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CPU support summary

Core:
Brisbane, Orleans,
Windsor
Technology (micron):
0.065, 0.09
Cores / Threads:
1 - 2
Frequency (MHz):
2100 - 3200
L2 cache (KB):
512 - 2048
TDP (Watt):
35 - 125

ASUS A8M2N-LA motherboard specifications

CPU socket type:Socket AM2

The motherboard was used in the following computers: HP D4500e, HP1630n,HP Pavilion a1709n, HP Pavilion a1710n, HP Pavilion a1573cn, HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7600e, Compaq Presario Media Center SR2023WM, and others.

ASUS A8M2N-LA CPU compatibility list

The fastest processors are Athlon 64 X2 5400+ (89W), 6000+ (3 GHz, 125W) and 6400+. They also have the best single-threaded performance from all listed parts.

FeaturesBIOSPCBNotes
AMD Athlon 64
3800+, ADA3800IAA4CW, Rev F2, 59W TDP   
AMD Athlon 64 FX
FX-62, ADAFX62IAA6CS, Rev F2, 125W TDP  Not supported
AMD Athlon 64 X2
4000+, ADO4000IAA5DD, Rev G1, 65W TDP3.10  
4200+, ADD4200IAA5DO, Rev G2, 35W TDP5.07  
4200+, ADO4200IAA5DO, Rev G1, 65W TDP3.10  
4200+   
4400+, ADO4400IAA5DD, Rev G1, 65W TDP   
4600+, ADO4600IAA5CS, Rev F2, TDP 65W   
5000+   
5000+, ADO5000IAA5DD, Rev G1, 65W TDP5.07  
5400+  This CPU is supported according to information provided by HP customer support. Upgrading to this CPU may require BIOS upgrade.
6000+, ADX6000IAA6CZ, Rev F3, 125W TDP   
6400+  There were reports of this CPU working in the motherboard. BIOS will not recognize the CPU. Power supply upgrade may be required.

    - This processor is not supported
    - This CPU may or may not be supported by the motherboard.

To determine part numbers for the ASUS A8M2N-LA motherboard we used best guess approach based on CPU model, frequency and features. In some cases our guess may be incorrect or incomplete. Please always verify part numbers before committing to buying the CPU.


Comments

There are 2086 comments posted

A8M2N-LA HP/Compaq name: Naos-GL6

2008-04-09 11:20:13
Posted by: A Z

Motherboard is in a Compaq SR2010NX model PC. Picked it up for nothing, and I am looking to max out the processor. Just wondering the limits on the Athlon 64 processor that can be installed.

CPU

2008-05-14 12:16:16
Posted by: Todd

The SR2010NX computer has the A8M2N-LA (Naos) motherboard as well as others, but it seems they all have different BIOS'. Does this matter? I have the SR2010nx and want to add a dual core processor but the specs on HP say it only handles single core.

sr2013wm media center pc

2008-06-26 01:30:43
Posted by: bradley fredricks

i got this compaq presario sr2013wm media center pc with orginal processor installed is amd 64 3800+ i got updated this new bios before upgraded a dual core processor is working !!!! now i got amd 64 x2 5000+ worked on my compaq computer they did good jobs with bios updated thank to bios update to hp.com works as the best anyhone who has this same system you can update bios before cpu upgrade to daul core you must update bios first then install dual core that all smile !!

sr2010nx

2008-08-02 23:20:41
Posted by: Robert

I have a sr2010nx I updated with another bios for the same mother board as mine diffrent model pc and everything works great except for the onboard video isnt working.

HP-Pavilion t3720.it

2008-08-05 15:52:13
Posted by: Filippo

ASUS A8M2N-LA i called hp customer care to ask if athlon 64 X2 5000+ work on this motherboard, they told me yes, i bought the cpu but system dont work, windows vista crash while loading. So i returned back at original 4200+
I have doubt the problem is because original cpu has Windsor code name, the new cpu has Brisbane code name.

65nm 5000+ does not work on this motherboard.

2008-08-21 05:45:40
Posted by: Sonic Lundgren

65nm 5000+ does not work on this motherboard.

65nm 5000+ does not work on this motherboard.

2008-08-21 05:45:40
Posted by: Sonic Lundgren

65nm 5000+ does not work on this motherboard.

ASUS A8M2N-LA + AMD 5200EE +

2008-08-21 17:27:45
Posted by: Alpine A310

Card + amd 5200ee + work without any prob ,i put the processor in to my PC , the PC recognize the processor , no bios update needed

software

2011-11-23 05:14:43
Posted by: bilal ahmad

esta motherboard se me cuelga cuando windows esta cargando

2008-10-09 16:50:41
Posted by: wejolote

cuando cootea windows vista al principio se congela dicha barra, pero vuelvo a reiniciar y windos inicia normalmente.

como tip, recomiendo desactivar (off)la virtualizacion del bios para obtener mejor rendimiento de performance

recomiendo configurar la bios en default setings o ajustes de fabrica

RAM?

2008-10-20 19:55:10
Posted by: Mark

just got a 2gb stick of ram and was wondering how much each socket could hold?

Upgrade to a Dual-Core processor ?

2008-10-22 20:05:03
Posted by: Mark

I also have a COMPAQ NAOS-GL6/ASUS A8M2N-LA MOTHERBOARD and would like to upgrade to a Dual-Core processor. reading the comments below seems like it works for some but not for others. Can anyone else chime in and let me know what your experience with this is.

Thanks!

Mark

HP a1710 Successfully Upgraded to Athlon X2 6000 (Windsor)

2008-10-25 11:10:34
Posted by: rpunsbe

I just finished successfully upgrading the CPU on my HP a1710n (A8M2N-LA (NodusM3) Motherboard with Bios Version 5.07) to an Athlon X2 6000 (Model ADA6000CZBOX).

It works great. The cpu is identified in the BIOS as an unknown AMD CPU running at 3Ghz but it fully works.

The only thing I can't confirm is if the power supply that comes with this machine could handle it since I had already upgraded to a 750W PSU.

Where is a bios updates

2008-10-27 22:17:50
Posted by: wizard4849

I got 2 bioses from hp neither one worked is there any others that can be used.

Where is a bios updates

2008-10-27 22:20:16
Posted by: wizard4849

looking for a bios update to make sure it will take a higher cpu. I dowloaded 2 from hp niether worked. Any help thanks.

Naos-GL6 A8M2N-LA

2008-10-31 23:14:12
Posted by: jtpeden

HP does not have a bios update for this board. You can use a similar bios, but you will loose some functions of your board, and add other functions that don't exist. Contact HP and get on their case for not furnishing an updated bios. It's only been two years since they began using it in their desktops. That's too long!

6400+?

2008-11-02 00:48:57
Posted by: Eric

Does anybody know if a 6400+ will work with this motherboard?

5600+ works

2008-11-07 16:10:51
Posted by: Mike

I have a Compaq PC with an Asus SR2032X motherboard, which came with an Athlon 64 3500+ CPU. Compaq tech support told me that officially, it would only work with up to a 3800+, but to try something else anyway. I installed an X2 5600+ (Windsor) and it works! The BIOS recognizes it and seems to clock it correctly. I'm kind of shocked - I expected only beeps. Possibly it works because the Windsor has the same 90 nm process as the 3500+ ? There is also a 5600+ Brisbane with a different die size.

5600+ Oops

2008-11-07 16:14:04
Posted by: Mike

Sorry, SR2032X is the PC model - the motherboard is actually the Asus A8M2N-LA.

No luck with Athlon 64x2 5000+ Black Edition

2008-11-09 16:52:47
Posted by: Clay

I bought a 5000+ Black Edition a couple months ago but have been unable to make it work with my HP a1600n system (A8M2N-LA, 300W PSU). Has anybody out there had success using this cpu with this motherboard? Would a PSU upgrade solve my problem?

Many thanks for any advice.

Re:Clay

2008-12-04 09:13:36
Posted by: Ken

I'm not sure why that cpu isnt working with your mobo. Did you check the list to see if the cpu you're using is in the may or may not work section? If it's not listed then may be your power supply isnt powerful enough. You can use a PSU calculator: Google PSU calc!

New CPU added

2008-12-08 18:31:16
Posted by: G.Falk

Hi all i hve a HP pavilion T3730uk and the stock in it is AMD64 2X 4200Ghz and i put in a new Displaycard and that is G-Force 9800 GTS and new CPU AMD64 2x 5600+ and iit is regnised by my bios and all works fine but i first got the newest bios update from HP suport and before i change CPU just Displaycard it Scores 123 FPS in CS.Source stress test but after the CPU change it is raised up to 169fps so it is known now that this orginal cpu was a bottleneck on this system.Temp under stress is in Speedfan 4,37 GPU 48°c and CPU 43°C and Core is 17°c so i am happy with this now

 

2008-12-09 21:58:30
Posted by: Ben

G.Falk, what die was your 5600+? Brisbane or Windsor? I'm about to upgrade and I'm having trouble getting my hands on an affordable 5600+ windsor...plenty of Brisbanes though. Just curious if a Brisbane (63nm?) will function with this board.

sr2013wm media center pc

2008-12-10 11:47:09
Posted by: Jerry

Hey Bradley Fredricks which bios did you get. Ive the same pc maxed everything in the box, but the cpu. So just wondering which bios to use if any.

sr2013wm media center pc

2008-12-10 13:24:42
Posted by: Jerry

Hey Bradley Fredricks which bios did you get. Ive the same pc maxed everything in the box, but the cpu. So just wondering which bios to use if any. Buy the way i was wondering with the ADA5000CSBOX 5000+ cpu. Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.00, 6/30/2006 bios is whats there now.

ADX6000CZBOX and HP a1730n

2008-12-10 21:44:10
Posted by: JNPERLM

I just successfully added this card, an Athlon X2 6000 (Model ADX6000CZBOX), which has 2 mg. of L2 Cache, to my HP a1730n, with the HP upgraded Bio, ver. 5.07. The CPU was properly recognized by the Bios. Temp. of the CPU is in the very low 50's C., and the main board is in the low 40's C. The out-of-the-box fan seems adequate and quieter than the original CPU fan for this model. An appreciable increase in speed well worth the $90 spent (available from Amazon at this price as of this date). You might wish to add an inexpensive replacement case fan to lower noise and perhaps increase flow.

processors for a8m2n-la

2008-12-13 15:34:44
Posted by: a1739nowner

Please ppl!!!! tell me that someone tried succesfully a 0,065 micron processor on this mobo!!! didnt checked that on the one i bought and i have hp a1730n... the one i bought is model:ADO5400DOBOX...

any guess this one will work?

hp a1730n mobo a8m2n-la

2008-12-13 15:38:02
Posted by: jim andraziev

someone tried a 0,065 micron processor on this mobo? any luck? i hope it works perfectly...

SR2010NX + 6000?

2008-12-16 17:25:40
Posted by: Robert

anyone tried this w/ the Compaq model of computer that doesnt have BIOS updates, but the same MOtherboard?

65nm 5000+ working!

2009-01-02 16:21:45
Posted by: ipartyin247

I ordered a 90nm windsor and to my dismay they sent me a 65nm brisbane. I said screw it and tried it out, and it works! Bios recognizes it. Model is ADO5000DOBOX

upgrade

2009-01-14 02:41:19
Posted by: Brandon

I have a compaq pressario that has a amd sempron 3200+. The board that it is on is a8m2n-la. I was wondering what size i could up the processor too.

BEEP......BEEP......BEEP......

2009-01-15 21:19:13
Posted by: Brian O.

I tried an X2 6000+ (Windsor) in my Compaq SR2030NX. My mobo is an A8M2N-LA (Naos-GL6) using BIOS version 3.0. When I go to boot it up, I get long, repetitive beeps, that's all. I wish I knew how to interpret the beeps. I see that Mike had success with an X2 5600+ back in November. HP/Compaq doen't have a BIOS upgrade for my mobo, but I see ver 5.07 for (NODUSM3-GL8E), but says it requires Vista. Anyone have any tips or insight?

ADO5400DOBOX

2009-01-16 15:42:17
Posted by: the same a1730n owner :)

PPL!!! good news! HP Pavilion a1730n with the ADO5400DOBOX 0,065 micron works PERFECTLY, bios updated, max RAM on DDR2-800 (4 gigs but on OS x32 its only 3500+ ram)...

NOW:... successes with 6400+ im thinking about it seriously... and anyone tested with a windows vista 64bit? i mean which is the max RAM this mobo can have under 64bit OS???

(the A8M2N-LA nodus m3 to its mximum!)

6400+ ADX6400CZBOX WORKS, but model # unknown

2009-01-17 03:37:06
Posted by: SWIFTshotMIKE

Push it to the limit...

OS: VISTA 64BIT
BIOS: 3.10
MOBO: A8M2N-LA (NODUSM3) 1.05
RAM: 8GB PC6400 (2GB in each slot)
Processor: AMD 6400+
X-GPU: visiontek ATI ALL-IN-WONDER HD(FRIED IT!)
[wanted a better one anyways]


x2 and ram
All x2's support pc6400, & vista recognizes a boat load of ram. So I just tried it out. It works. Ran Memtest86 with no errors. No POST errors either. Runs at 400.8-400.9MHz.


x2
6400+ runs borderline med/hot according to (SpeedFan readings 44C-45C). 6400+'s stock fan was running at about 750Rpm's(not cool). I gues it has to do with the motherboard only having three pins for the CPU FAN, while the actual CPU fan has four pins. I swaped the fan out for an Antec fan which runs at 2350Rpm.
CPU-Z reads both cores running at 3206.6-3206.9MHz, VISTA reads 3.2GHz, SpeedFan reads at 3204MHz.
Also installed updates from amd to make the x2 more stable.


