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ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA775 P45 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA RAID GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

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31244
   Shipping Weight:   8 lbs
   Part #: MAXIMUS II Formula

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

The Republic of Gamers Maximus II Formula 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
  • Republic of Gamers Maximus II Formula Desktop Board
  • SupremeFX X-Fi audio card
  • LCD poster
  • ASUS optional fan
  • 3 in 1 ASUS Q-Connector kit
  • UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • Floppy disk drive cable
  • SATA cables
  • SATA power cables
  • 2-port USB2.0 + IEEE 1394a module
  • Q-Shield
  • Cable ties
  • User manual
  • Support disc
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Celeron Celeron Dual-Core Pentium 4 Pentium D Pentium Extreme Edition Core 2 Duo Core 2 Extreme Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Core 2 Quad
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 9.6"
Front Side Bus 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 800 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 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 9
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 3
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
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
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5
ProductId1011797202


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: ADI
     Sound Controller Model: AD2000B
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: MAXIMUS II FORMULA
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.asus.com
     Product Line: Maximus II Formula
     Product Name: Republic of Gamers Maximus II Formula Desktop Motherboard
     Product Series: Republic of Gamers
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 3
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 5
Interfaces/Ports  
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-1200/PC2-9600
DDR2-1066/PC2-8500
DDR2-800/PC2-6400
DDR2-667/PC2-5300
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:

Chipset:

  • Northbridge: Intel P45
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH10R

Overclocking Features:

  • Pin Fin Thermal Module
  • Extreme Engine:
  • 16-phase power design for CPU
  • 3-phase power design for north bridge
  • 2-phase power design for memory
  • BIOS Flashback
  • iROG
  • Extreme Tweaker:
  • CPU Level Up
  • AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
  • ASUS AI Booster Utility
  • O.C Profile
  • Speeding HDD
  • Voltiminder LED
  • COP EX (Component Overheat Protection EX)
  • ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
  • Loadline Calibration

Special Features:

  • LCD Poster
  • Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Cls CMOS (at rear)
  • ASUS EPU-6 Engine
  • ASUS Fan Xpert
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS MyLogo3

BIOS:

  • 16 Mb Flash ROM
  • DMI 2.0
  • AMI BIOS
  • PnP
  • WfM 2.0
  • SM BIOS 2.4
  • ACPI 2.0a
  • Multi-language BIOS

Manageability:

  • WOL by PME
  • WOR by PME
  • Chasis Intrusion
  • PXE

Support Disc:

  • Drivers and applications
  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • ASUS Update
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • Futuremark 3DMark 06 Advanced Edition
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Republic of Gamers Maximus II Formula Desktop Board
  • SupremeFX X-Fi audio card
  • LCD poster
  • ASUS optional fan
  • 3 in 1 ASUS Q-Connector kit
  • UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • Floppy disk drive cable
  • SATA cables
  • SATA power cables
  • 2-port USB2.0 + IEEE 1394a module
  • Q-Shield
  • Cable ties
  • User manual
  • Support disc

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 9
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6" (243.8 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
800 MHz
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Celeron
Celeron Dual-Core
Pentium 4
Pentium D
Pentium Extreme Edition
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core
Core 2 Quad
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (ASUS MAXIMUS II Formula)

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Julien_C
09/07/12
Experience: 3 Years
Pros
Tons of features.
Cons
Expensive. Price.
Summary
I've had this in my second rig for 3 years and it's still running strong.

julie_w
06/06/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
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.

GeorgesCollombia
06/06/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
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.

Aquamarine
02/15/09
Experience: 90 Days
Pros
Compatible with my lots of components
Water Cooling friendly
Cons
none
Summary
Easy setup and install
soundcard name Logo lights up with blue leds
found my Xeon E3110 Cpu correctly

Speeding HDD can be setup for normal sata/ide mode

Grnfinger
12/14/08
Experience: 90 Days
Pros
16 Phase power management, dual bios, complete bios full of overclocking features.
Cons
Lack of bios support
Summary
I have been using Asus boards for about 10 years. The Maximus II Formula probably one of the best boards to come from Asus in a long time.
From 16 phase power management to excellent cooling once you reseat the NB and SB blocks there is little lacking in this board.
The bios is full of tweaking, great GTL control, dram clock skew, NB and CPU clock skew all help to keep the high FSB stable. MOst ram I have tested work well with this board, OCZ however seems to have issues.
Bios support is weak Asus seems to be having a hard time getting it right, Phase Pull-Ins are not working wich hurts bandwidth performance and bench scores,
This is a great overclocking board, alot of fun to play with. Dual core owners can really push the limits of there chip on air, quad core owners will have to dial in the right setting to achive high fsb overclocks but with teh full pack'd bios of tweaks there is little this board cant do.

