System Board Style: ATX
Interface Connection: Parallel Port Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes, Microphone Port Yes, S/PDIF Yes, Network (RJ-45) Yes
Number of Memory Slots: 4
Supported Processor: Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium 4, Pentium D, Celeron D
Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
System Chipset: nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
Multi GPU Support: nVIDIA SLI
Number of PCI-Express x16 Slots: 2
Product Title: Asus P5N-E SLI Desktop Motherboard - NVIDIA Chipset - Socket T LGA-775
Power Score: 4.1 | 17 Reviews
CPU + Northbridge Support
Maximum Number of Processors: 1
Bus Speed: 533 MHz, 800 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1333 MHz
Max System Memory: 8 GB
Number of IDE Headers: 2
Number of Fan Connectors: 3
Number of Serial ATA Headers / Ports: 4
Number of PCI-Express x1 Slots: 1
Number of PCI Slots: 2
On-Board Headers: Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Video Bus: PCI Express x16
Network Interfaces Included: Ethernet (10 Mbps), Ethernet (10/100 Mbps), Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) Yes
Supported Audio Channels: 5.1 Channels
Controller Type: Floppy Controller, Serial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Audio Codec: Realtek ALC883
Width: 12 in
Depth: 9 in
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Class: Memory/Processor Product
Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
Floppy Controller: Yes
Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 2
Dimensions: 12" Width x 9" Depth
Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
Microphone Port: Yes
SATA Controller: Yes
Product Model: P5N-E SLI
Parallel Port: Yes
Brand Name: Asus
Slots: 2 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI, 1 x PCI Express x1
Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 3
Network (RJ-45): Yes
Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 4
IDE Controller: Yes
Internal Interfaces: 2 x USB Header
Processor Technology: Hyper-Threading Technology
Number of Total Expansion Slots: 5
Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
Total Number of USB Ports: 4
Audio Line In: Yes
Frequency Band: Support CD:DriversASUS UpdateAnti-virus software (OEM version)ASUS PC Probe IINVIDIA RIS (Remote Installation Service) applicationBIOS:4 Mb Flash ROMAWARD BIOSPnPDMI2.0WfM2.0SM BIOS 2.3ASUS EZ Flash 2ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
Audio Line Out: Yes
Product Reviews (11)
Good motherboard for the price
Strengths: Nice layout, the SLI creates more room if you only plan on using one video card. IDE locations help keep cables out of the way
Weakness: No large map of motherboard to help with installation Upper right portion of motherboard has no support
My ASUS P5B motherboard crapped out after given me problems for years. The sound was buggy, sometimes I could use team speak, sometimes I couldn't. The USB devices would sometimes give out and I would constantly have to reinstall drivers. I bought this board because I couldn't find another P5B at my local Frye's. The motherboard is nice, I have had no problem installing drivers. XP booted up,...
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My ASUS P5B motherboard crapped out after given me problems for years. The sound was buggy, sometimes I could use team speak, sometimes I couldn't. The USB devices would sometimes give out and I would constantly have to reinstall drivers. I bought this board because I couldn't find another P5B at my local Frye's. The motherboard is nice, I have had no problem installing drivers. XP booted up, with minor hiccups before I had installed new motherboard drivers, saving me the need to get a new xp activation code. The only real issues I have with the board are that the upper right has no screw hole for me to secure the board, though this doesn't seem to affect its stability, and the fact that Asus doesnt offer a way to install a new Bios in windows like some other company's. That is a minor concern, overall, I learned a few lessons. One, opt for a board with roam to spare, and two, do not by a motherboard when it first comes out, wait until it has seasoned a little.
By anonymous; - Aug 21, 2008
Strengths: No install problems.
Weakness: Support. Unexplained e-sata problems
Have problems attaching e-sata drive. Hangs system. Must reboot with drive attached. Also get garbled desktop when backing up to e-sata drive. Could be Vista problems.
Their website seems to be running on a Commodore 64 and manned by 1 person. Good luck downloading drivers!
By allenp - May 9, 2008
Very easy to setup, very user friendly motherboard
Strengths: Easy to setup. Easy to change from single to dual graphic cards. Helpful small components.
Weakness: At first, it made lots of noise but slowly disappear, which is not bad at all.
It is very very easy to setup everything. They small connectors to help you plug the cables in hard-to-reach area.
And it is so easy to change from single graphic card to SLI mode. It works!!!
By nik_yodo - Dec 13, 2007
Dopn't buy from MWAVE
Motherboard receive did not work. I returned it and was told it was phically damaged and they would not replace it. NEVER BUY FROM MWAVE.
By anonymous; - Sep 26, 2007
ASUS P5N-E SLI
Strengths: Nice layout and easy BIOS to navigate, upgrade and use.
Running with Intel quad core and is running beautifully, no heat issues and very stable. Installing Windows Vista 64bit must be done with 2G then you need to go to Windows site and run patch KB929777, then extra ram works fine. Asus has this posted as the first FAQ for this board.
By anonymous; - Sep 4, 2007