Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo CPU support
This motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad/ Core™ 2 Duo processors, which are excellent for multitasking, multimedia, and enthusiastic gamers with 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB. This motherboard also supports Intel® CPUs in the 45nm manufacturing process.
Intel® G41 Chipset
The Intel® G41 Express Chipset is designed to support 1333/1066/800MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), PCIe 1.1, and mutli-core CPUs. It especially includes Intel® Fast memory bandwidth and reduces the latency of the memory accesses.
Dual channel DDR3 1333(O.C.) / DDR2 1066(O.C.) support
This motherboard supports DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800MHz and DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667MHz memory providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory-demanding applications.
The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated GbLAN controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s technology
This motherboard supports hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specifications, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data saving and retrieval.
The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. It automatically provides the most appropriate power usage to save power and money!
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU).
ASUS Turbo Key allows you to turn the PC power button into an overclocking button. After you easy setup, Turbo Key boosts performances without interrupting ongoing work or games, simply through pressing the button.
ASUS Express Gate
Express Gate is an ASUS exclusive OS, which lets you instantly access the Internet and key applications before entering the Windows® OS.
ASUS EZ Flash2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based utility.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to restore a corrupted BIOS file using the bundled support DVD or USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file.
ASUS AI NET2
ASUS AI NET2 remotely detects the cable connection immediately after turning on the system, and any faulty cable connections are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
ASUS Q-FAN technology intelligently and automatically adjusts the CPU fan speed according to system load and temperature, enabling users to work in distraction-free environment with minimal noise.
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.
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
The BIOS C.P.R. feature automatically restores the CPU default settings when the system hangs due to overclocking failure. C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU parameters to their default settings.
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 David_W @Feb 11, 2010
Intel® Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® dual-core/Celeron® dual-core /Celeron® Processors Support 45nm multi-core CPU Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ready Support Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) *Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Intel® G41 / ICH7
Front Side Bus
2 x DIMM, DDR3 1333 (O.C.) / 1066 / 800 MHz 2 x DIMM, DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 MHz Dual channel, Max. 8 GB, Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory *DDR and DDR2 memory can not be used simultaneously **Use DDR3 memory modules on the black slots and DDR2 memory modules on the blue slots. ***Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
1 x PCIe x16 1 x PCIe x1 2 x PCI
Integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1080(@ 60Hz) Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 (@75Hz) Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 10
ALC887 8-Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC *Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-Channel audio output
8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ASUS AI NET2 ASUS Q-Fan ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS Anti-Surge ASUS Turbo Key ASUS Express Gate ASUS EPU 4 Engine
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x VGA 1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x HDMI 1 x PS/2 Mouse 1 x S/PDIF Out (optical) 1 x LAN(RJ45) port 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 3 x Audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors
2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB ports 1 x CPU Fan connector 1 x Chassis Fan connector 1 x Front panel audio connector 1 x S/PDIF Out connector 1 x 24-pin EATXPWR Power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector 4 x Serial ATA connectors 1 x System Panel connector 1 x IDE connector 1 x Parallel port 1 x COM
8 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, Wfm2.0, ACPI 2.0a, SMBIOS 2.5
User's manual 1 x I/O Shield 2 x SATA cable(s) 1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 cable
Drivers ASUS PC Probe II Anti-virus software (OEM version) ASUS Update
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 8.8 inch ( 24.4 cm x 22.4 cm )
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This board was dirt cheap and is great for a budget machine. It accepts both DDR3 and DDR2 RAM which is great in case you have either one lying around. The HDMI is great if you wanna have a budget HTPC.
Installation was a breeze. Chipset and Lan drivers installed properly, audio driver did not. Turns out this mobo requires a Microsoft UAA hotfix in order to detect the Asus audio driver (I have Win Xp). Once the UAA is installed, the audio driver will start to work. Overclocked cpu in Bios at 20%, stable so far.
I am not using any of the PCI/PCIe slots on the board but still have an unknown "PCI Device" in the winXP SP3 Device manager. all drivers from bundled DVD installed and everything seems ok otherwise. I will visit Asus website and see if a driver download will resolve this issue.
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