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Also included are eSATA/FireWire inputs, support for 7.1-channel surround sound (S/PDIF) , and two PS/2 ports.

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Pros

BIOS is easy to use and update.

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SATA and IDE compliant for those unwilling to part with older components but still want a performance boost.

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Can still perform fairly well in a gaming rig with a good graphics card.

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Runs pretty stable and cool at clock speeds.

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Cons

Requires a p4 power connector (something only usually seen in server mobos) instead of the standard 24-pin connector.

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Dated by today's standards and an LGA1156 board can be bought for only a little more money.

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Not very good at overclocking.

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The Asus P5QL/EPU is a budget-friendly, 775 socket ATX Intel motherboard designed for only Intel Core 2, Pentium and Celeron processors. Featured is a PCI Express x16 slot for adding a dedicated graphics module, two PCI Express x1 slots are three PCI slots that are all, according to critics, well arranged so as to provide enough space for large modules. Also included are eSATA/FireWire inputs, support for 7.1-channel surround sound (S/PDIF), and two PS/2 ports. There is however no embedded graphics module. Critics say the P5QL/EPU performs exceptionally well, and that it offers lots of options for overclocking, including conventional voltage controls. However, there’s only a passive heatsink for cooling the chipset’s Northbridge, which means users should be extra careful.

Features
  • Intel Motherboard
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Socket 775
  • Intel Processors
  • Third-Party Video Required
  • Integrated High-Definition Audio
  • DDR3 RAM ONLY
  • Six SATA Bays
  • NO RAID Configuration Options
  • Single PCI-e 2.0 x16
  • Double PCI-e x1
  • FireWire/eSATA Support
  • Integrated Gigabit LAN
  • Overclocking Possible
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty 
Specifications

 

  • CPU Socket Type: LGA 775
  • CPU Type: Core 2 Quad/Extreme/Duo, Pentium/Celeron Dual-Core
  • FSB: 1333/1066 MHz
  • North Bridge: Intel P43
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH10
  • Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
  • Memory Standard: DDR2 1066/800/667
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
  • Channel Supported: Dual Channel
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 | 1
  • PCI Express x1 | 2
  • PCI Slots | 3
  • SATA 3Gb/s     6
  • Audio Chipset: Realtek 8111C
  • Audio Channels: 8 Channels
  • MAX Lan Speed: 10/100/1000
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