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ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :
The short editorial description of ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

P5WD2 Premium, Intel 955X, Dual-Core CPU, DDR2 800, PCI-E
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ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

The official marketing text of ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
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 bundle 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.
(Note: Optional, the WiFi-TV card has to be purchased separately)

Total Wireless Solution
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
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 functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
Short summary description ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
This short summary of the ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS P5WD2 Premium, 8 GB, Intel, Pentium Extreme Edition, LGA 775 (Socket T), Intel PCIe Gigabit LAN, Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN, ATX
Long summary description ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :

ASUS P5WD2 Premium. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: Intel, Compatible processor series: Pentium Extreme Edition, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Networking features: Intel PCIe Gigabit LAN, Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN. Motherboard form factor: ATX. Bundled software: Drivers ASUS PC Probe ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Anti-virus software (OEM version)

This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS P5WD2 Premium LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Memory
Number of memory slots
4
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Processor
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel
Compatible processor series *
A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
Pentium Extreme Edition
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
LGA 775 (Socket T)
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
4
Chassis intrusion connector
Yes
Number of COM connectors
Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Yes
EZ plug connector
Yes
CD/AUX audio in
Yes
Front panel audio connector
Yes
Number of Parallel ATA connectors *
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
1
CPU fan connector
Yes
Floppy disk drive connector
Yes
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
1
Number of SATA connectors
4
S/PDIF out connector
Yes
GAME/MIDI connector
Yes
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
eSATA ports quantity *
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
1
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Yes
Parallel ports quantity
The number of parallel ports. Parallel ports, also known as printer ports, are a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. Parallel ports were common in the 1980s and '90s (mostly conforming to industry standard IEEE 1284) but are now being replaced by USBs and other ports.
1
Serial ports quantity
The number of serial ports in a computer or peripheral. A serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time. The term "serial port" usually identifies hardware more or less compliant to the RS-232 standard, intended to interface with a modem or with a similar communication device. In modern computers and peripherals, serial ports have largely been replaced by USBs and other interfaces.
1
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports *
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity *
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
1
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
Yes
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
1
Networking
Networking features
Intel PCIe Gigabit LAN, Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN
Performance
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
1
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support
Parallel processing technology is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads. Ideally, parallel processing makes programs run faster because there are more engines (CPUs or Cores) running it. In practice, it is often difficult to divide a program in such a way that separate CPUs or cores can execute different portions without interfering with each other. Most computers have just one CPU, but some models have several, and multi-core processor chips are becoming the norm. There are even computers with thousands of CPUs.
Not supported
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Other features
Controller (2nd) interface type
Intel ICH7R South Bridge, Silicon Image 3132 SATA, ITE IDE
Audio output
The type of audio output that the device produces, and the connector(s).
Realtek ALC882D
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-08-10
Testseek has collected 16 expert reviews for ASUS P5WD2 Premium and the average expert rating is 86 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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tweaktown.com
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2011-08-10
Intel’s Pentium 4 platform is definitely coming to the end of its line, with talks of moving from Netburst to Dothan architecture, the future of the Intel Pentium 4 CPU line is certainly looking to be at the end, however, we still haven’t reac...
ASUS is one of the biggest names in motherboard history. From its humble beginnings of stable, well trusted platforms, to being the head of the overclocking community in my opinion, beating out ABIT, ASUS has managed to keep stability, quality and feat...
90%
planetx64.com
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2011-08-10
The Asus P5WD2 Premium is a great board. I had almost no problems with it (other than user error). It is a board with a very good combination of performance, features, and price. Offering Native RAID5, Dolby Digital Live audio, Optical and Coaxial out...
89%
hardwarezone.com.sg
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2014-01-19
The P5WD2 Premium is the flagship of ASUS new AI Life family. It has a huge selection of features, inclusive of a TV tuner and Wireless LAN in the Wi-Fi TV Edition. The board also turned out to be a great performer, but it wasnt without a catch or two.
80%
legitreviews.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Today, Legit Reviews takes a look the latest high performance board from ASUS, the P5WD2 Premium. Featuring a wide variety of benefits including support for dual core processors, Native DDR2 800, Intel's Memory Pipeline Technology, HD Audio, as wel...
The P5WD2 Premium stands alone as the top dog in the 955X market. With a good bundle and the ability to buy different packages with the same board, ASUS should smooth over some of the hard feelings caused by Intel's lack of dual core support with the...
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pcper.com
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2011-08-10
In April of this year Intel first introduced their dual core processors and their new core logic chipset to power them. It is now the end of July and we are still seeing a very slow market for Intel’s product lines. Since the introduction o...
The Asus P5WD2 Premium motherboard is another great option from the engineers at Asus. Their boards are almost always top quality and their implementation of the Intel 955X chipset continues that tradition with a high performing and feature-rich moth...
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Cdrinfo.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Asus, a manufacturer of reliable and high quality products, has one of the largest range motherboards. In 2003, Asus sold 5,000,000 motherboards which means one out of every 5 desktop computers was built using an Asus motherboard. Asus motherboards are...
Excellent construction and Stack Cool 2, Retail Package with plenty of goodies, Plenty of features, The best performance at this moment, Monitoring utility from Windows, QFan and AI NOS features, Excellent motherboard overclocking capabilities, TV Tuner a...
SLI mode did not work...
The P5WD2 Premium is currently the flagship motherboard from Asus and from this, you can expect that it will be a featured packed motherboard. Everything youll ever ask for in a motherboard is already supported and included inside the packaging. Wir...
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viperlair.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
We take a look at a new board from ASUS that not only sports the 955X, but also a slew of additional features such as quasi-SLI.
ASUS put together a fine package in the P5WD2 Premium. Performance was solid and the board was problem free out of the box which is something we dont see enough of these days. We were quite happy with pushing our 3.73 Extreme Edition past 4.5GHz, and...
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legionhardware.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Intel has recently released a new chipset designed to support the current Pentium 4 Prescott and Extreme Edition processors, along with the dual-core Smithfield processors. This chipset is now known as the 955X Express and is the new Intel flagship pro...
The Intel 955X chipset has proven to be a superior overclocker once again, with the ASUS P5WD2 Premium. Reaching a 300MHz FSB with a 14x clock multiplier, the total clock frequency was 4.2GHz. Combined with a DDR2 frequency of 1GHz the system produced...
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tbreak.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
The last couple of chipsets that Intel has released haven’t been as widely accepted as their previous offerings. Part of the reason for this could be the radical jump in technologies that Intel offered with its last few chipsets that required you to...
The P5WD2 certainly performs very well as evident from benchmarks on the previous pages. ASUS also loads the board up nicely with features like the WiFi TV Tuner card, Dual Gigabit controllers and an additional SATA controller with a port on the back p...
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digital-daily.com
Updated:
2014-01-19
The prompt release of dual-core Pentium D arouses increased interest to motherboards built on the i955X chipset. Recently, we reviewed...
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neoseeker.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Today we look at a high end Intel 955 chipset based board from Asus, the P5WD2 Premium. Asus is obviously targeting the emerging Media PC / HTPC market with this motherboard. You need not look any further than the inclusion of a TV tuner card with som...
The ASUS P2WD2 is a solid, well designed board that provides very respectable performance. It is not the fastest board we have tested, but it performs well overall. It is a reasonably good overclocker, however I do question the accuracy of the reporte...
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