Everything is Stable for now. Screw what HP says. They put out to much stuff to stay on top of everything.

ps. I updated the BIOS in xp then did a clean install of vista 64bit


HP sr2032x motherboard: A8M2N-LA (NAOS- GL6) cpu upgrade

2009-01-20 21:44:24
Posted by: Stunt Weavil

Installed an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ without any problems. Bios and OS identified it correctly. I installed the ADA4200IAA5CU, Windsor core. It appears that Mike may be onto somthing with the Windsor...

Also, stock ASUS heat sinc (for original 3500+) keeps this processor at 26-28 degrees idle and 34-36 load. Not bad...

Ram & cpu

2009-01-22 05:12:35
Posted by: Ken

Does anyone know what's the max ram speed that's supported by this motherboard? PC Wizard 2008 says that it can use DDR2 6400 (800mhz) but compaq says only 667. Also, the same program says the 5800+ (3.0ghz) will work, too. I have the 3800+ (2.0ghz) 65w, but the 3.0ghz is 89w. I only have a 250w PS can I use that cpu?

ram speed

2009-01-22 18:57:48
Posted by: Eric

667mhz is the highest ram speed it can handle.

great!

2009-01-24 10:43:10
Posted by: again the a1730n owner

1º... Ken, yeah the motherboard can use pc-6400 ddr2 800 i have 4 gigs of them installed now and i'ts great (use crucial.com and look for memory upgrades for your pc model the ones i have are from crucial.com at the specifications they say) and try the cpu upgrade ONLY if you can use a better power suply theres an antec earthwatts 500 that works great!(i have an a1730n hp pavilion and the antec PS is a bit smaller than the original one)

NOW.... SWIFTshotMIKE... talk to me (hehe)
so youre using a vista 64 bit... with 8gigs of ram ddr2 800 those ARE GREAT news!!!

1º whats your pc model (it shouldn't matter if we use the same mobo but... just in case:
Motherboard
*Manufacturer: Asus
*Motherboard Name: A8M2N-LA
*HP/Compaq motherboard name: NodusM3-GL8E)

2º how did you fried that gpu? lol... well im using now a 4870 1gig ati video card... excellent.

3º those RAM from what brand? and the ones youre using are the same specs as crucial.com says? or that also doesn't seem to matter that much?

4º and last... my bios is ver 5.07 (i suppose it's the same you have now right?) what's the model number of your CPU? im looking at ADX6400CZBOX.

and thx for those news!!!

Hey

2009-01-25 03:12:40
Posted by: Ken

My computer has the same motherboard and everything. crucial.com says that I can only use PC5400 DDR2 (667). However, PC Wizard 2008 says I can use DDR2 800mhz. I am going to order a couple from tigerdirect. My video card isnt fried! One thing that's odd about my motherboard, I only have two ram slots, but you can see where two more can be added. I am looking to get that same CPU. I believe its 3.1GHZ 2MB L2 cache 1MB per core. I bought this PC refurbished from geeks.com and it's an HP debranded model A1600N

Reply for "again the a1730n owner"

2009-01-28 03:08:30
Posted by: SwiftShotMike

1a..HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7664x Desktop PC
1b..A8M2N-LA (NodusM3)

2...Fried it with VISTA. The gpu was running great with xp. I passed the game Crysis with medium specs on xp. However, when I used the gpu with vista it would overheat. The screen went crazy, and that was it. Back to onboard video for now. Vista actually pushed the gpu with DX10, and I didn't keep the gpu cool.

3...2 A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - Retail
Item #: N82E16820211188
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $79.98
($39.99 ea) (at www,newegg,com)

4a...Bios is different from my comp and your comp. I yours goes from 5.x to 5.x, and mine goes from 3.x to 3.10
4b..ADX6400CZBOX (not the black edition)
(at www,Buy,com)

extra junk:
Tossed out the modem card
Tossed out the stock tv tuner(may go back in)
Tossed out a big metal internal box that parks a removable internal hard drive

Organized Cables so most are not over the motherboard(did this for easy access, but also keeps cpu cooler because of better air flow). Also added a front filtered intake that blows air parallel to the motherboard with hopes that the case fan sucks the hot air out of the back.






Reply for "again the a1730n owner"

2009-01-28 03:08:37
Posted by: SwiftShotMike

1a..HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7664x Desktop PC
1b..A8M2N-LA (NodusM3)

2...Fried it with VISTA. The gpu was running great with xp. I passed the game Crysis with medium specs on xp. However, when I used the gpu with vista it would overheat. The screen went crazy, and that was it. Back to onboard video for now. Vista actually pushed the gpu with DX10, and I didn't keep the gpu cool.

3...2 A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - Retail
Item #: N82E16820211188
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $79.98
($39.99 ea) (at www,newegg,com)

4a...Bios is different from my comp and your comp. I yours goes from 5.x to 5.x, and mine goes from 3.x to 3.10
4b..ADX6400CZBOX (not the black edition)
(at www,Buy,com)

extra junk:
Tossed out the modem card
Tossed out the stock tv tuner(may go back in)
Tossed out a big metal internal box that parks a removable internal hard drive

Organized Cables so most are not over the motherboard(did this for easy access, but also keeps cpu cooler because of better air flow). Also added a front filtered intake that blows air parallel to the motherboard with hopes that the case fan sucks the hot air out of the back.






going to try it soon

2009-01-31 21:02:42
Posted by: nick

i have a hp a1600n, bios 3.1, stock 3800+ x2, im going to get a 6400+ and see what happens, any one elce did this swap. A8M2N-LA (NodusM3) motherboard with latest bios.

hey swiftshot,

2009-01-31 21:06:33
Posted by: nick

will your 6400 show in bios or just in cpuz?????????????

 

2012-11-16 10:26:58
Posted by: THE HORSEMAN

6400 WILL WORK BUT SHOWS AS " UNKNOWN " PROCESSOR- WINDSOR 123 WATT IS A LITTLE HOT SO GO WITH THIS ONE -ADX6400AA6CZ OR ADX6400CZBGOX.

hp a1600n

2009-02-02 13:14:45
Posted by: Amare

Hey Nick, let us know how your upgrade works out. I have the same desktop and was planning on upgrading too. BTW, did you get a new power supply??

a1540n hp model A8M2N-LA

2009-02-08 01:19:10
Posted by: Alan V

ok so i bought an amd athlon x2 7500 black edition, did not work....so im gonna have to head back to the store and find a 5000 frequency, and stick with that....damn HP and their limitless bios!!

5400 (2.8) and 6000+ (3.1) GHz.

2009-02-08 13:00:34
Posted by: Rick

I have upgraded my HP a1748x with the A8M2N-LA (NODUSM3-GL8) through both of these processors with no problems. The 5400 is a 65 Watt, and the 6000+ is an 89 Watt.
The BIOS does not recognize the 6000+ model number, and reports it a "Model unknown", but CPUZ and PC Wizard both recoggnize its model number, and it is running at the correct voltages and speeds. It handles every CPU stress test I can find. My BIOS version is 5.04

I had already upgraded to 500W power supply, so that that into consideration. I don't know if it was necessary or not.

5600+

2009-02-08 16:13:23
Posted by: Alan V

i just put a 5600 into mine, no problems whatsoever, 2.9GHz reported.....hopefully nothing wrong comes out of it

3800+ overclocking

2009-02-09 13:43:54
Posted by: Amare

Have an HP Pavillion a1600n. Was wondering would it be possible to overclock my AMD 3800+ CPU? It came with a 300W PSU.

RAM

2009-02-10 06:14:30
Posted by: Ken

DDR2 PC6400 (800mhz) does work with this mother board. HP says it only supports 667, but PC Wizard 2008 said otherwise; so I decided to order 800mhz because it was cheap.. $11 for cruical ram and it is working

Amare

2009-02-10 06:17:38
Posted by: Ken

A64 3800+ or x2? You should be able to overclock, but it depends on your cooling fan/heatsink. AMD cpus don't overclock very well. You'll probably be able to may be 200-500mhz if that

SR2013WM pc

2009-02-17 14:00:26
Posted by: JMA

I upgraded a SR2013WM computer that has a A8M2N-LA (Naos-GL6) motherboard. The OEM processor was a 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 64 3800+. OEM RAM was 2 x 256MB (PC2-4200). OEM bios was version 3.00. I contacted HP Customer support and without hastle they provided BIOS v3.10 update.

The new processor is an AMD Athlon 62 X2 5000 (ADO50000OBOX) and the memory was upgraded to 2 x 1GB PC2-5300 (Crucial)

The BIOS update was necessary for the Dual-Core processor to function.

I Hope this info can provide assistance to someone.

SR2013WM pc

2009-02-17 14:01:09
Posted by: JMA

I upgraded a SR2013WM computer that has a A8M2N-LA (Naos-GL6) motherboard. The OEM processor was a 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 64 3800+. OEM RAM was 2 x 256MB (PC2-4200). OEM bios was version 3.00. I contacted HP Customer support and without hastle they provided BIOS v3.10 update.

The new processor is an AMD Athlon 62 X2 5000 (ADO50000OBOX) and the memory was upgraded to 2 x 1GB PC2-5300 (Crucial)

The BIOS update was necessary for the Dual-Core processor to function.

I Hope this info can provide assistance to someone.

hp a1630n

2009-02-19 12:16:27
Posted by: Propplane

If anyone's interested.

OS: VISTA x64
BIOS: 3.10
Motherboard: A8M2N-LA (NODUSM3) 1.05
RAM: 8GB PC6400 (2GB in each slot, OCZ)
Processor: AMD 6400+ ADX6400CZWOF
Video: ATI FireGL™ V7600
PSU: 480w
Heat sink & Fans: Thermaltake
Case open both sides.

Mainly CAD 3D parametric solid modeling / Stress analysis. Burn some DVD's. Play Microsoft FSX.
Works fine.

Propplane

2009-02-21 05:14:33
Posted by: Ken

Interested in your specs or what? I hope you're not trying to sale your computer on this web site. This is a support forum not craigslist or ebay

SR2013WM pc

2009-02-21 10:23:44
Posted by: Jerry

JMA I've the same pc. I too have contacted hp and no help from them on bios. They tried to get me to extend my warranty. Where did you get the v3.10 bios? And what version of windows are you using?

BIOS Update

2009-02-22 09:52:25
Posted by: Proplane

Jerry.

On HP site, try a search on a1630n. On the next page, under the image of the computer, choose "Software and Driver Downloads". On the next page you need to choose the original OS, Windows XP. On the next page you will see the link you need for the BIOS driver. Click and follow instructions. OS. XP Vista Vista x64

Hope this helps.

Ken.

Computer is not forsale. Specs for information/help only.

Besides who wants a worthless used computer, why not give it to one of the many charity organisations.

Jerry

2009-02-23 10:46:40
Posted by: JMA

Going to HP site as suggested by Proplane should work. That looks like the same download I used to upgrade my BIOS to 3.10.

I use XP Pro (x86) OS.

I don't think it's necessary but I also upgraded the power supply to 450W

JMA

2009-02-23 18:04:53
Posted by: Jerry

I want to know for sure not maybe or should work. And I've upgraded to a 475w power supply some time back. Thanks for all the info though.

HP Link - Jerry

2009-02-24 15:27:41
Posted by: JMA

Jerry,

I'll look to see if I can find the link HP messaged to me.

?Am I breaking any rules if I find it and post it here?

JMA

2009-02-24 17:29:21
Posted by: Jerry

I wouldn't see why it would break any rules.

JMA

2009-02-24 18:36:51
Posted by: Jerry

I've chatted with HP tech. And they say no bios updates at all. I've also read on other forums that others used the wrong bios, and messed their pc's up. Sorry to be messing the comment section up with all my posts. But it is a support site too.

BIOS

2009-02-26 23:45:19
Posted by: Rick

I am glad people are posting their full experiences here (see mine below).
It was difficult to find info on this when I started, and it seems that HP is not really too interested in bringing out an upgrade to this BIOS.
The 5.07 update is not shown for my computer model, and I am afraid to try it without HP authorization.
They have stated to me that 5.o7 is not for my computer model.

Mine is ver. 5.04, and the 3.1 GHz 6000+ processor works fine and passes all stress tests ONCE BOOTED, but sometimes has difficulting booting from a truly cold boot. It is as if it needs to get warmed up, or maybe some voltages need to build up in the MOBO.
See more details of mine below.

Thanks.

A8M2N-LA motherboard heatsink

2009-03-01 22:37:56
Posted by: jr scobie

Yea I have this same motherboard too that your discussing.
For NO reason, the plastic hold down frame that is screwed onto the motherboard for securing the heatsink/fan assembly broke.

The little lip that the heatsink hold down clip latches onto just broke off. I always run my pcs with a tower panel removed, so when I woke up in the morning and noticed my pcs was off, it took just seconds to discover the heatsink/fan assembly hanging by the wires.

