ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus

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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.

  • AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 socket supporting Athlon Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Semperon CPUs
  • Geforce 6100 graphics
  • nForce 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