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ASUS M2N-LR ATX Server Motherboard Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce Professional 3600 DDR2 800

  • Socket AM2
  • NVIDIA nForce Professional 3600 Intel 6702 PXH
  • 4 x 240Pin
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Andrew J.
  • 11/19/2009 6:06:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRandom power offs?

Pros: Great features, seems to include hardware virutalization, with latest bios supports quad core operion. Seems very solid, and bult in raid is good.

Cons: Another poster mentioned that after some time running, the machine mysterously powers off. I've started having this as well. I'm not sure why... there's no HW temp off, just settings to make the fans kick up at certain points. I don't know whats causing the poweroffs.. but I'm concerned another report on this site suggests its the MB.

Other Thoughts: Be careful.. it could have problems with random poweroffs.. this should be investigated.

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  • Ron M.
  • 11/17/2009 5:29:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWatch Out!

Pros: Has PCI-X slots and plenty of room for a big cooling fan.

Cons: I had this board (M2N-LR) and the AMD Opteron 1354 Budapest 2.2 Quad-Core, supported after Bios revision 509. This board worked flawlessly for about 4 months, then I found it would randomly shut off. I thought, "ok, must be getting hot, shutting off based on cpu temp." Cleaned the cpu and cooler and reinstalled, still shut off either after 10 mins, instantly, or 5 hours. Completely random. Would let it idle for hours without doing anything, then poof! Would just shut off. Not shut down mind you. Just instant off. Tried replacing the power supply. Same thing. Tried replacing the ram. Same thing. Starting to get expensive. Tried it with on board graphics-(no graphics card). Same thing. DVD burner, nope, hard drives, nope. New OS, nope. No peripherals. Nope. Sent it back to ASUS under RMA #USA29A4967. Came back "no repair." I called Asus tech and they had no info on it. The board that came back was the same serial number and everything. Guess what? Still not right.

Other Thoughts: I've called Asus a few times and they just tell me that their product is fine, however, the new board won't even power up. This is my 6th build in 4 years. The first and last one using any Asus parts. I have come to rely on a QLA2352 Fiber channel HBA to connect to my raid 5 jbod bay by xiotech. without a pci-x connection, i'm limited to a PCI bus, slowing my overall file transfer rate. Save yourself some time, just get a Tyan n3400b if you are thinking of this board. Very comparable board that comes from the factory with support for Opteron 13xx processors. This one was suggested by Newegg at the time of purchase to be used with the Opteron 1354, so I did. Come to find out, the M2N-LR board only lists 1xxx Opteron support on their website. I thought this may be part of the problem, so I went out and got an Opteron 1216. I don't suppose I need to tell you what happened next...short answer...nothing. Remember- Asus=NO, Tyan=YES. Thanks for reading.

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  • Jimmy V.
  • 10/14/2009 6:31:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsre: ahci

Pros: Want to address an issue mentioned by previous reviewer about AHCI:

This uses the older MCP55 chipset and yes, it is not AHCI and requires chip specific drivers. The drivers are already available for Windows, and come with the Linux and Solaris kernels.

But regarding the SATA features: it most definitely *does* support NCQ and Hotswap

Other pros: PCI-X for 2 cheap Supermicro MV8 8-port sata add-on cards
BIOS redirection through serial port

Cannot comment about the add-on IPMI card though

Cons: Does not support newer CPUs. Only supports up to Phenom I based cpus e.g. X2-7850, X4-9850. This also applies to all other Asus MCP55 based boards interestingly.

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  • R H.
  • 10/13/2009 6:20:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsno ahci support ???

Pros: Stable board, pci-x

Cons: Bad bios support for newer processes. Bad support for the add in ASMB3-S0L card (never got it to work). NO AHCI SUPPORT (No sata command queueing/hot swap support).

Other Thoughts: Wouldn't buy again. Chipset too old/too pricy.....at 99 clams this would be worth it, but not more.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please contact our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx and reference case number "NE534893" so that we may get more details about your system configuration and assist you in resolving these issues you are experiencing.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Ronnie B.
  • 9/24/2009 2:59:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than a Gigabyte GA-3PXSL

Pros: I've had this coupled with an Opteron 1220 and 6GB memory running a Server 2003 x64 Domain Controller / Exchange 2007 / VMWare Server for several months now and so far so good. Good solid board, robust configuration options, lots of I/O for an entry-level server board.

Cons: None for me, considering the price point.

Other Thoughts: Replaced a Gigabyte GA-3PXSL which was a truely horrible board after about a year.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2009 9:28:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo Longer in Production?