Any chance on locating this plastic frame bracket that secures the heatsink/fan down onto the prosessor?

The pc turns off after booting around 2-3 minutes in if the thing is turned on with the heatsink/fan just hanging across the processor by the one side of the bracket that still has the securing lip.
But that is to be expected.
What im wondering about is the different sound the fan makes from silent smooth to a rougher louder sound.
I have another older presario pc that does the samething with the cpu fan.
I even changed out that fan but still a back and forth silent to humming to silent sound is present. The fan isnt over tightened, checked that.
Perhaps a signal from the board is telling the fan to increase rpms and then lower them etc, back and forth.
So maybe a new cell battery for the board(s) and a fresh manual bios setup may cure that issue?

Otherwise I hope that when the break in the bracket framed occured, nothing got to hot and burned up. The pc should of shut down as a failsafe Im sure is in place for the cpu/temp.

Hey we arent talking about FIRE MELTING STEEL HERE ARE WE?
Oh, Im sorry that was the official gov explanation for the collapse of WTC7 on 911.
NIST now admits, thermal expansion has never taken a building down at free fall speed, but thats what we'll all have to just believe as why that 47 story steel reinforced building collapsed in 6.3 seconds late on the afternoon of 911.
You wont see that video replay on the tv news either, no way they aint touching that cuz,.... Commonsence can take a person far even though they may not be educated, GOOGLE: WTC 7 and find the youtube video clips if your wonder what Im saying now.

Anyways, is the part Im looking for anywhere except on somebody elses bad board ?

No part number on the bracket frame that I see, but the manufacturer name AMCO is stamped on the thing.

jrscobie@msn.com

I have installed 6400 x2 in a1748x with A8M2N-LA

2009-03-04 20:49:13
Posted by: Ben from fargo

I have the following installed in this hp computer.

6400 x2 amd windsor
tagen 700 watt modular power supply
4 gb crucial ram
galaxy 9600 gt harddrive with 1gb ram
lg bluray drive
dvd burner that came in computer
pinicle hdtv card
vista 32 bit

the computer runs great, I have bios version 5.07 it can see the processor as 6400 x2 amd, vista sees that as well. I downloaded the bios from hp, but it was on a page for a different computer than mine. The fan that comes with the 6400 x2 is a 4 pin fan and wouldn't run full speed off of the 3 pin motherboard connector, so I took the fan off of the original 3800 x2 and put it on the new heatsink (same size fan). I installed rightmark cpu clock utility and set up two profiles, one profile runs the cpu at 3.2 ghz (16 mult., 1.3 volts) at idle the processor is at 36c, at full load for a half hour 54c on hotter core(as the two cores are showing about a 6 to 8 degree difference for some reason). the other profile runs it at 2ghz (10 mult 1.2 volts). That runs at 25c at idle(never tested full load). I test loads with OCCT.

I use the slower profile for everyday use, and the fast profile for Crysis.

I am adding 2 thermtake case fans and putting in arctic silver cpu paste to see if I can get the temps down more.

I have installed 6400 x2 in a1748x with A8M2N-LA

2009-03-04 20:54:53
Posted by: ben from fargo

I my last comment I meant type 9600 gt graphics card.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor

2009-03-05 04:45:31
Posted by: Tony

The specs for AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma sound very promasing and can be had for cheap. Anyone have any info on whether this will work? Very tempting...

SUMMARY FOR ALL ASUS A8M2N-LA NAOS/NODUS USERS!!!

2009-03-06 19:10:30
Posted by: James Dolby

Official, tested and benched, if you don't believe me to bad. You can find our work done @ Waterloo University CP Pages. (CANADA)


NODUS --<

You must update your BIOS appropriate for WINDOWS XP or VISTA to the latest version: Had by HP.

WORKS:
- ALL Athlon 64 X2 up until 6400+
DOES NOT WORK:
- Black Editions will not due to the architecture.
- Beyond 6400+ will not work properly.

NOTE: 6000+ will work and clock properly but will not be recognized and optimizer updates MAY interfere with voltage settings.


NAOS USERS --<

REGARDING BIOS UPDATES: There is no official bios update for this mobo, however, if you are NOT using the onboard- 6150SE you may still flash the apprpriate bios to v3.10 from the NODUS. The claims that it won't work are false, the reason people don't get signals is it permanently disables the onboard graphics - that's all WHILE PROVIDING YOU WITH A AM2 socket recognizer in the BIOS FOR DUAL CORES!

WORKS:
- Please note, no dual core processor will work in the NAOS versions without a BIOS update except: 5000+. 4600+, 4200+, 5600+...BUT THEY MUST BE WINDSOR...good eye "Mike"!
- ALL X2 processors WILL WORK up to 5600 with the bios update regardless of brisbane or windsor architecture!

DOES NOT WORK:
- 6000+ up regardless of architecture. The 6000+ on the naos is hit or miss, we had issues re-booted regularily as with a 550W PSU it failed to boot 3/10 times.
- Black Editions will not work.

My working System:
Naos A8M2N-LA
AMD X2 5600+ (overclocked)
Sapphire Radeon 4830 1GB OC
2GB PC2 5300

CoD 50 + FPS on 19x16 all high 4xAA 8xAF. Good luck. Surprizingly, there is no bottlenecking the 4830 with this processor overclocked, as the 1MB Cache improves the AMD optimizer.

Computer Science Team, UoW

Further questions post here, I will check back.

omg thkx!

2009-03-06 19:30:57
Posted by: raja ismail

dude dolby

i bought the 5600 but i wasnt sur if i should use it yet cause i don't wanna pay a restocking fee. i've been checkign this page for days now and i just saw ur post.

got it working i guess your assurance kinda pushed me over the top hehe

thx men!

Future Upgrade

2009-03-06 21:37:54
Posted by: Ken

Right now I am running an old AMD X2 3800+ (2.0ghz), so I need a faster cpu. I have two options: AMD X2 5600+ (2.9ghz, 65nm, 65w), or an AMD X2 5800+ (3.0ghz,65nm, 89w). My current PSU is only 250w, will I need an upgrade for either cpus? I have one DVD burner and two sticks of DDR2 (800mhz), and normal on-board video card (Geforce 6150 LE), if that helps at all.

x2 5400+ Brisbane

2009-03-06 22:54:43
Posted by: Shiro

does work with this mobo. Please make sure u have Bios 3.10. Also, I am waiting for an AMD x2 5600+ 2.8GHz Windsor from Newegg... I should have it by Tuesday... I paid $65 for and it is going to be a great addition to a 150GB Velociraptor in my wife's computer.

x2 5000+ BE does NOT work with mobo, I tested it myself and no success.

what is the difference between bios 3.10 and 5.07

2009-03-07 02:55:48
Posted by: Ben from fargo

I read that it has to do with vista vs. xp, but my computer is set up with two separate hard drives to boot either by clicking boot option, and both opporating systems are working with 5.07 bios with the 6400 x2 processor

Your guide to A8M2N-LA Naos and NODUS - read before asking questions.

2009-03-07 11:18:36
Posted by: James Dolby

Re-Posted:
Official, tested and benched, if you don't believe me to bad. You can find our work done @ Waterloo University CP Pages. (CANADA)


NODUS --<

You must update your BIOS appropriate for WINDOWS XP or VISTA to the latest version: Had by HP.

WORKS:
- ALL Athlon 64 X2 up until 6400+
DOES NOT WORK:
- Black Editions will not due to the architecture.
- Beyond 6400+ will not work properly.

NOTE: 6000+ will work and clock properly but will not be recognized and optimizer updates MAY interfere with voltage settings.


NAOS USERS --<

REGARDING BIOS UPDATES: There is no official bios update for this mobo, however, if you are NOT using the onboard- 6150SE you may still flash the apprpriate bios to v3.10 from the NODUS. The claims that it won't work are false, the reason people don't get signals is it permanently disables the onboard graphics - that's all WHILE PROVIDING YOU WITH A AM2 socket recognizer in the BIOS FOR DUAL CORES!

WORKS:
- Please note, no dual core processor will work in the NAOS versions without a BIOS update except: 5000+. 4600+, 4200+, 5600+...BUT THEY MUST BE WINDSOR...good eye "Mike"!
- ALL X2 processors WILL WORK up to 5600 with the bios update regardless of brisbane or windsor architecture!

DOES NOT WORK:
- 6000+ up regardless of architecture. The 6000+ on the naos is hit or miss, we had issues re-booted regularily as with a 550W PSU it failed to boot 3/10 times.
- Black Editions will not work.

My working System:
Naos A8M2N-LA
AMD X2 5600+ (overclocked)
Sapphire Radeon 4830 1GB OC
2GB PC2 5300

CoD 50 + FPS on 19x16 all high 4xAA 8xAF. Good luck. Surprizingly, there is no bottlenecking the 4830 with this processor overclocked, as the 1MB Cache improves the AMD optimizer.

Computer Science Team, UoW

Further questions post here, I will check back.

I have HP a1630n 4600+ want to switch to 6000+ windsor? MOB A8M2N-LA

2009-03-07 16:24:25
Posted by: BBLSR

Has anyone had luck with this system changing out cpu? 265watt 19A PSU, 4gb ram pc4200 533Mhz ,1dvd drive, standard heatsink, 1 rear fan. Any suggestions? Thoughts, concerns, or success stories.
Bios is the 3.10 version

NAOS vs NODUSM vs NODUSM3 vs ?

2009-03-07 17:08:00
Posted by: Rick

Can anyone clarify the differences between the various versions of the A8M2N as to which BIOS updates are safe ?

I have the A8M2N NODUSM3-GL8
I am running BIOS 5.04
Is 5.07 safe ?

*sigh*

2009-03-07 20:31:41
Posted by: James Dolby

I guess reading is too much to ask from people now days.


At Rick: The Nodus M3 and Nodus versions are essentially the same. The bios you mentioned is for windows vista.

At BB: Yes, with bios version 3.10 you will likely be able to insert a 6400, but if it is NAOS it may not be recognized. With nodus it will. I also recommend 450 W Power supply but if your X2 is running on that PSU right now, you should be ok.

Sigh...

2009-03-08 00:40:02
Posted by: Rick

[quote]"I guess reading is too much to ask from people now days.

At Rick: The Nodus M3 and Nodus versions are essentially the same. The bios you mentioned is for windows vista."[/quote]

I guess English isn't your native language ? ...or you simply don't know how to provide a complete explanation, or a link to where this extensive information is ?

"Essentially the same" is not "the same".
I mentione TWO BIOS versions. I know they are for VISTA. I wanted to know how they relate specifically to the multiple versions of the motherboard and the CPU support.

If you don't know, you can just say that. Smarmy comments are unnecessary.

800 MHz Ram no problem, 5.04 to 3.10?

2009-03-08 04:05:39
Posted by: Peter

I have BIOS version 5.04 and I have just changed RAM to 800MHz Kingstone 2GB RAM without any problem.

Im considering upgrading my processor to some 5600 65W EE or 5050 45W dual core processor. Can I upgrade my 5.04 BIOS to 3.10? In one post below is mentioned, that changing to 3.10 will disable onboard graphics card, but I have installed Nvidia 7600 GS, so Im not using onboard graphics card.

System:
AMD Athlon 3800+
2GB Kingstone 6400 800 MHz RAM
Nvidia 7600 GS

At rick

2009-03-08 14:30:54
Posted by: James Dolby

If you are to stupid enough to realize "what essentially the same" is, then you should not be in the process of updating your MOBO.

But, since I love to help the helpless there is only one set of updates for any A8M2N-LA Mobo Naos/Nodus/NodusM3.

This BIOS update applies to all. 5.07 is for vista, 3.10 for windows XP.

I have tested and benched all of this, if you want clarification speak to an HP representative if you don't believe me.

Good day.

More insults ? :)

2009-03-08 17:15:53
Posted by: Rick

[quote]I have tested and benched all of this, if you want clarification speak to an HP representative if you don't believe me.[/quote]
I HAVE spoken to HP techs numerous times. They DO NOT authorize 5.07 for my computer.

Your very first post in this thread contained "If you don't believe me, to (sic) bad."

The trollish and insulting nature of every one of your posts is why I question your veracity. How about simple, credible answers and/or links. ?


Too tough ?

Caution

2009-03-08 17:40:45
Posted by: Rick

Example from the HP support forums:

This guy had update the NAOS version BIOS from 3.0 to 3.10

Quote: "I did a bios update and the onboard video no longer works. After going back to the updated bios, in fine print it said that certain components on the mobo may not funcation correctly."

AT RICK

2009-03-08 18:05:34
Posted by: James Dolby

Look at my original post about the BIOS 3.0- 3.10 its all in there, jesus christ, LEARN TO READ.

YES IT DOES DISABLE YOUR onboard, but, if you have a PCI-E you are cosher!

BTW

2009-03-08 18:08:25
Posted by: JD

Dealing with insignificant, low and proctored people like you in my life has been nothing than a drag on my mental and physical abilities. You typical External Locus of control type people are the one's who believe they will win the lottery.

I'm done.

I've got my system running, you don't. Haza!

Inaccurate again.

2009-03-08 20:04:41
Posted by: Rick

The man who knows how to read wrote:
"I've got my system running, you don't. Haza!"

