Asus P4P800 Motherboard

Intel Socket 478, ATX, DDR - MPN: P4P800
Product Details
Description
Asus P4P800 ASUS Single Socket 478 Mainboard Mfr P/N P4P800 System Boards.
Quick Glance
System Board Style ATX
Interface Connection Mouse - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0, Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A), Keyboard - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT), Audio - Microphone (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member rweakley - Jun 13, 2004   

Strengths: Ease of use. Overclocking. SATA.

Weakness: Instant Music feature.

Great motherboard. I plugged in all my components and it booted up on first attempt. Serial ATA is great. No big Ribbon cables. Comes with everything you need. Can't figure out the instant music feature, but my computer is always on when I want to play music, so it doesn't present a problem. Easy, easy overclocking. Set it to 10, 20, or 30% over, and you're all set.

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5 Star Review   By member takane - May 18, 2004   

Strengths: Stable, stable and stable

I am using this motherboard with P4 2.8 and 1G memory to run modeling programs. Both windows xp and SuSE linux have been installed in this system. Very stable!! I don't know if this one is good for gamer, but for long term use, this is a very good motherboard. Highly recommended!!

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4 Star Review   By member knight82 - Mar 9, 2004   

Strengths: stable, easy to set up, good layout

Weakness: on-board sound is flaky, could not use the add-on ASUS gameport attached to the motherboard when using an add-on sound card, gameport/usb cable was extra (not included), BIOS upgrade a bit tricky

This is my first ASUS board after using ABIT for years (3 computers). Everything went together smoothly, retail 3.0HT P4, 2 sticks of 512mb Crucial PC3200 DDR, NVIDIA FX5900 128mb video, SB Audigy sound card. I read about the on-board sound conflicts but I needed a gameport for my wheel/pedals so I was not concerned about that. The BIOS has different update methods depending on which version is currently installed. This can be confusing unless you are familiar with updating the bios. That said it updated fine once I determined the proper method. So far everything is running smooth. The only conflict was trying to use the ASUS gameport plugged into the motherboard. Apparently the Audigy sound card confuses the bios. The device manager recognizes the generic gameport but will not recognize any connected device unless the gameport is plugged into the sound card, not the motherboard. This method works fine, just would have preferred to try both methods and choose the one that gave the best performance.

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5 Star Review   By member w00kiec00kie - Mar 5, 2004   

Strengths: Price, Performance (PAT enabled!)

Weakness: no firewire, but my audigy card had that... no usb brackets / second com port bracket... etc.

comes with a scarce package, but they're not really needed anyway. the performance is like the more expensive canterwood with PAT enabled. I'm using the P4 2.8B, so I'm not even getting the most out of this board, but it's still fast with a little OC and PAT. ASUS also claims that this motherboard is compatible with the new Prescott, so there's still room to upgrade. Definitely one of the best boards for the P4 478 socket, but maybe better to hold off and get a whole new platform.

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5 Star Review   By member kodakbear60 - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: ASUS,Dual BIOS,ease of installation,price,stability.

Weakness: Warranty

I've owned several of this maker before, and have discovered that some makers have diffferent views as to what FSB 800 means. Overall a faster board than most in my experience, and I'm looking to buy another soon.

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5 Star Review   By member niander99 - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: Makes over clocking easy and safe.

Weakness: None so far

ASUS has really hit the nail on the head with the P4P800. Both the non deluxe and the deluxe model perform very well, even when overclocked. These boards are highly recommended for serious PC builders that require performance along with stability.

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5 Star Review   By member jcompanioni - Dec 29, 2003   

Strengths: Stability, over-clocking, features, and price.

