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ASUS V2-M2V890 AMD Socket AM2 VIA K8M890 Barebone

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  • AMD Athlon X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 AMD Socket AM2
  • VIA K8M890 VT8237A
  • 2 x 240Pin DIMM DDR2 667/533
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Learn more about the ASUS V2-M2V890

General

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Brand
ASUS
Model
V2-M2V890

CPU Supported

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CPU Type
AMD Athlon X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
CPU Socket
AMD Socket AM2
FSB
1000 MHz

Chipset

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North Bridge
VIA K8M890
South Bridge
VT8237A

Memory Supported

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Memory slot
2 x 240Pin DIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR2 667/533
Max Memory Supported
2GB

Expansion Slots

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PCI Express
1 x PCI Express x16 + 1 x PCI Express x1
PCI
2

Storage

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IDE ATA
2 x ATA 100
Serial ATA
2 x SATA 1.5Gb/s

Graphics

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Onboard Video
VIA Chrome9
Video Memory
Shared

Audio

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Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC880
Channel
8-CH

Communications

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First LAN
10/100/1000 LAN
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Extension Bays

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3.5" Internal bays
1
3.5" External bays
2
5.25" External bays
2

Front Panel Ports

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Front USB
2
Front Audio Ports
2 jacks

Back Panel Ports

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PS/2
2
COM
1
LPT
1
VGA
1 x D-Sub
Rear USB
4
RJ45
1
Rear Audio Ports
6 jacks

Power Supply

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Power Supply
250 W (PFC)

Physical SPEC

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Dimensions
15.0" x 14.0" x 6.7"

Packaging

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Package Contents
V2-M2V890
Driver Disk
User Manual
Software Disk
SATA Cable
Power Cord
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
its okay at best

Pros: Not a terrible price, quality case material

Cons: Its been about a year and the USB ports are almost dead. Wireless HID devices and card readers will work, but anything requiring a good amount of power wont like external hdd's, or a ipod/zune/phone will NOT. I kept getting delayed write failure erros, and thought it was windows but through a ton of troubleshooting, its hardware related.


asus' driver support is terrible. they only have vista drivers on their site now for this model, so dont lose that CD otherwise you'll be going on a goosechase finding drivers. even some of the vista drivers didnt work as well as random drivers i found via google search.

via chipset is horrible. driver support, once again....sucks. their drivers directly from their site werent digitally signed, and didnt work very well. windows update and google proved more useful finding drivers that worked.



ide connections make working inside the small case a nightmare.


definitely the last time i buy an asus barebone.

Other Thoughts: get something with sata!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5

Pros: Pre-assembled mobo and case. No need to connect power switch, HDD LED connectors, etc. Used a Athlon X2 64 4800+ CPU. Quiet PSU fan. Easy to work with.

Cons: PSU's 250 Watt is spare. Doesn't come with case fan.

Other Thoughts: I recommend it for those that need a simple desktop for internet browsing and office productivity. Nice entry level machine with room for upgrades.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
On Board NIC not Linux compatible

Pros: Cheap
Sturdy
Reliable

Cons: NIC changed to Realtek 8110 which isn't compatible with some Linux Distros like CentOS4

I have been using these for about a year with CentOS 4 for a backup box. The last three have a different NIC built in and that sucks.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Just fine

Pros: Works just fine - after bios update. Gigabit Ethernet, onboard video, small package.

Cons: Never got my rebate. :(

Other Thoughts: For what it is, a entry level package, its pretty good. I bought it for a small HTPC and it worked great. Installed Ubuntu + MythTV and it's great. Was even able to get video acceleration working through xvmc. That and a relatively low powered cpu (3600+) plays 720p h264 video beautifully. Haven't tried 1080p, but given my cpu is at about 20% with 720p I think it would be just fine.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Build many, no problems

Pros: I've built dozens of systems based on this barebone, along with MANY other Asus models. These work like champs. These are designed for basic computer use, office work, web and email, etc. The power supply may be considered small, but it's more than enough to power what it's got.

Cons: It doesn't come with hard drive screws.

Other Thoughts: The bios does need to be updated to support current generate cpus. You will need to download the latest from http://support.asus.com and use afudos.exe off the included CD.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Decent for the price

Pros: Solidly built,small size.Good expandability.

Cons: A little cramped inside,but no sharp edges to cut you.Could use an easier way to update the bios.Lousy power supply,underpowered.

Other Thoughts: A good build if your not looking for a powerhouse.Easy to work on and ASUS quality.Going strong for 5 months and counting with a Rosewill power supply.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Here is how to update the BIOS

Pros: Stable
Inexpensive
Decent Drive Support

Cons: Lack of documentation on how to correctly update the BIOS.

Other Thoughts: To update the bios first download the latest bios for the ASUS M2V890 barebones from Asus's website.

Next: Google Asus Update Utility - Download/Install this. I downloaded from MajorGeeks.com.

After the Asus update utility is installed run it. Select the option to update the BIOS from a file. Browse to the BIOS ROM you downloaded and click OK. Now click Flash.

You'll have to reboot the system, and reset your BIOS setting, but everything should be working.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
dont buy it

Pros: cheaper than most. quicker because its already assembled.

Cons: do not use the AMD 64 LE-1600 cpu, it will not take it! i tried 5 hrs of bios searching to get it to update or flash. finally after all of that i came to the conclusion this cpu is not capable of working right unless you wish to press F1 to continue every time. I replaced the cpu with a dual core 4600 and it works now. board still a little slow compared to the MSI

Other Thoughts: I am a professional computer tech and have overall understanding of computers, but let me tell you this, this is the first time i got stumped! dont buy this barebone unless you check to see from asus what cpu's work.

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