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The Asus P5Q-VM DO is a microATX motherboard similar to the Asus P5Q-EM DO.

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Pros

enough SATA ports to set up a small server

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onboard graphics handle full-screen HD video smoothly

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Intel Gigabit controller works extremely fast, great performance compared to other brands

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BIOS is well laid out and easy to work with for most things

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Cons

some options in the BIOS are fairly cryptic, will need to be looked up to be understood

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missing an HDMI output, restricts user to RGB or DVI connector types

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can't output full 7.1 surround sound, limits applications for media PC use

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The Asus P5Q-VM DO is a microATX motherboard similar to the Asus P5Q-EM DO. The P5Q-VM DO features support for only 6 channel audio (the P5Q-EM DO boasts 8 channel audio support) and 10 USB 2.0 ports (the P5Q-EM DO has 12) while also lacking the P5Q-EM DO's overclocking features. However, the two motherboards do share the same LGA775 socket, support for 16GB of DDR2 RAM and native 1080p HD support.

The P5Q-VM DO's LGA775 CPU socket allows it to support any Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium dual-core, Celeron dual-core or Celeron processor while its 4 DIMM slots provide support for up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM with data transfer rates of 800 and 667MHz. Additionally, the P5Q-VM DO's integrated Intel X4500 HD graphics processor allows for out-of-the-box 1080p HD media playback via DVI (1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz) and RGB (2048 X 1536 X 32Bpp @75Hz).

Features 
  • LGA775 CPU socket supports Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium dual-core, Celeron dual-core and Celeron processors
  • Supports up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM @ 800 and 667 MHz
  • Integrated Intel X4500 HD graphics
  • Video outputs: DVI (1920 X 1200 @60Hz), RGB (2048 X 1536@75Hz)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 x PCI
  • 10 USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
  • Asus EZ Flash 2 BIOS update technology
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