Weakness: No ATA/133(non-issue when using SATA)

Upgraded to this board from the Asus P4PE in order to get 800MHz FSB and dual-channel DDR. The Asus optimization to the 865 chipset lets this board perform on par with the pricier 875 chipset, so I feel this board was the best buy. Installation of the board and peripherals was a snap. Navigating the BIOS was also easy, assuming you know your way around. Board booted up 1st time with 2 sticks of Kingston HyperX @ 512MB each, P4 2.6C, dual Maxtor 120GB SATA hard drives, Audigy sound card, and Lite-On 52X burner. Everything was recognized and works fine/stable. I then overclocked the 2.6 CPU to a bit over 3 gigs. Again, everything stable. May try for a higher OC later, but for now I am happy to be in the 3 gig club! In my opinion, this is one of the better options for P4 cpu's. Nothing really negative to say--the PCB color could be something other than the monkey-poop yellow Asus uses, but I'm not a case-modder, so the board will not be visible via a window or anything, so no big deal. My second Asus board, which I like as much as the first. I will recommend this board to anyone who asks.

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5 Star Review   By member flilldan - Dec 26, 2003   

Strengths: This mother board was the easiest to install and configure.

Weakness: NONE.

I had built a new P4 800Mhz system for my daughter, and this board made it very easy. I used a P4 3.0Ghz processor and 512 of DDR ram. The sound is amazing for an onboard sound card. The configuration was a snap with the jumperless setup.

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5 Star Review   By member silvero - Dec 7, 2003   

Strengths: It's an ASUS. It's a very cost effective model - with all the features I wanted.

Weakness: ATA 100 instead of ATA 133 - but paying more for the P4P800 Deluxe, or P4C800 Deluxe still gives you ATA 100

This is my third ASUS board. So the question was not whether to get an ASUS, but which ASUS to get. The P4P800 is a great board. No problems putting together the hardware or installing XP. Consider saving some money over the P4P800 Deluxe. Most people will not need the RAID options provided by the Deluxe. My only regret: I assembled a system a few months ago using the P4C800 Deluxe. I should have saved the money and used a P4P800 for that system as well.

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Today's Average: $412.48
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Product Details
Description
Asus P4P800 ASUS Single Socket 478 Mainboard Mfr P/N P4P800 System Boards.
Quick Glance
System Board Style ATX
Interface Connection Mouse - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0, Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A), Keyboard - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT), Audio - Microphone (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Summary
Product Title Asus P4P800 Motherboard
Manufacturer Asus
Lowest Price $412.48 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 4.9 | 9 Reviews
Connectors
On-Board Headers: USB 2.0, Parallel, IDE - ATA/EIDE/ATAPI 40 pin, Floppy - 34 pin Header
Additional Features
Network Interfaces Included: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Processor Class: Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium 4 Processor w/ HT Technology
Number of AGP Slots: 1
Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
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User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member rweakley - Jun 13, 2004   

Strengths: Ease of use. Overclocking. SATA.

Weakness: Instant Music feature.

Great motherboard. I plugged in all my components and it booted up on first attempt. Serial ATA is great. No big Ribbon cables. Comes with everything you need. Can't figure out the instant music feature, but my computer is always on when I want to play music, so it doesn't present a problem. Easy, easy overclocking. Set it to 10, 20, or 30% over, and you're all set.

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5 Star Review   By member takane - May 18, 2004   

Strengths: Stable, stable and stable

I am using this motherboard with P4 2.8 and 1G memory to run modeling programs. Both windows xp and SuSE linux have been installed in this system. Very stable!! I don't know if this one is good for gamer, but for long term use, this is a very good motherboard. Highly recommended!!

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4 Star Review   By member knight82 - Mar 9, 2004   

Strengths: stable, easy to set up, good layout

Weakness: on-board sound is flaky, could not use the add-on ASUS gameport attached to the motherboard when using an add-on sound card, gameport/usb cable was extra (not included), BIOS upgrade a bit tricky

This is my first ASUS board after using ABIT for years (3 computers). Everything went together smoothly, retail 3.0HT P4, 2 sticks of 512mb Crucial PC3200 DDR, NVIDIA FX5900 128mb video, SB Audigy sound card. I read about the on-board sound conflicts but I needed a gameport for my wheel/pedals so I was not concerned about that. The BIOS has different update methods depending on which version is currently installed. This can be confusing unless you are familiar with updating the bios. That said it updated fine once I determined the proper method. So far everything is running smooth. The only conflict was trying to use the ASUS gameport plugged into the motherboard. Apparently the Audigy sound card confuses the bios. The device manager recognizes the generic gameport but will not recognize any connected device unless the gameport is plugged into the sound card, not the motherboard. This method works fine, just would have preferred to try both methods and choose the one that gave the best performance.

