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ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD0488
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Manufacturer Code: 90-MIBJP0-G0EAY0MZ
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Manufacturer: ASUS
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboard

Key Features:

  • Socket AM3+
  • AMD 970 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 8 x USB Ports
  • DDR3 (max 32GB, 4 slots)
  • ATX Form Factor

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Main Features

  • Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU + EPU
  • USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
  • Network iControl. Real time Network Bandwidth Control
  • UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
  • Auto Tuning - Auto System Level Up
  • Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
  • True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - Fully Unleash Performance
  • Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility

CPU

Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
Socket Socket AM3+

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Northbridge 970
Southbridge SB950

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 6 x USB 2.0 • 2 x USB 3.0
Keyboard Port 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 3 x Audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Audio Header
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU / 3 x Chassis
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
S/PDIF Connectors 1 x S/PDIF out Header
USB Connectors 3 x USB 2.0 Connectors
Serial Connectors 1 x COM
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin EATX • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V
Other Connectors 1 x System panel(s) • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s) • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Expansion

Number of PCI Slots 2 slot(s)
PCI Slot Type PCI
Number of PCI Express Slots 4 slot(s)
PCI Express 2.0 Slot Type 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Memory

Maximum RAM 32 GB
Memory Type DDR3 (Unbuffered Non-ECC)
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM Slots

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Network

Integrated Network Realtek 8111F Gigabit Ethernet
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps

System

BIOS 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Drivers • ASUS Utilities • ASUS Update • Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Physical

Form Factor ATX
In The Box Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard • User's manual • I/O Shield • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
Width 30.5 cm
Length 22.9 cm

Key Features

USB 3.0 Support Yes
Motherboard Chipset AMD 970
Motherboard Model Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
RAID Supported Yes
SATA Supported Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90-MIBJP0-G0EAY0MZ
EAN 4719543188491
UPC 610839188499
Condition New