If you would learn how to read, you would know that my system is running just fine. I just wanted more knowledge about the 5.07 update.

I will refrain from personal insults. Most of us came here to exchange information. That doesn't really seem that tough.

agree w/ rick

2009-03-09 09:50:00
Posted by: brian

wow man

you don't have to be such a dick were all trying to figure this stuff out..

i just tried installed a cpu based off his info tho, its working!

BIOS

2009-03-09 14:48:15
Posted by: Ken

I have a small question about my computer. My PC, when purchased, came with a dual-core processor (x2 3800+) I was wondering can I drop in a 5600+ without upgrading the BIOS? Since it aleady has dual-core support. My BIOS version is 3.00. I do not want to lose my on-board video just yet

Overclock Naos 5600+

2009-03-10 12:01:13
Posted by: Mr. Z

I have a question. How did you overclock the processor?






NAOS USERS --<

REGARDING BIOS UPDATES: There is no official bios update for this mobo, however, if you are NOT using the onboard- 6150SE you may still flash the apprpriate bios to v3.10 from the NODUS. The claims that it won't work are false, the reason people don't get signals is it permanently disables the onboard graphics - that's all WHILE PROVIDING YOU WITH A AM2 socket recognizer in the BIOS FOR DUAL CORES!

WORKS:
- Please note, no dual core processor will work in the NAOS versions without a BIOS update except: 5000+. 4600+, 4200+, 5600+...BUT THEY MUST BE WINDSOR...good eye "Mike"!
- ALL X2 processors WILL WORK up to 5600 with the bios update regardless of brisbane or windsor architecture!

DOES NOT WORK:
- 6000+ up regardless of architecture. The 6000+ on the naos is hit or miss, we had issues re-booted regularily as with a 550W PSU it failed to boot 3/10 times.
- Black Editions will not work.

My working System:
Naos A8M2N-LA
AMD X2 5600+ (overclocked)
Sapphire Radeon 4830 1GB OC
2GB PC2 5300

CoD 50 + FPS on 19x16 all high 4xAA 8xAF. Good luck. Surprizingly, there is no bottlenecking the 4830 with this processor overclocked, as the 1MB Cache improves the AMD optimizer.

Computer Science Team, UoW

Whew!!!

2009-03-10 12:05:59
Posted by: Mr. Z

Rick needs to realize that as a rule: Tech Support IS BROKEN. Most of the people you will talk to read only what is shown to them in a binder or searched in a database on screen. Every now and then you find a wonderful, competent soul, but not usually...

The people who should be running tech support usually don't work there.

I meant overclock Naos 5400+

2009-03-10 12:46:51
Posted by: Mr. Z

Sorry...

To Mr Z

2009-03-10 14:26:05
Posted by: Rick

Quote: "Rick needs to realize that as a rule: Tech Support IS BROKEN. Most of the people you will talk to read only what is shown to them in a binder or searched in a database on screen. "

Oh, I DO realize that; and that is why I went ahead and successfully tried the 6000+ processor, against their direct recomendation not to.

That is also why I search for forums like this one where people can exchange information.

Thanks and good luck with the overclocking. I was able to overclock my 6000+ slightly, using the Nvidia system configuration facility. (download from Nvidia website) But it became unstable at even only a 10% overclock, so i decided the slight improvement I got was not worth the risk, so I went back to stock 3.1 gHz.

To Mr Z

2009-03-10 14:27:34
Posted by: Rick

Quote: "Rick needs to realize that as a rule: Tech Support IS BROKEN. Most of the people you will talk to read only what is shown to them in a binder or searched in a database on screen. "

Oh, I DO realize that; and that is why I went ahead and successfully tried the 6000+ processor, against their direct recomendation not to.

That is also why I search for forums like this one where people can exchange information.

Thanks and good luck with the overclocking. I was able to overclock my 6000+ slightly, using the Nvidia system configuration facility. (download from Nvidia website) But it became unstable at even only a 10% overclock, so i decided the slight improvement I got was not worth the risk, so I went back to stock 3.1 gHz.

To Mr Z

2009-03-10 14:45:46
Posted by: Rick

Thanks Mr Z. I DO realize that HP tech support is very remedial. That is why I seek out further info here.
Good Luck !

Bios 3.10 and 5.07 ...

2009-03-10 15:13:32
Posted by: Bert

Like many others I got confused by the version 3 and 5 bios updates. Searching the website of HP you will find the following:

A8M2N-LA Motherboard BIOS

Update 3.10 sp35111.exe
Release date: 2007-12-04
A8M2N-LA Motherboard BIOS update revises the Video BIOS to version 5.51.28.50.

Update 5.07 sp35159.exe
Release date: 2007-10-09
A8M2N-LA Motherboard BIOS update adds support for AMD Virtualization Technology and resolves recovery issues after pressing the F11 System Recovery hot key during system startup.

When you open the 'sp' files and inspect the date of the rom bios:
3.10: 2006-12-13
5.07: 2007-03-19
Although the 5.07 was released earlier, it was in fact created after version 3.10.

I am running Vista Home Premium with the 3.10 bios. My onboard video was and still is disabled The PC came with a 7500LE videocard.

I just wonder what the benefits are of updating my bios to version 5.07.

x2 5600+ Windosr

2009-03-11 03:14:44
Posted by: sHiRo

Again, my wife's computer is an HP a1600n, purchased in November 2006. Operating system is Vista Home Premium + SP1 that I installed on 150GB Velociraptor ($105 with cash back from ebay). My bios version is 3.10, latest available.

This is the CPU I bought last week from Newegg... and have just finished installing: AMD x2 5600+ Windsor 90nm. Vista has automatically updated all the drivers for the CPU. My Windows Experience score is 5.3 (limited by the CPU), all the rest is 5.9. With AMD x2 3800+ I was getting 4.8.

newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103771

My cooling is and old Thermaltake Silent s939 with few modifications. I took the fan off and installed the one that came with HP a1600n case, 92mm. You have to use "thick" screws to install it but it it fits perfectly. I set the fan speed to 1700RPM.

newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106068

CPU temp: firefox browsing/winamp/office stuff is 24 to 30 celsius (73f - 88), at 100 percent load it goes up 48 celsius. Room temperature is: 65 degrees F.

My case is Antec 300 with 4 fans, all absolutely quiet.

Any questions? Please let me know

p.s. for God's sake do not install AMD x2 6000+/6400+ 125 WATT because your capacitors are going to overheat and explode.

the pci-xpress port for video...

2009-03-12 14:36:50
Posted by: monstah!

anyone knows is this mobo has pci-x 2.0 capabilities? 'cause a hardware reports it does, i have a hd 4870 1gig video ram and also reports that the bus capability is pci-x 2.0... IS THIS TRUE???

P.S. if its true... YAY!!!!

the pci-xpress port for video...

2009-03-12 22:07:48
Posted by: sHiRo

I am running Visiontek ATI 3870 without any problems.

PCI-Express

2009-03-12 23:07:02
Posted by: Rick

PCI-X 2.0 devices will work in PCI-X 1.0 slots. They are almost universally backward compatable.

That isn't exactly the same as "having PCI 2.0 capability", which I doubt this motherboard has. But I don't really know. What I know is that you don't have to avoid 2.0 cards. They will work.

bios

2009-03-13 14:36:09
Posted by: storman_norm

my pc is a compaq presario sr2030nx media center xp o.s. i want to upgrade to 58.-6000+ duel core but i guess im going to need the updated bios i got 3.0 does anyone know how to get it it aint on compaq web site nor on online support please help my single core athlon 3800+ aint enouf already have 2gig ram and 9600gso graphic card upgrade and 450 watt power supply

cpu fan...

2009-03-14 10:16:14
Posted by: pavilion a1730n owner

Hey ppl! thx a lot for infos!!! now, Is there a program or a way to "control" the fan speed of the cpu fan cooler?... i've just upgraded to an 6400+ and everything reports fine! and working great! even motherboard fully recognizes the new cpu... now... is there a software you use? or something? i would like to speed up a bit the fan from the cpu cooler.
(btw... cooler from 6400+ is bigger and with copper tubes and stuff hehe, makes me feel a bit... whats the term? sure? secure?... well... but i still want to speed that fan up a bit)

Fan control + 65 W or 45 W processor

2009-03-15 05:30:13
Posted by: Peter

I must say the only thing I like on this mobo is good fan control. At the start you have to push Control F10 and then you can access fan hardware control in BIOS. You can set voltage and control RPM in this way. I have exchanged fans. Now I have two fans, one 10 cm for computer and one 8 cm on processor. Fans are runnig approximately at 1700 RPM. This solution is very quiet.

Does have anybody functioning 65 W or 45 W processor on this mobo?

Update!

2009-03-15 10:11:09
Posted by: JAMES DOLBY

UPDATE:

-5600+ brisbane works in the naos motherboard
-PCI-E 2.0 are interchangeable like Rick said, also note that no video card takes advantage of the 2.0 bus yet so don't worry at the moment
-I overclocked it using Volt Mods from the f10/F11 BIOS screen, the "secret" BIOS HP doesn't want you going into.


Oh and at Rick, sorry for being a complete douche bag toward you earlier, it's sometimes my bipolar nature and I was having a tough week.

I sincerely apologize.

 

2009-03-15 13:51:40
Posted by: Rick

"Oh and at Rick..."
What are you talking about?
I must have forgotten already. ;)

How about more info on the F10/F11 BIOS ?

I have tried it before and never been able to get in there.
Specific sequence ?
Thanks.

Fan control

2009-03-15 17:33:43
Posted by: Rick

ctrl-F10 does not work on mine. (NODUSM3-GL8, BIOS 5.04)

BIOS

2009-03-15 23:45:30
Posted by: James Dolby

It differs depending on the MOBO among NAOS and all versions of the NODUS.

I'm 99% sure it will work, try spamming F10, F11, F12 ...don't press CTRL.

You should get it bro.

Let me know if it works.

Also...

2009-03-15 23:50:06
Posted by: James Dolby


www. silentpcreview .com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50116

This is what it should look like Rick.

Tactic ?

2009-03-16 13:33:49
Posted by: Rick

One thing I forgot to mention is that I think we should all remember to contact HP via email and Tech Support Chat to request BIOS upgrades for the newest processors.
If HP is like most companies, they respond to the squeakiest wheels.

I ping them about every three months, both on "Chat" and on email.

Hasn't worked so far, though. :(

Black Edition

2009-03-16 19:17:24
Posted by: the mekanic

Is it still accurate that the Black Edition processors will not work in the Naos? Only regular Windsor or Brisbane 6400+...

By the way...

2009-03-16 19:22:25
Posted by: the mekanic

Why would you use a Brisbane over the Windsor core?

Brisbane / Windsor

2009-03-16 21:08:17
Posted by: Rick

Brisbane = 65 watts typical, Windsor = 89 watts typical power consumption.

Or in the 6000 series 89 watts vs. 125 watts.

I'm sure there are other differences, but power requirement is the most important.

Updated 5.04 to 5.07

2009-03-17 23:30:45
Posted by: Rick

On my NODUSM3-GL8E (A8M2N-LA)
Got up my courage and hit the "install" button.
Then, bit my fingernails for about 3 minutes.

But it worked ! I now have version 5.07
I ran numerous motherboard & CPU tests and everything passes. No bad behavior.

There is a new 'virtualization" activation choice in the BIOS, but HP has a message suggesting you leave it off, so I left it off.

The bad news: The BIOS still doesn't recognize my Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor. Even after uninstalling both cores and rebooting, it reports as "processor unknown" and selects the generic AMD K8 processor driver.

PC Wizard and CPUZ both identify the 6000+ and it is running at up to 1.42 volts and at 3.1 GHz, so it still runs fine. I will assume they must have updated something between 5.04 and 5,07, but I don't notice any functional differences yet. I can confirm the 3-19-07 date of the BIOS.

Good luck all.

A8M2N-LA (NodusM) BIOS

2009-03-24 18:27:07
Posted by: Mike

BIOS 3.10 for this MB doesn't have any options for AMD virtualization or changing SATA mode. Has anyone updated (or attempted to update) the NodusM version of the A8M2N-LA with BIOS 5.07?

More info

2009-03-24 19:57:05
Posted by: Rick

No option for changing SATA mode that I can find.
I can confirm that for vers 5.07 the "secret" BIOS settings panel is "CTRL-F10"
But just like the guy in the link below, I can't make any of the fan settings actually change the observable behavior of the fan.

The good news is that everything works fine anyway.

ram

2009-03-25 05:44:40
Posted by: miki

I have a hp m7770.es with A8M2N-LA and I wanted to know if it would recognize 8gb ram the motherboard or this is impossible because this one limited to 4gb.

My bios is 5.07

Posts disappeared ?

2009-03-25 09:24:07
Posted by: Rick

Anyway...I can confirm that CTRL-F10 gets into a BIOS setup that gives some fan control parameters.
But I can't make the settings actually change the way the fans actually run.

RAM

2009-03-25 18:35:58
Posted by: Rick

miki: Windows 32 bit is limited to 4 gigs (slightly less). It is not the motherboard's limit.

I think Vista 64 bit will recognize 8 or 16 Gigs of RAM

What about the 45w Brisbane?

2009-03-26 17:27:28
Posted by: DUNC4N

I'm trying to help a friend, and I flashed to the newer bios and yes my onboard video is disabled now.

