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.
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.
Intel® G41 Chipset
The Intel® G41 Express Chipset is designed to support dual-channel DDR3 1333 (overclocking)/1066/800 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.
Dual channel DDR3 1333 (O.C.)/1066/800 support
This motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1333 (O.C.)/1066/800 MHz providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory-demanding applications.
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.
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.
Express Gate is an ASUS exclusive OS, which lets you instantly access the Internet and key applications before 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.
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU).
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 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 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.
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 flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file.
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.
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.
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
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU
*Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Intel® G41 /ICH7
- Front Side Bus
2 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 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
1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
Integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics
Maximum shared memory of 1G
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 (@75Hz)
Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 10
1 xUltraDMA 100/66/33
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
PCIe Gb LAN
ALC887 8-Channel AUDIO CODEC
*Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-Channel audio output
Supports Jack-detect and Multi-Streaming teconologies
Supports S/PDIF out interface
8 USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
- ASUS AI Lifestyle Features
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Express Gate
- Overclocking Features
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz to 800MHz 1MHz increment
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x D-Sub
1 x Parallel
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x 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 2.0 ports
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x High Definition front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x System Panel
1 x Internal Speaker connector
24-pin EATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
8 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI2.0, SMBIOS 2.5
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x SATA cable
- Support CD
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
- Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 7.9 inch 24.4 cm x 20.1 cm )