Lastly in the layout, dotted around the board Installation was painless. Intel have been slashing the price of their Pentium 4 processors for quite some time now. Every is as it should be in that respect. The menu layout for the CD is excellent. Being an engineering sample with a full choice of any multiplier, what better to test out the overclocking possibilities of the board. The Intel INF update noted that no update was indeed necessary and the operating system had all the needed drivers. It performs as it should do given its speed.
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When buying this board, be intelligent and try and use it as a sensible upgrade path to something higher performing.
P4P | ASUS Global
What’s not so impressive is that you need an expensive graphics card and very expensive 2Ghz CPU to achieve the score. All sensibly placed and marked out in the manual. They’ve taken advantage of the AC’97 implementation in the ICH2 and provided the headers and connectors needed for on board sound. Intel have been slashing the price of their Pentium 4 processors for quite some time now. At Mhz, SDR memory provides a maximum bandwidth of 1. AquaNox – AquaMark V2. All in all, quality BIOS.
Overclocking Before I started testing the board I received a forwarded email from an Asus employee stressing that they regard the P4B as a good overclocker. However if you look at the chipset in the way that Intel did when it designed it, you begin to see the point. Layout and bundle are both fine with no problems at all.
Last of all the extra power connectors and the ATX supply. Vdimm was left alone 3.
As expected, with all other things static and the FSB increasing, we see the expected score increase of points. We’re within asuw second of the expected results so nothing is amiss. Turn on, start the setup from the BIOS. Another super stable board from Asus with their usual quality mark all over it.
ASUS P4B-M – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket 478 – i845
The manual is also excellent. No change in CPU voltage was required.
The increase in FSB should give us a healthy score increase. The i will never win any performance benchmarks. Etherneg the adjustable Vdimm up to 3. How will performance users judge the i systems?
It was designed purely to drive the P4 into machines worldwide on cost grounds.
Just a quick glance at the following POVRay bench results tells you that everything is within spec and running fine. Chipset Features Before we see what Asus have done with the platform, lets take a look at the chipset itself.
They want a Pentium 4 on every desk and in every home and quite rightly so. The Intel INF update noted that no update was indeed necessary and the operating system had all the needed drivers.
Lastly in the layout, dotted around the board Installation was painless.
Therefore, with a little bit of ingenuity, there is nothing stopping you recording your own vocal POST messages. The board also fully supports the upcoming Northwood processors and while SDR memory is the worst memory type to pair such high performing processors with, it’s nice to know that the upgrade path is there, using the P4B as a stopgap before investing in a new higher performing board. The board is packed with onboard headers for extra items like a smart card reader and their iPanel for system monitoring.
PC SDRAM is also cheap allowing you to stuff a system full of memory chipset maximum is 3Gb for little etherbet although prices are on the up from this years all time lows! The ICH2 takes care of everything else.
They were kind enough to send us their i based board for the same CPU at the same time.