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Q: Hi Dose this motherboard take AMD Phenom II 4 965. If not what motherboard will Thank You Steve
Answer by Dan on 17th October 2016
Yes, that processor is compatible with this motherboard. -Danlevan
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Q: M5A97 LE R2.0 run a gtx 980?
Answer by Website User on 26th May 2015
Yes, that graphics card should be fine on this motherboard. -Danlevan
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Q: Will this mother board support my DDR5 Radeon R9 270x, and how is a Bios update preformed?
Answer by Website User on 13th January 2015
Yes, that graphics card would work fine with this motherboard. A BIOS update will be performed through the system BIOS with the version you wish to install on a USB stick. Full instructions can be found in the motherboard manual. -Danlevan
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Q: What are the video outputs for this mobo? Does it have HDMI?
Answer by Website User on 8th January 2015
This motherboard does not have integrated video. You would need to use a dedicated graphics card. -Danlevan
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Q: Will my AMD FX - 6300 CPU be compatible with this motherboard? Or will it need a BIOS update?
Answer by Jake on 24th November 2014
This should work fine without a BIOS update. -Jake
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Q: Does this motherboard come with an Operating System??
Answer by Website User on 10th November 2014
No, the motherboard will not come with an operating system. -Danlevan
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Q: would a gtx 780 fit on this?
Answer by Dan on 4th September 2014
Yes, you would be able to use a GTX 780 with this motherboard. -Danlevan
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Q: i want to use amd fx 8350 on this mobo? do i have to update the bios?
Answer by Website User on 27th May 2014
The 8350 is listed as supported since the 1006 BIOS. This was released in 2012, so that processor would be supported out of the box now. -Danlevan
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Q: can i ask what memory sped RAM this bored takes cant see in the spec or description as i am quite inexperienced with building pc's
Answer by Matthew on 1st May 2014
This motherboard can take 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz DDR3 Memory. -MR
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Q: Will this mother board support a Radeon r7 265 graphics card, failing that, will it support an asus r7 260x graphics card. Any help is fully appreciated.
Answer by Dan on 22nd April 2014
Yes, either of those graphics cards will work fine with this motherboard. -Danlevan
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Q: Will this motherboard take the fx 9590 chip?
Answer by Dan on 28th February 2014
Asus do not list the 9590 as being compatible unfortunately. -Danlevan
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Q: Is this motherboard compatible with the AMD FX-6350 Hexa core and does it have integrated graphics? Also would this fit in a Zalman z11 midi tower case?
Answer by Dan on 17th February 2014
Yes, the 6350 is compatible from BIOS 1006. It does not have integrated graphics. -Danlevan
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Q: Does this mobo come with case standoffs?
Answer by shaban on 6th February 2014
No motherboard would come provided with standoffs this is something normally provided with the case.
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Q: Does this mobo have a internal i/o fan controler connector?
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Q: Does this mobo have a internal i/o fan controler connector?
Answer by Matthew on 17th December 2013
This motherboard does not have a fan controller connector. -MR
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Q: Does this mobo have a internal i/o fan controler connector?
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Q: would this be compatible with an fx6300 and a hd 7870
Answer by Richard on 11th December 2013
I can confirm this motherboard is compatible with that processor from BIOS 1006. -* RH
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Q: So i only have 2 usb ports that i can use?
Answer by Dan on 4th December 2013
This motherboard has 8 rear USB ports in total, and can connect more from USB headers for front panel ports on a case. -Danlevan
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Q: hey i have recently installed this motherboard and i cant seem to find the usb ports on the back i can see them on the side are the ones on the back same as the ones on the side
Answer by Dan on 3rd December 2013
This motherboard will only have external USB ports on one side, the orientation of which would depend on the case it is fitted into. -Danlevan
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Q: hey i have recently installed this motherboard and i cant seem to find the usb ports on the back i can see them on the side are the ones on the back same as the ones on the side
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Q: Does the mobo have SATA III?
Answer by Adam on 30th November 2013
This motherboard's SATA ports operate at 6 Gbps which is the standard for SATA III, so yes, this motherboard has SATA III ports available. -AdamL
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Q: Does this motherboard require an additional fan to be purchased?
Answer by Dan on 26th November 2013
The motherboard itself would not require a fan, this would be needed by the processor which will likely come with one. -Danlevan
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Answer by Dan on 26th November 2013
The motherboard itself would not require a fan, this would be needed by the processor which will likely come with one. -Danlevan
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Q: Hello. I am hoping to buy this motherboard together with the amd fx 8320 3.5 ghz cpu. I already have a power supply with a 400w total max output. Is my power supply unit sufficient for the motherboard and processor? Many thanks
Answer by Dan on 26th November 2013
Yes, 400W will be enough for that processor as long as you aren't also using a high end graphics card. -Danlevan
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Q: Sorry if this is a stupid question but will an ethernet cable be able to be attached
Answer by Adam on 13th November 2013
Yes you can attatch an ethernet cable to this motherboard as it has an RJ45 ethernet port on the backplate. -AdamR
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Q: does this support the AMD FX 8350 without a BIOS update
Answer by CCL on 27th August 2013
The FX-8350 does require the latest BIOS, so the board would likely require a BIOS update. -MR
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Q: When this list a video connector as a feature, what does it mean? I can not see such a connector.
Answer by CCL on 13th August 2013
This is an error with the website - it is supposed to list the video outputs of the motherboard, but as it has none it simply states "Video Connector" and nothing else. I've asked our Web Team to correct it. -MR
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Answer by Website User on 5th November 2013
Video connector is still there
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Q: Hi, I was wondering if this board would be a good match with the AMD FX 8350 CPU chip, I'm fairly inexperienced with motherboards!
Answer by CCL on 12th August 2013
This motherboard would be a good choice for the FX-8350 chip, although if you were overclocking, i would possibly spend a bit more on a better quality board with better heat dissipation. - RH
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Q: Hey there, I was wondering whether you could tell me if this motherboard is compatible with the Octocore AMD Bulldozer CPU's? Cheers.
Answer by CCL on 12th August 2013
I can confirm that this motherboard would be compatible with the FX Octo Core chips. - RH
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Q: I'm looking at buying the AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 along with this Motherboard, and was hoping you could tell me if this is shipped with the 0208 bios already installed? Thank you
Answer by CCL on 19th June 2013
The 0208 BIOS revision is a year old, so I'd expect a more recent revision to be installed on any motherboard shipping from Asus now. -Danlevan
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