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Asus P5WD2 Premium

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Model: Asus P5WD2 PREMIUM

Features:
  • Intel 955X chipset
  • Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
  • Dual-Core CPU
  • Native DDR2 800 Support
  • Universal PCI-E Slot
  • PEG Link
  • AI NOS
  • Precision Tweaker

CPU: LGA775 socket for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron CPUIntel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition IntelPentium D Processor readyCompatible with Intel 05B/ 05A and 04B/04A processorsIntel Hyper-Threading Technology ready
Chipset: Intel 955XIntel ICH7R
Front Side Bus: 1066/ 800/ 533 MHz
Memory: Dual channel memory architecture4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 8GB DDR2 800/ 667/ 533 ECC and non-ECC memoryNative DDR2 800 SupportIntel MPT (Intel Memory Pipeline Technology)
Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics card1 x Universal PCI-E Slot ( x4 mode)1 x PCI Express x13 x PCI
Storage/RAID: Intel ICH7R South Bridge
LAN: Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
Audio: Realtek ALC882D High Definition Audio 8-channel CODECSupport Multi-streaming, Jack-sensing and Jack-retasking functionsCoaxial, Optical S/PDIF out on back I/O portFeatures Dolby Digital Live technology
IEEE 1394: TI 1394a controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
USB: Max. 8 USB2.0/1.1 ports
ASUS AI Life Features: Stack Cool 2 patented fanless cooling system#34;SATA on the Go#34; External SATA connectorAI Quiet
Overclocking Features: AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System)ASUS CPU Lock FreePrecision Tweaker
Other ASUS Special Features: CrashFree BIOS 2Q-Fan2Multi-language BIOSMyLogo2
BIOS: 8 Mb Flash ROM,AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Manageability: WOL by PME,WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion
Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x Parallel1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output1 x PS/2 Keyboard1 x PS/2 Mouse2 x RJ454 x USB 2.0/1.11 x IEEE1394a1 x External SATA port8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors: 2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports1 x IEEE1394a connectors1 x COM connector1 x GAME/MIDI connectorCPU / 2 x Chassis / Power Fan connectorsFront panel High Definition Audio connectorChassis Intrusion connectorCD audio-in connector24-pin ATX Power connector4-pin ASUS EZ Plug connector
Support CD: DriversASUS PC Probe 2ASUS LiveUpdate UtilityAnti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor: ATX Form Factor, 12#34;x 9.6#34;(30.5cm x 24.5cm
Items: - InterVideo WinDVD Suite (OEM version) - 1 x IEEE1394a port module - 5 x SATA cables - SATA power cable for 5 devices - 1 x 2-port USB2.0 / Game module - 1 x COM Port module - 1 x GT Soft Bridge for future upgrade - 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable - 1 x IDE cable - 1 x FDD cable - 1 x I/O Shield - User' s manual

AI Life Series
AI Life Series motherboards bring lifestyle and personal computing together. They entertain you with TV, radio and Dolby support, and link you to the rest of the world via wireless connection (WiFi-TV Edition only). To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are also included to reduce noise and temperature. Don't change your way of life for a computer. Instead let the ASUS Life Series improve the quality of your life.

Stack Cool 2
Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation.

AI Quiet
With PCs serving as the entertainment centerpiece and playing a bigger role in our lives, quiet operation is in high demand. No one wants to hear the cooling fan spinning when watching a movie or listening to music. The ASUS AI Quiet function dynamically controls CPU speed and reduces temperature and fan speeds when peace and quiet are what you desire.

Wifi-TV PCI Card
Connectivity and entertainment are the key words of personal computing in the 21st Century, and the AI Life Series delivers both.

Total Wireless Solution (WiFi-TV Edition only)
Offering IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards all in one add-on card, the WiFi-TV PCI card allows convenient wireless connection to the Internet and other digital devices. Share photos, videos and MP3 music files between the wireless devices at home without the tangling wires. Moreover, the unique setup wizard makes establishing a wireless environment a piece of cake.
- Easily sync up with Centrino notebooks and other wireless devices
- 802.11a standard offers less signal interference and better performance
- Setup wizard simplifies wireless network establishment

The Next TV Standard (WiFi-TV Edition only)
Get ready for the Digital TV revolution! ASUS WiFi-TV PCI card offers not only analog TV input, but also the much talked-about Digital TV connection, which presents higher resolution and more functions than the traditional analog standard. FM radio is also supported on this multi-functional card to provide a flexible solution to enjoy your favorite television and radio shows.
- Analog TV, Digital TV (DVB-T) and FM radio
- Edit video recorded on your camcorder with bundled authoring software
- Enjoy great multimedia experience with the bundled Cyberlink PowerCinema

SATA on the Go
The motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA ports located at the back I/O provide smart setup and hot-plug function. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.

Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in LGA775 package. With 1066/ 800/ 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache, Hyper-Threading Technology and core-speeds up to 3.6GHz and beyond, Intel's LGA775 Pentium 4 is one of the fastest desktop processors to date.
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 Caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.

Dual-Core CPU
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 Caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.

Intel 955X chipset
The Intel 955X is the latest chipset designed to support maximum 8GB dual-channel DDR2 667/533 architecture, 1066/800 FSB (front-side-bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and dual-core CPU. Easily build an entertainment PC or create a multimedia environment with its exceptionally high bandwidth. Together with the 4 Serial ATA ports enabled through the SATA 3Gb/s RAID controller integrated in the ICH7R Southbridge, the Intel 955X satisfies multi-task processing and data security.

Intel MPT (Intel Memory Pipeline Technology)
The Intel Memory Pipeline Technology (Intel MPT) delivers additional system-level performance by optimizing memory access between CPU and system memory, and allows increased performance at standard operating specifications.

Native DDR2 800 Support
To attain top performance, ASUS engineers successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR2 memory. Native DDR2 800 maximizes system performance by eliminating the bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and memory, providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

Universal PCI-E Slot
The Universal PCI Express technology offers utilization flexibility of the Southbridge PCI Express interface. It enables users to plug in an additional PCI Express graphics card to set up a dual graphics card platform on a single motherboard. ASUS own smart quick switch further detects how users installed their PCI Express devices, and intelligently reroutes the PCI Express lanes for optimized bandwidth allocation.

AI NOS
Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of system resource.
Inject ""nitrous oxide"" into your CPU! The patented AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS reacts much faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds .

PEG Link
This latest technology, PEG (PCI Express Graphics) Link Mode, is a unique feature that enables users to boost graphics card performance for superior video quality.
PEG Link allows users to raise GPU and VGA memory throughput via the motherboard BIOS the same way system bus and memory bus are tweaked. PEG Link Mode enables powerful video performance on DX8 and DX9 applications. ASUS engineers carefully fine-tuned the parameters for every single PCI-Express card to provide system stability during high-speed graphics operation.

Precision Tweaker
Precision Tweaker is designed for serious overclockers. It offers ways to raise system performance inch-by-inch and step-by-step to achieve maximum performance! This is about getting the most out of your machine, and taking pride in your customized computer. Precision Tweaker provides overclocking options for all major parts of the system: CPU, Memory, PCI-Express, and Front Side Bus.

- vDIMM
Take control of how much power is going into the memory modules. ASUS gives you 8-step voltage control to the DIMM
- vCore
Find out ""exactly"" how much power your CPU needs. Fine-tune it with 0.0125 volts at a time!
- PCI-Express x16 Frequency
Explore the frequency options of your PCI-Express x16 graphics card
- SFS
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) allow FSB tuning from 100MHz up to 450MHz at 1MHz increments.

ASUS CPU Lock Free
The P5WD2 Premium now offer the CPU Lock Free feature, which allows you to adjust CPU multiplier to 14x. The reduction of multiplier value provides more flexibility for increasing external FSB frequency to raise memory bus bandwidth. CPU Lock Free boosts overall system performance by making synchronous modification possible. Enjoy better performance at the same CPU operation speed and improve your system without pushing the CPU to the limit.

PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming. PCI Express x1 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth up to 500MB/s. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.

Theatre-Level Audio
A person who truly knows good entertainment appreciates good acoustic presence. AI Life Series motherboards offer theatre-level 7.1 surround sound and audio spec higher than that of DVD. Enjoy true home theatre experience with Dolby Digital Live (Dolby Home Theatre), appreciate the quality of sound, and indulge your sense of hearing.

Dual Gigabit LAN
The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency. No more bottleneck to handle large amounts of data such as video, audio, and voice.

Dual RAID
The onboard Silicon Image Sil3132 and the Intel ICH7R southbridge provide the best solution to your RAID requirements on different storage standards. The Intel ICH7R supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Matrix RAID Technology on 4 Serial ATA ports. The Silicon Image Sil3132 controller offers 2 additional SATA interfaces and allows RAID 0 and RAID 1 functions for best data security.

IEEE 1394
IEEE 1394 interface provides high speed digital interface for audio / video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals other PC portable devices.

S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an optical or coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.

WinDVD Suite
ASUS motherboards, intensifying leadership in the IT industry, now bundle the versatile InterVideo WinDVD Suite. This multifaceted software set includes the latest multimedia software, bringing forth the multimedia features of ASUS motherboards to the best! (OEM version)




with the Asus P5WD2 Premium.