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The Asus P5Q3 is a 775 socket, ATX Intel motherboard designed for only Intel Core 2 processors.

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Great choice for the gamer on a budget--ATI CrossFireX, DDR3 support at a low price.

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Great onboard sound--8-channel support, noise-filtering.

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Excellent overclocking performance--solid heatsinks keep everything running cool and efficient.

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Great layout--plenty of room for components, large GPUs.

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Inconsistent RAM performance--RAM often needs to be underclocked to avoid frequent crashes.

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Doesn't support 4GB RAM modules like most newer motherboards.

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Supports now out of date LGA 775 CPUs.

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The Asus P5Q3 is a 775 socket, ATX Intel motherboard designed for only Intel Core 2 processors. It’s an upgrade from the P5P43TD, in that it adds along an extra PCI 2.0 x16 port, along with CrossFireX support. Everything else remains the same, including a lack of integrated video; a built-in high-definition audio module; and an integrated Gigabit LAN module. Like its counterpart, the P5Q3 relies on Dual-Channel DDR3 2000 (O.C.) RAM to help meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. It does host another improvement, however—a total of eight SATA Bays. This leaves room for potential RAID configurations of 1, 0, 5, and 10. Additional features include a IEEE 1394a interface, S/PDIF outputs for connecting to a home theater system, and a 3-year warranty.

  • Intel Motherboard
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Socket 775
  • Intel Core 2 Processors ONLY
  • Third-Party Video Required
  • Integrated High-Definition Audio
  • Eight SATA Bays
  • RAID Configuration Options
  • Dual PCI-e 2.0 x16
  • CrossFirex Support
  • Double PCI-e x1
  • FireWire/eSATA Support
  • Integrated Gigabit LAN
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • CPU Socket Type: LGA 775
  • CPU Type: Core 2 Quad/Extreme/Duo
  • FSB: 1333/1066 MHz
  • North Bridge: Intel P45
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
  • Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
  • Memory Standard: DDR3 1800/1600
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
  • Channel Supported: Dual Channel
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 | 2 (ATI CrossFirex)
  • PCI Express x1 | 3
  • PCI Slots | 2
  • PATA     1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
  • SATA 3Gb/s     8
  • RAID: 0/1/5/10
  • Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC1200
  • Audio Channels: 8 Channels
  • MAX Lan Speed: 10/100/1000
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