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Intro

This page collects informations and resources about the ASUS OEM mainboard ASUS M2R-FVM which was produced by ASUS for Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC). Please feel free to add any missing information, question, answer or resource that could be useful to the other ASUS M2R-FVM owners.

The M2R-FVM is included in the following Fujitsu Siemens Computers systems:

  • FSC Scaleo Pa 2540 (DeutschlandPC 9)
  • FSC Scaleo Pa 1514
  • FSC Scaleo Pa 2512
  • FSC Scaleo Pa 2510
  • FSC Scaleo Ja 1603
  • FSC Scaleo Pa 1518
  • FSC Scaleo Pa 1517
  • FSC Scaleo Ta (DeutschlandPC 8)
  • FSC Scaleo X
  • FSC Scaleo H
  • FSC Scaleo Ja 1611


News

2009-08-28
New ATI Catalyst legacy driver (v9.8)


Details & Specification

Form Factor: microATX
CPU: Socket AM2, Athlon 64/X2 (maximum 6000+)
Memory:
4 x 240-pin DIMM DDR2 sockets
Dual-channel memory architecture
667/533 MHz memory modules
max 2GB (with dual-channel memory)
Chipset: ATI Xpress 1150 (ATI RS485)
Southbridge: ATI SB600
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 (400 MHz, Memory 16 - 256 MB)
PCI Slots:
1 x PCI-Express x16 v1.0a
1 x PCI-Express x1 v1.0a
2 x PCI v2.2
Sound Card: Realtek ALC888
Network Card: Realtek RTL8100C (on-board 10/100 MBit)
Sensors: SMSC SCH5017
Mainboard
CPU
CPU diode
Aux
Internal connectors: 4x Sata, 1x IDE, 1x FDD
Power-supply/Voltage:
CPU (1.2V - 1.5V)
RAM (1.8V)
Mainboard (+3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V) (24/4-pin)


FAQ

Q: Is it possible to use an external graphic card on the ASUS M2R-FVM?
A: Yes, it is possible. The M2R-FVM supports PCIe x16 and normal PCI graphics cards.

Q: Does the M2R-FVM BIOS support hardware virtualization?
A: Hardware virtualization is a processor feature (e.g. AMD-V), the motherboard doesn't matter.

Q: How to enter the BIOS boot-menu to boot from floppy or CD?
A: Press F12 at the BIOS POST screen.

Q: How to enable the AAM (Automatic Acoustic Management) of my hard disk?
A: Enter the BIOS, go to section "Main", open the IDE/SATA entry for your hard disk and set "Auto Acoustic Management" to "minimum".

Q: How to read the thermal and fan speed sensors (SMSC DME1737) of the M2R-FVM?
A: SpeedFan >= 4.21, HWMonitor >= 1.09 and Everest 4.0 are able to read them.

Q: What does the BIOS option "Fan Control" do and how does it work?
A: When "Fan Control" is ON the motherboard controls speed of the fans, but when it's OFF the fans run at full speed all the time.

Q: What does the BIOS option "AMD Live" do?
A: If AMD Live is disable the cpu-z tool shows a HT-Link speed of about 200MHz, if enabled the HT-Link speed goes to 1000 MHz. The disadvantage is that after activating AMD LIVE a unknown device is in the device manager. After disabling the AMD LIVE the HT-Link speed stays at 1000MHz but the unknown device disappears ?!?

Q: I need a SATA RAID or AHCI driver floppy disk for Windows text mode setup, where can i find one?
A: They are included in the ATI South Bridge Driver. Just copy the contents of the folder "RAID", "SATARAID" or "SRAID64a" to the floppy disk. The folder "RAID" includes the AHCI driver, folder "SATARAID" the 32-bit RAID driver and folder "SRAID64a" includes the 64-bit RAID driver.

Q: Does the AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ Black Edition work in this motherboard?
A: Yes, it most certainly will (Though you will not be able to overclock it, making the unlocked multiplier of the BE useless).

Q: Does the AMD Phenom CPU line work on the M2R-FVM?
A: No. The AMD Phenom do work with the regular AM2 socket, all you need is a BIOS update. FSC has not released a BIOS update yet and there most likely wont be any further updates.

Q: Does the Asus EAH3850 OC GEAR/HTDI/512M graphics card works on the M2R-FVM?
A: Works Fine...

Q: Which CPUs are supported with the actual BIOS version (v1201)?
A: Answer from Fuji-Siemens:

  • Sempron 3400+
  • Sempron LE-1100
  • Athlon 64 3200+
  • Athlon 64 3500+
  • Athlon 64 3500+
  • Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • Athlon 64 X2 4000+
  • Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • Athlon 64 X2 4800+
  • Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • Athlon 64 X2 5200+
  • Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  • Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and source?
  • Athlon 64 X2 6400+ should also work with BIOS 1201 (according to newsgroup users) source?

TODO: Are there any sources for this claims? lubot 14:25, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Q: Does the motherboard support both 6000+ models, the 3000 MHz Windsor and the 3100 MHz Brisbane?
A: Both works. I'm using 3100 MHz right now. ;)

Q: Which CPUs are supported with the first BIOS version (v0602)?
A: ???

