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ASUS M2R32-MVP AM2+/AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 580X CrossFire
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 800
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An upscale, full-featured motherboard with plenty of power, the Asus M2R32-MVP is designed specifically with the gamer in mind. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2 suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, it's can handle anything you can afford to put onto it. Using the AMD 580X CrossFire chipset the M2R32-MVP supports CrossFire for the ability to use 2 graphics cards together for even more video power.

It also includes support for up to 8GB’s of DDR2 memory, a gigabit Ethernet port, 7.1 channel onboard sound, and 4 SATA ports. Those 4 ports let you add multiple hard drives to the system via RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD. And there also have an external SATA port for external SATA hard drive.

For your expansion needs, this capable board has multiple slots to hold two x16 running at full speed to liberate graphics cards, and two x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional two PCI slots. With serious onboard overclocking capability, you'll find all the speed you need! Any gamer that wants to build a killer system would to well to build on the Asus M2R32-MVP. You'll get a great foundation for the money!

  • 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 AMD 580X CrossFire Chipset The AMD 580X CrossFire Chipset Northbridge supports simultaneous operation of two external PCI Express x16 graphics cards and delivers the best performance for overclocking. It's simply the fastest graphics platform solution to date.
  • newegg 5 SATA 3Gb/s Connectors with RAID The ASUS M2R32-MVP features 4 internal SATA 3Gb/s connectors and an external SATA 3Gb/s port to satisfy even the most storage-hungry demands. Support RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1 for better performance and data security.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The ASUS M2R32-MVP 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 Coaxial S/PDIF Out This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via a coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack, to transfer digital audio without converting to the analog format while keeping the best signal quality.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.

Learn more about the ASUS M2R32-MVP



Supported CPU

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


AMD 580X CrossFire
South Bridge


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
PCI Express x1
PCI Slots

Storage Devices

1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
Additional RAID Controller
JMicron 360 SATA controller

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ADI 1988A
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Marvell 88E8001
Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support 6 ports
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a connector supports 1 port

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Power Pin
24 Pin


Package Contents
Rear I/O Panel Shield
User Manual
Driver Disk
FDD Cable
SATA Cable
Power Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the ASUS M2R32-MVP

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2009 11:38:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: I've owned this board quite a while and Ive gone through several setups latest is a quadcore. This board supports 8gigs of DDR-800, 2 ATI Radeons in crossfire. Without the need of a crossfire connector. This thing is absoultly amazing overclocking is easy as a whistle.

Cons: New technologies like DDR3 coming out :-(

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  • Andrew E.
  • 1/24/2009 2:56:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot for Vista 64

Pros: Crossfire cabable full 16x2
Easy setup

Cons: System operates fine except with Vista 64bit, for some reason network will constantly crash. I tried everything to fix problem, finally gave up and bought a crosshair 2

I actually like this board, and if your running another operating system, it is well worth the cost.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/18/2009 10:54:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood board

Pros: This board is great ive been using it since it came out and it hasnt failed me yet, the x16 crossfire modes are correct both slots run @ full capability!

Cons: The overclocking tools in the bios are very confusing, but after about an hour or so of reading the manual and reading guides i found out how.
Also they need to make up their mind if this can support quad-cores... The Asus site says it supports socket am2+/am2 but Newegg says only am2.

Other Thoughts: 8Gigs DDR2 800 ocz gold.
1000W Corsair PSU
2x 128gig Solid State drives in raid
amd 6000+ @ 3.7ghz on a zalman reservoir.
2x HIS 1gig/256bit Hd4870's GDDR5 in crossfire.
All of this fits very well into my Raidmax Aztec case.

(It is very heavy :P my case weighs easily 40lbs)

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  • Michael P.
  • 1/17/2009 1:12:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

Pros: Installed easy, came with plenty of connectors, cables, etc. Bios options are immense. I did not find the NB heat sink to be too close to the top video card slot. If you are buying a HUGE/expensive video card, this is likely NOT the MB you would buy any way.

Cons: Board does seem a little thin, flexes very easily. Be careful with it.

Other Thoughts: Will I be able to buy another one of these? Has not been in stock since I bought it.

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  • Matthew R.
  • 1/15/2009 12:24:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsA few words from a long-term owner

Pros: This motherboard has worked beautifully for me in the time I've owned it. The few issues I have had have been with the video card, and, well, that's an ATI issue, and not a fault with the mobo itself. I have heard both good and nasty things about the software that comes with it, but I don't trust it, and, therefore, don't use it. This machine has been running almost constantly since I bought it, with no quirks that I could tie to the motherboard itself.

