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The general trademark of a manufacturer by which the consumer knows its products. A manufacturer can have multiple brand names. Some manufacturers license their brand names to other producers.
Product name:
Product name is a brand's identification of a product, often a model name, but not totally unique as it can include some product variants. Product name is a key part of the Icecat product title on a product data-sheet.
Product code :
The brand's unique identifier for a product. Multiple product codes can be mapped to one mother product data-sheet if the specifications are identical. We map away wrong codes or sometimes logistic variants.
Category :
The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Included since: 17 Dec 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:22:10
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
Product views: 17607
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Long product name ASUS A8V-VM SE:
The short editorial description of ASUS A8V-VM SE
Socket 939/ VIA K8M890 + VT8237A/ DDR400/ 10/100 LAN/ 6-Channel audio

Marketing text ASUS A8V-VM SE

The official marketing text of ASUS A8V-VM SE as supplied by the manufacturer
AMD Processor
The A8V-VM SE Supports AMD Athlon64 and AMD Sempron processors: The AMD Athlon 64 processor is based on AMD64 technology, which represents the landmark introduction of the industry's first x86-64 technology. The AMD Sempron is designed to give everyday computing compelling performance at an incredible value.

64-bit CPU support
64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace current 32-bit architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access and increased productivity. This motherboard provides excellent compatibility and flexibility by supporting either 64-bit or 32-bit architecture.

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.

With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
Short summary description ASUS A8V-VM SE:
This short summary of the ASUS A8V-VM SE data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS A8V-VM SE, AMD, Sempron, Socket 939, Micro ATX, 0, 1, JBOD, Realtek ALC660
Long summary description ASUS A8V-VM SE:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS A8V-VM SE based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS A8V-VM SE. Processor family: AMD, Compatible processor series: Sempron, Processor socket: Socket 939. Motherboard form factor: Micro ATX, Audio output channels: 5.1, RAID levels: 0, 1, JBOD
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Processor family*
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Compatible processor series*
A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
Processor socket*
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket 939
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors*
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
CD/AUX audio in
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Front panel audio connector
CPU fan connector
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity*
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports*
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Back panel I/O ports
COM ports quantity
Parallel ports quantity
The number of parallel ports. Parallel ports, also known as printer ports, are a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. Parallel ports were common in the 1980s and '90s (mostly conforming to industry standard IEEE 1284) but are now being replaced by USBs and other ports.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity *
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
micro ATX
Audio output channels *
An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1, JBOD
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC660
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1 x PCI Express x16
1 x PCI Express x1
2 x PCI