Upon building my first machine, i chose the m2n68-am motherboard, as a branded product, with a reasonable price range to power a relatively powerful gaming pc. I used this with the quadcore phenom 2 3.4ghz processor as an upgrade from a dual core amd athlon 3.0 ghz core. The motherboard handles ... Read review
can upgrade to high cores, or better processors without changing the motherboard
the motherboard is quite small, so my reset button couldnt reach the socket. not a big issue tho!
"Upon building my first machine, i chose the m2n68-am motherboard, as a branded product, with a reasonable price range to power a relatively powerful gaming pc. I used this with the quadcore phenom 2 3.4ghz processor as an upgrade from a dual core amd athlon 3.0 ghz core. The motherboard handles both processing units without bother, as they are compatible with relatively all amd processors. This is my third year of running the pc, gaming on it every ..."
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Product Information for "ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket AM2+ - GeForce 7025" »
Manufacturer's product description
The motherboard supports AMD socket AM2+/AM2 for many processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 MT/s HyperTransport1.0 Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 1066 (AM2+) and DDR2 800 (AM2) memories support and AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! technology.64-bit computing, the technology to replace 32-bit architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access and increased productivity. This motherboard provides excellent compatibility and flexibility by supporting either 64-bit or 32-bit architecture.
1 x CPU ¦ 2 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
SATA-300 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD ¦ ATA-133 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2 Device(s)
1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear)/line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (centre/subwoofer)/microphone - mini-jack
1 x audio - 4 pin MPC, 1 x audio - 4 pin MPC ¦ 6 x USB 2.0
Additional Connectors (Optional)
6 x Hi-Speed USB
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS MyLogo2, ACPI 2.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 2, SMBIOS 2.5 support
CPU frequency, memory bus frequency, PCI Express x16 slot frequency
ASUS Q-Fan, C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, Green Edition, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS AI NET2, ASUS Stepless Frequency Selection (SFS), audio jack detect technology
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS Live Update, ASUS PC Probe 2
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.