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Can my M2N32 SLI wifi deluxe edition support a Phenom II 940?

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March 13, 2009 6:53:42 AM

Seem like i should be able to slap a Phenom II Deneb 940 and later models on my mobo with some limitations of course.. I just play games and program some and render couple times a week. My X2 5600 just konked on me and need a new processor this weekend. So pls come up with the answer asap. thanks
Im just interested in if it would work, or not.
March 13, 2009 8:26:14 AM

According to ASUSTek's list, the PII AM2+ processors are not supported in the M2N32-SLi Deluxe motherboards.

I have that Mobo too in another box. I'm about to plop my old 9850 in there.
March 13, 2009 6:02:51 PM

Well... first of all.. there is craploads of webpages out there that says that this processor IS AM2 compatible. So...
Hell even NCIX list it as AM2
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March 13, 2009 6:36:37 PM

Simple socket compatibility is unfortunately not enough. On both Asus and cpu-upgrade websites the Phenom 2 isn't listed in the supported CPUs. Might want ton contact Asus to make sure and/or to know if they have any beta BIOS that would support it.
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March 13, 2009 9:48:54 PM

NCIX is one of the best canadian on-line store for computer parts (and god knows we need more like them here).

To the OP's defense, Asus's website really sucks, I prefer to go to www.cpu-upgrade.com, but it is true he might have been able to find the information on his own. Moreover, the OP isn't wrong, AM2 and AM2+ are technically inter-compatible the same way PCI-e 1.1 and 2.0 are, however, as I said in my post, you need more than simple socket compatibility.
April 13, 2009 5:00:07 PM

Hello

1. I Have M2n32 sli deluxe and PII X3 720 and it runs nice.
April 17, 2009 8:02:35 PM

Jpain said:
Hello

1. I Have M2n32 sli deluxe and PII X3 720 and it runs nice.


Did you have to do any tweaks. I plan on upgrading to an AM3 cpu on this board and it makes me feel better to know someone else has gotten it to work.
April 18, 2009 10:48:45 AM

Phenom II m2n32 sli deluxe

1. Just download new BIOS.. There are new Phenom part in that bios...
2. Start up in my system ..... Power on, then reset---> start up.

3. There might be way to go around this start up. If anyone have ideas ??

But Phenom II x720 is nice upgrade for my M2N32 sli deluxe mobo since its OLD in computer terms.
Also thinking of NVIDIA GTX275, but that will be after summer holiday...
April 19, 2009 6:14:58 AM

Zenthar said:
NCIX is one of the best canadian on-line store for computer parts (and god knows we need more like them here).

To the OP's defense, Asus's website really sucks, I prefer to go to www.cpu-upgrade.com, but it is true he might have been able to find the information on his own. Moreover, the OP isn't wrong, AM2 and AM2+ are technically inter-compatible the same way PCI-e 1.1 and 2.0 are, however, as I said in my post, you need more than simple socket compatibility.



WELL! How come I'm running a Phenom II 940 on that same ASUS MB....The New BIOS came out a few weeks ago with the

Phenom II 940 listed...The compatiblity page has not caught up to it yet!


Dennis
April 19, 2009 6:20:49 AM

Jpain said:
Phenom II m2n32 sli deluxe

1. Just download new BIOS.. There are new Phenom part in that bios...
2. Start up in my system ..... Power on, then reset---> start up.

3. There might be way to go around this start up. If anyone have ideas ??

But Phenom II x720 is nice upgrade for my M2N32 sli deluxe mobo since its OLD in computer terms.
Also thinking of NVIDIA GTX275, but that will be after summer holiday...



Interesting! you have the same boot problem I have on power up! it will just sit there! till you do a reset,Then it will work fine!

Only do it on a cold Power up Vs a reset! I,m running a Phenom II 940 and I run a GF GTX 280

Dennis
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April 19, 2009 1:41:53 PM

cocokiwi said:
WELL! How come I'm running a Phenom II 940 on that same ASUS MB....The New BIOS came out a few weeks ago with the Phenom II 940 listed...The compatiblity page has not caught up to it yet!
Good to know, what is the new BIOS version?
April 21, 2009 4:18:33 AM

Zenthar said:
Good to know, what is the new BIOS version?