DJ FireStorm
12/01/08
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Very easy and stable overclocking.
Single GPU configurations on this board is superior to any other mother board in existence in the LGA775 socket. Superior to the Nforce 790 even when running an NVIDIA card on this Cross Fire board!!! Sound card is absolutely amazing and sounds better and preforms better than my Creative X-Fi Fidelity Champion...I was not expecting that form a motherboard sound card!

Oh and last but not least...DDR2!!! So you can take advantage of the more stable ram/timings.
Cons
It can be flaky on some bios update s and off stock. Make sure you update  the bios to the 6xxx and 99% of the problems go away. You have to manually set the timings for some types of ram. Otherwise, no TRUE weaknesses!
Summary
I have been building custom high end gaming computers since the ole 486, and I have NEVER used such a quality board. Excellent design allowing you to actually use both standard PCI slots.
I have compared this with many many competitors and the Striker II Formula, beats all competition even within ASUS own boards in quality and speed.
I guarantee that you will not regret this board. Although even the best of the best can have one or 2 lemons, so I hope whoever buys this gets a board like I did.

Jason_Y
11/03/08
Experience: 8 Days
Pros
Extremely Stable
All the overclocking features you want or need
Beautiful
Cons
Price for some
Summary
Have the FSB pushed to 450MHz. My Q9550 is at 3.825GHz. There must be something said for 16 phase power because this thing is a rock. Even when I think I've pushed this things limits or screwed up a setting it just laughs at me and keeps running. Everyone tried to convince me to save my money and get a P5Q-Pro, but I'm more than happy. If you have a windowed case like me (Antec 1200) then you can show off how AWESOME this thing works. Even the Asus utility for updating the BIOS in the Windows environment (Something I never thought I would use, let alone that it would work) worked flawlessly and correctly updated the BIOS in about 45 seconds!
If you have to think about it DON'T.....JUST DO IT!

Abdur_A
09/28/08
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
- 16 Phase power
- Extreme tweaking capability
Cons
NONE
Summary
I motherboard overclocks very well and the fsb can be pushed so far that other components give up before this board does. I got my Q6600 to 4Ghz (500fsb x 8) with moded freezone elite. Simply THIS IS AN AWESOME MOTHERBOARD!!!

Christopher_L
09/12/08
Experience: 3 Days
Pros
- fantastically made board
- great software included
- easy to setup and install
Cons
- asus website is so slow
Summary
Currently have my e8500 running at 4.2ghz on this board with ease. LCD poster makes setup really easy. Everything about this board is so just amazing. Pricy but absolutely worth it. Good job ASUS.

Jon_W
07/22/08
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Looks nice
Performs superbly
Overclocks nicely
Decet heatpipe NB/SB Mofset cooling solution
16 Phase Power for stability
Cons
Price is a bit high
CrossFire config is X8 X8 when using both X16 slots
BIOS layout can greatly be improved
Summary
After having so many X48 issues with my 3870 X2, this is the board I decided to go with. I can honesly say i have been this happy with an Asus motherboard since the days of my old A7N8X Deluxe Rev. 1.04 (which is still running to this day). The drawbacks to this board are pretty straight forward but the advantages to it over the higher end X48 series and other higher end chipsets speak for themselves.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l62/jcsww/7-18-20081-57-05PM.jpg

Above is a link that shows my current running setup on this motherboard with a Sapphire 3870 X2 1GB for video, an E8400 with a Noctua U12P W/120mm fan, and 8GB (4 X 2GB) OCZ PC2-8000 Platinum. If you check around the Asus forums for this board, you will see that a lot of users are turning in similar results with ease.

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