Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Duo CPU support
This motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 Core™ 2 Extreme / Core2 Quad/ Core2 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 1333/1066/800 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.
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 onboard LAN controller is a highly integrated Gb LAN 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.
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.
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU).
Express Gate™ is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with quick access to the Internet and key applications before entering Windows®.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based utility.
CrashFree BIOS 3
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 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.
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently and automatically adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system load and temperature, enabling users to work in a distraction-free environment with minimal noise.
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.
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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 Memory
2 x DIMM, DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 Memory
Dual channel, Max. 8 GB, Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
** DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules cannot be used simultaneously.
*** Use DDR3 memory modules on the black slots and DDR2 memory modules on the blue slots.
- Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe x16
2 x PCIe x1
3 x PCI
1 xUltraDMA 100/66/33
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
PCIE Gb LAN
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 EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Turbo Key
ASUS Express Gate
- Special Features
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Parallel port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x COM port
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 Internal speaker connector
8 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, Wfm2.0, ACPI 2.0a, SMBIOS 2.5
WOL, PXE, WOR by Ring, PME Wake Up
1 x I/O Shield
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x SATA cable(s)
- Support Disc
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 8.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm )