Am I right in thinking that the WiFi part of the product name means the same as having one of these in your computer from the word go? (I use a wireless network, and it may be better for me to pay extra for the WiFi board than buy a seperate Wireless PCI card)
From the P5W specifications:
"1 x Asus DH Remote™
1 x ASUS DH Remote™ Receiver
1 x ASUS MP3-In™ module
1 x ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Antenna"
The ASUS P5W DH Deluxe comes with a Wi-Fi built on the board. You can use it just as if you had a Wireless PCI card. No need to put another Wi-Fi card in your computer with this board. If I remember correctly, you can also use this board as an access point by just connecting the computer to a LAN port and sharing the internet connection. My board should be in today! =D I'll give you an update as soon as I get it together!
Q: Why does the system fail to boot with Intel Core 2 processor? Is there anything I can do to resolve the problem?
As this motherboard launched before Intel Core 2 processors, the corresponding microcodes were forced to be updated after the launch of these CPUs.
Though most P5W DH Deluxe motherboards come with up-to-date BIOS with the new CPU microcodes capable of supporting Intel Core 2 processors, there may still be a small quantity of motherboards out on the market without this update.
If your BIOS happens to be earlier than 0604, and have no non-Core 2 processor in hand, please contact your reseller (place of purchase) for BIOS exchange service.
Moreover, if your reseller is no longer in business or have difficult to do so, please contact your nearest ASUS office directly.
Yes, even though the WiFi is a definite plus, the P5W-DH Deluxe is just a great board all around. The remote helps control some of the motherboard functions, such as going into low-power mode, quieting fans, whatnot. I think its just cool to have a remote for my computer, well, it'll be about 3 now, what with sound card, mobo, and receiver... =)
One more thing, are you comparing the P5B with the P5B deluxe, or the P5B with the P5W... makes no sense comparing P5B with P5W... shrug