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ASUS P5Q ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

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   Shipping Weight:   4 lbs
   Part #: P5Q

Features    [ Edit | History ]

P5Q Desktop Board delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • P5Q Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 1 x FDD cable
  • 4 x Serial ATA cables
  • 1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
  • 1 x e SATA bracket
  • 1 x 1394 bracket
  • 3 in 1 Q-connector
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • User manual
  • Support Disc
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Celeron Celeron Dual-Core Core 2 Duo Core 2 Extreme Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Core 2 Quad Pentium 4 Pentium D
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Processor Technology Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Memory Standard DDR2-1200/PC2-9600 DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 DDR2-800/PC2-6400 DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Width 12"
Depth 8.8"
Front Side Bus 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 533 MHz
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P45 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 3
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 6
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 6
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 3

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC1200
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: P5Q
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: P5Q
     Product Name: P5Q Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 3
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 3
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-1200/PC2-9600
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Additional Information:


  • 8 Mb AMI BIOS
  • PnP
  • DMI 2.0
  • WfM2.0
  • SM BIOS 2.4
  • ACPI 3.0


  • WOL by PME
  • WOR by PME
  • WOR by Ring
  • Chassis Intrusion
  • PXE

Support Disc contents:

  • Drivers
  • Express Gate
  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • ASUS Update
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • Anti-Virus software
  • Image-Editing Suite

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • P5Q Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 1 x FDD cable
  • 4 x Serial ATA cables
  • 1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
  • 1 x e SATA bracket
  • 1 x 1394 bracket
  • 3 in 1 Q-connector
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • User manual
  • Support Disc

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 8.8" (223.5 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12" (304.8 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P45 Express
     Front Side Bus: 1600 MHz
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
533 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Celeron
Celeron Dual-Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core
Core 2 Quad
Pentium 4
Pentium D
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

ASUS P5Q Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Months
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

David L
Experience: 6 Weeks
Location of the two PCI-E 1x slots (directly below the PCIE 2.0 slot)
Been using this board for several weeks now with a Core 2 E8400 3Ghz CPU. This board is a great board for the price. Having two PCI 2.0 slots is only nessasary if you want crossfire support which I don't so I didn't care at all that is only comes with one 1 2.0 slot.

The location of the ATX power connector is in my opionion in a better location then to the right side like most motherboards are. Simply re-angle the PSU power cord around your CPU cooler. This really is not that hard but for some reason many people can't seem to realize this lol. As far as the location of the two PCI-E 1x slots, well, that is a different story. Todays video cards are mostly dual-slot cards, meaning they take up at least two slots in your case. This means one of those PCI-E 1x slots will be covered with only one remaining. You can barely get away with using it but it will block air flow to your video cards cooler depending on how big the cooler on it is. I took away 1 star for this reason and this reason alone...

Experience: 3 Weeks
Works Good.
If you are only going to use only
1 video card this board does the job perfectly.
Good for any decent dual OC.
Running dual here.
Very Stable
Has individual heat sinks which does as good a job.
None Period
As far as complaints about the atx power connection in the middle of the motherboard?

I have no trouble with that in my
Antec P180b

I have the cable formed under the rear fan between the video card then down along rear of the case, straight down, handi tyed twice to the rear.

The power cable is completely out of the way for video card removal and does not impede airflow!!

Bios pretty similar to the "higher" models in the series
if you look them over.And going to use only 1 video card.

Very feature rich!!

This review was modfied by poster j 03-22-09 09:27 AM

This review was modfied by poster s 03-23-09 06:11 AM

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-23-09 06:21 AM

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Good quality
Not too bad of the price
Support for 16GB of DDR2 Ram
second pci-e 2.0 slot
Good maintstream motherboard for the price when its on sale. Decent overclocker. The fancy heatsink is just for display IMO. a nice number of SATA cables are included, 4 cables. Overall great product as i would expect from ASUS.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
-Good Looking
-P45 chipset
-1 PCI-Express slot
This is a good board for someone who wants a gaming system on a budget, knows they wont need that extra PCI-E slot and wants the P45 chipset at an affordable price. I was pleased that on a 32 bit operating system the board was able to manage about 3.25 GB of the 4 GB of ram I had installed along with a 280 GTX. It performs decently but take that comment with a grain of salt as I have not benchmarked it. I like the easy features of these new P5Q boards, they are easy to install and look cool in a windowed case. Easy 4 stars and id recommend it to anyone who wants performance on a budget, otherwise id look into some higher end boards.

Experience: 6 Days
uses heatsink - no chipset fan
runs cool
stable oc
12 usb
8 sata
intel chipset
power connector location
no usb ports for internal usb connectors
I'm oc this to 3.56GHz with a Q9450 stable, and a 9800GX2. It runs pretty cool w/o the need of a chipset fan, so its quieter than my previous mobo. The 24pin power connector is located at a weird location next to the cpu. it has 6 external usb and 6 internal usb, but it doesn't come with a usb port for the internal usb connectors.

Experience: 14 Days
 Verified Owner
Price, looks?, lots of SATA ports, lots of USB ports
Power connector in a very bad spot
After i ordered this board i found out about incompatibility with linux but installing a distro with a 2.6.27 kernel or newer seems to work for both SATA and Network. The BIOS has lots of options for OC. I was happy to see that my Ninja Cooler fit no problem but I must say that I scratched my head over where ASUS decided to place the power connector on this board, bad design choice.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
P45 Chipset, Great clocking, EPU, Firewire and lots of happy features
The main power connector, Cable management
Nice looking board with a great chipset and many ports and features. Unfortunately mine was defective and failed, but it worked great while it did. Cable management was the downfall of this board, because the main power connector is located in the middle of nowhere, forcing the cable to push up on larger CPU heatsinks and destroying airflow. Nice yellow heatsinks though.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Good overclocker, OC profile really useful, runs stable, good RAID controler, 3 PCI slots, other than the connectors everything is well placed
The 24 pin and 8 pin ATX connectors are really poorly placed, boot is a bit slow
I'm really happy with this board so far, it has very good overclocking abilities and the RAID controller that comes with it is very good. Having used RAID-0 on my old EVGA 590i sli board, i can see a big difference in HDD performance. The only downside is the 24 and 8 pin ATX connectors: they are so poorly placed that people might have problems reaching them, so just be sure you can, and this board is perfect for you.

Experience: 1 Months
Amazing build quality, good OC options, looks nice
Great P45 chipset MB, can't go wrong with ASUS, although I have heard some people having OC problems with the P35 series released by them. This board is awesome and running at 4.8 GHz on air!

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