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 1333/1066/800MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® G41 Chipset
The Intel® G41 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support dual-channel DDR2 1066(O.C)/800 / 667 architecture, 1333 / 1066 / 800 FSB (Front Side Bus), and multi-core CPUs.
It is embeded with the next-generation Intel® Graphics Media Acceleratior X4500. The Intel® G41 Express Chipset delivers optimized 3D graphics performance and support for Microsoft DirectX10. Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL 2.1. It especially includes Intel® Fast Memory Access technology the significantly optimized the use of available memory bandwith and reduces the latency of the memory accesses.
ASUS Innovative Features
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
ASUS Turbo Key allows the user to turn the PC power button into an overclocking button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or games - with just one touch!!
CrashFree BIOS 3
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.
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.
V-core Solid Capacitors
Stable system operation depends upon the quality of CPU VRM (voltage regulator module). ASUS adopts Japan-made 5000hrs Conductive Polymer Solid Capacitors for CPU VRM to ensure a longer lifespan for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions. CPU VRM with Polymer Capacitors featuring better electronic conductivity, excellent heat resistance enhances system durability even operating in high temperature environment.
Intel® IT Director Technology
Intel IT Director is a reactive software product that monitors security,data protection and health of a PC or network of PCs. It includes a centrally monitored dashboard for overseeing a network of wired or wireless PCs within a Local Area Network.
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.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 6-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.
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.
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.
Model Number : N50 >
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series Processors, Support Intel next generation 45nm CPU,Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready; Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ®Technology(EIST) Refer http://support.asus.com.tw/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for CPU Support Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/
Pentium® dual-core/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Celeron dual-core /Celeron® Processors Support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU
*Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
- Front Side Bus
2 x240-pin DIMM, 8 GB, DDR2 1066*/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
** Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
*** When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
- Expansion Slots
x PCIe x16 1 Support PCIe 1.1 Architecture
x PCIe x1 1
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA X4500)
- Supports Microsoft® DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536@75Hz
UltraDMA 100 1 x
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
PCIe Gb LAN
High Definition Audio 6 -Channel CODEC
Supports Jack-detect and Multi-Streaming teconologies
Supports S/PDIF out interface
8 x USB 1.1&2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
- Overclocking Features
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz to 800MHz 1MHz increment
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- Special Features
AI NET2 ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x D-Sub
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x RJ45 port
1 x USB 2.0/1.1
4 x COM port
1 Channel Audio I/O
- Internal I/O Connectors
x USB connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
2 1 x High Definition front panel audio connector
1 x Internal Speaker connector
1 x CD audio-in connector
24-pin EATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
x IDE connector
1 x SATA connectors
4 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 System Panel
8 Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI2.0, SMBIOS 2.5
x I/O Shield
1 * Note: The floppy disk drive cable is purchased separately x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x SATA cable
- Support CD
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
- Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 7.6 inch 24.4 cm x 19.3 cm )