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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: 14 Feb 2007
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Long product name ASUS M2A-VM:
The short editorial description of ASUS M2A-VM

Marketing text ASUS M2A-VM

The official marketing text of ASUS M2A-VM 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.

Dual-Core CPU
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.

64-bit CPU support
64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace the 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.

AMD 690G
The AMD 690G Northbridge is the latest AMD chipset designed to support 800/1000MHz HT(HyperTransport) interface speeds, Microsoft® DirectX 9.0, Pixel Shader V2.0 and dual VGA outputs including DVI interface. It features the integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics.

DVI Interface
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual quality of digital display devices such as LCD monitor. The interface of this motherboard supports dual VGA output both DVI-D and RGB and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc.

The Surroundview function provides four independent monitor display with an additioinal ATI VGA card for multi-tasking.

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.

PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming. PCI Express x1 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth.

Serial ATA 3Gb/s
The motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves.

Gigabit LAN
The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated GbLAN controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems.

High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-quality sound system on your PC! The onboard 6-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions technology that automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, meaning there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks.

ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.

Max. 10 USB 2.0 ports
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.

ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
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.

ASUS EZ Flash2
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.

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 Music Alarm
Wake up to the music of your choice instead of the irritating sound of an alarm clock. The ASUS Music Alarm gives you a personal wake-up call with your favorite CD music when system is off.

C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.

Turn your favorite photos into 256-color boot logos to personalize your system.

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 M2A-VM:
This short summary of the ASUS M2A-VM data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS M2A-VM, AMD, UltraDMA 133/100, Serial ATA I/II, Socket AM2, uATX, Gigabit Ethernet
Long summary description ASUS M2A-VM:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS M2A-VM based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS M2A-VM. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet. Motherboard form factor: uATX, Audio output channels: 5.1, RAID levels: 0, 1. Maximum graphics adapter memory: 256 MB
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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
Maximum number of SMP processors
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
Chassis intrusion connector
Number of EATX power connectors
CD/AUX audio in
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Power fan 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.
Number of SATA connectors
Number of COM connectors
S/PDIF out connector
CPU fan connector
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.
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.
DVI-D ports quantity*
This is the amount of DVI-I interfaces. Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface developed by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). The digital interface is used to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor. DVI-D means DVI digital, which means it can only support digital, but not analog.
Back Panel I/O Ports
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.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity *
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
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.
Overclocking features
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.
0, 1
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Maximum graphics adapter memory
Graphics memory is determined by the (graphic) processor. Graphics memory is often shared with system memory so that it varies depending on the amount of system memory installed and system load.
256 MB
Expansion Slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1x PCI Express x16
1x PCI Express x1
2x PCI
BIOS memory size
8 MB
Weight & Dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
9.65" (245 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
9.02" (229 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
Anti Virus (OEM)
Other features
Controller (2nd) interface type
UltraDMA 133/100
Controller interface type
Serial ATA I/II
Special features
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
ASUS EZ Flash2
ASUS MyLogo2
Manageability features
Manageability, DMI, TopTools characteristics of the product, by manufactuer and/or coined name and version.
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PXE, WOR by PME