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ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard 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 AiLife Series Motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :
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ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

The official marketing text of ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in LGA775 package. With 1066/ 800/ 533MHz FSB, Hyper-Threading Technology and core-speeds up to 3.8GHz and beyond, Intel's LGA775 Pentium 4 is one of the fastest desktop processors to date.

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.

ASUS Hyper Path3
Data transfers within the system are made possible by various mechanisms that synchronize the sending and receiving of commends among components. Unfortunately, these mechanisms cause data transfer delays known as latency time. This unique feature significantly shortens latency time during data transfers, allowing users to experience the real power of their computers.

Fanless Design
Cooling fans, though a popular thermal solution, also come with noise and malfunction likelihood. ASUS Motherboard's fanless concept is specifically created to provide a cool environment without all the baggage. ASUS has devoted special efforts to address the thermal issues across the motherboard, and most notably the areas that reside the CPU, power, Northbridge and Southbridge. The heat sinks and strategic board layout are tailor made to dissipate heat in the most efficient manner. With the addition of Stack Cool 2, users can even overclock without a noisy, bulky fan.

AI NOS™
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.

ASUS CPU Lock Free
The P5WD2 now offers 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.

Serial ATA 3Gb/s
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.

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.
Short summary description ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
This short summary of the ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard, 8 GB, Intel, Pentium D, LGA 775 (Socket T), Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN Controller, ATX
Long summary description ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :

ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: Intel, Compatible processor series: Pentium D, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Networking features: Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN Controller. Motherboard form factor: ATX, RAID levels: 0, 1, 10, Audio system: Realtek ALC882 High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC. BIOS memory size: 8 MB

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Memory
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 D
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)
Networking
Networking features
Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN Controller
Performance
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC882 High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC
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.
0, 1, 10
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1x PCI Express x16 slot
1x PCI-E graphics slot (max. x4 mode)
1x PCI Express x1
3x PCI
BIOS
BIOS memory size
8 MB
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 2
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Other features
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
Back panel:
1x Parallel
1x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x PS/2 Mouse
1x RJ45
4x USB 2.0/1.1
8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal connectors:
2x USB 2.0
1x COM
1x GAME/MIDI
CPU/2*Chassis/Power Fan
Front panel Audio
Chassis Intrusion
CD audio-in
24-pin EATX Power
4-pin ASUS EZ Plug
2x 4-pin EATX12V Power
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2014-10-12
Testseek has collected 16 expert reviews for ASUS P5WD2 AiLife Series Motherboard 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.
86%
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planetx64.com
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2014-10-12
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%
neoseeker.com
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2014-10-12
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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legitreviews.com
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2014-10-12
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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2014-10-12
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
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2014-10-12
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...
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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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digital-daily.com
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2014-10-12
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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viperlair.com
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2014-10-12
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
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2014-10-12
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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