Chipset heat sinks have been warming up to the same temperature, which is an evidence of more than decent safety margin. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required. Board’s form-factor is microATX x mm. Despite the summer heat and three hour long game testing its heat sinks didn’t warm up enough to demonstrate all of the above situations. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. You can find the details of cooling theory by following this link. No, because, as we have said before, designers look only for the optimal solution.

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ASUS M2A-VM AMD 690G Socket AM2 Motherboard

Applying this test procedure, we are able to effectively use all of the test board’s supported abilities, including increasing processor core voltage, and if necessary, correcting multipliers and adjusting system and peripheral bus frequencies.

If the chip generates more heat than the cooling system is capable of removing, temperature will grow uncontrollably exceeding the upper limit and leading 690y reduced life time. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability. PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.

The user may then ask: In order to cause chipset overheating too many conditions need to be provided. A good example of that are graphics 2ma-vm PCIe-AGP bridges with heat generation of a couple of watts that often don’t have any heat sinks and become burning-hot to touch.


The three-channel impulse supply voltage stabilizer uses 3 field transistors per channel, 6 capacitors of microfarad each and 4 capacitors of microfarad each. As we all know from experience, when it cools down heat transfer diminishes.

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 asuz. All capacitors are brand name, made by Matsushita and Rubycon. This value is in the denominator of the formula, so it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that every extra watt counts in the case of passive cooling.

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In order to evaluate the overclocked system’s stability, we load Windows XP and run performance tests built into WinRAR Tools menu – Benchmark m2w-vm hardware test for 10 minutes. What’s happened to the promised 9 W?

Despite the summer heat and three hour long game testing its heat sinks didn’t warm up enough to demonstrate all of the above situations. Video 3Digests Video cards: First of all, lets us point xsus that TDP – Thermal Design Power, also known as “thermal envelope”, is a microchip characteristic that designers of system boards, etc.

The choice of settings isn’t rich, but it contains the necessities for successful overclocking including ability to raise the CPU and memory voltage.

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Despite the computer case being tight, accessing slots and jumpers is easy. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit. Please refer to the specification page The product electricalelectronic equipment, Mercury-containing button cell battery should not be placed in municipal waste.


In an open testbed chassis with the ambient temperature of degrees C the “system” temperature didn’t exceed 45 degrees C. The conclusion is clear: The ability to save BIOS settings in 2 profiles is also a nice feature. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.

Also included is Norton Internet Security anti-virus and firewall. Frequency response 40 Hz to 15 KHzdB: Meanwhile, our CPU has been reaching MHz and more with standard voltage on boards with no settings for increasing it. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

Products may not be available in all markets. This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc. It goes something like this: Cooling efficiency is standard, in similarity to the other tested system boards, even during long periods of m2a-v, load and with no additional air flows.

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.

The layout is good.