Asus M5A97 AMD Chipset Driver 3.0.812.0/ 3.0.816.0 for XP/ Vista, Windows 7

last update:
February 22nd, 2012, 9:47 GMT
developed by:
AMD
file size:
228 MB
category:
C: \ Motherboard \ AMD
platform
Windows XP / Vista / XP 64 bit / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit

Specifications:

CPU
AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 140 W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology

Chipset
AMD 970/SB950

Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
* Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.

System Bus
Up to 4.8 GT/s HyperTransport 3

Multi-GPU Support
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI

Storage
AMD SB950 controller :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

LAN
Realtek 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Audio
Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

USB Ports
ASMedia USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)

AMD SB950 controller :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)

Overclocking Features
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Special Features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU :
ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning
- TurboV

ASUS EPU :
- EPU

ASUS Power Design :
- 4 +2 Phase Power Design

ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- USB 3.0 Boost

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert

ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS

ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Slot

Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
6 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (1 x 3 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Accessories   
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

BIOS   
32 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2

Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

Support Disc   
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9 inch ( 30.5 cm x 22.9 cm )


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