldn't make it POST with the modified BIOS,
Which modified BIOS?

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
X4 975 and the ECC RAM and right now I think that it was because of the GPU, all I got was one long and three or four short beeps.
Indeed, it appears so: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm .

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
Decided to reverted to original configuration (2001 BIOS, x4 9550, 4x1GB and some Nvidia GPU) and test the new components one by one. I started with the ECC RAM and couldn't make it POST - there were no beeps so I decided that it's because of the BIOS settings.
Please report your findings here when you manage accommodate the unbuffered ECC RAM with this motherboard. (I am interested in this option, too.)

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
Then I added the old RAM and Firepro V7900 in the first PCIE slot - got the same long beep followed by three of four short beeps. When I moved the Firepro to the second PCIE slot (didn't change BIOS settings) I got no POST, no beeps at all, fan started spinning and system was turning off after few seconds.
This is very strange, Kroko, because I have used it with a Radeon HD 6970, which is a very similar GPU; it is actually of the same microarchitecture!

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
Removed the Firepro and placed the Nvidia GPU on first slot to change BIOS setting and since then no POST at all. Initially the system was beeping if there is no RAM but right now there is no beeps, just starts the fans for a few second and that's all.
I had this problem when I had put an unsupported CPU model into the CPU socket, even a G2-stepping Athlon with a half-integer multiplier. The system would power on for a few seconds, but would switch itself off within half a minute or so.

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
What setting to apply in BIOS for ECC RAM? There was something related to ECC but it didn't help to POST.
Did you try to use only one stick, did you try all of them? If one stick is faulty, it could make the whole system look dead, with only a totally black screen and some fan noise. What ECC memory is it? The manual, of all ECC memory, mentions only the 1GiB Hynix HYMP512U648-C4 module on the qualified vendor list.
In my case, I have four Mushkin Redline XP2-8000 2 GiB sticks (2 sets of the Mushkin 996593 sets) that only work together in a particular order; in a different order they could make the system appear dead. But the sticks together pass all sorts of memory tests just fine, if they are inserted in a particular order.

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
Any idea why the Nvidia Chipset doesn't like ATI-AMD GPUs? Any BIOS setting?
My Radeon HD 6970 works flawlessly, albeit I have only tried in the second slot, because the first one is occupied with a 32GB Intel Optane stick in an adapter, for paging, etc. That means all the controllers will need to go into the PCI-X slots, which leaves me with a 3Gbps SAS controller, etc., but the trade-off is worth for the sake of the general speed-up while paging, to make up for the rather low memory limit.

ATi graphics cards are definitely supported, with up to R580+ (ATi Radeon X1950XTX), which was the latest GPU at the time of the release of the motherboard.

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
But I want to run Firepro V7900 in the first slot - when I try it, the GPU fans are spinning at max rpm and I can hear one long and three short beeps. Tested it with three brands of RAM memory just in case if it's like the case on elektroda.pl but no luck. But the GPU is working fine on another motherboard and also when it's placed on the second PCI Express slot the motherboard is able to post.
Kroko, you only intend to use only this single one graphics card, don't you? If so, could you then simply plug it into the second slot for the time being, while other issues are being worked out? Is is acceptable to you?

Meanwhile, I will try to test my Radeon HD 6970 in the first slot.

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
For some reason the Nvidia chipset doesn't like AMD GPUs
There could be a difference, indeed, as the PCIE16X_1 slot (the 1st one) is apparently connected to a Nvidia nForce 590 SLI SPP chip, whereas the PCIE16X_2 slot (the 2nd one) is apparently connected to Nvidia nForce 590 SLI MCP chip:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/62...page=10#manual
And maybe only the Nvidia nForce 590 SLI MCP is compatible with them.
My Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 works in either slot, see my post below.

I do not know, I will try it when i stop fumbling with my Willem flasher version 5.0F; for some strange reason, it always reads garbage from the chip...
Sorry, I put the chip into the wrong socket. The Willem flasher works flawlessly.

Quote: Originally Posted by kroko View Post
By the way, does anyone knows the beep codes for these motherboards - mine is M2N32WS Pro.
They should be standard Award beep codes. See the link above, please.

By the way, Kroko, do you have the famed BIOS 1802B by Tomek? It used to be on the old Asustek's VIP forum before they took it down, along with gems like this.
12-11-2019 01:51 PM
StrainM2N Hey, im proud owner of M2N sli deluxe. 11 years +

I have trouble with my integrated Ethernet card, it turn off while playing browsing or just idle, not immediately but after 20mins to few hours.
To get it work again i have to switch power supply off

Has it happened to somebody?

i tried both ports

-searched this monster topic
-3 differnet cables
-nforce,windows drivers
-power saving off
-Bios Default
-modem tested with laptop
-by look i found 1 capacitator near north bridge with little corrosion on top

operating system Win 7,
CPU 5600+ 2,9 ghz 65w
GPU GTX 260 = 1000w xD joking
RAM4 gigs

if there's any enthusiast whos still reading, what do you suggest?

is it dying slowly ? before ordering new NIC i want try what i can
12-05-2019 06:54 AM
Anti!! I was blown away to see you all still plugging along. I wish now I would have kept my wife's m2n-sli. Hers would no longer post either and Asus in the day never returned my calls. *Sad face* Been a while now though..
11-20-2019 06:00 PM
N2Gaming Been a while since I dropped in and paid you all a visit. Nice to see ya'll still benefiting from these old trusty & good ol reliable ASUS boards.
07-08-2019 03:30 PM
peedy I am looking to use a phenom II x4 945 in two systems I have with motherboards M2N-SLI Deluxe and M2NPV-VM. Both indicate the latest "supported" cpu is the x4 945. The CPU list specifies the "C3" version. Which on ebay is harder to find from a US seller. There are plenty others that don't specify on the listing or is C2 version. Do I really have to get the C3 or will a C2 version be fine? Looking at the comparison on CPU-World, they aren't any different that I can tell.

thanks
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