• Intel® P43 chipset
    • ASUS Turbo Key - Touch-n-Boost!
    • All Solid Capacitor
    • ASUS EPU-4 Engine
    • ASUS Anti-Surge
    • ASUS Protect 3.0
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      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 1600 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800MHz FSB. This motherboard also supports Intel® CPUs in the 45nm manufacturing process.

      Dual channel DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 support

      This motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1600 (O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz providing great performance for 3D Graphics and other memory-demanding applications.

      Turbo Key

      ASUS Turbo Key allows you to turn the PC power button into a physical overclocking button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or games, simply through pressing the button.

      ASUS EPU

      The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loading and intelligently moderating power in real-time. It automatically provides the most appropriate power usage to save power and money!

      ASUS Q-FAN 2

      ASUS Q-FAN 2 technology intelligently and automatically adjusts the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to system load and temperature, enabling users to work in distraction-free environment with minimal noise.

      S/PDIF Digital Sound Ready

      This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via the S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows digital audio transfer and keeps the best signal quality.


      Anti-Surge prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU).

      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 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 disk that contains the latest BIOS file.

      EZ Flash2

      ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based utility.

      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.
      * If overclocking failed, press the power button to turn off the system, then reboot the system.

      ErP ready

      The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.