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Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 Chipset 4xDDR3 ATX Motherboard

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 Chipset 4xDDR3 ATX Motherboard
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General Features:

AM3+ PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Motherboard Asus AMD 970 Motherboard with SATA III Asus ATX Motherboard with USB 3.0 Asus Realtek 8111F Motherboard with 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX Motherboard AMD 970 Socket AM3+ Motherboard Asus 4xDDR3 Motherboard
Supports up to 32GB RAM
The Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 mother board will support an extraordinary 32GB DDR3 memory, even more than you'll usually need for just about any system! Arrayed with such a massive wealth of RAM, your new PC will have no trouble operating different applications simultaneously or with managing large videos or image files!
SATA III Drive Connections
Once you integrated a PC with the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 mother board you'll have the advantage of 6 SATA 6.0Gbps ports. SATA III is the latest and greatest in information transferance tech, supporting a connection that will move information as quickly as 6.0Gbps, compaired to the slower 3.0Gbps of the obsolete SATA 3.0Gbps connections!

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

AMD 970 / SB950
Supports AMD FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors CPUs
Memory Support
4xDDR3 - 1866Mhz / PC3 14900 RAM Slots
Supports up to 32GB
SATA Ports
Six (6) SATA III (6.0Gbps)
Two (2) PCI-Express 2.0 x16
Does not nativly support video
USB / Audio / LAN
6 x USB 2.0 / 2 x USB 3.0 Rear Ports
8-Channel Audio
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Form Factor
ATX (12" x 9")
Model Number
M5A97 LE R2.0

CPU Support

Socket Type
CPU Type
FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
140 Watt

Memory Support

Supports up to 32GB of 240-Pin DDR3 RAM
Number of Slots
4 Slots (Dual-Channel)
Supported Memory Speeds
2133Mhz / PC3 17000 (O.C.)
1866Mhz / PC3 14900
1600Mhz / PC3 12800
1333Mhz / PC3 10600


Audio Controller
Realtek ALC887
Audio Output
8-Ch Audio
Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking


Ethernet Controller
Realtek 8111F
Ethernet Speeds

Expansion Slots

PCI-Express Slots
One (1) PCI-Express 2.0 x16
One (1) PCI-Express 2.0 x4
Two (2) PCI-Express x1
PCI Slots
Two (2) PCI Slot
Multi-GPU Support
Does not support multi-GPU configurations


Six (6) SATA III / 6.0Gbps
RAID Support
Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10


USB 3.0
Two (2) USB 3.0 - Through Rear I/O
USB 2.0
Six (6) USB 2.0 - Through Rear I/O
2x6 USB 2.0 (Through Six (6) Internal Header)
3rd PartyController
ASMedia Controller

Rear I/O Panel

Data Ports
One (1) RJ45 Ethernet
Two (2) PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
Six (6) USB 2.0
Two (2) USB 3.0
Three (3) Rear Audio
Other Ports
Internal I/O
Motherboard Power: 24-Pin
CPU Power: 4-Pin ATX12V (P4)
Three (3) USB 2.0 connector(s)
One (1) COM port(s)
Six (6) SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
One (1) CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
Three (3) Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
One (1) S/PDIF out header(s)
One (1) 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
One (1) 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
One (1) Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
One (1) System panel(s)
One (1) Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
One (1) Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Package Includes

  • One (1) Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
  • One (1) User's manual
  • One (1) I/O Shield
  • Two (2) SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

Item#: SL2921
Brand: Asus
MPN: M5A97 LE R2.0
Compatibility: AM3+
Packaging: Retail
Availability: In Stock
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Condition: New

By Papa Grouch from Saginaw, MN on October 17, 2015
Does this mobo support WiFi (from DSL modem) and if not, what peripheral will I need to add?
By Customer Service on October 19, 2015

Papa Grouch,

This board does have support Wi-fi out of the box. You will need to add a PCI, PCI-Express, or USB based wireless receiver adapter. The board will support those particular adapters.

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