A simple and inexpensive motherboard for the enthusiast or the first time builder, the Asus M2NBP-VM is a great starting point for anyone wanting to build or upgrade their system. Designed for the small form factor, this motherboard will fit into most small desktop systems. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 and Sempron processors, including the X2 and FX series, it's more than capable of handling anything you can throw into it.
Using the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S chipset with integrated graphics in conjunction with up to 8GB of DDR2 memory, the M2NBP-VM is perfect for those that don’t need a discrete graphics card, and also it features DVI-I and VGA/D-sub ports. Intelligent overclocking lets you choose a specific percentage based on memory and system requirements.
It also includes a gigabit Ethernet port, onboard 5.1 channel sound, and 4 SATA ports. With those 4 ports, the M2NBP-VM permits adding multiple hard drives to the system, managed by RAID 0, and 1. This versatile card has multiple expansion slots, including one x16, and one x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional two PCI slots. To build a powerful system, start with the Asus M2NBP-VM.
AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD’s Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 and Sempron series. With a 2000MHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology and support for dual-channel DDR2 RAM, AM2 motherboards form the basis for phenomenal system performance.
NVIDIA Quadro NVS210S and nForce 430B Chipset Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA’s advanced PureVideo technology and dual video out ports (DVI-D and RGB) empower the integrated NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S GPU to deliver advanced multi-display support and unmatchable multimedia functionality for graphics tailored for business professionals. The NVIDIA nForce 430B MCP also provides SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID support and onboard Gigabit LAN support.
Dual-Channel DDR2 800 DDR2 next generation memory technology replaces current DDR memory and provides a walloping performance boost. With support for up to 800MHz DDR2 memory, the ASUS M2NBP-VM CSM delivers fantastic performance in extreme 3D graphics environments and in memory intensive applications.
SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. Four SATA II ports support RAID 0 and 1 for better performance and enhanced data security.
Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The ASUS M2NBP-VM CSM features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mb/s data transfer rates. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
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 the BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
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