Pros: Hard to find a lot of pros other than it works well when it works. Offical support for dual core and early quad core Opterons; also Phenom.

Runs Athlon64 x2 and Athlon II processors though not officially supported.

My server with 6 HDDs, 2GB RAM, AMD Regor 250 (dual core Athlon) idles drawing 99 watts with 20% better thoughput that Opteron 1220 and 15% less power consumption.

Cons: I have had an 80% failure rate with this board. (Bad)

Asus keeps fixing them. (Good)

Supports a maximum of 8GB RAM.

Other Thoughts: This board appears to be "end of life". It is no longer mentioned on the Asus product web site and there is no replacement single processor server motherboard.

The new generation of Opterons, 1381/1385/1389, need a single socket (AM3) motherboard which should support 16GB RAM for small office virtualization & 64bit OSes.

Is there a replacement board on the way?

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  • Advanced S.
  • 9/2/2009 4:26:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great out of the box

Pros: This is a fairly nice board. Works with Server 2008 DataCenter straight out of the box. Also works with the AMD Quad Core AM2 socket that newegg has a package deal on right now. Another post on here mentioned having to upgrade the bios to get it to work with Quad core amd but I had no problem at all. Again, worked great right out of the box. Technical support is not some Indian you cannot understand. I got a live American who was very helpful. A bit expensive for the cons...

Cons: Only 1 PCI slot. Owners manual was out of date. Of course had to call tech support and the number in the manual was disconnected. Website is slow to download drivers. No connections for front side firewire or audio connections. PCI Express slot a bit close to the CPU because you have to get a pretty big fan and heat sink for amd 64 but it still fits. Technical support number is long distance. No toll free.

Other Thoughts: Just got everything setup so will post back in a few weeks.

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  • Shaun P.
  • 9/2/2009 6:56:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: It came in a shiny box?

Cons: Well, aside from the horrid documentation, the onboard VGA Video doesn't work. Their support website is a joke, and finding their phone number is like a needle in a hay stack.

Other Thoughts: This will be the very last time I buy an asus product ever again. This is for one of our customers, and now, we are stuck.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please contact our Technical Support Department at 1-812-282-2787 option 2; option 2 and reference case number "NE484705" so that we may get more details about your system configuration and assist you in resolving these issues you are experiencing.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Brian M.
  • 8/7/2009 11:24:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Server Board

Pros: Affordable high-end server board. Dual GBICs, PCI-E 16x slot, plus two PCI-X slots (at upto 133mhz*) and normal PCI. 6 sata2 ports, each pair of ports are on their own PCI-E 1x connection! No throughput troubles there. Decent embedded ATI 2d video chip, more than enough for a server. Supports some newer quad-core (Deneb) Phenoms too.

Cons: It's really just a limit of the chipset bus, but if you have BOTH PCI-X slots occupied, then both slots can only run at a maximum of 100mhz, where as only a single card can run at full 133mhz.

Other Thoughts: CentOS 5.3- 4gb DDR2-667 ECC ram, Athlon 4400+ Brisbane, five Seagate 1.5tb 7200rpm drives in RAID-5 using linux soft-raid, as the nvidia raid is not well supported, and quite frankly is essentially soft-raid anyhow. If you want _REAL_ raid, pony up and buy a 3ware/areca/adaptec card and put it in the PCI-X or PCI-E slots. But performance of the linux softraid is excellent on this board, over 200mb/sec reads and writes.

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  • Michael T.
  • 7/29/2009 9:11:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIf you're looking for a plug and play solution, look elsewhere

Pros: Decent price, 6 onboard SATA ports, 2 onboard Gigabit NICs, Windows BIOS flash utility, supported for several years now.

Cons: Dead ground pin on HDD activity light, extremely buggy resource CD, floppy driver required for Windows Server 2003 RAID installation, slow verification of new CPU support.

Other Thoughts: The board performs well, but if you need anything off the included CD you will be extremely frustrated working around the bugs in it. You have to be careful when flashing the BIOS, as there is a checkbox that you must either clear, or you have to recreate your configuration, else you could break your RAID. My board, like another one listed earlier, had a HDD activity light ground pin fault, which I worked around with the wire stripped out of a bread tie, but it didn't make me feel warm and fuzzy about the build quality. ASUS doesn't monitor their forums, so any questions you may have will not likely get answered by anyone other than another forum member, which won't have official knowledge. Their CPU support page does not get updated regularly, so you are at the mercy of other users who experiment with different CPUs to know whether a particular CPU will work with a particular BIOS version. For a server product, the support from ASUS on their website is lacking.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx so that we may get more details about your system configuration and assist you.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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