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Asus P5N7A-VM Core 2 Quad/ GeForce 9300/ FSB 1333/ Hybrid SLI/ HDMI/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard

by Asus

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001JIAJ9E
  • Item model number: P5N7A-VM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 29, 2008

Product Description

Asus GF 9300/NF 730I DDR2 EPU

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pelesl on April 25, 2010
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I first tried to turn this motherboard into a TiVo replacement using MythBuntu. I couldn't get the HDMI output to work under Linux. There would be signal, but it would be black. I was using an HD TV and I could see the image for a split second when I switched inputs to the one the PC was connected, but it would immediately go black.

Later I installed Windows 7 and it's fine, but during the installation at some stage the HDMI output goes blank again. Eventually after installing all drivers, etc., it worked. Needless to say I'm not using the HDMI output as my only monitor anymore.

The other issue is with NVRaid. The manual says that the system BIOS is supposed to assign ports to NVRaid. Unfortunately, Asus decided that it's all or nothing. So I have one system drive and two data drives; the latter mirrored, so I have RAID turned on. Now every time Windows 7 boots up NVRaid pops up and says I need to format the disk before I can create an array---referring to the solitary system disk. Stupid thin number one is that you can't create an array with one disk anyway, stupid thing number two is you can't tell it to shut up. So every time the message is there.

Common with all late Asus motherboards, the boot source options are a bit stupid in that you can't put more than one hard drive in the boot order. There is a separate boot order where you choose which drive to boot from. So if you're trying to use a flash drive larger than 4GB as a boot drive, it will show up as a hard drive and require you to put it ahead of the system drive. Easy enough to stick to sticks that are 4GB or less (which are seen as floppies), but sometimes you just can't.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By IT Guy from Hawaii on December 17, 2009
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This really is one of the best micro-atx boards on the market at the moment and I am very happy with it as a media center in my living room. I have Windows 7 installed and everything is running very smoothly. The hybrid SLI feature, while a fantastic idea, will not run under Windows 7 at all. I found this out after buying it. Not a super big deal but I'm knocking a star off for false advertising. Windows 7 ready means that every feature on the board will function properly under Windows 7 right?
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By Ken on September 10, 2009
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This motherboard is targeted at the home theater PC (HTPC) market. It's a micro-ATX design with all the bells and whistles you need for Blu-ray playback and maybe some PC-DVR recording if you want to add in a tuner card. But of course, I bought it for the complete opposite reason. I decided to take my high-end gaming/home office PC and covert it into full-on HTPC and Gaming rig for use on my 52" flatscreen TV. Through this process, I ended up with almost enough extra parts, including a Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU, to rebuild a home office PC. But instead of rebuilding it in the huge gaming case that I had leftover, I decided to go with a slimline case that won't take up a bunch of room. That's where ASUS P5N7A-VM comes in. I looked at all the various brands that make micro-ATX boards. It was a toss up between the ASUS and the Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H. The Gigabyte board features a firewire port and utilizes the faster Geforce 9400 integrated graphics, but currently costs $30 more. I don't use any firewire devices and the performance difference between the 9400 and 9300 is minimal, so I went with the ASUS board. If I need more graphics power, I'll get one of the really nice low profile cards that Galaxy and Sparkle make. Finally, the ASUS board features the new Display Port technology. This gives me a little bit of future proofing, depending on how the display port technology catches on. Overall, it's a really nice board that will work well for a slimline PC or a HTPC. You can't go wrong either way.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Keiner on September 3, 2009
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No issues with this board. Using it for an HTPC build, and it hasnt let me down. Only small complaint would be lack of Firewire, but that isnt a big deal for me.
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