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ModelABIT AA8-DuraMaxAsus P5AD2 Premium8ANXP-D
Revision1.0Rev. 1.021.0
BIOS VersionAA8_13.B00 (06/02/2004)1005 BETA 002 (07/13/2004)M5 (06/25/2004)
Form Factor / Size30.5 cm x 24.5cm30.5 cm x 24.5 cm30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
Power Connector24-Pin, 4-Pin24-Pin, 4-Pin24-Pin, 4-Pin
CPU SupportPentium 4 (Socket 775)Pentium (Socket 775)Pentium (Socket 775)
CPU Clock (2200/2000 MHz)n/a MHzn/a MHzn/a MHz
FSB Clock (200 MHz)n/a MHzn/a MHzn/a MHz
NorthbridgeIntel 925XNG8925X - SL7LZ - L419A389Intel 925XNG8925X - SL7LZ - L420A251Intel 925XNG88ADW L415A335 QF99 ES
SouthbridgeIntel ICH6R (FW82801R)SL79N (Final)RAIDIntel ICH6R (FW82801R)RaidIntel ICH6R (FW82801R)FW82801FR F4170079 QF89 ESRaid
Memory Speed(s)533/400400, 533, 600400, 533
Memory ModesDual-ChannelDual-Channel, Single-ChannelDual-Channel
Memory Timings4.0-4-4-12 (SPD)4.0-4-4-12 (SPD)4.0-4-4-12 (SPD)
Memory Sockets446
Maximum RAM4 GB4 GB4 GB
ECC / Registered Memorynoyes / noYes/no
System Components
Piezo PC Speakernonono
PCIE Card Lockyesyesyes
Northbridge Fanyesnoyes (detachable fan w/ blue LEDs)
4-Pin CPU FAN Headersyesyesyes
FAN HeadersCPU,NB,SYS,AUX1,AUX21x CPU, 2x System1x CPU, 3x System
Voltage Regulators4-Phase3-Phase8-Phase (w/ U-Plus DPS)
I/O Components
Mass Storage ControllerIntel ICH6RIntel ICH6RIntel ICH6R
Row 29 - Cell 0 RaidRaidRAID
Storage Ports4x SATA 150, 1x Ultra ATA 1004x SATA 150, 1x Ultra 1004x SATA 150, 1x Ultra ATA/100,
Secondary Mass Storage ControllerRow 31 - Cell 1 Silicon ImageSilicon Image
Row 32 - Cell 0 Row 32 - Cell 1 Sil3114CT176Sil3114CT176
RAID SupportRow 33 - Cell 1 Raid Mode 0, 1, 0+1, 5RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1
Secondary Storage PortsRow 34 - Cell 1 4x SATA 150, 2x Ultra 1334x SATA 150
Floppy Controlleryesyesyes
Primary Network ControllerRealtek RTL8110S GbitMarvell 88E8053 (PCIE) 1 GBitBroadcom BCM5751KFB (PCIE) 1 GBit
Secondary Network ControllerRow 37 - Cell 1 Marvell 88E8053 (PCIE) 1 GBitMarvell 88E8001 (PCI) 1 GBit
Serial (integrated / additional)1/01 / 11/0
USB Ports (integrated / additional)4/44 / 44/7
FirewireTexas Instruments TI 1394aTexas Instruments TI 1394bTexas Instruments TI 1394b
Ports (integrated / additional)1/21x a / 2x b3x b
Game Portno1no
IR Connectornonoyes
Expansion Components
PCI Slots (32 Bit)2x 32 bit (PCI 2.3)32x 32 Bit (PCI 2.3)
PCI Express (16 lines)111
PCI Express (1 lines)223
Chassis Intrusion Detectionnonofootprint
Temperature MonitoringCPU,SYS,PWM1,PWM2yesCPU
Fan MonitoringCPU,NB,SYS,AUX1,AUX2yesCPU, Chassis, Power
Smart/Manual Fan ControlABIT FAN EQyes / yesCPU/ NB Smart Fan
Voltage MonitoringCPU Vcore, DDR, DDR VTT, NB, NB 2.5, FSB VTT, +12V, +5V, +3.3V, +5VSByesVcore,DDR18V, 3.3V, 12V
Power-Up on..."Schedule, Keyboard, Mouse, LAN, Modem"LAN, Modem, PCI, Time, KeyboardSchedule, Keyboard, PME, Ring
Power-Up after Power Lossoff, on, last stateoff, on, last stateSof- off, Full-On, Memory
Other FeaturesSoftmenuASUS Stack CoolASUS Noiseless Fan DesignU-Plus DPS(8 Phase)Four Blue CID LED/Heat Pipe6 DDR2 SocketDualBIOSEasyTune 5M.I.TC.I.A.2S.O.S.Xpress3Download CenterC.O.M.
