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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Included since: 10 Jun 2006
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Info modified on: 18 May 2016 16:35:31
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Long product name ASUS M2V:
The short editorial description of ASUS M2V
M2V, AM2, VIAK8T890, ATX

Marketing text ASUS M2V

The official marketing text of ASUS M2V as supplied by the manufacturer
Supports AMD Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
The motherboard supports AMD socket AM2 single-core Athlon 64/ Sempron and dual-core Athlon 64 X2/ Athlon 64 FX processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 / 1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 800 memory support and AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology.

AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology
Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment.

64-bit CPU support
64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace current 32-bit architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access and increased productivity. This motherboard provides excellent compatibility and flexibility by supporting either 64-bit or 32-bit architecture.

Dual-Channel DDR2 800
DDR2 is the next generation memory technology to replace the current DDR. With the highest speed up to 800MHz, DDR2 memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

6 Channel Audio
The M2V uses an onboard Audio CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards.

ASUS Q-Connector
The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.

ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.

Coaxial S/PDIF out
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.

ASUS MyLogo2
You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.

With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS directly from the BIOS setup menu. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.

The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union's Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers' health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Short summary description ASUS M2V:
This short summary of the ASUS M2V data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS M2V, AMD, UltraDMA 133/100/66/33, AMI, Serial ATA, Socket AM2, ATX
Long summary description ASUS M2V:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS M2V based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS M2V. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio output channels: 5.1, RAID levels: JBOD. BIOS type: AMI, BIOS memory size: 4 MB. Width: 1.2" (3.05 cm), Depth: 0.807" (2.05 cm)
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Number of memory slots
ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Processor family*
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Processor socket*
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket AM2
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors*
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
Number of chassis fan connectors
Floppy disk drive connector
CD/AUX audio in
Azalia Digital Header (ADH) connector
Power fan connector
Chassis intrusion connector
Front panel audio connector
Number of Parallel ATA connectors*
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
S/PDIF out connector
EZ plug connector
Number of COM connectors
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
CPU fan connector
GAME/MIDI connector
Number of SATA connectors
Back Panel I/O Ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity*
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
Back Panel I/O Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
eSATA ports quantity *
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
Parallel ports quantity
The number of parallel ports. Parallel ports, also known as printer ports, are a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. Parallel ports were common in the 1980s and '90s (mostly conforming to industry standard IEEE 1284) but are now being replaced by USBs and other ports.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
Audio output channels *
An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC 660
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
Parallel processing technology support
Parallel processing technology is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads. Ideally, parallel processing makes programs run faster because there are more engines (CPUs or Cores) running it. In practice, it is often difficult to divide a program in such a way that separate CPUs or cores can execute different portions without interfering with each other. Most computers have just one CPU, but some models have several, and multi-core processor chips are becoming the norm. There are even computers with thousands of CPUs.
BIOS type *
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) initializes and tests system hardware components, and loads a bootloader or an operating system from a mass memory device. The BIOS additionally provides abstraction layer for the hardware, i.e. a consistent way for application programs and operating systems to interact with the keyboard, display, and other input/output devices. There are several types of BIOS, including the motherboard ROM BIOS, video BIOS, drive controller BIOS, network adapter BIOS, and SCSI adapter BIOS.
BIOS memory size
4 MB
Weight & Dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
1.2" (30,5 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
0.807" (20,5 mm)
Packaging Content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
ASUS LiveUpdate
Other features
Controller (2nd) interface type
UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
Controller interface type
Audio output
The type of audio output that the device produces, and the connector(s).
High-Definition Audio
RAID controller type
Manageability features
Manageability, DMI, TopTools characteristics of the product, by manufactuer and/or coined name and version.
WfM 2.0
DMI 2.0
SM Bus