Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard – Seriously Broken

This post was written by marc on August 20, 2006
Posted Under: Consumer Complaints

I’m usually an Asus fan and I’ve bought several of their mother boards so when they came out with the M2NPV-VM for the new AM2 socket AMD processors I thought it would be a great board. Boy was I wrong. I think it’s a bios problem but this is at least the third bios and the current version 0303 is very broken. It won’t run the current 2.6.18rc4 Linux kernel and it is very picky about memory.

I bought the OCZ Gold Edition high performance ram and it’s clear that this memory is incompatible. It’s supposed to run at DDR2 800 speeds but even at DDR2 400 it still has memory errors. I’m hoping a future bios will fix this. Asus – you disappoint me. Fix your product!

Reader Comments

im having a bunch of shit with this peice of shit motherboard too. gotta fucking unplug the power supply to get online after booting into windows, then rebooting into linux. also the damn sound wont work under linux (suse 10.2)

Written By Randy on September 7th, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

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