Meanwhile, our CPU has been reaching MHz and more with standard voltage on boards with no settings for increasing it. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability. It has 10 USB 2. We shall only provide the general formula: All capacitors are brand name, made by Matsushita and Rubycon.

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It is funny that a user can install a heat sink on this chip and observe that it too becomes significantly hot to touch. Thus if you have analog speakers you can only setup a 5.

ASUS M2A-VM – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket AM2 – AMD G Overview – CNET

RAM is set by using multiplier correction to the standard frequency for the modules being used, unless the manufacturer specifies methods for improving memory overclocking, in which case their effectiveness is also explored.

With the highest speed up to MHz, DDR2 memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

AMD G graphics core runs at MHz and has four pixel shader processors and four vertex shader processors. Please refer specification pages for full details. The user will notice instabilities and lock-ups even prior to that, for example in heavy load conditions. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each chipsett unit.


Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. MyLogo2 Turn your favorite photos into color boot logos to personalize your system.

In order for this “trick” with using higher temperature difference to work, in addition to having a thermal resistant chip, it is very important for its thermal power TDP to be minimal. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. As a result there is lagging in the most sensitive test – data compression using 7-Zip. This value is in the denominator of the formula, so it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that every extra watt counts in the case of passive cooling.

A good example of that are graphics card PCIe-AGP bridges with heat generation of a couple of watts that often don’t have any heat sinks and become burning-hot to touch. It goes something like this: The set of brand utilities includes: Chipset cooling, similarly to all AMD G series boards, is passive. What’s happened to the promised 9 W? On the audio section, this motherboard has eight channels provided by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC codec.

ASUS M2A-VM – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket AM2 – AMD 690G Series

It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. The three-channel impulse supply voltage stabilizer uses 3 field transistors per channel, 6 capacitors of microfarad each and 4 capacitors of microfarad each.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very helpful in practice. By itself M2A-VM appears to be a good foundation for a work computer, which allows connecting two displays using its own ports, and 4 displays using an outboard graphics card.


This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip. In an open testbed chassis with the ambient temperature of degrees C the “system” temperature didn’t exceed 45 degrees C. Resetting frequency to the default value in case of excessive overclocking works every time, one only has to reboot the computer again.

ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard Review

If it doesn’t exceed W we need not worry about additional cooling and let the bm sinks do their job! It is more likely to generate less and with some luck even significantly less heat. However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead.

No, because, as we have said before, designers look only for the optimal solution.

ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard Review – Hardware Secrets

Write a comment chipsrt. In other words, microchips that actually exceed the projected heat emission value are automatically discarded. The conclusion is clear: Another drawback of the on-board audio from this motherboard is that this board provides only three analog connectors, as you can see in Figure 3.

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