I'm about to flash back to the original bios, and have him get the 5600 Windsor, but...

I was curious if anyone had any luck the the 45w chips? And would I need the newer bios, or would they not even work at all?

Best advise?

BIOS 3.10 vs 5.07

2009-03-29 08:18:36
Posted by: mikel321

I tried to install 5.07 on my Pavilion m7580n, NodusM-GL8E (ASUS A8M2N-LA) and the update aborted saying it wasn't for my model. Two questions: 1) is there a way around this check such as by extracting the bios code and using a DOS based update and 2) has anyone been brave (foolish?) enough to try it?

Fan control

2009-03-31 14:41:45
Posted by: Peter

On my 5.04 BIOS after Ctrl F10 "hidden hardware control menu" I can change fan RPM by changing voltage. I just lowered the voltage. But you have to check the RPM because around 6 V one of my fans dont start to rotate because of low power input.

5800+ on A8M2N-LA

2009-04-04 01:50:11
Posted by: James

What's up fellas. I just upgraded from an x2 4200 to an x2 5800+ -- 3.0 GHZ - bios version 3.10 -- windows xp pro 32-bit (yeah, yeah;) Recognized by CPU-z and running full speed -- Bios? Nope. No dice. Worst part? I go to "Can you Run It" and it recognizes the 3ghz, but tells me I'm rated at 4.1ghz when my x2 4200 was rated at 6.1ghz (!?) **bangs head against wall**
It's ok, I'm cool now. ;)

Ram Cpu Bios

2009-04-04 18:26:30
Posted by: Renodog

running 5200x2 brisbane oc'd to3.1ghz 225mhz bus with ntune... bios v5.07
4 gb DDR2 pc2-6400 oc'd to 900.244 mhz 1.8v 5-5-5-15-23-2t (ocz gold)
gts 260 512mb video
550w psu
arctic cooler 64
running 28c idle to 51c loaded with prime95 v25.8.0 18hrs
was building a low to mid range gaming rig with these parts and decided to see what would happen if i threw em on this board which is a (A8M2N-LA (NodusM3) that Ive been using for awhile now ..


Word....

2009-04-08 01:18:00
Posted by: James

I'm back; could really care less now that the motherboard considers it generic - used Nvidia Ntune and it pushed my 5800+ Brisbane to 3.2Ghz STABLE as stable can be. Pushed my graphics card another 20% -- and MAN -- the performance difference in aps and games is stellar. THANK YOU ALL for all my lurkey-input. You RULE. Don't be scared of a 5800 kids - it is both energy efficient, NOT HOT, and a great upgrade for CHEAP. Seek it out on newegg or tiger -- more bang for your buck....peace!

PS....

2009-04-08 01:19:39
Posted by: James

...this is on a Nodus....thx

Bios 3.07

2009-04-08 02:03:25
Posted by: SDLong92

I just received an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5800+ from Newegg today and installed in an older HP a1268c under bios version 3.07. Works fine so far, had a couple no post beep errors at first but they worked themselves out with a few restarts and adjustments (for some reason it was beeping faulty memory on good ram).

I can verify that the cpu works fine under XP with 3.07 bios and also runs on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10), although cat /proc/cpuinfo displays incorrect frequency.

Both the bios and system settings in XP (as well as cpu-z) show frequency/cores correctly. Using stock heat sink from the 3800+ that was originally on board with artic silver 5. So far hasn't shown over 41*C, of course I haven't been stressing it much.

5800+ Brisbane works

2009-04-12 12:52:36
Posted by: jwkoda

I installed the Brisbane 5800+ chip from Newegg and it works fine with BIOS 5.07. This chip is on sale from Newegg for $53.99 after coupon (AMD485) with free shipping. The coupon expires on 4/19. This deal only includes the chip and no heatsink/fan.

Hot Northbridge

2009-04-12 13:02:40
Posted by: jwkoda

Is it normal for the Northbridge chipset on this MB to run so hot. The passive heatsink is so hot you can only touch it for a second.

5600

2009-04-14 17:54:46
Posted by: Yuriy

I tried installing a 5600+ today, but when i turn on my pc it just beeps (continuos 2 second beep repeating every second or so)! has anyone ever had this issue? If so did you fix it/ how? Thanks!

Re: 5600

2009-04-15 07:54:34
Posted by: Bert

I would recommend updating to the latest bios version first. Which version are you using now?

5000+ in HP a1600n

2009-04-15 12:08:16
Posted by: Jonnycakes

Even though HP claims it's supported, have not successfully been able to boot with a new 5000+ (ADO5000IAA5DU) in my HP a1600n desktop (NodusM-GL8E mobo). Display does not turn on - only the fans roar upon plugging the PC in.

Have been through the routine checks so far; hardware reseating, CMOS clear, minimal hardware connected. I'm going to run a multimeter on my PSU to check if the 300W oem part is working. Anyone else have this issue

SR2013WM With A8M2N-LA + 3.10 Bios

2009-04-15 14:55:08
Posted by: Spawn1980

What is the MAX CPU this MOBO can carry without ANY problems...

5600

2009-04-15 15:26:04
Posted by: Yuriy

I have the 3.07 bios which it came with, I dont know where to get any newer ones!

Re: 5600

2009-04-15 16:14:41
Posted by: Bert

If you scroll down and read older posts you will find lots of information.
I have posted the filenames of the 2 bios versions that you might use. With these filenames it can't be hard to find them on the HP website.

5600

2009-04-15 16:18:18
Posted by: Yuriy

I appreciate your help, however i ran into another issue. I downloaded the file called "3.10 sp35111.exe" from HP's website and was installing it. I got to the part where the BIOS were going to be flashed but my PC turned itself off. When it restarted, it said windows has recovered from a serious error...Anyone know whats up with that?

Tried using a pci graphics card in m7580n

2009-04-16 23:13:24
Posted by: Glenn

I wanted to put a dual hd tuner in the pcie slot. So I bought a pci based graphics card. With that installed, the bios v3.10 setting, for selecting between on-board/pci/pcie, does not seem to work. No matter what the setting, it always outputs the boot screen via the onboard graphics.

SR2013WM + 6400 ??

2009-04-17 18:10:21
Posted by: Spawn1980

So can anybody confirm that you can use a 6400 on a Model: SR2013WM Motherboard: A8M2N-LA 32Bit.

6400

2009-04-18 01:17:24
Posted by: Rick

Search below for 6400 comments. it appears that it probably doers work, but I would personally not try to use a 125 watt CPU on this motherboard.

89 watts 6000+ at 3.1 GHz works fine.

6000 125w or 89w

2009-04-18 16:36:11
Posted by: Spawn1980

Hey Rick all I can find on AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000 is 125watt the only 89watt I see is a 5600

5600+ and TV tuner

2009-04-18 21:15:28
Posted by: Eric

I have a HP a1624n with XP Bios 3.1. After upgraded to 5600+, the TV tuner wont work under Media Center 2005. Switch back to 3800, it works fine. Can someone tell me what the problem might be?
The PC has
300W PSU
2GB MEM
250G HDD
7300GT Video

6000+

2009-04-18 22:14:55
Posted by: Rick

I can only advise to check at NEWEGG and TIGERDIRECT. They were running out of them and would periodically go out of stock then come back into stock.

The 6000+ is 89 Watt. I installed a 500W PSU, but that was for my video card. I am not sure how much difference that makes.

I had upgraded from the original 3800 to an ATHLON 5400 X2, which is a rock-solid 2.8 GH and only 65W. Anyone with any doubts could go with that. From 2.0 to 2.8 is a hugely noticeably improvement. The difference between 2.8 and 3.1 is really difficult to notice in most situations.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Brisbane

2009-04-19 01:47:06
Posted by: Spawn1980

Thanks Rick you have a point I just ordered a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Brisbane Dual Core Processor 2.9Ghz Socket AM2 1MB Cache 65W for $63.99 at zipzoomfly.com Hope it works good on my pc. Should I get a better cpu fan then the regular stock fan or is that good.

Cooling

2009-04-19 21:42:38
Posted by: James

Hi guys - glad to see this forum so active. A few weeks of ownership with the 5800+ since my last report -- she's a beaut, still. Cooling the sucker has been a challenge -- I started with the stock AM2 cooler, and noticed temps above 80c when gaming - freaked me out (though never crashed, never froze) and got a Scythe Ninja - took it right back when the temps came back HIGHER (this with arctic silver) - picked up an arctic cooler AFC64LP - low-profile, dual fan - seemed like a great choice -- wrong. Avoid avoid avoid. You have to BEND your motherboard to fit their plate -- and within 24-hours it cooked my processor and my system shut down. Fortunately, no perm. damage. Back to stock cooler -- have a Thermaltake case with front and rear fans - getting best specs now from STOCK COOLER (still using arctic silver - but has not set yet).

One interesting note -- CoreTemp reports a 10-degree difference between cores - always. Idle or full. I can live with it. I can live with everything as long as they system is stable and not crashing and I'm not seeing artifacts. This ain't gonna be a long love-affair - just waiting for prices to come down on quads...peace! Good Luck!

Temps

2009-04-20 13:38:48
Posted by: Rick

James: Your temperatures seem oddly high.
My 89 W 6000+ 3.1 GHz gets core temps of 20-30 C under light loads, and remains under 50C when performing "extended stress tests" (I never game though). This is with the AMD-supplied cooler.
I don't know why yours would read so much higher.
I am using PC Wizard to get temperatures.

re: temps

2009-04-20 13:54:43
Posted by: James

Hey, thanks Rick. I'm going to have to give that application a try.

I've only experienced "scorch" during games (while running Itunes, a web browser, and on-scan virus protection) - so that's "extreme load" for me ;) Stress tests keep the cores shockingly under 60c - so I'm thinking I should probably take a "less-is-more" approach when I launch games. I should point out that the second I close the application, the temps instantly drop below 50c. Then within about 20 more seconds go back around 30c. So the cpu recovers quickly.


I've read up that extreme variance between core temp readings can be attributed to faulty heat sensors -- add to the fact that my bios recognizes the processor as "generic" and not the 5800+ - so there's quite a bit of "why" to the "what".

Thanks for the feedback -- again, I'm going to seek out that application -- I'm also shopping AM2 coolers that don't s*ck. So anyone who has had success with an aftermarket - please post here; would be sincerely appreciated!

Thanks all!

5600

2009-04-20 21:12:38
Posted by: Yuriy

I can confirm that the amd 5600 works on this motherboard, (3.07 bios. I was having some trouble with post beeps, but HP support told me to take out my ram for 2 minutes and put it back in. It worked!ow i need to buy some new thermal paste as ive taken the cpu off about 5 times =\ and its making itself run at 900mhz to prevent overheating. I wont be using the computer untill i get new paste to prevent damage. Im just happy i got it working! :D

5800+ update

2009-04-20 23:19:13
Posted by: James

Congrats man -- hope you enjoy the upgrade!

In other news - folks, I can HIGHLY recommend the Thermaltake SpinQ CPU cooler -- Google for reviews ---
AMAZING. Idles below 10c. No joke. Killer.

Good luck everybody!


AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz

2009-04-22 03:25:18
Posted by: Don

I've got a board with a 4200+ CPU and 2 Gb of RAM in it and I'm wanting to do an upgrade. I've seen a 7750+ processor offered for $59.99 and wanted to know if anyone had any experience doing such an upgrade. I also noticed that Propplane claims he's running 8Gb of RAM. The HP board spec says 4Gb is the max. Can anyone else verify they've successfully run 8Gb of RAM. I just want to avoid buying a new system if I can nearly double the performance of what I've got for about $150.00. Many thanks.

TV tuner stop working after upgrading to 5600+

2009-04-22 10:18:12
Posted by: Eric

This is to follow up my previous post:
After I upgraded to 5600+, TV tuner no longer work under media center (even it still showed up under device manager) and windows kept popping up warning messages (indiv01.key). After doing some googlings, this issue SHOULD be related to DRM. According to MS, this problem can be corrected by following this MS kb 891664. However it did not work for me. I end up restored the PC form recovery partition.
It works fine now. With TV on under media center, cpu temp is about 41 using the same fan.

Don...

2009-04-22 12:48:37
Posted by: James

No black editions bro; won't support it. If you've got a NODUS and 4 ram slots, yes, with a 64-bit OS the board will support more than 4G. You can actually use PC26400 Ram regardless of 32 or 64 bit as well - I got a great deal from the egg on Corsair - highly recommend.

Since you can't really overclock this board with the oem bios (have to use ntune or riva - totally don't recommend that route) you're better off going for a 5800+, 6000+ or 6400+ - you'll get 3ghz+ per core. I upgraded from a 4200 myself - killer. Good luck!

OverClock

2009-04-23 23:54:00
Posted by: Spawn1980

Does anybody know how to overclock a 5600 Brisbane over 3ghz with a ASUS A8M2N-LA MOBO.

Overclock

2009-04-24 19:37:06
Posted by: Rick

At Nvidia.com you can download a utility called Ntune that allows changing the clock speed (as well as other parameters).
My 3.1 GHz went unstable with only about 10% overclock, so I decided the gain wasn't worth the uncertainties.
YMMV.
Good luck

more...

