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This is a microATX motherboard. It comes with the following main integrated features that make it near perfect for the small form factor case that can be quiet and cool.
 
This is a microATX motherboard. It comes with the following main integrated features that make it near perfect for the small form factor case that can be quiet and cool.
  
*AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 socket supporting Athlon Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Semperon CPUs
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*Form Factor
*Geforce 6100 graphics
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::Micro-ATX
*nForce 430 chipset
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*Socket
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::AM2+ (compatible with AM2 CPUs)
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*Processors Supported
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::Athlon  
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::Athlon 64 X2
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::Athlon FX
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::Athlon 64 X2
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::Semperon
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*Chipset
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::Geforce 6100 graphics
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::Force 430 chipset
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*1 x PCI Express x16 +2xPCI
 
*1 x PCI Express x16 +2xPCI
 
*2xSATA 3Gb/s with RAID Support
 
*2xSATA 3Gb/s with RAID Support
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== Issues ==
 
== Issues ==
These motherboards ship with a flawed BIOS that reverses the bytes in the MAC address. Further it reverses some of the nibbles in some of the MAC address bytes, so a byte with 'f4' becomes '4f'. All of this plays havoc with anyone wanting to set-up an ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus as a diskless client. There is no BIOS update or patch available as of this writing that will solve the above noted issues.
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These motherboards ship with a flawed BIOS that reverses the bytes in the MAC address. Further it reverses some of the nibbles in some of the MAC address bytes, so a byte with 'f4' becomes '4f'. All of this plays havoc with anyone wanting to set-up an ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus as a diskless client. Version 0602 of the BIOS, released 2008/11/04 does fix this issue and is a must have upgrade for anyone wanting to use this motherboard as a diskless client.
  
Bottom line is that this motherboard is useless as a diskless client
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Bottom line is that this motherboard can be considered for use as a diskless client
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
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[[Category:Form Factor Micro-ATX]]
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[[Category:Socket AM2+]]
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[[Category:ASUS]]

Latest revision as of 03:44, 7 March 2010

Features

This is a microATX motherboard. It comes with the following main integrated features that make it near perfect for the small form factor case that can be quiet and cool.

  • Form Factor
Micro-ATX
  • Socket
AM2+ (compatible with AM2 CPUs)
  • Processors Supported
Athlon
Athlon 64 X2
Athlon FX
Athlon 64 X2
Semperon
  • Chipset
Geforce 6100 graphics
Force 430 chipset
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 +2xPCI
  • 2xSATA 3Gb/s with RAID Support
  • 8x USB 2.0

Issues

These motherboards ship with a flawed BIOS that reverses the bytes in the MAC address. Further it reverses some of the nibbles in some of the MAC address bytes, so a byte with 'f4' becomes '4f'. All of this plays havoc with anyone wanting to set-up an ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus as a diskless client. Version 0602 of the BIOS, released 2008/11/04 does fix this issue and is a must have upgrade for anyone wanting to use this motherboard as a diskless client.

Bottom line is that this motherboard can be considered for use as a diskless client

Links

Asus Page