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A8N-SLI Premium In Detail, Continued

Asus A8N-SLI Premium Allows SLI to be Enabled in Software
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A8N-SLI Premium (Rev. 1.01)
Platform socket 939
Northbridge Nvidia nForce 4 Ultra
Southbridge n/a
BIOS 1001 (02/16/2005)
Memory DDR266 to 500
Interfaces
Connectors Onboard/Panel
USB 2.0 4 / 4
IEEE1394/Firewire 1 / 1
Serial COM Port none / 1
Parallel LPT Port 1 / none
Game none / 1
LAN 2 / none
WLAN none / none
SATA 8 / none
Audio analog 8 / none
Audio digital 2 / none
Connectors Onboard Only
PCIe 16x 2
PCIe 4x 1
PCIe 1x 1
PCI 3
IDE (PATA) 2 (4 channels)
Fan 4 pins (CPU) 1
Fan 3 pins (System) 3
Mass Storage Controller
NF4 Ultra 2x IDE (ATA100)
4x SATA (RAID 0,1,0+1)
Silicon Image 3114 CT 4x SATA (RAID 0,1,0+1, JBOD)
LAN
Broadcom Marvell 88E8001 PCIe 1x 1 Gbit/s LAN
Broadcom Marvell 88E1111 PCI 1x 1 Gbit/s LAN
Audio
Realtek ALC850 5.1 AC97
IEEE1394/Firewire
TSB43AB22A 2x 1394a (400 Mbit/s)

These voltage regulator heat sinks are cooled by the CPU fan air flow.

'EZ Plug' needs to be used for all graphics cards that do not come with their own auxiliary power port, such as the GeForce 6600GT. The red LED will flash if the power cable is not inserted.

The board comes with two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, powered by Marvell chips. However, only one of them uses NVIDIA's ActiveArmor firewall.

Eight SATA ports should be more than sufficient.
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