The old one Has been dropped it was deleated ! the New one is 2205 and includes the Newer Cpu,s Quad x4 Phenom II etc!


Can be downloaded a ASUS.com


Dennis
April 21, 2009 5:03:24 AM

Here is some more info!



The Phenom WILL WORK....they are backward compatible back to AM2 CPU 940 pin sockets!

I stuck in some OcZ PC2 8500 5-5-5-15 Reeper Series OCZ2RPR1064GK 2 x 2 gig dual channel

work great with XP 64bit All 4 gig! But I have a Memory problem with VISTA Argggg it,s like going back before the 4 gig fix!

Crashes BSOD 7E instantly on starting VISTA 64bit Home! Yet works fine on XP 64bit! Just for grins i stuck back in my old 4gig DDr-2 800 and it did the same thing! methinks the 4 core has brought it back!

there are some new controls in the new BIOS.... Gang mode - Auto - Gang - unganged

Ganged is Dual mode UnGanged is single mode (no dual channel)

The others are to do with CPU... core things!

Dennis
May 26, 2009 6:43:26 PM

Ok I've just spent the last 2 hours getting my new Phenom II 720 BE to work on my M2N32 SLI Deluxe, here's my findings.

BIOS 2205 does NOT work.

I managed to post my PC under 2205 (after hard reset the CMOS data with jumper), in fact, 2205 recognized the new 720 BE CPU, however after I setup all the settings, saved it and reboot, my PC just doesn't POST.

I've to reset the CMOS again to make my PC to post again, but everytime I reboot it won't post until I reset CMOS memory.

So after 10 tries, I've rolled back to BIOS 2101 and while the cpu is not recognized, it worked. I can save my data and reboot properly.

The default vCore voltage is set to 1.36v if you use the "Auto" setting, and the CPU runs really hot (55-60C) I've to manually set the vCore down to 1.30v to run it slightly cooler.

I've managed to run it @ 3200 Mhz (200 with 16x multiplier) @ 1.30v.

I hope this info helps whoever want to run a Phenom II x3 720 BE on a M2N32 SLI Deluxe.

p.s. since BIOS 2205 recognized the 720 CPU, I strongly believe the next BIOS release will properly support the new AM2+/AM3 Phenom CPUs.
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May 26, 2009 7:03:33 PM

Did you contact the manufacturer tech support, sometimes they have a beta bios just around the corner they can provide you. Just a thought.
May 29, 2009 8:23:30 PM

Worked for me!

I updated the BIOS to 2205 *before* installing the Phenom II X4 940 BE. I had a minor hiccup where RAID was disabled after the upgrade to 2205. I went into the BIOS, turned RAID back on and it booted no problem. Once it was bootable under 2205 I installed the Phenom II X4 940 BE...

July 1, 2009 12:02:07 AM

Hi roskoff! Saw the PHII X4 940 worked @ stock settings.... did you try to OC yet? If so how'd it go.... Thanks Bob
July 1, 2009 2:37:43 PM

cocokiwi said:
The old one Has been dropped it was deleated ! the New one is 2205 and includes the Newer Cpu,s Quad x4 Phenom II etc!


Can be downloaded a ASUS.com


Dennis


Interesting. I have that m2n32-sli deluxe wireless edition. instead of dropping the 9850 in the old box, I might just pop the 720BE in the ASUS after a bios update and if that works then put a new 965BE in the current build.

Thanks for that update!
July 26, 2009 6:19:53 AM

I downloaded the latest bios from ASUS and now my m2n32-sli deluxe wi fi recognizes the phenom II 940 cpu. It runs hot. I pulled out the stock fan and added my butterfly cooler and aero heatsink compound. It still runs hot. It has gone up to 70 C.
July 29, 2009 3:59:48 AM

Yea just got the 940 upgraded form 6400 Be and the 940 temp on AI booster states 50 -52 at idle.. But this is interesting because I felt the child while it is running and its NO HOT at all even if the temp states.. ?? Running the 2205 Bios and all settings are default. My cooler is a Freezer Pro.
Anyone got any ideas why ?
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July 29, 2009 5:34:58 AM