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5 Star Review   By member w00kiec00kie - Mar 5, 2004   

Strengths: Price, Performance (PAT enabled!)

Weakness: no firewire, but my audigy card had that... no usb brackets / second com port bracket... etc.

comes with a scarce package, but they're not really needed anyway. the performance is like the more expensive canterwood with PAT enabled. I'm using the P4 2.8B, so I'm not even getting the most out of this board, but it's still fast with a little OC and PAT. ASUS also claims that this motherboard is compatible with the new Prescott, so there's still room to upgrade. Definitely one of the best boards for the P4 478 socket, but maybe better to hold off and get a whole new platform.

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5 Star Review   By member kodakbear60 - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: ASUS,Dual BIOS,ease of installation,price,stability.

Weakness: Warranty

I've owned several of this maker before, and have discovered that some makers have diffferent views as to what FSB 800 means. Overall a faster board than most in my experience, and I'm looking to buy another soon.

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5 Star Review   By member niander99 - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: Makes over clocking easy and safe.

Weakness: None so far

ASUS has really hit the nail on the head with the P4P800. Both the non deluxe and the deluxe model perform very well, even when overclocked. These boards are highly recommended for serious PC builders that require performance along with stability.

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5 Star Review   By member jcompanioni - Dec 29, 2003   

Strengths: Stability, over-clocking, features, and price.

Weakness: No ATA/133(non-issue when using SATA)

Upgraded to this board from the Asus P4PE in order to get 800MHz FSB and dual-channel DDR. The Asus optimization to the 865 chipset lets this board perform on par with the pricier 875 chipset, so I feel this board was the best buy. Installation of the board and peripherals was a snap. Navigating the BIOS was also easy, assuming you know your way around. Board booted up 1st time with 2 sticks of Kingston HyperX @ 512MB each, P4 2.6C, dual Maxtor 120GB SATA hard drives, Audigy sound card, and Lite-On 52X burner. Everything was recognized and works fine/stable. I then overclocked the 2.6 CPU to a bit over 3 gigs. Again, everything stable. May try for a higher OC later, but for now I am happy to be in the 3 gig club! In my opinion, this is one of the better options for P4 cpu's. Nothing really negative to say--the PCB color could be something other than the monkey-poop yellow Asus uses, but I'm not a case-modder, so the board will not be visible via a window or anything, so no big deal. My second Asus board, which I like as much as the first. I will recommend this board to anyone who asks.

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5 Star Review   By member flilldan - Dec 26, 2003   

Strengths: This mother board was the easiest to install and configure.

Weakness: NONE.

I had built a new P4 800Mhz system for my daughter, and this board made it very easy. I used a P4 3.0Ghz processor and 512 of DDR ram. The sound is amazing for an onboard sound card. The configuration was a snap with the jumperless setup.

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5 Star Review   By member silvero - Dec 7, 2003   

Strengths: It's an ASUS. It's a very cost effective model - with all the features I wanted.

Weakness: ATA 100 instead of ATA 133 - but paying more for the P4P800 Deluxe, or P4C800 Deluxe still gives you ATA 100

This is my third ASUS board. So the question was not whether to get an ASUS, but which ASUS to get. The P4P800 is a great board. No problems putting together the hardware or installing XP. Consider saving some money over the P4P800 Deluxe. Most people will not need the RAID options provided by the Deluxe. My only regret: I assembled a system a few months ago using the P4C800 Deluxe. I should have saved the money and used a P4P800 for that system as well.

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