On-Board Audio
TypeIntel High Definition AudioHD AudioIntel High Definition Audio
ChipRealtek ALC880C-Media CMI9880Realtek ALC880
Surround Support7.1 Channel Audio7.1 Channel Audio7.1 Cannel Audio
JacketsMIC-In, Line-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (F-SUR), Line-Out (Center & Subwoofer), Line-Our (R-SUR), S/PDIF IN, S/PDIF OUTLine-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (center & subwoofer ch.), Line-Our (rear ch.), SPDIF coaxial output, SPDIF optical outputLine-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (center & subwoofer ch.), Line-Out (rear ch.), SPDIF coaxial input and output
onBoard ConnectorsCD-InRow 63 - Cell 2 CD-In, Azalia Front Audio Panel
BIOS Details
Version / DateAA8_13.B00 (06/02/2004)1005 BETA 002 (07/13/2004)M5 (06/25/2004)
Update viaDOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), WindowsDOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), WindowsDOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), Windows
Special Features"ABIT Guru Clock ABIT OC Guru ABIT EQ, ABIT Audio EQ ABIT Flash Menu ABIT Black Box""Asus Non-Delay-Overclocking SystemAsus Post Reporter Asus Q-Fan2 Asus CrashFree BIOS 2 Asus Multi-language BIOS Asus MyLogo2""GIGABYTE DualBIOS GIGABYTE @BIOS GIGABYTE QFlash GIGABYTE Multi-language BIOS"
overclocking recoveryyes
Setup viaBIOS, Windows ToolBios, Windows ToolBios, Windows Tool
FSB Frequency Range / Steps100~400 MHz / 1 MHz100 - 400 / 1 MHz100 - 355 / 1 MHz
Memory Frequencies400/533 MHz400/533/600 MHz400/533 MHz
PCIE Frequencies50~255 MHz / 1 MHz90 - 133 / 1 MHzAuto
Asynchronous - Memory : FSByesyesyes
Asynchronous - PCI/PCIE : FSByesyesAuto
CPU Voltage1.3875~1.7375 / 0.025V1.3875 - 1.700 / 1.0025V1.6000 - 0.8375 / 0.0125V
Memory Voltage2.50~3.20 / 0.05V1.80 - 2.10 / 0.10 V1.80 - 2.10 / 0.10 V
Chipset Voltage1.5~2.05 / 0.05V1.50 - 1.60 / 0.10 V1.5-1.8/0.10V
FSB Termination VoltageRow 80 - Cell 1 1.20 - 1.40 / 0.20 V1.20-1-1.40/0.10V
Additional Information
Model Variations"AA8-3rd Eye AA8-DuraMAX"P5AD2 Premium, P5AD2 Deluxe8I925X-G
all Add-Ons from the Motherboard BOX
Book1x Board, 1x RAID1x Board, 1x RAID1x Board, 1x RAID
Board I/O-Shidyesyesyes
Cables4 x SATA 1501 x UDMA 1331 x Floppy10 x SATA 1504 x SATA 2x Port Power2 x UDMA 1331 x UDMA 661 x Floppy4 x SATA 1501 x UDMA 1331 x Floppy1 x SATA 2x Port Power
Slots2 x USB 2.0 / 1x Firewire a and b2 x USB 2.0 / 1 x Game2 x Firewire b / 1 x RJ-451 x COM2 x SATA 150 / 1 x 4-pin Power3 x USB 2.02 x USB 2.0 / 1x Firewire a and b
Add onRow 88 - Cell 1 3 x jumper1 x WLAN Antenna1 x Northbride FAN1 x WLAN PCI-Card b/g1 x WLAN Slot-Blände (kein)1 x U-Plus DSP Card
Included Software1 x Driver Diskette1 x Driver CD1 x Driver CD1 x DVD-Player Software- WinDVD 5 Platinum 6Ch- WinDVD Creator Platinum2- WinRIP 21 x Software CD- PC Cillin Antivirus 2002- Winbond Voice Editor- Marvell Yakon VCT Application1 x Driver / Software CD- Norton AntiVirus- Norton Personal Firewall- Norton Privacy Control- Norton Spam Alert- Norton Parental Control
OtherRow 90 - Cell 1 1 x ASUS Sticker1 x Board overview Sticker1 x Board versions Info1 x Handbook WiFi-g (WLAN)1 x Gigabyte Sticker1 x Qucikguide8Sigma CD Driver;Chipset/Serial-ATA/RAID/Netrwor/Audio Drivers Norton/DirecrX/Adobe Acrobat Reader/Easy Tune5/GIGABYTE C.O.M.FDD;IDE;SATA;SATA Power Cable ;1395b;USB;IO Shield;U-Plus DPS Clip;GN-WPKG;U-Plus DPS;Detachable NB fan;CPU Protective Cover