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Introduction

The ASUS M2A-VM is a µ-ATX Socket AM2 mainboard by asus. It supports AM2 CPUs and the new AM2+ CPUs (Phenom). The chipset is AMD 690G (Northbridge) / ATI SB600. and has one VGA and one DVI display port.

There are Linux drivers for this board on the ASUS homepage but I decided to try the in kernel-support. All critical functions are working here with the in-kernel drivers.

Features

CPU

AMD® Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology

Chipset

AMD 690G / ATI SB600

System Bus

2000 / 1600 MT/s for AM2 CPU

Memory

4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 / 533, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory Dual channel memory architecture

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe x16

1 x PCIe x1

2 x PCI 2.2


Southbridge

- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, and 10 support

- 1 x UltraDMA 133 / 100 / 66 Marvell® 6121 and 6111 SATA controller

- 2 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0, and 1 support

- 1 x External SATA 3Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)

LAN

PCIe Gigabit LAN controller

Realtek® ALC883 6-channel High Definition Audio CODEC - optional Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports

10 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)

ASUS AI Lifestyle Features

- ASUS Q-Fan 2

- ASUS O.C. Profile

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 2

- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 Keyboard

1 x PS/2 Mouse

1 x VGA

1 x DVI-D

1 x Parallel port (LPT)

1 x RJ45 port

4 x USB 2.0/1.1

6-Channel Audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports

1 x Floppy disk drive connector

1 x IDE connector

1 x COM connector

4 x SATA connectors

1 x CPU Fan connector

1 x Chassis Fan connector

1 x Power Fan connector

Chassis Intrusion connector

CD audio in

24-pin ATX Power connector

4-pin ATX 12V Power connector

BIOS

8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

Accessories

UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable

FDD cable

SATA cables

SATA power cables

User's manual

Support Disc

Form Factor

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

Installation

Output of lspci

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Graphics Port 0)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 IDE interface: 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 SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 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 RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT] (rev a2)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

Kernel

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