I have been looking and browsing around to see what I can do to make the computer work with a new processor (AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz). As per previous POST I have been able to get the processor working on this Motherboard (M2n-SLI Deluxe).
- The first thing that needed to be done was the BIOS upgrade to 5001 version.
- Next the CPU needed to be replaced; after that I was having a few boot issues and sometimes it would not start. Soft booting happened about 3-4 times. Had to switch back to old CPU, Then tried to install the new one again. Was able to get the PC to start. Was not able to change CPU freq in BIOS, (Set everything to Auto).
- Then Downloaded: For 64 Bit Windows 7 you need PhenomMsrTweaker; was able to set the default CPU freq to above 3.6GHz.
- After a few reboots and restarts everything is running pretty flawlessly. So the update to the CPU made the computer run really fast and really well. (Specs).
If you have any Questions please feel free to ask.