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Hp 5188-8534 M2N68-LA Motherboard
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5188-8534 M2N68-LA
Item Description

HP Compaq Narra2 Motherboard 5188-8534. HP Compaq motherboard raises the bar of PC industry and deliver a full-value, high-performance solution for today's most demanding tasks.


Motherboard description
  • Motherboard manufacturer's name: Asus M2N68-LA
  • HP/Compaq name: Narra2-GL8E
  • Socket: AM2
  • Supports the following processors:
    • Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
    • Athlon 64 less than 4000+
    • Sempron less than 3800+
Front-side bus (FSB)
  • 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
BIOS features
  • System BIOS core brand: Award
  • Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10
Form factor
  • Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
Expansion slots
  • Two PCI
  • One PCI Express x16 graphics (for a graphics card)
  • One PCI Express x1 (for cards such as network, sound, tv-tuner)
Video graphics
  • Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
  • Up to 256MB (with 512MB or more PC memory)
  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*
Parallel ATA
  • One 40-pin UltraDMA 100/66/33 connector
  • Supports PIO, multi-word DMA modes
  • Supports two PATA disk drives on one PATA ribbon cable (two drives total)
Serial ATA
  • Four SATA connectors:
    • SATA1 = Black
    • SATA2 = White
    • SATA3 = Blue
    • SATA4 = Yellow
  • Supports 1 SATA-150 or SATA-300 disk drive on each SATA connector
  • Speed up to 1.5Gb/sec or 3.0Gb/sec, complying with SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0 specifications
  • Some Narra2 models ship with RAID (model dependent)
  • nVidia's onboard RAID solution is called nVidia MediaShield Storage
  • RAID modes supported*:
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
Onboard audio
  • 8 channel high-definition audio
  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S
Onboard LAN
  • PCI Realtek RTL8201N 10/100 Mbps LAN PHY
Onboard USB
  • USB 2.0
  • Ten ports total
    • Four connectors on back panel
    • additional headers on motherboard support 6 additional ports/devices
Onboard 1394
  • Type: IEEE 1394a 400Mb/s
  • Agere LFW3226-100 (or equivalent) controller chip
  • Two ports total
  • One port on back panel
  • One header on motherboard supporting one additional port/device
Back panel I/0
  • One PS/2 mouse port (green)
  • One PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
  • One Coaxial SPDIF out port
  • One VGA port
  • Four USB 2.0
  • One IEEE 1394a
  • One RJ-45 networking port
  • Six audio ports support 8-channel audio:
    • Line-in (light blue)
    • Microphone-in (pink)
    • Line-out (lime)
    • Center/Subwoofer-out (yellow-orange)
    • Side speaker-out (gray)
    • Rear speaker-out (black)
Internal connectors
  • One 24-pin ATX power connector
  • One 4-pin ATX power connector
  • One PATA connector
  • Four SATA connectors
  • One floppy drive connector
  • Two 12v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan
  • One 9-pin header for power button, reset button, power LED, and HDD LED
  • One SPDIF digital audio output header
  • One front line input connector (interrupts line input on back panel, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
  • One 9-pin audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in (yellow, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
  • Four USB headers supporting 6 additional USB 2.0 ports or devices
  • One 1394a header
  • One Intel high-definition Audio/Modem Link (not used by HP)
  • One jumper for resetting BIOS settings
  • One jumper to disable BIOS password checking

1 - PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2 - SPDIF coaxial out port. This port connects an external audio device with coaxial cable connectors.
3 - Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
4 - IEEE 1394 port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394 port provides high-speed connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable devices.
5 - LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
6 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
7 - Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
8 - Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.
9 - Line Out port (lime). This port connects to headphones or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speakers Out.
10 - Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
11 - Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
12 - USB 2.0 ports 1, 2, 3, and 4. These four 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13 - PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.

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