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Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
4.7 out of 10

Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe

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Overall 8
8.0

-Great older board

Anonymous, Newegg
6 April 2013
  • Summary: -unit only spent 2 years as an active gaming system, and the last 3 years as a XBMC and file server inside a U4 case, serving over 15 Tb of data, I never had a crash, longest time online was 197 days without a reboot (due to an ram upgrade).
  • Pros: This units has spent its final years as a file server and XBMC interface and has not had a problem in the 5 years that I have owned it. -8GB of ddr 2 ram, I was able to run 4Gb by 2x2GB sticks -2x1Gbps NIC, easily bonded in ubuntu -8 sata ports (7 internal 1 external) -7.1 sound plugged right int...
  • Cons: -Ram could have been place half a centimeter away from the cpu, my large heatsink caused a problem -the 7th internal sata port was right next to the PCIe x16 slot which made it impossible to connect a cable when a card was installed. -the eSata port did not work a port multiplier, not real big bu...
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Overall 8
8.0

Packed with value and features; Novice builders beware

Anonymous, Newegg
16 August 2008
  • Summary: I did buy this board open-box from Newegg (great bargain), so it didn't come with the Asus MB CDROM, which would have minimized a few headaches with the setup. It's just aggravating that ASUS doesn't have a 1-stop link where you can download the whole CD.
  • Pros: Lots of SATA 3Gb/s ports, 2 PCIe x16, thermal heat-pipe on chipset, RAID 0/1/5 with an easy config utility. Built-in IEEE1394, and overclocking tweak tools in the BIOS. Lots of bells and whistles.
  • Cons: LAN gripes: Still cannot make the High-speed LAN ports show up at all in WinXP Pro x64. Setting up winxp from 2 drives in a RAID1 required me to D/L a 65MB driver pack from asus.com and isolate out the 65kB worth of drivers needed for windows F6 bootup. No suppport of USB-FDD meant I was FORCED t...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Andrea F., Newegg
15 August 2008
  • Summary: Had everything worked like they should, would have been 5 stars.
  • Pros: First build, went in nicely and is working great. Hovers mid 30s with antec 900 idle. Zalman 9700 fits.
  • Cons: I'm typing this review on my old computer. Neither LAN port worked meaning I'll have to buy a card.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome motherboard, however....

George M., Newegg
8 August 2008
  • Pros: First off, this motherboard is absolutely everything that I could have hoped for. Everything hooks up perfectly, and overclocking 10% is a snap, so long as you have the cooling for it.
  • Cons: I've had no luck updating the bios from the original one to the current updated one, but I've had no issues with it, so no big deal
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Bang For The Buck

Daniel H., Newegg
7 August 2008
  • Summary: AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core, ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Motherboard , Coolmaster case, 6GB, GeForce 8800GTS, WD Raptor 150GB plus 5.3TB of drives, ASUS DVDRW X2, Ulra X3 1000 watts,Vista Premium, Scores 5.9 on Vista speed.
  • Pros: Overall excellent. Layout is nice. Heat pipes help keep the board cool. Handles my 9600 with ease once I upgraded the Bois. Great bang for the buck.
  • Cons: None. I have good faith in the mobo until proven otherwise. I do wish for more SATA ports but I have a lot of drives.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bad sound

Anonymous, Newegg
29 July 2008
  • Summary: Still worth buying if you ask me, especially if you have a sound card to transfer over (or you have the $$ to buy one anyways).
  • Pros: This card is top notch as far as cooling and performance goes, great amount of SATA connections, decent price
  • Cons: The onboard sound on this MB is AWFUL. There are constant pops and crackle sounds that occur and can be really annoying. I know there are many people with this board experiencing the same sound issues, among others.
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Overall 8
8.0

Eh, its goodish

Joshua H., Newegg
23 July 2008
  • Summary: I still love it. Its Fast and has everything i need on it.
  • Pros: Love it! It does everything i need it too with all my hardware.
  • Cons: The reason i give it a 4 out of 5 is because neither of the two On-Board Nforce Lan cards worked. Only reason is due to Vista. I purchased a gigabit Lan card and it works perfectly, but i shouldn't had to have done that. There website wasn't , much help on the issue either.
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Overall 8
8.0

Do not Flash BIOS

Clifton A., Newegg
21 July 2008
  • Pros: Great board for the price.
  • Cons: Updated BIOS from 1302 to 1502. Computer could not find SATA or IDE drives. Had to use ASUS BIOS recovery utility to fix.
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Overall 8
8.0

Let me Clarify

James O., Newegg
19 July 2008
  • Summary: This board has not been out for 4 years. It Does support AM2+. Be sure to check with Asus for BIOS updates.
  • Pros: Still in the midrange type of motherboards after 2+ years of being on the market. Good layout for the most part. YES, it supports AM2+ & Phenom!! Good for another few years.
  • Cons: No PCI-E 2.0, Northbridge gets hot..(using in Lian Li V1000) so the board is inverted...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Board

Glenn D., Newegg
18 July 2008
  • Summary: this is listed as an AM2 board here but the asus website says its AM2+/AM2 so i dunno
  • Pros: ive had no major problems with this board its run well under less than desirable conditions and has been solid
  • Cons: the biggest gripe i have is the placement of the only IDE connector its inline with the top PCIe position so when ya have a large card it gets in the way of the IDE cable if you have an 8800GTX you understand what i mean so i would recommend SATA optical drives with this to avoid the problem
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