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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: 31 Aug 2006
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Info modified on: 18 May 2016 16:35:33
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Long product name ASUS M2N DH Motherboard:
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Marketing text ASUS M2N DH Motherboard

The official marketing text of ASUS M2N DH Motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
Digital Home
The rise of digital home is just like a tsunami that is poinsed to take over the PC industry. To enjoy the digitalized convinience, you need the ASUS Digital Home series motherboard, a system that is designed solely for this purpose. ASUS Digital Home series motherbaord enables users to control the computer at a distance away, setup wireless network to enjoy wireless Skype phone, charge mobile devices even when the PC is turned off, and backup the database automatically. Enjoy the comfort of digital home you deserve.

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
The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.

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.

AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology
M2N-VM DH supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment.

NVIDIA Essential Vista
NVIDIA nForce ® -based motherboards are essential for accelerating the Windows Vista experience by offering an enriched 3D user interface, increased productivity, and vibrant photos as well as delivering uncompromising performance, quality, and reliability.

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 the freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.

CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.

ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the pre-defined hotkey to launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.

ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.

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.

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 up to 500MB/s.

The NVIDIA nForce® 430 chipsets incorporate four SATA 3Gb/s ports with high performance RAID functions in RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD. This motherboard is the ideal solution to enhance hard disk performance and data back up protection without the cost of add-on cards.

High Definition Audio
Enjoy six-end 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.

S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an optical or 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.
Short summary description ASUS M2N DH Motherboard:
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ASUS M2N DH, AMD, Socket AM2, ATX, Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Intel HDA
Long summary description ASUS M2N DH Motherboard:
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ASUS M2N DH. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio output channels: 5.1, Audio system: Intel HDA. BIOS memory size: 4 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.
Chassis intrusion connector
Floppy disk drive connector
Number of chassis fan connectors
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.
Power fan connector
Front panel audio connector
Number of EATX power connectors
CD/AUX audio in
S/PDIF out connector
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
CPU fan connector
Number of SATA connectors
Internal I/O
Number of COM 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.
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.
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.
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.
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN
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.
Intel HDA
Expansion Slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1x PCI-Express x16
2x PCI-Express x1
3x PCI 2.2
BIOS memory size
4 MB
Weight & Dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
12" (305 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
8.11" (206 mm)
Other features
Special features
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
ASUS EZ Flash2
ASUS Fanless Design
Asus DH Remote
Manageability features
Manageability, DMI, TopTools characteristics of the product, by manufactuer and/or coined name and version.
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion, PXE