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Market Survey, Part 2: Six Premium Pentium 4 LGA775 Boards

Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe, Continued

As the other eight regulators are not cooled, the cooler can only be viewed as a marketing device: it is of no practical use.

Asus equips the back of its boards with an additional PCB layer positioned near the processor socket: Stack Cool is designed to defuse hot spots.

Since the Ai series, the AiBooster tool has been included with Asus motherboards.

The old familiar PC Probe, included with all Asus motherboards. This tool allows monitoring of all key motherboard components (voltage and temperature).

The Asus LiveUpdate program allows automatic download of the latest BIOS updates from the internet for direct installation in Windows XP.

The amount of included accessories is commendable for a board priced at $200.

The serious-looking packaging of the Asus motherboard.

Software Accessories
manuals (coming in the next time)
Drivers & Tools CD
WinDVD 5
WinDVD Creator 2
WinRip 2
PC-Cillin 2002
Hardware Accessories
2x 80-pin ATA cable
1x Floppy cable
1x 40-pin ATA cable
4x SATA data cable
2x SATA power cable (2 devices)
3x Jumper
1x Sticker Board and Logo
1x IO panel shield
1x slot panel 1s Serial Port
1x slot panel 2x USB 2.0 and 1x Game Port
1x slot panel 1x with Firewire (big)