The P5Q PRO is an Intel® P45 chipset-based motherboard that combines powerful performance with great energy efficiency; and supports DDR2 1200MHz dual-channel memory architecture and two PCI Express 2.0 x16 lane for extreme graphics performance. It also comes with the world´s best ASUS EPU -6 Engine, allowing the CPU power supply to be digitally monitored and fine-tuned with improved VRM efficiency in heavy or light loadings – attaining the best possible power efficiency and energy savings to help save the environment. The P5Q PRO also supports ASUS Express Gate– an Linux OS bootup for instant access to the Internet in 5 seconds.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1600/1333/1066/800MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
PCIe 2.0 ATI´s CrossFireX 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 CrossFireX system.
ATI CrossFireX Technology Double Speed; Double Bandwidth This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
Dual-Channel DDR2 1200 The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of 1200/1066/800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 19.2GB/s.
ASUS Power Saving Solution
ASUS EPU-6 Engine System Level Energy Saving The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler/system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money
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.
ASUS Exclusive Features
ASUS Express Gate Surf the Internet in 5-second-boot time without entering Windows With a fast bootup speed of only 5 seconds, the ASUS Express Gate offers an optional Linux OS bootup that allows you to enjoy instant access to commonly used functions like accessing the Internet, VoIP, and Web emailing without entering the OS.
* The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models
ASUS 8 Phase Power Design Longer Life, & Higher Efficiency! With power efficiency so important to operating temperatures, ASUS 8-phase VRM design leads the industry with its 96% power efficiency. High quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs for minimum switching loss & lower temperatures, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, and high quality Japanese-made conductive polymer capacitors all add up to ensure longer component life and lower power loss - creating more energy efficiency.
100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors! This motherboard uses all high-quality Japan-made conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
ASUS EZ DIY
Drive Xpert Plug & Safe! Without drivers or BIOS setups, the ASUS exclusive Drive Xpert is ideal for anyone who needs to secure data on their hard drives or enhance hard drive performances without the hassles of complicated configurations. With Drive Xpert´s user-friendly graphical user interface, users can easily arrange hard drive backups or enhance their hard drive transfer rates - making sure that data is looked after every moment, every day.
Fan Xpert Active Quiet & Cool ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature , which is caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
Q-Shield Easy and Comfortable Installations The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" - making it convenient and easy to install. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your motherboard against static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).
AI Direct Link Lightning Fast Data Linkage between Your PC & Laptop AI Direct Link can easily and efficiently transfer large amounts of data via the network cable - saving up to 70% of the total time taken. With AI Direct Link, it becomes easy to backup or share large data files like movies or other media content.
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.
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.
Precision Tweaker 2 Super-fine Adjustments to Help Create a Brand New O.C. Record! Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration.
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.
Other Innovative Features
MyLogo2 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.
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.
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.
The product (electrical , electronic equipment, Mercury-containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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We have just tested one more mainboard on Intel P45 Express. This time it is a mainstream solution from ASUS supporting DDR2 SDRAM. Its specifications make it a potential hit, but how good this mainboard actually is? Let’s find out!
Once again, ASUS has delivered an exceedingly competent product at a price that almost seems too good to be true. The P5Q PRO enters the mainstream market packed to the gills with great features. Many of these features were high-end exclusives just a few months ago, so it’s a tremendous achievement
Dead Things, Bearers of the Mighty Chalice @07/28/08
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Bought 2 of these for a friend and dad and i think they are wonderful for the price. Easily the best mainstream mother board available. They have all the great asus features and quality that i expect. I highly recommend this motherboard
Overall, this is a great product. It's very stable when properly configured, and offers some nice overclocking performance. It has most of the features expected from a motherboard in this price category, and is a great value considering what you can achieve with it. The board layout is good, and was nice to work with, no surprises/quirks. This thing is solid as a rock, I chose it over some known-to-be-quirky Nvidia-based motherboards, and haven't looked back. Recommended!
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This is the second p5q series board I have built and once again it was a super easy build with no issues. Overclocks like a champ, thermal solution works well, and the bios is laid out perfectly.
This motherboard is just a show of what ASUS can do! I ran a P4/468socket since 2004 from ASUS and loved it (still running today). This board will do EVERYTHING you need! Supporting Dual- and Quad- Core Intel 775 sockets s 45nm is worth the investment.
I purchased this board for my Q9550 hoping to get some decent overclocks and because I wanted ESata for my backup drives. Right now my CPU is running at 400x8.5 stable and were it not for my CPU running at 70c under P95 (28c ambient) i'de push it farther. I will be removing my xigmatek DK this week and reseating it since I don't believe I should be getting those temps so soon.
Bought this mb for the first computer I built. Was able to overclock nicely and since so many people use it, I was easily able to find tutorials and guides on how to use the overclocking settings in it. Loved how it had the ability to go back to previous settings if the overclock failed.
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