For those who did place the 720 or 940 on the m2n32 can you tell me if ASUS successfully implemented the unlocked
multiplier into the board. I have a 6400+ BE and it is not unlocked. I want to upgrade to the 720 with overclocking headroom since the 6400+ just isn't stable past 3.5 on air (of course the memory is probably causing the no POST since I am changing the core clock and not the multiplier). Thanks :sol: 
July 31, 2009 7:47:50 PM

I too am having a temperature issue with the Phenom II 940 BE with this motherboard. (55-60 degrees Celsius idle). I’ve got a Thermalright Ultima-90 heatsink mounted too… so I don’t know whether I need a bigger heatsink or what. BIOS is at 2207 and I can’t seem to modify the vcore down to 1.35v either (currently @ 1.39v). I’ve opened up a tkt with Asus about this and below is there response:

Q:
Just to clarify, there is no known issue with the Phenom II 940 processor with this motherboard (BIOS 2207) in regard to core temperature readings shown in various hardware monitoring programs (ie: HWMonitor v1.14… etc..). And that these values should be taken as actual core temp readings. Is that correct?

A:
“Being that the cpu was never tested on that board and is not supported on the board there is no way of accurately answering that , I would assume that it is accurately seing the temps as the board monitors the sensor underneath the proc and that is not diffrent. I would assume also that it probably stem from the fact that the settings for that proc is not coded in to bios and it is using defaultvalues”

Has anyone gotten the core temps down with Phenoms II 940s? What coolers are you using and what are the new temperature readings?
July 31, 2009 7:59:51 PM

also what BIOS revision are you running?
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July 31, 2009 9:38:25 PM

On Asus website, for beta BIOS 2208 they mention:
Quote:
1. Support new AMD Phenom IIX3 715 (HDZ715WCJ3DGI) CPU.
If you are lucky, they might better support the other Phenom II as well.
July 31, 2009 10:40:01 PM

Hey Roskoff,

What are the core temperatures you are getting both load and idle please. And what heatsink are you using to cool it?
August 27, 2009 3:34:55 AM

Got the CPU core temps down to a reasonable 45-50C idle now, so all is well. For those who are still experiencing high temp issues this is what I did:

1) lap the heatsink
2) replacing the case fans with higher CFMs
3) reapplied the thermal paste (less is more)

Though I’m still showing a 10C discrepancy between what PC Probe II shows for CPU temps and what HWMonitor shows for CPU core temps. Hopefully just a BIOS bug.


September 2, 2009 8:45:12 PM

Robit said:
Hi roskoff! Saw the PHII X4 940 worked @ stock settings.... did you try to OC yet? If so how'd it go.... Thanks Bob

I haven't tried overclocking yet. I've been busy trying to address the higher than expected temperatures I'm seeing with Core Temp. Stock HSF was providing 50+ C idle and 66+ C under full load. It was during the summer and I only have a window AC unit in the room, but come on -- that's just too hot.
September 2, 2009 9:00:57 PM

peterp01 said:
Hey Roskoff,

What are the core temperatures you are getting both load and idle please. And what heatsink are you using to cool it?

I bought and installed an ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler [N82E16835185125]. I installed it with the supplied thermal interface material. Now I see idle as low as 44 C and when gaming for 2+ hours I see 59 C. It takes time to kill all those zombies in Left4Dead. According to AMD, the max temp for the Phenom II x4 940 BE is 62 C so I guess I am safe.

The ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro is HUGE so make sure you measure before you buy one. Fortunately my Thermaltake Armor full-tower case is huge.

I too was seeing absurd CPU temperatures with the Asus software which is why I switched to Core Temp.

I still need to check what voltages are being supplied to the CPU. Also, I may replace the TIM with Arctic Silver to see if that helps.

I'd like the CPU temps to be as low as possible since I'm about to put in a second GFX card (Nvidia 9800 GT [N82E16814130435] in 2-way SLI)
October 5, 2009 4:59:07 AM

Jpain said:
Phenom II m2n32 sli deluxe

1. Just download new BIOS.. There are new Phenom part in that bios...
2. Start up in my system ..... Power on, then reset---> start up.

3. There might be way to go around this start up. If anyone have ideas ??

But Phenom II x720 is nice upgrade for my M2N32 sli deluxe mobo since its OLD in computer terms.
Also thinking of NVIDIA GTX275, but that will be after summer holiday...

