- By Lesaonar @Jul 24, 2007
Combo Memory with Native DDR3 1333 support!
AI Lifestyle Series motherboards bring lifestyle and personal computing together. They provide you better system performance to enjoy graphic-intensive games and applications. The cutting-edge audio feature dramatically enhances the quality of voice signal. Thoughtful design allows you to set up your system easily. To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are included to reduce noise and temperature. Don´t change your way of life for a computer. Instead let the ASUS Lifestyle Series improve the quality of your life.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
LGA775 Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU. It´s excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core is one of the most powerful CPU in the world.
LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® P35 Chipset The Intel® P35 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support the next generation 45nm CPU; and dual-channel DDR2 800/667 MHz or DDR3 1066/800 MHz memory architecture. It also supports 1333/1066/800 FSB (Front Side Bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and multi-core CPUs.
Native DDR2 1066 Support To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR2 memory. While in DDR2 1066 mode, ASUS´s exclusive technology offers a choice of FSB 1333 - providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
Native DDR3 1333 Support To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR3 memory. While in DDR3 1333 mode, ASUS´s exclusive technology offers a revolutionary choice of FSB 1333 - providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
ATI CrossFire Technology ATI´s CrossFire boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolutions to get the high image quality you want. CrossFire ignites with the higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings you desire. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with your advanced 3D settings, and check the effect with a real-time 3D-rendered preview within ATI´s Catalyst™ Control Center to rule your CrossFire system.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
Fanless Design - Heat Pipe Zero failure Support side-flow fan or passive cooler The Heat Pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to the heatsink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing airflow from CPU fan or bundled optional fan. The purpose of the innovative heat pipe design on this motherboard is that the groundbreaking fanless design does not have lifetime problems as a chipset fan does. Furthermore, it provides options for users to install side-flow fan or passive cooler. The Heat Pipe design is the most reliable fanless thermal solution to date.
Up to 20°C(36°F) Cooler - Stack Cool 2 Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation.
Q-Fan 2 Adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading ASUS Q-Fan 2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors! This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
ASUS EZ DIY
AI Slot Detector Assists in Proper Installation for PCIe/PCI Devices When PCIe/PCI devices are installed, users can simply plug in the power cable and find out if these devices are successfully installed. Without even switching on the PC or entering the operating system, ASUS´s innovative on-board LEDs provide an efficient way to identify the correct way to set up the PC.
Q-Connector Make connection quick and accurate! The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.
CrashFree BIOS 3 Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
EZ-Flash 2 Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
ASUS overclocking tools
AI NOS™ Boost performance when you need it the most! Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of system resource. Inject "nitrous oxide" into your CPU! The patented AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds .
Precision Tweaker Achieve system maximum performance! It offers ways to raise system performance inch-by-inch and step-by-step to achieve maximum performance! This is about getting the most out of your machine and taking pride in your customized computer. vDIMM - Take control of how much power is going into the memory modules. This motherboard gives you 8-step voltage control to the DIMM. vCore - Find out "exactly" how much power your CPU needs. Fine-tune it with 0.0125 volts at a time! SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) allows - FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 800MHz at 1MHz increment - Memory tuning from 667MHz up to 1333MHz at 1MHz increment for DDR2 - Memory tuning from 800MHz up to 1333MHz at 1MHz increment for DDR3 - PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment
O.C. Profile Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall) When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.
ASUS Crystal Sound
Noise Filter Eliminate background noise while recording This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
ASUS Unique Features
Save 50% CPU Power - AI Gear 2 Power Savings for Environment-Friendly Computing AI Gear 2 allows users to choose profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and power consumption. For example, users can change the mode in real-time in the operating system to max power saving mode and can save up to 50% power for the CPU when using word processing applications.
AI Nap Minimize noise and power consumption when temporarily away With AI Nap, users can instantly snooze your PC without terminating the tasks. System will continue operating at minimum power and noise when user is temporarily away. It keeps downloading files or running applications in quietest state while you´re sleeping. Simply click keyboard or mouse, you can swiftly wake up the system in few seconds.
MyLogo 2 Personalize your system with customizable boot logo You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
IEEE 1394a interface IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
SATA on the Go This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
High Definition Audio Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a multi-channel network games. All of these are done on one computer.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
ASUS two-slot thermal design (ASUS exclusive) ASUS exclusive two-slot thermal design ASUS two-slot thermal design provides better air-flow and lower VGA cards temperature than other brans´ one-slot design, which also ensures better system stability and longer component life cycle.
GreenASUS The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
- by Lesaonar @Jul 24, 2007
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What a disappointment. If you have 1 or more IDE devices, the cable provided by ASUS is too short (the connector is on the wrong side of the board). If you're upgrading with existing DDR2 memroy there are 4 slots available, but if using DDR3 only 2 slots. The BIOS frequently hangs during a restart and requires turning off the power at the power supply before it works.
I have been very very happy with this board since purchase it has taken everything I have thrown at it. The price VS Features and compatibility is untouchable, however with DDR3 proving so far to be a waste of cash, and this boards horrendous reviews and support issues on the ASUS Forum mostly all to do with BIOS updates causing boot and post issues I now hold a bias against this board because I have had to send it away while my PC is bricked. I would recommend spending a little more if you can on a ASUS board with the X38 chipset and forget about DDR3. Also the Board claims to have DDR2 1066 support out of the box but I have found no one who has had success with this.
Overall this is an awesome board. A lot of people complained about the IDE port being in a remote location, but I have no plans of using IDE devices so this is a moot point for me. Depending on your set up, cable management may be quite a chore. I have only begun to play with over-clocking and it seems to get a little hot so good cooling & air flow are a must.
although IDE connection isn't used as much anymore, I found myself using this one for multiple HDD and optical drives First ASUS product purchased, but will definately keep them in mind for next mobo
Overall I'd say this a good motherboard for the price. It's got good features for overclocking and has a simple layout. DDR3 support is a plus however I have yet to test DDR3 RAM with this mobo. One problem I've been having though is that I've tried 3 different sets of PC2-8500 ram and can't get any stable overclocks with the RAM set to anything over 800MHz. This may be an error on my part but my last motherboard using the same ram could overclock my ram to 1200MHz. This isn't a big deal though and I'm happy with my purchase.
I bought this motherboard because it could support 1066 DDR2 and 3 ram when the time came to change. I also got 2x1gb OCZ 1066 Mhz ram sticks and the motherboard does not boot when the bios is set to 1067.... It only boots at 834 Mhz but unstable running at 800Mhz now until bios update ... WORST MOTHERBOARD I have owned. Stay Clear.
as expected it runs very well and cool as most asus boards. i love how it there is future support by having DDR2 and DDR3 ram slots, however if u plan on overclocking this motherboard can get quite hot
This is a great board for the price, DDR 3 support also helps for future memory upgrades. Bios works great and computer performance is spectacular with this board, along with lots of timing values that can be changed if options are enabled/unlocked for the over-clocker in you, easy to get lost in all the options:)
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