Combo Solution for DDR2 & DDR3 Transition DDR3/DDR2 Dual channel Memory ASUS Anti-Surge Asus Turbo Key DirectX10 support ASUS Express Gate ASUS EPU Shop Modal header Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo CPU support This motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 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. LGA775 Intel® 45nm Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel 45nm CPU which introduces new micro-architecture features for greater performance at a given frequency, up to 50% larger L2 caches, and expanded power management capabilities for new levels of energy efficiency. Dual channel DDR3 1333(O.C.) / DDR2 1066(O.C.) support The motherboard supports DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz or DDR2 memory 1066/800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3/DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 19.2 GB/s.*For this motherboard to support DDR3 1333MHz RAM, use a CPU with 1333MHz or higher Front Side Bus (FSB) speed. Refer to your CPU specifications for the FSB value. Intel® G41 Chipset The Intel® G41 Express Chipset is designed to support dual-channel DDR2 1066 (overclocking)/800/667 architecture, 1333/1066/800 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. 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. Gigabit LAN 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. ASUS Express Gate Express Gate is a unique OS built into the motherboard. Five seconds after bootup, you can instantly surf the Internet without entering the Windows OS. • ASUS Express Gate supports installation on SATA HDDs, USB HDDs and flash drives with at least 1.2GB free disk space. When installing it on USB HDDs or flash drives, connect the drives to the motherboard USB port before turning on the computer. • The actual boot time depends on the system configuration. • ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from SATA HDDs, ODDs and USB drives. It supports file downloading to USB drives only. • ASUS Express Gate complies with the OpenGL standard. Refer to support.asus.com for Express Gate source codes. Anti-Surge Protection This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU). ASUS EPU 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! Turbo Key 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. 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. 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. ASUS Q-Fan 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. 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 EZ Flash2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based utility. 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. 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. 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. 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.