Although a compact cooler that fits within the dimensions of the mounting frame is more likely to be used in such a system. The drawback of using this add-on card is obvious: 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. Since the aim of this motherboard is digital home PCs, this should not be really a problem. Non-standard settings were not tested for operability. It goes something like this: However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead.

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The user will notice instabilities and lock-ups even prior to that, for example in heavy load conditions. M22a 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.

The only limitation is that only a monitor with a digital-in port can be connected through the on-board DVI since no analog component DVI-I is provided in this particular port.

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

For example, the temperature inside a computer case must rise to degrees C, but even then the first thing to suffer will probably be the hard drive, then the graphics cards, which traditionally operate in thermally intensive conditions in most computers.

As we all know from experience, when it cools down heat transfer diminishes. Sandy Bridge Trying out m2 new method. As chipsef result there is lagging in the most sensitive test – data compression using 7-Zip.


For the same reason it isn’t possible to use an adapter. Click here for a detailed explanation about Avivo. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. To use dual channel feature you need to install the memory modules on modules with the same color.

On the audio section, this motherboard has eight channels provided by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC codec.

Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. You can find the details of cooling theory by following this link. In certain modes under load they may “squeak”, and such high-pitch noise is audible even in computers with fhipset cooling systems.

For this reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision. It is more likely to generate less and with some luck even significantly less heat.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. 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.

With the highest speed up to MHz, DDR2 memory provides great chpset for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications. 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. The layout is good. Write a comment below.

ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard Review

Vice versa, if initially chip’s own heat emission is small then even in adverse conditions such as hot weather, long periods of operation under heavy load, additional heating from other nearby components the chip’s temperature will rise insignificantly and stabilize at a new level still far from the critical value.


Please refer to the specification page The product electricalelectronic equipment, Mercury-containing button cell battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

In other words, microchips that actually exceed the projected heat emission value are automatically discarded. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. AMD G graphics core runs at MHz and has four pixel shader processors and four vertex shader processors. However, since such “burning-hot” temperatures correspond to their normal operational mode, the resulting temperature difference is large enough for the chip to effectively dissipate heat through its very small surface.

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If the chip generates more heat than the cooling system is capable of removing, temperature will grow uncontrollably exceeding the upper limit and leading to reduced life time.

It goes something like this: Despite the computer case being tight, accessing slots and jumpers is easy. 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. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.

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