2009-04-24 19:39:19
Posted by: Rick

I should add that I really didn't try very hard to make Ntune work. I gave up as soon as I hit the first crash. Someone with more patience/skill/knowledge might have a lot better luck.

Ntune

2009-04-25 13:38:26
Posted by: Peter

My experience with Ntune is the same. Maximum increase before crashing was only 10%. I decided its not worth the effort and removed Ntune.

A8M2N-LA

2009-04-26 09:03:53
Posted by: Ken

Does this mobo support quad-cores?

No quads....

2009-04-26 11:39:36
Posted by: James

....sorry bruddah...

NAOS

2009-04-26 23:54:38
Posted by: DANOOB

WILL A 5800+ WORK.

X2 7750

2009-04-27 15:49:00
Posted by: Ken

Has anyone read the article about the X2 7750BE unlocked to a quad-core? The flaw in the BIOS code enables "Advanced Clock Calibration" which turn on the extra cores. Windows then see the CPU as "AMD Phenom(tm) FX-7750" The mobo in uses was a ASRock A790GX/128M. If it's easy to do, I'll probably purchase the cpu and the mobo

BIOS 5.04 to 3.10

2009-05-03 02:40:45
Posted by: Peter

Im using Win XP, so 5.07 was no option. I have succesfully changed BIOS from 5.04 to 3.10. Due to informations on this page, I have expected, that this change will kill my onboard GPU, but to my surprice it killed onboard soundcard. And I have found out, that to enter the secret menu with fan control in 3.10, you have to push CTRL F11.

Correction

2009-05-05 13:18:01
Posted by: Peter

The sound card was disabled only in settings, when I enabled it, it does function again. So it seems conversion from 5.04 to 3.10 is without major problem.

BIOS 3.10 -> 5.07

2009-05-06 17:44:54
Posted by: Kalle Kule

When I recently installed Windows 7 RC and wanted to try out the new XP Mode which requires virtualization I was disappointed to see that the AMD-V test application told me that my motherboard didn't support AMD-V and told me to look for a newer bios. When searching the HP website 3.10, which I already had seemed to be the latest one.

But after googling around and checking this forum I saw that for some computers there was a 5.07 bios with an older date whose latest change was to enable AMD-V which was exactly what I was looking for, but after reading warning regarding different versions of the NodusM mainboard I was a bit scared to try it since it also looked older than the 3.10 one.

Anyway I tried to install it from my Win7 x64 but got an error message telling me tha the prereqs was not fulfilled and after reading the download info it said that 32-bit version of Vista was required. Since I only have x64 versions of Win7 and Vista on this machine I found a WinPE version with Vista x86 on it, but it still failed to install, so then I tried to unzip the installer using WinRAR and then opened up the WinFlash utility from within the VistaPE and opened the new 5.07 bios from there.

Since the GUI of the WinFlash utility was not clear and there where many options I waited quite a while before I built up the courage to upgrade the BIOS.

But around midnight yesterday I thought what the hell and pressed the update button with the default options in WinFlash and after the upgrade was complete I pressed Yes to the option to restart the computer to let the BIOS take effect and was met by a flashing underscore in the top left corner and nothing else happened...

After nearly getting a heart attack I shut down the system by holding the power button for a while and then restarted the computer again and saw the nice blue HP screen telling me that the bios version was 5.07 :-)

...and then Win7 started as it should and after redetecting much of the hardware everything seem to be working as before (I have a GeForce7900 and a SoundBlaster X-Fi so I have not tested onboard video or sound) and now the AMD-V test app give me a green light so I'm just about to install XP Mode in Win7 :-)

WinPE link?

2013-08-25 07:12:54
Posted by: Andrew

Hi,

glad to hear you had success updating the BIOS to 5.07.

I would like to do the same ,do you still have the link to the WinPE version you used please?

Thank you.

bios flash

2013-08-25 19:35:26
Posted by: ozlay

you can flash the bios from within any version of windows or winpe all you have to do is use 7zip to extract the bios files and run the winflash.exe from within and you can then flash from there its pretty easy to use winflash but i would read up on how to use winflash before doing so if your a begining :)

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ cpu will work with the Asus A8M2N-LA

2009-05-15 18:33:47
Posted by: B.Mike

I have a Compaq Presario SR2020NX with the Asus A8M2N-LA motherboard. It had Bios Version 3.0. I wanted to upgrade my CPU to a dual core processor. From posts here and elsewhere on the Internet I soon found that the v3.0 Bios would not support a dual core processor above the 5000+. I found that there were two bios updates available from HP:

One for Windows XP
sp35111.exe

and one for Windows Vista
sp35159.exe

I use Windows XP so I downloaded the sp35111.exe file and ran the bios update program under Windows XP. This gave me a new bios version of 3.1. Unfortunately a negative by-product of this bios upgrade was the complete loss of on-board video capability. No boot screen, no nothing. I had expected this since numerous people had reported the same condition during the bios upgrade. Knowing this, I had on hand and installed a separate video card. I turned on the machine and had video again.

Next I installed an Athlon 64 X2 5600+ cpu. (AMD Brisbane chip model #ADO5600D0BOX). I fired up the machine again. The bios identified the presence of the dual core processor. After windows loaded, I ran a couple benchmark programs and was quite pleased to see a significant improvement in my computers performance. The PC Wizard overall rating went from 1104 using an Athlon 64 3500+ single core cpu up to an overall rating of 4129 using the X2 5600+ dual core cpu. This was certainly a nice performance increase for only $80 for the CPU and a video card.

BIOS 3.10 -> 5.07 Upgrade For AMD-V

2009-05-16 08:30:47
Posted by: Michael

Which Pavilion or Presario model and which motherboard version (Nodus, NodusM, NodusM3, etc) were you able to successfully upgrade from the 3.xx to the 5.07 BIOS? Have you seen any BIOS related problems since the upgrade?

Bios 3.11?

2009-05-16 14:52:58
Posted by: James

Hi guys -- marked December 2006 - but there's a 3.11 showing up under NODUSM3 updates at HP

Just go to support, search NODUSM3 - they list ASUS A8n-la -- missing M2 - ?

Anyone got info?

My bad...

2009-05-16 15:02:12
Posted by: James

Ignore my post below -- for a different motherboard - sorry folks!

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ cpu will work with the Asus A8M2N-LA

2009-05-19 02:57:24
Posted by: B.Mike

To get the v3.1 bios update file, go to the HP site and search for sp3511.exe.
This update was apparently designed for the NodusM version of the A8M2N-LA. I used it with my Naos version of the board. This is why I lost the on-board video. I knew this was going to happen based upon reading other peoples experiences but I did not care. I gained the ability to use the X2 5600+ cpu and my computer is now over 3 times faster with no other bad effects.

need 3.07 or earlier bios dump

2009-05-19 05:42:38
Posted by: Tony

if anyone can dump 3.07 or earlier and email it to me tonymontanaflows AT hotmail DOT com or up it to a file host like rapidshare, yousendit, sendspace, etc and post it here i'd greatly appreciate it

got a client who may not want to spend the extra $$ on video card after i went to 3.10. currently RDP'ed into PC so i can still downgrade if possible

a8m2n-la motherboard problem

2009-05-21 03:28:49
Posted by: kev c

hi there can ayone tell me if my motherboard its faulty i get power but no screen comes on it switches to stanby straight away and no keyboard lights but fan an everything seems to work fine weve tried the hard drive in another com an that worsk fine to i got told it could be the power supply can anyone tell how to check without buying new parts for it ? thank you

Ken C your motherboard is gone

2009-05-25 17:02:56
Posted by: Anne M

HI Ken C. I have the same problem and have found out that the motherboard has gone. I am now looking for a new motherboard.

Bio upgrade

2009-05-27 12:41:13
Posted by: Jason

So let me understand I have bio ver 5.07. With 5.07 i should be able to install a Athlon 64 X2 5600. I an running Win7.

best hardware runnable on this mobo?

2009-06-03 02:35:17
Posted by: Zach

Read through all the posts here and got a lot of mixed/unsure reviews...

Can anyone confirm for me the best processor this mobo supports as well as the most RAM?

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (Brisbane) works in a1730n

2009-06-08 20:06:33
Posted by: DeniseM-Toronto


I have found the Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (Brisbane) works fine in the a1730n with the NODUS-M3 board. It's automatically recognized and works fine with v5.07 Bios and Windows Vista.

125 watt or no?

2009-06-09 00:52:56
Posted by: ALW

Will my board support a 125w? Its a NodusM3. Out of a HP Media center m7763w. I saw mention of a 6400+ 89w edition but i can't seem to find any for sale. If i'm limited to 89w i guess i'm gonna go with the 5800+ Brisbane. System came with Vista 32 bit an a 4600+.Already upgraded bios to 5.07. Just trying to nurse this board for anther year before complete upgrade. Any help greatly appreciated.

CPU Support for A8M2N-LA Naos mobo

2009-06-17 16:59:33
Posted by: Don Harris

I read your comments on what Athlon dual core would fit the A8M2N-LA Naos mobo. At the time, I only had a newer dual core Athlon processor. I was given an AMD Athlon 3800+ WIndsor dual core processor. I installed it on my mobo, and the Bios (original bios 3.0) saw it as a dual core, and so did Windows. You guys are awesome! WHen I purchased this machine (used), I thought I might be able to use a dual core, but when I spoke with the script readers at HP, they gave me the usual garbage. I thought I was out of lusk, until I stumbled onto this website. You Rock!!!!

Finally someone to set the record straight...

2009-06-20 02:34:37
Posted by: Zachariah

Guys...I have a 6400+ X2 on the way along with 8GB of RAM...I know a lot of people have said this has worked with this mobo but when someone has tried to verify with them there has been no response. That said, Monday afternoon I will be able to tell you exactly what will and won't work as far as making this mobo as beastly as possible.

AMD Athlon X2 5000B ?

2009-06-22 01:20:42
Posted by: MichaelJS

I got a sr2002x and i want to buy this AMD Athlon X2 5000B 2.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor. Should i have any issuse's or will this work well

AMD Athlon 6400+ X2 working FLAWLESSLY!

2009-06-22 15:25:15
Posted by: Zachariah

Got my new CPU in for this mobo and it works perfectly. I'm using the NodusM3 board and Windows and the BIOS (5.07) both recognize it. It does run a little hot (50-55C in idle), but it's super quick.

ASUS A8M2N-LA + AMD X2 5050e

2009-06-22 15:43:04
Posted by: madmax

ASUS A8M2N-LA , AMD Athlon X2 5050e, RAM: 2GB PC6400 (1GB in two slots).System work, but in bios display "AMD processor model unknown 2.60 GHz" . BIOS upgading from 3.10 to 5.7 -any changes. Works fine in Windows XP PRO, after- in Windows 7, cpu maximal speed is 2.60 GHz, Windows don't recognized processor model.

bios 3.10 bios 5.07

2009-06-30 06:02:06
Posted by: Sebastien

Hello i'm french and i have a compaq presario sr 2005fr with a8m2n-la.I would need your help.I have change my processor 3500+ and i put one 5600+ brisbane dual core ,i make the upgrade xp as vista and i want upgrade my bios 3.10 at 5.07.Thanks for your help(sorry for my english)

 

2009-07-16 05:51:39
Posted by: DeniseM-Toronto

You have not said what help you need.

 

2009-07-16 05:52:42
Posted by: DeniseM-Toronto

Sebastien, you have not said what help you need.

Upgrade a8m2n-la bios 3.10 to 5.07

2009-07-22 08:05:20
Posted by: Michael

The HP 5.07 bios upgrade (sp35159.exe) will not install on my Pavilion M7580n which has the NodusM-GL8E version of the a8m2n-la MB. The upgrade evidently contains a list of the models that HP as approved to install it. Can someone provide details on how to bypass HP's restrictions and install the upgrade. Also provide comments about any any problems experienced.

re: bybass hp restrictions

2009-07-23 05:37:31
Posted by: daddyrob

When I have that problem I just download the update, then, if you have 7zip or winrar installed, right-click on the file and from your context menu select "extract to sp35159...." which will unpack the file to another folder. Look in that folder and open the "source" folder and run the "installer.exe" file.

6000+ Series

2009-07-28 02:25:36
Posted by: Joey

so this motherboard recognizes the 6000+ dual core series with the latest bios upgrade. Please let me know because I have been reading different things. Thanks

6000+ series

2009-07-28 13:45:58
Posted by: Zach

Joey, yes, I'm using the 6400+ flawlessly on this mobo with the 5.07 update. The CPU is recognized as the Athlon X2 6400+ in the BIOS and in Windows.

Upgraded to 6000+

2009-08-01 00:07:11
Posted by: MikeG

Hi guys I have been reading a lot of this information here and decided to upgrade my cpu to a amd athlon x2 6000+. I have an HP Pavilion m7580n with this motherboard, XP media center edition, and I upgraded the bios to 3.10. I bought the 6000+ brisbane 65nm 89 watt processor on newegg for like $67 so it wasn't to bad. I installed everything just the bios sees the processor as an unknow amd cpu but cpuz confirms its an amd 6000+ running at the right speed. Everything works fine upgraded from a 4600 and its a lot faster. I would have gotten a 6400 but I cant seem to find a non black edition because it obviously doesnt work on this board and for a reasonable price as the 6000+. If anyone can find it please let me know. If anyone needs any help or questions about it just let me know. Also has anyone got ddr2 800mhz memory to work on this board? I have 667mhz now and HP says that is the highest I can go. Thanks

6000+ vs 6400+

2009-08-01 03:56:14
Posted by: Zachariah

Mike, here is a link for the 6400+ on eBay (I got mine from there):

Go to eBay and put this item number in the search field: 300332785165

Mike, I'm also pretty sure 800MHz RAM won't work on this board...but what I'm more interested in is will 4x2GB sticks work? I had plans to try it but it wasn't in my budget.

