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ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 690G
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR2 800
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Asus' M2A-VM brings HD video to everyone. This cost-effective board has an integrated Radeon X1250 GPU that will let you play HD-DVD or Blu-ray discs through the HDCP compliant DVI-D port. Hook up two monitors for expansive screen real estate, or add a second ATi video card and have SurroundView on four monitors.

Connectivity isn't an issue. Asus has almost every possibility covered! There are 4 USB 2.0 ports on the back and headers for up to 6 additional ports. Gigabit LAN is included for a high speed network connection.

Adjusting your BIOS is no longer a cause for trepidation. The CrashFree BIOS3 lets you restore a corrupted BIOS from a USB flash drive that contains a copy of the file. Updates are just as easy with EZ Flash2, you no longer need a DOS boot disk to do the job. Overclockers can store different profiles in CMOS or in a separate file so you can share your favorite settings. Asus continues to offer computing solutions for almost every need! Find yours!

  • newegg AMD LIVE! Ready Developed for full-featured consumer multimedia desktops, AMD LIVE! seamlessly connects, stores, distributes, accesses and enables digital media content in multiple rooms throughout the home and even on the go!
  • newegg AMD 690G+ATI SB600 Chipset The ASUS M2A-VM’s 690G chipset features integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics with 256MB maximum shared memory and supports DVI-D and D-sub outputs and a PCI Express x16 interface. The ATI SB600 chipset provides 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID support and PCIe Gb LAN support.
  • newegg ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 With ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, restore corrupted BIOS data through a USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file without the need to buy a replacement BIOS chip
  • newegg ASUS EZ Flash 2 With the pre-defined hotkey, launch ASUS EZ Flash 2 and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility that allows you to update your BIOS in only a few clicks without the hassle of an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
  • newegg C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) With ASUS C.P.R technology, simply restart your system when an overclocking failure occurs. The BIOS will show the previous setting, so you needn’t open the case to clear CMOS data.

Learn more about the ASUS M2A-VM

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
M2A-VM

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM2
CPU Type
Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
FSB
1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 690G
South Bridge
ATI SB600

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
1
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA RAID
0/1/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC883
Audio Channels
6 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
LPT
1
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support 6 ports

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.6" x 9.0"
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
The first integrated VGA MB supports Playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs with HDCP compliant
Support Dual-VGA output(DVI-D&RGB) and SurroundView
Support AMD Socket AM2 CPU
AMD 690G Chipset
Integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics
PCI Express architecture
Gb LAN
DDR2 800
4*SATA 300MB/s RAID 0,RAID 1, RAID10

Packaging

Package Contents
M2A-VM
User Manual
Driver Disk
Software Disk
SATA Cable
IDE Cable
FDD Cable
Rear I/O Panel Shield
4-pin to SATA Power Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • steve k.
  • 1/16/2014 9:05:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsM2A-VM

Pros: - solid mobo

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: onboard nic wiped out by lightning. the rest of the board is ok, and still running 4 years later.
CPU is a 1.9GHz Brisbane dual-core 45watt.
needless to say it runs cool, and does everything i need it to.
just recently upgraded with NVidia GT610 graphics card.

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  • Damion D.
  • 12/23/2012 5:00:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill rockin'

Pros: Not a single problem after years of daily use, and (amazingly) just upgraded to somewhat respectable levels:

AM3 Athlon II X4 640 *
8GB Crucial DDR2
Sapphire HD7850
Creative X-Fi Titanium
520W Seasonic S12II
Win7 64

All installed easily without a single issue, and performs flawlessly. Not too bad for a 5 year old board!

*Requires beta 5001 bios

Cons: None

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  • Richard T.
  • 8/4/2012 11:16:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMakes a great Windows Home Server 2011

Pros: Reliable. Runs cool with a low power PC

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Has been running almost constantly since 2008, first as a Windows Home Server version 1 and now 2011. Lots of 24/7 run time and nary a failure.

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  • Kevin L.
  • 3/13/2012 6:05:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid, not perfect

Pros: Bought it in July 2008, and it still works in March 2012. Other than the complaints below, I have not had any compatibility or other issues with it. Can't complain too much when I get 4 years out of a $65 motherboard.

Cons: Neither the onboard LAN nor audio ever worked. Neither bothered me that much, as I have USB adapters for wireless and audio that solved the problem.

Other Thoughts: I have used the board with two different graphics cards, so can't comment about the onboard graphics. I just made the switch which prompted me to come back to newegg to look for some of the specs that I couldn't remember. I was glad they still had the product on their site even though it is discontinued.

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  • Raymond R.
  • 7/27/2011 4:45:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill running

Pros: The thing is still runniung, bought, neverf gave me any problems.

Cons: the overall rig is hot. cant sit in the same room with it for more then an hour. cant upgrade the cpu. no more AM2

Other Thoughts: only using a small 2 core 65 watt chip dont know where the heat if coming from. all in all the board is good.

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  • Stephen H.
  • 7/13/2011 5:21:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo ASUS Support

Pros: None now, the board is dead!

Cons: This board lasted just over a year and died. Problem is that Asus no longer supports it's products. I have called and placed online support tickets but Asus will not reply. I will never buy an Asus product again.

Other Thoughts: When this board died I bought another Asus board but it came with issues and again I attempted to contact Asus but they will not reply.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,


Sorry to hear about the issues. Please contact us at Newegg_ASUS_MBSupport@asus.com stating all parts and BIOS version used together with a description of the problem and we will look into this for you.

Regards
ASUS Customer Support

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  • Kurt N.
  • 2/1/2009 6:40:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Sturdy
The bios is nice
The drivers seemed very compatible.
Nice layout

Cons: Kinda annoying green picture on the bios, but not really a con. More of an opinionated con.

Other Thoughts: Would definitely buy again. Asus seems like a good buy

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2009 11:54:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Best buy works great

Cons: none

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  • Ken T.
  • 1/30/2009 10:40:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt died after 9 months

Pros: Worked very well as a dual-boot system of Ubunut/Mint and Vista (32-bit), after BIOS was updated. Another removable HD had almost the similar setting for 64 bits applications, which worked well as well until its death.

Cons: It died after 9 months. Just before its death, it started acting strange. I have been forced to use my old Windows XP, and spend weekends to shop around for a new MB. (Am wondering whether the OEM-Vista can be utilized for a new MB.)

Other Thoughts: I strongly recommend to go for a multiple-year replacement plan for this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please let us know if we can assist in the RMA process or provide further technical support by contacting our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2009 2:15:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: First this is a follow up review.
Works great before it dies.

Cons: Owned it 6 months, and it ran great for that time frame but then suddenly it just died. Was turned on and running then shut down on it's own and never came back up. Trying to get it RMAed through ASUS and after 4 days I am still waiting for a valid reply from them via e-mail.

Other Thoughts: Usually look at the reviews and see what the major problems are. So many good reviews listed I took my chance. No I have another motherboard on order to get my sons computer back up so he can use it for school while I wait on ASUS to see if they will make good on this one. Son cant wait the 4 to 8 week usual turn around time from ASUS. Always have used ASAUS boards before with out a problem(built about 40 or so with ASUS boards).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please let us know if we can assist in the RMA process or provide further technical support by contacting our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx and reference case number "NE308868".

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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