I have it running with Phenom II X3 720 also. Only problem is memory can't run at 1066MHZ. Memory ran over 1100mhz with Athlon X2 6000+. Still getting 7500mb/s Read with 1000MHZ unganged. I can't do ganged either. Also the temperature for each indvidual core is 40 and the main cpu core temp is 60 on everest
November 8, 2009 5:51:55 PM

roskoff said:
I bought and installed an ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler [N82E16835185125]. I installed it with the supplied thermal interface material. Now I see idle as low as 44 C and when gaming for 2+ hours I see 59 C. It takes time to kill all those zombies in Left4Dead. According to AMD, the max temp for the Phenom II x4 940 BE is 62 C so I guess I am safe.

The ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro is HUGE so make sure you measure before you buy one. Fortunately my Thermaltake Armor full-tower case is huge.

I too was seeing absurd CPU temperatures with the Asus software which is why I switched to Core Temp.

I still need to check what voltages are being supplied to the CPU. Also, I may replace the TIM with Arctic Silver to see if that helps.

I'd like the CPU temps to be as low as possible since I'm about to put in a second GFX card (Nvidia 9800 GT [N82E16814130435] in 2-way SLI)


I agree with roskoff to use core temps.

I have had a long weekend trying to fix these high temps with the Phenom II 940 BE and the M2N32-SLI Deluxe which is now supported, I have done everything right as far as I can tell. I've come to the same conclusion (I believe) the temps sent probe, speedfan and others is just plan wrong. Ill use core temps and hope I'm right as I really want to overclock this chip!!

Newest Bios 2209
BIG copper Zalman 110mm CPU cooler
Zalman thermal grease 2 day set so far (Also tried AS5)
Undervolt to 1.3 vcore (very stable) new installs should reset BIOS!
Good case air flow

The temps get ridiculous under load except the "core temp" which has been staying under the AMD max of 62C.

100% Load


Idle


May 6, 2011 2:59:05 AM

Crownregent said:
Seem like i should be able to slap a Phenom II Deneb 940 and later models on my mobo with some limitations of course.. I just play games and program some and render couple times a week. My X2 5600 just konked on me and need a new processor this weekend. So pls come up with the answer asap. thanks
Im just interested in if it would work, or not.

May 6, 2011 3:05:58 AM

Crownregent said:
Seem like i should be able to slap a Phenom II Deneb 940 and later models on my mobo with some limitations of course.. I just play games and program some and render couple times a week. My X2 5600 just konked on me and need a new processor this weekend. So pls come up with the answer asap. thanks
Im just interested in if it would work, or not.

I just installed a AMD Phenom IIx4 940 Quad Core in my Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe. I had to update the bios with the old AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core CPU installed. Updated bios to 5002 rebooted just to make sure everything worked. Shut down PC. Installed new AMD Phenom IIx4 940 Quad Core. Visited AMD web site and download a couple drivers for new CPU.
I thought my Pc would run alot better than it is but it's better than it was.
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May 6, 2011 3:08:17 AM

kegga,
this is a 2 year thread.
July 7, 2011 11:01:14 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
kegga,
this is a 2 year thread.


Better late than never, lol, but a 5 years old mobo that can handle a new phenom is pretty awsome for me, can do this any intel mobo?? can handle a 5 years old intel mobo a new i7?? I do not think so, maybe AMD is lower in power than intel, but your investments are going to last a lot more, if you bought that mobo in 220 USD five years ago, you want to use it until is no more upgradable.

I have the same mobo with a phenom 9950 black edition and works great with 2 new gtx 560 ti, I reach the same FPS in games than new mobos with newest CPUs, I reach similar benchmarks of people with new mobos and single GPUs like the GTX 590. Of course SLI gives you a boost over a single GPU because the second GPU handles Phyx, but with the sli I reach almost 50 FPS in 3Dmark11 benchmarks and my Graphics Score is over 9000, of course the score of my CPU is low, but is more important a good FPS in games.

I will Upgrade for the new Sabertooth 990FX mobo and the 1100T phenom, but I have to say that AMD gives you a lot more for your buck, if your budget is not unlimited, AMD is the best Option.

This is just an update for people like me that still own that awsome piece of hardware, but I think that is not worthy to upgrade the CPU beyond the 9950 Phenom for this particular mobo.
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