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Asus M2N32 WS Professional nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review

Asus M2N32 WS Professional nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The M2N32 WS Professional motherboard supports all Socket AM2 Athlon64/X2/FX or Sempron processors, along with up to 8GB of unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2-800 memory.
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External Mfg. Website: Asus Mar 02 2007   Colin Sun  
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Overclocking the M2N32 WS Professional motherboard

Overclocking Results:
Stock Max. OC
Motherboard Speed: 200 MHz

315 MHz

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

Overclocking workstation components is usually not such a good idea, but if you must then the Asus M2N32 WS Professional looks like it's a decent alternative. Before the motherboard was overclocked, the processor multiplier was first set to 6x and the memory to run at DDR2-533 MHz mode.

Starting at 200 MHz, and going up in 5 MHz jumps, the Asus M2N32 WS Professional actually turned out to be a pretty good overclocker. There was little that had to be done to the motherboard to get it up to 300 MHz mark.

In the end though, this board topped out at 315 MHz. For this, it was unnecessary to even adjust any chipset or CPU voltages.

The Asus BIOS:


If you like to tweak, you're going to love the Asus M2N32 WS Professional motherboard. There are the usual CAS Latency, RAS to CAS and RAS precharge options along with a ton of advanced memory timing adjustments.


Motherboard frequency can be adjusted between 200-400 MHz, maximum memory voltage is 2.5V and CPU voltage is 1.4V. There are additional voltage options, however Asus could do a better job at labelling each.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Asus M2N32 WS Professional motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this nVidia nForce 590 SLI based motherboard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ Intel Pentium D 940
Clock Speed: 14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz

Motherboard: Asus M2N32 WS Professional (NF 590 SLI)

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890)
MSI
K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI)
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI)
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF 6150)

Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X)
Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E
Memory: Corsair Twin2X2048-8500
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Reference

Thermaltake Jungle 512

Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
VIA 4in1 5.09a
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 9.35
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark05
3DMark05
3DMark06
FarCry
Doom 3

Quake 4

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Contents of Article: Asus M2N32 WS Professional
 Pg 1.  Asus M2N32 WS Professional nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  eSATA support and Chipset Cooling
 Pg 3.  Asus M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Nvidia C51XE and MCP55XE Core Logic
 Pg 5.  — Overclocking the M2N32 WS Professional motherboard
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Quake 4 / Conclusions

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