ASUS_M2A-VM

Description

Supports:

  • AMD® Socket AM2 Athlon64 / Athlon64 FX / Athlon64 X2 / Sempron
  • AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
  • AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing
  • AMD Live!™ Ready

Chipset:

  • AMD 690G
  • ATI SB600

I/O Ports on the back:

  • 1 x Parallel
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x DVI
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x RJ45
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 6-channel Audio I/O

Ports on the board:

  • 3 x USB 2.0 connector (= 6 more USB 2.0 ports)
  • High Definition Front panel audio connector
  • COM port connector
  • CD audio-in connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF output connector
  • CPU / Chassis/ Power Fan connectors
  • Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 24-pin EATX power connector (works with 20-pin connector, but at least 300W is recommended)
  • 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector

Dimensions:

uATX Form Factor, 9.6" x 9.0" (24.5cm x 22.9cm)

Feisty Fawn

output of lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7910
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7912
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7917
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 SMBus (rev 13)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 791e
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

i386

Uprading the BIOS to at least 0601 is strongly recommended (Do not use EZ-Flash to flash BIOS if your BIOS version is prior to 0601.).

Everything works out of the box, no special configuration required excepting the installation of ATI VGA drivers (just enable "ATI accelerated graphics driver" in Restricted Drivers Manager).

Just installed Feisty Fawn on the Asus M2A-VM with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ CPU, a Maxtor 250 SATA Hard Drive and 2 gigs of DDR2 Ram. At first the partitioner would not recognize the drive until I found the HD controller setting and changed it from IDE to AHCI. Additionally I had to disable the acpi function for the installation to proceed beyond formatting and partitioning the hard drive.

Update 19 July 09 by gear3895

On ASUS M2A-VM installed Ubuntu 7.04 8.04 9.04 with AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, ATI Technologies Inc RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series], Kingston KVR667D2N5 1GB DDR2 RAM, Seagate SATA and Western Digital SATA, no problems, everything works out of box

Update 23 May 2010 by gear3895

For Ubuntu 10.04 install, upon starting up after GRUB, the monitor shows flicks of black screen, as if it tries to adjust the display resolution for 4~5 seconds. This happens every time upon booting...

ASUS_M2A-VM (last edited 2010-05-23 13:48:29 by gear3895)