The Most Cost Effective AM2 Solution with Vista Support - AMD AM2 Platform- Dual-Channel DDR2 800/667/533- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3- ASUS EZ Flash 2 Shop Modal header The Most Cost Effective AM2 Solution with Vista Support CPU, Chipset and Graphics features Support AMD Socket AM2 Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64/ SempronThe M2S-X supports AMD socket AM2 single-core Athlon 64/ Sempron and dual-core Athlon 64 X2/ Athlon 64 FX processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 / 1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 800 memory support and AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology Dual-Core CPU The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability. Dual-Channel DDR2 800 DDR2 is the next generation memory technology to replace the current DDR. With the highest speed up to 800MHz, DDR2 memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications. AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! TechnologySupports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment. Audio C-Media Superior Quality AudioC-Media CM6501 onboard 8-channel Superior audio CODEC( transfer audio signal over USB bus, Microsoft Vista ready. ) S/PDIF-out on Back I/O PortThis motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality. ASUS Unique Features CrashFree BIOS 3 Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash diskThe ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip. EZ Flash 2 Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. ASUS MyLogoASUS MyLogo personalizes and adds style to your system with customizable boot logos. C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)Protect your BIOS data when overclockingWhen the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again. Q-FanConstant, high-pitched noise generated from heatsink fans are a thing of the past thanks to ASUS Q-Fan. This motherboard with Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation. *The specifications are subject to change without notice.