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ASUS M2N-MX AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6100
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR2 800
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A simple and inexpensive motherboard for the enthusiast or the first time builder, the Asus M2N-MX is a great starting point for anyone wanting to build a system or upgrade their motherboard. Designed with the small form factor case in mind, this motherboard will fit into most small desktop systems. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, it's more than capable of handling anything you can throw in there.

Using the Nvidia GeForce 6100 chipset with integrated graphics in conjunction with up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, the M2N-MX is perfect for those that don’t need a discrete graphics card. Audio's onboard, too: hear crystal-clear quality from all your audio - MP3 playback, home theatre, advanced gaming, VOIP and more, and never worry - SoundMAX high-definition audio is there to enhance your experience!

It also includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, onboard 5.1 channel sound, and 4 SATA ports. And because of those 4 ports, by adding multiple hard drives to the system the M2N-MX supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5. The M2N-MX has multiple expansion slots to use including one x16, and one x1 PCIe slots, and two additional PCI slots. Build a powerful system -- the Asus M2N-MX is a great foundation.

  • 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 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU and nForce 430 Chipset Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and NVIDIA’s advanced PureVideo technology allow the integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU to deliver ultra-realistic effects and unmatched multimedia functionality for incredible PC gaming and multimedia experiences. The NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP also provides SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID support as well as onboard LAN support.
  • newegg 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, 1, 0+1 and 5 for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The ASUS M2N-MX 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.
  • newegg 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 in only a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
  • newegg ASUS Q-Fan ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.

Learn more about the ASUS M2N-MX

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
M2N-MX

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
NVIDIA GeForce 6100
South Bridge
NVIDIA nForce 430

Memory

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

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
0/1/0+1/5

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
NVIDIA GeForce 6100

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ADI AD1986A
Audio Channels
6 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

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

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.6" x 8.8"
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Compliant with RoHS

Packaging

Package Contents
M2N-MX
User Manual
Driver Disk
Rear I/O Panel Shield
IDE/PATA Cable
FDD Cable
SATA Cable
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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  • Thuan H.
  • 10/12/2007 12:09:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSatisfaction!!

Pros: very cheap and works well.

Cons: need to update bios and had a very hard time trying to install vista

Other Thoughts: you should buy it if your in low budget.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 10/3/2007 4:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsThere are better boards for Linux

Pros: Having onboard video, LAN, and sound in one package is nice for a small server solution.

Cons: Got a kernel panic when attempting to install Red Hat EL 5 on the M2N-MX. After some research, discovered that I needed to pass a parameter to the kernel to disable the board's jacked-up APIC functions. This gets Linux installed. I then discover that there is a problem with how the board is reporting memory mapped PCI devices to the kernel. Evidently this is causing random lockups on some installations, so I disable this "feature" with another kernel boot parameter. Then I notice that the onboard nVidia MCP61 ethernet controller is reporting a different MAC address everytime the system boots, which basically junks my network configuration and forces the use of default values. There is some discussion about the latest driver release from nVidia correcting this issue, but with all the other stop-gaps I'm having to employ (and there ARE more), I haven't had time to try this yet. The manual is also just plain wrong in several places, explaining BIOS featues that don't exist, etc.

Other Thoughts: There are better boards for Linux. Although this particular Asus board gets good reviews here, my experience has been disappointing. I will look at other brands for my next Linux box.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2007 6:06:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid board!

Pros: As said in the title, it's a solid board. In the past 6 months, I've built many PCs using these for my clients and I've not had any fail yet. These PCs are normally running with Athlon 64-X2 4400+ and 1GB RAM. They will also normally have WinXP Pro and/or Ubuntu. Using the on-board video is fine for the web pages and office apps these people run. It will even allow you to run Ubuntu 7.04 with "DESKTOP EFFECTS" on. I highly recommend this board...

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Most XP OEM disks need you to supply SATA drivers for the install. I have a custom multi-boot DVD which has the drivers slipstreamed so I'm fine. This is no different from many other boards so that's why it's not listed under "CONS."

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  • Theodore J.
  • 9/21/2007 1:03:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap Setup Works flawlessly

Pros: Ran this rig with a cheap setup I made for a friend, 2 gig corsair twin c4 ram, AMD 5200+, and thermaltake PSU. Everything went together great and works flawlessly. This machine performed so well I might start looking into budget machines for myself next go around.

Cons: No cons. Everything fit great and worked well

Other Thoughts: Drivers for both XP and Vista were supplied. I opted to run XP and wait on the vista upgrade for SP1. It's nice to know the drivers are available for when I take the jump. Can't miss with this board. As always can't miss with newegg!

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  • Terry C.
  • 9/7/2007 10:26:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Great price, works great

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: No floppy connector, but who uses floppys anymore

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  • Timothy C.
  • 9/6/2007 8:23:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Don't buy this board to use with Linux 2.6.x kernel, it has a stupid bios!!! Works fine with WinXP.

Cons: This board will not work right with linux 2.6.21+ kernels and a duel core cpu. I tried it with slack12, ubuntu-7.04.

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  • Chris W.
  • 9/4/2007 11:41:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Reliability

Pros: This board is very stable in my experience, especially compared to the less expensive alternative SE board. It is working for me in a restaurant as a server for a PointOfSales and in a home computer. Works great.

Cons: none really. younger folks just shouldn't expect to be playing modern games at 100fps with the onboard video, but good board/chipset/features combo.

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  • Jeff R.
  • 8/19/2007 2:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine For Me

Pros: Everything works fine for me on Linux Fedora Core 6. Even booted the board off a "bootable" USB pin drive to update the BIOS.

Cons: Floppy connector is buried at the back of the board (back of the case). Fortunately I don't need the floppy. Onboard video only reaches 800x600 in linux, but good enough for my application.

Other Thoughts: Athlon64 3500+, 2G Kingston DDR2 667 RAM, Antec 400W SmartPower ATX power supply.

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  • GAMER d.
  • 8/18/2007 8:49:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!!!!

Pros: Running this with a AMD X2 6000, 2G OCZ Platinum Edition 1066 MHZ, ati 1950gt 512, Win Xp, 850 watt PSU, and i have an Antec 900 case! runs fine. i leave Battlefiled 2142 up all day and night and have Counter Strike: Source running also. have not had one problem yet!

Cons: Ummmmmm.... none yet!

Other Thoughts: if ur a cheapo like me and don't wanna buy an exspensive motherboard this is for you.

Also have a Crossfire machine with dual HD 2900Xt 1G and 4G OCZ platinum eition 1066MHZ ram for editing vids and photos and also runs good with it

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  • derek d.
  • 8/15/2007 8:44:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslinux board

Pros: works under Ubuntu

Cons: pata 100

Other Thoughts: this is a good linux board and server

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