- Intel 925XE chipset
- Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
- Dual-Channel DDR2 533
- Intel PAT
- PCI Express Architecture
- Gigabit LAN
DDR2 711 Native Support
Although Intel's 925XE chipsets claimed to only support DDR2 400/533, ASUS engineers successfully unleashed their true potential. This model offers native DDR2 711, eliminating the bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and memory. With current processors supporting 1066MHz FSB, ASUS motherboards, the only solutions with native DDR2 711, will provide superior performance for the most demanding applications.
Hyper Path2 - Shorten Memory Latency
The innovative ASUS Hyper Path2 significantly shortens the latency time between the CPU and memory on 925XE chipsets and improves memory performance without sacrificing stability. Enabling both Hyper Path2 and Intel PAT (Performance Acceleration Technology) on the ASUS 925XE based motherboards, delivers powerful computing never seen before.
Enhance your system without lifting a finger
The P5AD2-E Deluxe is one of the most comprehensive ASUS AI Proactive series motherboards. Featuring dual RAID systems, gigabit Ethernet LAN, 1394a, and the most advanced PC technologies from the Intel 925XE chipsets, the P5AD2-E Deluxe is the best choice to build a server at home. With its unsurpassed performance, the P5AD2-E Deluxe also works perfectly as a high-end gaming machine or a task-intensive workstation.
Intel 925XE chipset
Its PAT (performance acceleration technology) function boosts the system performance without sacrificing any system stability. Companioned with the ICH6R Southbridge chip to provide integrated 4-port SATA RAID controller, PCI Express x1 interfaces and 8 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, the Intel 925XE chipset is the best solution for high-end desktop system.
Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in LGA775 package. With 800MHz FSB, 1 MB 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.
"Attention!! CPU Installation"
Dual-Channel DDR2 533
DDR2 is the next generation memory technology to replace the current DDR. With initial speeds from 400 and 533MHz, DDR2 memory provides bandwidth up to 4.3GB/s. Doubled by the dual-channel architecture, the widest memory bus bandwidth 8.6GB/s is achieved on this motherboard.
The Intel Performance Acceleration Technology (Intel PAT) delivers additional system-level performance by optimizing memory access between CPU and system memory, and allows increased performance at standard operating specifications.
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.
Cooler Overclocking and Quieter Operation!
Heat causes instability and shortens system lifecycle, and motherboard power circuitry is a major thermal source. The patented Stack Cool™ technology utilizes a mini PCB stacked against the main PCB to conduct heat away from power components, resulting in a 10° Celsius reduction. And voila! Cooler overclocking, quieter fan operation, greater stability and longer system life without you doing a thing.
Boost performance when you need it the most!
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.
Diagnose LAN connection before entering OS!
Network problems are often caused by bad cable connection.
AI NET2 remotely detects cable connection the second you turn on the system, and any faulty connections are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
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 Dolby Digital Live technology from Dolby Lab encodes the multi-channel audio source into AC-3 bit-stream and outputs it to S/PDIF port in real time.
IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio / video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
Serial ATA & IDE RAID
The onboard ITE 8212F RAID controllers and the Intel ICH6R southbridge provide the complete solution to your RAID requirements on different storage standards. The Intel ICH6R supports RAID 0, 1 and Intel Matrix Storage Technology on 4 Serial ATA ports. For IDE hard disk drives, the ITE 8212F controller provides RAID 0, 1 , 0+1 functionality for two ATA133 channels.
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
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.
Max. 8 USB 2.0 ports supports
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the available options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system easier and faster.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process.
ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.
- LGA775 socket for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron CPU
- Compatible with Intel 04B and 04A processors
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ready
- Support Intel EM64T and EIST technology
Front Side Bus
1066 / 800 / 533 MHz
- Dual channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 4GB DDR2-711 (FSB 1066)/DDR2-600 (FSB 800)/DDR2-533 (FSB 1066/800) non-ECC memory
- Intel Performance Acceleration Technology (Intel PAT)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics card
2 x PCI Express x1
3 x PCI
Intel ICH6R South Bridge:
- 1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33
- 4 x Serial ATA with Intel Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1 support
ITE IDE RAID controller:
- 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 with JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 0+1 support
Marvell PCIe 88E8053 Gigabit LAN Controller, features AI NET2
- C-Media High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC
- Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out on back I/O port
- Features Dolby Digital Live technology
TI 1394a controller supports
2 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
Max. 8 USB2.0 ports
ASUS AI Proactive Features
AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System)
AI NET2 network diagnosis before entering OS
Stack Cool patented fanless cooling system
- AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- CPU, Memory, and PCIe x16 voltage adjustable
- SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 100MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment
- Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed PCI/PCIe frequencies.
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Other ASUS Special Features
CrashFree BIOS 2
8 Mb Flash ROM,AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Parallel
1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x RJ45
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x IEEE1394a
8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE1394 connector
1 x COM connector
1 x GAME/MIDI connector
CPU / 2 x Chassis / Power Fan connectors
Front panel High Definition Audio connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio-in connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
1 x 2-port IEEE1394a
4 x Serial ATA cables
2 x 2-port SATA power cable
1 x 2-port USB2.0 / Game module
1 x COM Port module
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x IDE cable
1 x FDD cable
1 x I/O Shield
ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.5cm)