AI Lifestyle Series motherboards bring lifestyle and personal computing together. They provide better system performance for graphics-intensive applications such as 3D games and deliver cutting-edge audio features that dramatically enhance the quality of voice signal. Thoughtful design further allows quick and easy system setup. To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are included to reduce noise and temperature. Don't change your way of life for a computer. Instead let the ASUS Lifestyle Series improve the quality of your life.
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M2N-SLI Deluxe Desktop Motherboard
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
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Got this board about 2 weeks ago, very easy physical install. BIOS is great, however it seems to give a lot of juice to the HSF initially without the Cool & Quiet enabled. Sounded like it would burn out pretty quick, otherwise, it handles itself very nicely.
Overall good motherboard. I was able to oc my 5200+ x2 to 3ghz stable. Works very well and is very stable. Although the chipset can get really hot and the audio pretty much sux still a pretty good mobo. Plus oc'ing can be very easy with the AI thing that it comes with. I'm pretty satisfied with this mobo.
I've always been a fan of Asus motherboards so when I started shopping for a new one, I was originally looking for one that provides SLI for a 3 monitor config and IEEE1394 onboard. I'm very glad to have purchased this particular motherboard as it performs very well and has the option for overclocking if I wish to go that route.
Great value. Its hard to find a deluxe board for under 175. This board has everything the top end boards have, but for a reasonable price. The only drawback, I find, Is the PCI-E bus... dual 8x in sli mode, or 16x in single mode. If you plan to run one card this board is great, but if you are seriously considering top sli performance then perhaps upgrade to the m2n32sli-deluxe. I also bought one of these and its intense.
This board has performed flawlessly. I'm running the AMD 6000 chip in it. The board hovers at roughly 31 degrees so it's not too bad. Could be my case as well. The only issue I found is that if you decided to SLI your cards, you will cut the PCI-E speed down to 8x as the second slot is slower. If you dig deep enough in the manual, that's where it's printed. Otherwise, this board is fantastic for overclocking.
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