I also don't understand why this mobo would have two different BIOS updates (3.10 vs 5.07)...can anyone shed some light on this?

6400+ and 6000+

2009-08-01 18:01:08
Posted by: MikeG

Zach thanks for showing me where to get that processor, but is it safe to buy it from ebay? I'm just concerned about getting a processor that has bent pins or is damaged from the previous user. I haven't heard of anyone getting more than 4gb of ram on this thing. HP says mine can only support up to 4x1 gb but then again they say it can only support up to a 5000+ processor lol. I think theirs two bios updates because one is for vista (5.07) and the other is for xp (3.10). Zach can you tell me what your temps are on your cpu at idle and maxed out because I think mine are a little high. At idle it is about 41c and when I am gaming its at 70c which is a little to high for me.

6400/6000+

2009-08-02 16:59:09
Posted by: Zachariah

Mike...like I said, I got mine from eBay and it is working perfectly. You just have to be attentive of the seller's feedback. The one I linked you to has excellent feedback so I wouldn't worry at all about buying that one. To be 100% honest though, you really won't notice THAT much of an increase in speed from the 6000+ to the 6400+, and it will run hotter and use more power (it's 125W). If you have any more questions feel free to email me at prozac4312 at gmail dot com.

Hp m7580n NodusM Bios 3.10

2009-08-04 11:14:39
Posted by: Michael

I can confirm that the nodusm with 4 dimms can run 8gb of PC6400 800hz ram. (Corsair xms2 Blue edition)Ultra memory also works in this.
I'm waiting to find a 6400+ cpu to put in it. I upgraded the psu to a 700watt and added an ati 4870 1gig card. I run a triple boot system with xp-mce, vista x64, and windows 7 x64. I'm wondering if anyone knows what the added bios features would be besides the virtualization for bios 5.07. Thanks.

Michael--800MHz??

2009-08-04 17:35:30
Posted by: Zachariah

I know it will run the 800MHz RAM, but does it recognize it as such? Or does it underclock it to 667MHz?

And it for sure supports 8GB?

8gigs Works fine and at advertised speed

2009-08-05 08:02:51
Posted by: Michael

This nodusm motherboard loves 8gigs of ram (4 x 2gb chips of pc6400)and recognizes all of it at 800mhz speed in this. It's a huge improvement from the standard pc4200 or pc5400 ram. I tested some ultra memory in this as well and the mobo overclocked it to 800mhz instead of 667mhz. The corsair xms2 timings even came out slightly faster than the advertised timings at 4.4.4.12. Hope this helps you.

8gb vs 4gb

2009-08-05 08:26:58
Posted by: Zachariah

I don't do any gaming aside from the occasional emulator which seems to run fine with my CPU + 4gb of RAM...is there really any need to bump it to 8gb? Newegg has 8gb (4x2gb) for around $100 shipped.

Re; 4gb vs 8gb

2009-08-05 09:00:35
Posted by: Michael

Hey Zachariah. I'm no expert in this, but I would say if you do a lot of video or music rendering then you might benefit from more ram. Vista is a memory hog and loves more of it. For most casual users, 4gigs is plenty. I noticed a difference in speed with the 800mhz 6400 ram though. I would highly recommend getting a gigabit ethernet pci card though. The integrated lan sometimes will stop working when put under high downloading stress.

Corsair memory

2009-08-05 12:50:40
Posted by: MikeG

Hey Michael what's the model number of that ram you got? Also what kind of voltage are they running at? Not sure what kind of voltage this board can support. If you don't know where to look just google cpuz and download the program and it should be at the bottom of the SPD tab. If you are getting faster timmmings with this kind of ram then I think I might buy some. Have you done any overclocking with it?

athlon 64 x2 5200+

2009-08-05 13:10:19
Posted by: LorenzoM

Hello i want to upgrade my processor and buy an AMD athlon 64 x2 5200+
My Mother is A8M2N-LA NodusM3-GL8E

This processor works with my mother?

thanks and sorry for my English

Corsair 6400 Ram

2009-08-05 13:22:04
Posted by: Michael

Hey. The model number is CM2X2048-6400C5C. The two kits I bought were in blue and black instead of purple and black. In cpuz the timings are 4.4.4.13.15 Jedec1 and 5.5.5.18.24 for jedec2. According to pcprobe the timings were 4.4.4.12. It's running at 1.8v as was the same with the other brands that I tried. I never tried to overclock the ram, thus far.

Gigabit

2009-08-05 22:07:46
Posted by: Zachariah

I honestly don't think it's an issue with the board itself--yours might be defective. I download between 10-20GB/week @ 25Mbps with NO issues at full speed...I'll check into Newegg about 8gb of 800MHz RAM.

CPU Heatsink and Fan

2009-08-11 01:23:54
Posted by: MikeG

Thanks for the info on the ram Michael. I am upgrading to 4gb 800mhz ram this week hopfully that will go with out a hitch. What kind of cpu heatsink and fan do you guys use? Currently I don't think the one I have is doing it. My cpu can reach temps up to 68c or 69c under full load. Zach what kind of fan do you have on that 6400 because I know that has to get really hot also? I'm just wondering what will fit in this motherboad so I don't have to return it, if it doesn't fit. Thanks for the info anyone can provide.

fan

2009-08-11 02:03:42
Posted by: Zachariah

I have the stock fan that came with the CPU...It idles at around 40, when I'm browsing the web/watching movies/playing emulators it gets around 50, and when I'm encoding/archiving anything it gets up to around 60...but I have it right near the air conditioning vent in my bedroom, and our house stays at about 68F all the time.

I'm still considering dropping the hundred and getting 8GB of RAM but it just doesn't seem practical...who knows. Looking at adding about another TB of HDD space also in the near future...

Ram upgrade

2009-08-14 21:37:02
Posted by: Den

Hi all
I am trying to upgrade from 2 gig to 4 gig pc6400 ddr2 800, all 1 gig sticks, but will not load windows,starts boot and recongizes all 4 gig as dual channel ,but stops while loading windows.I have a 5200+ with bios 5.04.It will work on 3 gig but drops to single channel.Any ideas

ram upgrade....se below

2009-08-14 21:51:30
Posted by: Den

CPUZ reports the board as being a nodusm3 and have vista 32 bit

RAM

2009-08-15 02:10:17
Posted by: Zach

Vista x86 only recognizes 3GB (3.5GB) of RAM...Also, try updating the BIOS to 5.07.

CPU Heat sink and fan

2009-08-16 03:14:52
Posted by: MikeG

Zach it seems like that one works pretty good but to bad I got an oem processor that didn't have one. I bought an after market one that I thought would be good but apparently not. I just upgraded to 4gb PC2 6400 800mhz ram and wow what a difference it makes. My games have more fps and usually when it would slow down at certain parts, it doesn't even at all. I was amazed because when I upgraded from PC2 4200 to 5300 I didn't see to much. I also used Ntune to get the memory timming to 5-4-3-10 and runs really stable no problems at all. Zach if you got the extra money might as well buy 8gb for the future. I might buy an extra 4gb if I ever upgrade to a 64 bit system, right now I'm using xp 32 bit but I have no problems with it and it works great.

MikeG--RAM

2009-08-16 05:54:35
Posted by: Zachariah

I only spent $15 on the 4GB I have right now...found a hell of a deal on eBay and swooped it up almost immediately after it got listed...I don't really do anything that would even take advantaged twice as much RAM but for around $100 I might end up doing it for the hell of it. I'm currently running Vista Ultimate x64 so that won't be an issue. You said the cooler you got for your 6400+ isn't that great...what kind of temps are you getting?

Zach Cooler for cpu

2009-08-18 02:22:57
Posted by: MikeG

Yeah my cooler is not working to well, it's a rosewill I bought it about two years ago for my 4600 and worked great on that. At idle it will keep it around 45c but when I am playing a game or something intensive it can get up to 69c and just about stays at that temp until I'm done and close out. A $100 for 8gb of ram is not bad at all and at least you will be future proofing your computer. The ram i got was $70 for 4gb but it works great, has an awesome heatsink on it to keep it cool and I can set the timming pretty low. I am actually going to be getting a new hard drive also a copy of xp professional 64 bit so I can dual boot my pc and also add another 4gb of ram just for the hell of it and see how it works out lol. I'll be updating you guys on how it goes after the install.

Ram upgrade

2009-08-21 22:08:54
Posted by: Den

Updated bois to 5.07, no difference still not loading windows in 4th stick installed, but works fine with 3 in single channel...any other ideas?

thanks dennis

Ram Upgrade

2009-08-23 19:08:21
Posted by: MikeG

Den,
Is all your memory the same speed and from the same manufacturer? Also have you tried unplugging the computer from a power source and pressing the power button for at least 30 secs to drain any power left and installing all the sticks in again? Try using memtest86 just google it and see if maybe the stick is bad. Also their is a built in one in vista, I think you hit the space bar after the hp splash screen and it should bring you to a memory diagnostic test.

RE: RAM Upgrade

2009-08-26 00:09:16
Posted by: David

Windows Vista 32Bit will not recognize more than 3GB of RAM which is your first three slots. Doesn't matter if you fill all four in.

David-Vista x86 WILL show 4GB

2009-08-26 01:34:41
Posted by: Zachariah

...although it will only be able to use ~3.5GB...Also, having 4GB in regardless of OS architecture shouldn't prevent the OS from booting.

Den--Maybe some of your RAM is defective?

 

2009-09-13 05:40:19
Posted by: SinisteR

hi all...i really hope you guys can help somewhat fast....heres the deal....i have a Compaq Presario sr 2034nx media center...with the Asus A8M2N-LA MB...
it came with AMD Athlon 64 3800+ ...i swapped the CPU out for AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ , without updating bios first (because i couldn't find them) so it has v 3.0. Anyways afterward the computer booted up Vista (32bit) fine...recognized the CPU...said it was installing driver for it...needed a reboot...so i rebooted, now when it boots ...nothing...no video...computer sounds like it's booting, but keyboard doesn't respond or anything....any help quick would be greatly appreciated you can send me an email also with help NoRefundOnHos@yahoo.com ......please someone help. i'm not computer illiterate so it wont be hard to explain things to me.....thank you in advance.


forgot to mention...i updated RAM at the same time.

beeps with no ram in though....

booting issues

2009-09-14 22:44:15
Posted by: Zachariah

So after it booted the first time then you updated the BIOS? I think I read somewhere that the BIOS updates with some CPUs disable on board video...Not 100% sure on that though.

Ram Upgrade

2009-09-16 02:49:33
Posted by: Denise Moore

While people are correct that Windows won't use the full 4 GB, you should still be able to boot, and the top area of the memory that isn't used by Windows, might be used by some of the computer's hardware.

4 GB SHOULD allow use of dual channel. Did you actually get 2 pairs of dual channel memory?
It is also possible one stick is defective. Check also that the slot that memory is going into is clean.

Athlon II and Phenom II

2009-09-18 00:28:31
Posted by: Denise Moore

The new Athlon II and Phenom II processors are supposed to work in AM2 sockets, though not all advances will work.

Tom's Hardware notes: "Finally, we want to point at the fact that the new processors, be it the Athlon II X3 or X4, are perfectly able to run on old Socket AM2 platforms. Should you consider keeping your mature Athlon 64 X2 system a while longer—let’s say until SATA/600 and USB 3.0 become mainstream in mid-2010—then buying an Athlon II X4 as a replacement for an older Athlon 64 X2 seems like a perfect option. Just be sure to check your motherboard manufacturer’s Web site for BIOS updates before purchasing."

But has anyone tried any of these new processors?

Athlon II

2009-09-18 06:05:19
Posted by: Zachariah

Denise, according to Wikipedia and all 5 Athlon II PCUs NewEgg has for sale...They are all Socket AM3, however I did find this on the Wiki page for Socket AM3:

"However, AM3 processors are backwards-compatible with Socket AM2+, contingent upon a BIOS update for the motherboard. Manufacturers including Asus, Gigabyte, and others have labeled existing AM2/AM2+ boards as being "AM3 Ready" or similar, indicating that BIOS support is provided for the specified boards. This allows existing AM2/AM2+ systems to upgrade the CPU without having to upgrade any other components."

I honestly have no clue if this means our board is compatible with the Athlon II series of CPUs, and I know I'm not going to shell out $100+ to find out...but I wouldn't mind knowing one way or the other.

DDR3/DDR2

2009-09-18 06:07:28
Posted by: Zachariah

It also looks like the Athlon II CPUs will add support for DDR3 memory, something our board does NOT support...And as mentioned in my previous post it looks like a BIOS update will be necessary if indeed these AM3 CPUs are compatible with our mobo...something that ASUS will likely never push out due to it being a proprietary HP board.

