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ASUS M2V-MX AM2 VIA K8M890 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • VIA K8M890
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 800
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A simple and inexpensive motherboard for the enthusiast or the first time builder, the Asus M2V-MX is a great starting point for anyone wanting to build a system or upgrade their motherboard. Designed for the small form factor case, this motherboard will fit easily into most compact cases.

Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, the M2V-MX is more than capable of handling anything you can throw at it. Using the VIA K8M890 chipset, with integrated graphics in conjunction with up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, the M2V-MX is perfect for those that don't need a discrete graphics card.

It also includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, onboard 5.1 channel sound, and 2 SATA ports. Go ahead, add multiple hard drives: the M2V-MX supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD and next generation SATA hard drives based on the 3GB/s storage specs. The M2V-MX has multiple expansion slots, including one x16 PCIe slot, and two additional PCI slots. Create a solid system: the Asus M2V-MX is a great start.

  • newegg AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD's Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 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
  • newegg VIA K8M890+VT8237A Chipset The VIA K8M890 incorporates the VIA Chrome9 IGP (integrated graphics processor) to deliver DirectX 9 graphics with hardware pixel shaders and extensive support for high definition video. Integrating support for the latest PCI Express graphics cards and high speed peripheral devices with the VT8237A south bridge for HD audio, fast networking and advanced storage makes this AMD an amazing multimedia powerhouse.
  • newegg 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 M2V-MX delivers fantastic performance in extreme 3D graphics environments and in memory intensive applications.
  • newegg PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface The latest PCI Express x16 graphics interface delivers over 3.5 times the bandwidth of AGP 8X to support the latest high-performance graphics cards.
  • newegg SATA 1.5Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s Connectors with RAID The ASUS M2V-MX features 2 SATA 1.5Gb/s connectors supporting RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1.And four SATA 3Gb/s connectors support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD for better performance and data security.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/16/2007 3:08:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Paired with an Athlon 64 X2 2.2hgz, 2GB Ram and Radeon HD 2600XT this mobo flies! No issues during installation.

Cons: Does not have two PCI-E slots. The first PCI slot shouldn't be used due to the lack of space between the PCI card and most PCIE video card heatsink/fan's.

Other Thoughts: For the price this is an excellent buy but future expandability may be limited due to lack of SLI/Crossfire support. When installing XP & SP1 you will need Microsoft's .NET framework patch installed for the LAN to work.

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  • Amit P.
  • 10/11/2007 9:33:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good while it worked.

Cons: Onboard Video died after 2 months of operation. Also, I kept getting delayed write error when I had configured this in RAID-1, this was with updated drivers and all. Eventually had to buy a dedicated hardware RAID.

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  • Chris C.
  • 10/11/2007 8:26:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Low / Mid Range Mobo

Pros: A very easy to install Mobo with moderate room for expansion with PCI and PCI Express. The SATA interfaces are great and located in good place on the board. In a very short time after receiving the board I had the computer up and running. Easy to Follow instructions

Cons: Integrated Video is not that great. I set the internal video for 256 MB and it still will not play Civ 4. Afraid to try it with other games. The Parallel port in the back of the board is very flimsy feeling (Not that it matters since I have not used Parallel in a number of years)

Other Thoughts: An excellent board for a PC which you are going to do some basic computing tasks on. With higher end / Gaming tasks I would get a PCI Express Video Card and use that instead of the internal Card

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  • Douglas U.
  • 10/1/2007 11:36:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT MOTHERBOARD

Pros: Great motherboard..great size..
running Corsair Twin 1gb per slot for a total of 2GB ram..runs perfectly

easy to install..2 sata ports

Cons: none i have found.. just make sure u have proper mounting screws for holes.. i already had them

Other Thoughts: I LOVE ASUS

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2007 3:18:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Desktop Board

Pros: I've built 4 systems based on this board - starting the 5th tomorrow. Use a 4800+ 65 nm X2 chip and you'll have a super quiet mchine that has great performance.

If you're buying it to use in a gaming machine though, you'll need to add a high end video card as the on board 6150 video was never meant to handle complex video games at fast frame rates.

Cons: none

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  • Joseph K.
  • 9/22/2007 8:38:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for your buck

Pros: Awsome worked great came with everything you need great owners manual explained in detail

Cons: only 2 slots for ram....

Other Thoughts: great for micro atx fits great like always asus always meets demand even on there cheep boards

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  • Alex E.
  • 9/5/2007 10:52:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but has it's problem

Pros: Very easy to update with it's built in utilities, good price for what your getting. I'd recomend this for any budget build up to a mid range gaming rig.

Cons: locations of screw holes make it very flimsy. Not the best for overclocking

Other Thoughts: The board didn't work at first and when I called ASUS the said they were too busy and they would call me back and never did, but I figured it out my self eventually.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2007 6:08:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS never disapoints

Pros: installed MB, plugged in and turned on, no problems.

Cons: 2 of the USB connectors are kind of close to the monitor connector, makes it hard to use those 2 USB ports and use onboard video.

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  • Tracy S.
  • 8/12/2007 1:43:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for price, but confusing

Pros: The Bios is really easy to use, and the opening screen is super awesome. it was really easy to put together.

Cons: I just finished putting all my components together on my computer and it wouldnt hook up to the tv. i had to take out the video card for it to work, after windows installed it worked tho. weird. the ram was really hard to put in.

Other Thoughts: This is great for its price, im happy i bought this.

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  • Holly Z.
  • 8/11/2007 7:42:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad

Pros: Works well but the VIA chipset is hardly a performer. I prefer Nvidia or AMD chipsets. Out of 50 I used in system builds I had 2 DOA

Cons: VIA

Other Thoughts: VIA is a good low budget chipset and I will continue to use them for jobs where every dollar counts however when I can get an Asus with an AMD or Nvidia chipst for the same price I will always go with them instead of a VIA

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