ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review :: M2N32 WS Professional Bundle

10-26-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • ASUS M2N32 WS motherboard
  • 9 SATA cables
  • 5 SATA Power cables (9 SATA devices supported)
  • 2-port USB 2.0 bracket
  • 1-port Firewire bracket
  • Backplate
  • 80-pin IDE cable
  • 40-pin FDD cable
  • Q-Connector
  • InterVideo Media Launcher
  • Driver CD
  • Manual

ASUS went all out on the hardware bundle for the M2N32-WS professional motherboard. The inclusion of 9 SATA cables means that you won't need to purchase a cable if you need that many devices. I've already covered what the Q-Connector does earlier in the review. The Superbeam directional array microphone is a bit of a gimmick inclusion, but it's pretty cool nonetheless.


ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review Q-Connector

Q-Connector

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review Driver CD and Manuals

Driver CD and Manuals

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review SATA cables and power

SATA cables and power

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review IDE cables and brackets

IDE cables and brackets

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review SuperBeam

SuperBeam


The software side of the bundle is extensive as well. InterVideo bundles their various DVD software together in a package called Media Launcher. It includes: WinDVD Creator 2, PhotoAlbum, Disc Master 2.5 and DVD Copy 2.5. ASUS also includes a copy of Norton's Internet Security containing Norton's Anti-Virus and Personal Firewall software.


ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review AI Booster

AI Booster

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review AI NOS

AI NOS

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review AI Nap

AI Nap

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review WMI Information

WMI Information



ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review AI Gear

AI Gear

ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Motherboard Review PC Probe II

PC Probe II


ASUS's AI Booster is their system monitoring program that monitors CPU speed, temperatures, and voltages and also controls the overclocking from Windows. From this menu you can make overclocking profiles, use AI NOS to automatically overclock the system, and check the health of the system. PCI Browser gives you a list of PCI devices. AI Gear