HP considers the ASUS A8M2N-LA a socket 939 or socket AM2,

2009-09-18 22:57:50
Posted by: Ed

Was considering upgrading to the athlon x2 6000 cpu but . . . according to HP suppport, my HP Pavilion a1677c with the ASUS A8M2N-LA Nodus M-3-GL8E motherboard is considered a socket 939 or socket AM2.
Right before purchasing read that Athlon X2 6000 cpu is a socket 940.
A socket 940 won't fit in a 939 socket. Can anyone shed some light on this?

ASUS A8M2N-LA Nodus M-3-GL8E motherboard.

2009-09-18 23:45:57
Posted by: Ed

The ASUS A8M2N-LA Nodus M-3-GL8E motherboard is considered a socket 939 or socket AM2 by HP. When
upgrading CPU on this motherboard make sure it is the CPU with 939 pins and not the 940 pins CPU. AM2 CPU's 940 pins won't fit into a 939 socket. Always check manufacturer's website recognizes the MB and socket type inside the computer system you are purchasing. If intending to upgrade, because all risks are expensive.

Ed-AM2

2009-09-19 00:31:51
Posted by: Zachariah

Ed, this board is DEFINITELY Socket AM2. I replaced the stock Athlon 3500+ (single core, 2.2GHz) CPU with the Athlon X2 6400+ (dual core, 3.2GHz) CPU with absolutely no issues.

Ed-AM2

2009-09-19 13:10:29
Posted by: Ed

Thanks for the beam Zacharias. Considering HP and Asus make it fuzzy for those interested in upgrading obsolete yet functional equipment it is a relief to hear some other evidence. Will continue researching for PSU for the upgrade to the Athlon x2 6000 and other goodies such as a ATI Rad 4760. Again, thanks.
The Nodus M3-GL8E is dead, long live the Socket 939/AM2.

Ed--My current setup is this:

2009-09-19 16:54:59
Posted by: Zachariah

Mobo: Asus A8M2N-LA (of course)
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6400+ 3.2GHz
RAM: 4GB (4x1) DDR2 667
GPU: BFG nVidia 9600GT 512MB
PSU: Rocketfish (Best Buys' brand) 550W

Runs perfectly (although I don't play any games)...

Zacharias Asus A8M2M-LA

2009-09-19 21:09:00
Posted by: Ed

Thanks for info, it helps. Upgrading seems at hand. Moi ce une:
Mobo: Asus A8M2N-LA, Nodus M3-GL8E per HP.
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4600+ 2.4GHz
RAM: 4GB (4x1) DDR2 553
GPU: nVidia 7500LE 512MB
PSU: Stock 300W

My confusion began with checking upgradability for the setup. There are 7 model numbers for the athlon x2 4600+ of which 2 models are 939 pins and 5 models are 940 pins. For the Athlon X2 4800+ there are 5 models of which 1 model is 939 pins, the rest are 940 pins. After the Athlon X2 4800+ all are 940 pins, up to the 6400.
The reason the Athlon X2 6000+ is being considered is the 89W usage vs the 125W of the 6400. How noticeable is the .2 ghz difference. Don't game either, it's to be donated to someone who does. Thanks again.

Ed made errors in the post.

2009-09-19 21:20:54
Posted by: Ed

Should be Zachariah not Zacharias, and the translation for "Moi ce une" is "Mine is a" in the spirit of the posting guidelines.

Upgrade your PSU

2009-09-20 00:44:13
Posted by: Zachariah

I'd say if you plan to put a faster CPU on your board you'll definitely want to upgrade your PSU to at least 500W...

upgrading PSU

2009-09-20 20:17:05
Posted by: Ed

Thanks for your valuable posting Zachariah. Will upgrade CPU with an athlon x2 6000, GPU hopefully ATI Radeon 4670 or 4770 and PSU. (will consider crossfire) Additionally, RAM accordingly.
Awaiting for Windows 7 to go 64 bit, will take it
from there. Research and analysis under way. Will post results. Again thanks.
And then here comes M3 and ddr3 and usb3 and . . .

Athlon x2 6000+ install on the Nodusm

2009-09-22 07:49:25
Posted by: Michael

Hey everyone. I installed the 125watt version of the athlonx2 6000+. The store was out of the 6400+ cpu. Bios 3.10 and 3 versions of windows don't recognize the cpu, but everything is running at the correct voltages and speed. This model has 1meg x2 l2 cache and runs at 3.0ghz. The install took about 5 minutes to switch out the 4600+, and the speed is not bottlenecked anymore with my 4870 gddr5 1gig graphics card. Hope this helps.

BIOS not recognizing CPU

2009-09-22 17:53:35
Posted by: Zachariah

What's the difference between the 3.10 and 5.07 BIOS? I'm on 5.07 and my computer recognized the 6400+ as soon as I turned it back on, didn't need to install any drivers or anything...

A8m2n-la toast! help plz!

2009-09-22 23:17:04
Posted by: GMoney

Hello All! Awesome site!

I've been looking around to upgrade my dead mobo.

My System:
HP M7750n Media Center
A8m2n-la mobo
5200+ amd 64x2
2 gb ram (2x1 gb)
400 gb hd
300w PSU
Vista 32-bit

Can anyone recommend a good upgrade?

Im into playing music, gaming and may buy a HDTV soon. Not on a real tight budget but definitely looking for best bang for the buck.

Thanks
Gmoney

Mobo upgrade...

2009-09-23 00:54:23
Posted by: Zachariah

If you're looking to upgrade (that is change from the A8M2N-LA) board, then why are you posting here?

Only advice I can give is get something that's compatible with your hardware that you already have.

Upgrade cpu

2009-09-23 11:25:40
Posted by: Marge C.

Thank you all for posting here. I am not a computer geek but have recently decided to upgrade the processor in my hp a1600n with this motherboard. Unfortunately most have been deactivated. This is for Michael. The 6000 version is running fine. Do I have to upgrade the power supply at the same time? My computer is stock except for a gt 9400 video card that I added for dvi and hdmi. And if so what wattage is recomnended. Thank you all in advance.

PSU upgrade

2009-09-23 16:45:02
Posted by: Zachariah

Marge--You swapped CPU's but you're not a computer nerd? C'mon now...lol

Anyway, if you're running the 6000+ and a mid-high end video card, I'd recommend at least 500W.

3800 to 6000

2009-09-26 10:27:46
Posted by: Denise Moore

Marge C., you've gone from a 35W to a 95W cpu. You almost certainly need to do something significant to improve the cooling of that computer.

3.10 vs 5.07

2009-09-26 10:36:08
Posted by: Denise Moore

Zachariah, 3.10 is intended for use with Windows XP, 5.07 for use with Windows Vista. I wonder which, if either, is used for Windows 7?

Ram and CPU upgrade

2009-10-02 17:52:36
Posted by: Tony B

Just upgraded from a 3800 Athlon to a 6000. First updated the Bios to 5.07. Took 5 minutes to put in new CPU fan and heatsink works perfectly with the stock 300w power supply in my HP 1700n. Also put in 3 2GB sticks of Ram (DDR2) the Ram is recognized by windows and works fine in the motherboard (contrary to what HP states), and a 1 GB 9800GT video card.I will let you know if the Power supply holds up. So far so good

PSU

2009-10-03 01:39:02
Posted by: Zachariah

Tony B, I would HIGHLY advise spending the $50 it costs to get a power supply that will cover your new hardware. It'll be worth it in the long run not to skimp on it now.

It's nice to see a real confirmation of more than 4GB working in this board.

windows 7.. my thoughts of driver

2009-10-03 12:25:45
Posted by: sku

I THINK that when windows 7 actually comes out on oct 22nd that asus will come out with a driver not unlike the ones they made for vista, advanced processor support, and a different bios all altogether than the limited xp version. a couple of you need to do your homework before running a bunch of stuff on 300w power supplys.....when pentium 4 came out in 2002ish the recommended power supply was 400watts.. lol its 2k9 and your trying to upgrade with 300 watts?!!!???!?

Sku-unlikely that any future support will be provided

2009-10-03 16:53:50
Posted by: Zachariah

I can almost guarantee that HP/Asus will not be providing any updated drivers/BIOses for this old board.

Which bios version for XP and Win 7 dual boot?

2009-10-04 18:07:55
Posted by: Richard

Hi all, your helpful input is much appreciated. Based on your information I have successfully upgraded my 3800+ CPU to 6000+.
Several comments state that bios 3.10 is to be used for XP systems, and 5.07 for vista-based systems. Since I dual-boot XP and Windows 7 x86, is it better to upgrade to 5.07? Would this 5.07 upgrade have a negative effect on the XP OS?
I'm tempted to upgrade from 3.10 since my CPU runs fine but is marked as "unknown" in both XP and Windows 7 device manager - not sure if this has potential to cause problems for some applications.

3.10 vs 5.07 bios

2009-10-04 19:41:58
Posted by: Marge C.

I am not sure that the bios have anything to do with which version of windows. I have the a1600n that was loaded with xp with the free upgrade to vista which I am currently using. I have installed the 6000 +(and yes a new 550 watt power supply). When I tried to update from 3.10 to 5.07 it states my computer does not meet requirements. It seems the bios have more to do with which computer HP authorized the update for than the mother board. Everything has been running ok and even plan to try the 6400 ram next month. Still not a computer geek. I was scared silly at what I was doing until the computer turned back on and worked.

6000+? Wimps! ;)

2009-10-04 21:12:36
Posted by: Zachariah

Why is everyone skimping and not spending the extra few bucks to go with the 6400+? Sure, it runs hotter than hell (mid 40s in idle, mid 50s with normal web browsing/video watching, mid 60s-low 70s encoding movies)...but it's FAST.

:)

One of these days I'll spend the extra bucks to see if the new Athlon II X4 AM3 CPUs will work in this board along with 8GB of RAM.

re: 6000+? Wimps! ;)

2009-10-04 23:29:08
Posted by: Marge C.

I couldn't find a 6400+. The boxed 6000+ are now out of stock at the 2 main computer parts stores. They have been deactivating all of the 64 x 2.

6400+

2009-10-04 23:58:13
Posted by: Zachariah

I got mine on eBay for around $90 a couple months ago...I'm using the stock HSF and it runs pretty damn hot though.

asus and upgrade for vista

2009-10-05 17:03:54
Posted by: sku

if asus did a bios update for vista why would be so out of the question that they would update it for 7? and someone figure out how to get the vista 5.07 running on 7 so i can up my cpu passed 5000+ and 4 gigs of ram this is retarded

Bios versions

2009-10-08 18:17:02
Posted by: Michael

I have the upgraded bios 3.10 on the nodusm mobo. I have a triple boot system: windows xp-mce 32bit, vista ultimate x64, windows 7 ultimate x64. From reading way down this forum, it appears that bios 3.10 was made for any of the windows platforms. Bios 5.0 and 5.07 was designed for vista solely. 3.10 removes the ability to use the onboard video. 5.07 was made later and enables the virtualization feature. I would assume that any of the upgraded versions should work with any version of windows. Early postings further explain this. I highly doubt that hp will make another bios for a mobo that is from 2006. Hope this helps.

BIOS Upgrade vs Proc

2009-10-11 13:46:06
Posted by: RADFLA45

I'm findng the comments interesting since I want to upgrade my Pavilion a1710n from a 4200+ to an upper 5 or low 600+. The MB says 5k+ and 4GB Ram is max (in 4-1G sticks)with 667Mhz tops! I have the v5.04 BIOS and run Vista HP 32-bit. Question: if I put a 5400+ in..what are the chances it will work with the current 5.04 BIOS?

RADFLA45

2009-10-11 17:59:05
Posted by: Zachariah

Why not just upgrade your BIOS to 5.07 and not have to worry about whether or not a new CPU will work?

bios 5.07 and ram

2009-10-13 06:31:42
Posted by: Marge C.

Hp won't let me install bios 5.07 even with vista. Is there a way around it? Also I have a ram ?. I want to get the 6400, but not ready for more than 4 gigs at moment since have 32 bit vista. Is it better to get 2 x 2 gigs or 4 x 1 gigs. I have 3 gigs now. 2 x 1 gigs and 2 x 512 (which came with comp.)All are the 4200. Thanks in advance.

RAM

2009-10-13 21:19:00
Posted by: Zachariah

It would be more cost efficient to get 4x1GB...but with Vista x86 you won't be able to use more than 3.5GB, so you might as well save your money and just stick with what you have...unless you plan to upgrade to Vista x64, then buy 2 more 1GB sticks for about $25.

Bios upgrade ?

2009-10-14 11:08:28
Posted by: Rocky

What happens if I install bios update 5.07 on Windows xp? Finally hunted down a 5400 athalon x2.
Does not recognize in xp with bios 3.1

Compaq Presario Media Center SR2023WM bios update

2009-10-14 23:08:20
Posted by: Rocky

All day been trying to install bios update 5.07
As I been downloading it I noticed this from a different model computer page same motherboard. Is this an issue with this particular system it cannot be upgraded and installed?

Rocky...

2009-10-15 04:16:22
Posted by: Zachariah

This mobo was used in multiple HP/Compaq computers, so the page you're trying to download from may be from a differing model than yours...however if yours came stock with 3.x then I don't think you'll be able to upgrade to 5.x regardless of which computer you have.

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