Cons: This section, is the main reason I'm writing a review: this machine will not run Vista. The southbridge chipset isn't capable of handling it, and after trying fruitlessly to install it for several hours, I gave up, and looked around, to find that many people had the same errors to report that I did. Supposedly you can get it to work via flashing the bios with a 'beta' patch that Asus put out, but that's more risk than I'm willing to put into a machine I depend upon.

Other Thoughts: It's a nice board, provided that you don't want Vista.

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  • Bill W.
  • 1/14/2009 6:57:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceeds My Expectations. Overclocks like a charm.

Pros: Great Motherboard. Worked with all hardware plug and play. Multiple kinds of memory worked great. Overclocks well.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: First used with 2x1gb sticks then upgraded to 2x2gb sticks, worked great with both. Works well with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz. 8600GTS works well.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 1/11/2009 10:09:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood MoBo

Pros: No hardware problems in 9 months of use. Supports Crossfire.

Cons: Onboard RAID is flaky. Booting got messed up on me when I added a 4th hdd (had 2 in raid0 before).

Onboard sound has resampling problems when low/non-standard rates are used. High frequency distortion (16KHz+) when the source has a 26KHz sample rate.

Crossfire and not SLI... Crossfire works (running two Sapphire 2600XT cards). The problem here is that ATI's video drivers are terrible. They were terrible 5 years ago, and have only gotten worse. I will be saying goodbye to Crossfire and ATI. Save yourself the trouble, avoid ATI video cards, get an nVidia.

PCprobe2 has a huge memory leak. It will eat all your memory if it isn't restarted every week or so (I have 4GB of ram), sooner if you have less.

Other Thoughts: North bridge is HOT. I have a fan in my case blowing across it just to keep it at 40C.

If you aren't an ATI fanboy, don't buy this mobo. Avoid ATI unless you know exactly what you are getting into.

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  • Orren W.
  • 1/10/2009 8:07:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDefinitely doesn't work with Crossfire X-fi

Pros: Runs my old school overclocked Radeon X1950+X1900 in Crossfire mode pretty well (when crossfire actually wants to work). For the most part fairly stable, with some minor choking when running some memory hog programs (i.e. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.).

Cons: Sound is another issue. On my initial build I was running 2 Radeon X19xx in Crossfire mode and a Creative X-fi Platinum. When ever I was in the middle of a game session the sound cut off and emit a high pitched squeal; just like on of the previous reviews. On reboot it was fine. Made sure onboard sound was off and tried again. Came to realize that it would happen with any video source; when just paying music it never happened. I eventually uninstalled the card and used the onboard sound which never gave me a problem. Until the grey jack (side surround L/R) stopped working. So much for 7.1 Surround.

Other Thoughts: Now, boot up gives me problems. Continually losing video (screen gets video noise and snow). Don't know whether to blame it on the GPUs or the mobo. Eventually works when everything is warmed up. I just leave everything on now. Tired of trying to figure it out. Gonna switch out mobo and GPUs soon anyway!

Board is good when it works!!! Which is merely on occasion.

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  • Roy M.
  • 1/9/2009 12:33:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Just an excellent buy. 1. Supports my 9850 b.e. and the overclocking options are so easy a beginner could master it . 2. 2 PCI-EXPRESS x16 both running at full speed!!! 3. Super value for amount 4 . upgradeable to 8gb

Cons: Doesn't state if it is PCIEXPRESS 2.0 ...

Other Thoughts: Phenom X4 9850 B.E.
Asus M2r32 MVP
4gb Patriot 800mhz 2x2gb
2600 PRO

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  • Lonnie N.
  • 1/7/2009 2:51:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAsus Board

Pros: Easy install. Ran OK except for the issue in the cons section. Liked the board but had sound issue. Am running VISTA and the board worked OK with it.

Cons: 1. None of the drivers on the CD would install. Had to download all the lastest drivers from ASUS site.
2. Could not get the sound to work even though I downloaded the latest drivers from ASUS, flashed the latest bios, etc. Ended up RMAing the board back, but after second thoughts could have kept the board and installed a cheap sound card as the sounds not that important to me.
RMA'd the board back

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