Q: How do the memory modules have be organized so that 4GB can be used? Is the board able to utilize 2*2GB modules?
A: yes you can get 2+2GB modules. Xp is catching about 3gb. under win7 he finds all 4gb.

Q Does AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition work in this motherboard ??
A: No, because the motherboard doesn't support am2+ processors.

Q: What ist with the new low voltage generation CPUs like the Athlon X2 5050e. Does it work in this Mainboard?
A: ???

Q: Why does my Nvidia GeForce 6610XL works fine on my Asus M2R-FVM but with my GeForce 8600GT or Radeon HD3650 i get a black screen on start up?
A: Because the PCI-Express version of this Motherboard is 1.0 and version 2.0 and 1.1 PCI-Express VGA cards are not comaptible with PCI-Express version 1.0


Manual

There are manuals for different languages available:


Drivers

NOTE: The Windows ATI Catalyst driver v9.3 is the last version that supports the ATI Xpress 1150 chipset.
Recently there has been released a legacy driver (v9.8), which doesn't support individual driver downloads.

Windows XP (32-Bit)

ATI Catalyst Software Suite

Includes Catalyst Control Center (CCC), display driver, south bridge driver and raid driver
ATI Catalyst Software Suite (legacy) v9.8 (2009-08-28)
ATI Catalyst Software Suite v9.3 (2009-03-18)

ATI Catalyst individual drivers

Chipset (ATI Xpress 1150, ATI SB600):
ATI South Bridge Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI GART Driver v5.8 (2004-08-17)
Onboard Graphics Card (ATI Radeon X300)
ATI Catalyst Display Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI Catalyst Control Center v9.3 (2009-03-18)dows XP (32-Bit)===
SATA/Raid Drivers (ATI SB600)
ATI RAID Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI RAID Utility v2.2.1540.29 (2007-05-31)

Sound Card (Realtek ALC883 High Definition Audio Codec)

Realtek Driver R2.35 (2009-10-12)

Network Card (Realtek RTL8100C)

Realtek Driver v5.719 (2009-09-22)


Windows Vista (32-Bit)

ATI Catalyst Software Suite

Includes Catalyst Control Center (CCC), display driver, south bridge driver and raid driver
ATI Catalyst Software Suite (legacy) v9.8 (2009-08-28)
ATI Catalyst Software Suite v9.3 (2009-03-18)

ATI Catalyst individual drivers

Chipset (ATI Xpress 1150, ATI SB600):
ATI Catalyst Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI South Bridge Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI HydraVision Package v9.3 (2009-03-18)
Onboard Graphics Card (ATI Radeon X300)
ATI Catalyst Display Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI Catalyst Control Center v9.3 (2009-03-18)
SATA/Raid Drivers (ATI SB600)
ATI RAID Driver v9.3 (2009-03-18)
ATI RAID Utility v2.2.1540.29 (2007-05-31)

Sound Card (Realtek ALC883 High Definition Audio Codec)

Realtek Driver R2.35 (2009-10-12)

Network Card (Realtek RTL8100C)

Realtek Driver v6.110 (2009-09-24)


Windows 7 (32-Bit)

There are no official ATI drivers for Windows 7.
A solution might be this forum posting: Catalyst 9.3 Legacy drivers and Windows 7.

Sound Card (Realtek ALC883 High Definition Audio Codec)

Realtek Driver R2.35 (2009-10-12)

Network Card (Realtek RTL8100C)

Realtek Driver v6.111 (2009-09-22)


Linux

This section might be outdated

Please note that those drivers that are included in the kernel should be detected and loaded automatically.

Chipset (ATI Xpress 1150, ATI SB600):

pata_atiixp - IDE controller. (Included in kernel)
i2c_piix4 - PIIX4 SMBus driver. (Included in kernel)
ohci_hcd - USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver. (Included in kernel)
ehci_hcd - USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver. (Included in kernel)
k8temp - AMD K8 core temperature monitor. (Included in kernel)
ati_agp - ATI GART Driver. (Included in kernel)

Onboard Graphics Card (ATI Radeon X300)

ATI's proprietary driver fglrx provides the most functionality though they are closed source. It's recommended to install this using the distribution's package management system:
ATI Catalyst Display Driver v8.11 (2008-11-12)
X.org ati video driver ati provides almost the same functionality as ATI's proprietary driver, but a few things are missing:
Information from freedesktop.org.
Ubuntu Linux's package This is the default driver for ATI cards on Ubuntu.
Arch Linux's package's description

SATA/Raid Drivers (ATI SB600)

ahci - AHCI SATA low-level driver. (Included in kernel)

Network Card (Realtek RTL8100C):

8139too - RealTek RTL-8139 (and others) Fast Ethernet driver. (Included in kernel)


BIOS

Official

Official BIOS updates from Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC).


Modifications

lubot

Latest Version: 2010-03-09 (based on the official BIOS 1201)

Download: Wuala mirror

Readme:

ASUS M2R-FVM (FSC OEM) BIOS 1201
Version 2010-03-09

* BIOS Bootscreen logo replaced

* BIOS Message replaced
  "FUJITSU SIEMENS M2R-FVM 1201" to
  "ASUS M2R-FVM 1201 (SLIC 2.1) 2010-03-09"

* ATI RS482 ROM  v008.050I.026.000 added

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Customizations

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