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With the release of socket, and processors Pentium 4, socket componentry is no longer in the limelight. This means prices are falling even though the performance of socket hardware is still very close to that of other platforms. More than anything else the socket lacks future potential, but if you are buying a hardware right now, or even within the next few months that does not really matter.
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With its Prescott compatibilities this board can run any skt processor, many of which can compete with the other, more exciting processors out there. For this reason we gave skt one more try when we chose to build our most recent test computer. Here is the motherboard, boxed, as we received it.
The box itself protected the MB motherboard well and is very informative. It tells the user a lot about asis MB, all of which will will soon go p4p00se.
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From these three characteristics you can tell lot about the board. There have been many variations of ass board, like the P4C The variations between each are generally very slight- normally changes in aus northbridge, soutbridge, or included accessories, etc. This the is the last board in an evolution of skt boards that have been around since the inception of the P4. Here you can see the socket and the northbridge cooler.
The socket is placed along the top of the board which is usually good for clearance when using a larger heatsinks. Also the capacitors along the left side of the processor top of the picture are close, but do no interfere with any HSF we tried out.
Also notice the passive northbridge cooler- it is a nice chunk of aluminum which works fine and saves on the high pitched whine that p4p800sw normally emitted by a small 20cm fan.
This is great until you plan on overclocking the FSB past and you need drop thirty dollars on an aftermarket NB cooler. Here are the two SATA ports.
They are nicely situated about two inches below the memory. Nothing extraordinary here but note that Asus has opted to include a locking mechanism which many manufacturers have stopped using. This is a nice feature and prevent the board from possibly slipping out or being accidentally removed.
Here is the top right corner of the P4P SE. There are four memory slots making for a maximum of 8gb of memory, not that you could ever need that much. There are also two connectors for the IDE drives and one for a floppy drive. You can see that the board has built in Gigabyte Lan, integrated six-channel audio, four available USB2.
Note the board does not come included with Firewire compatibility. No matter what else, this board is an Asus, and that means a lot. The 12v power connector was located in a somewhat strange spot, below and to the left of the processor but this was not a problem, though aesthetically it is not the best spot.
After the physical installation it came time to run the computer. It booted up and installed Windows flawlessly.
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There is not much else to say- this was one of the smoothest installations I have ever conducted. The computer used BIOS v It is layed out in a confusing way and some of the most important features are either tucked away or made to be less accessible than normal.
This technology brings with it a number of features that are meant to make the board easier to use, especially for first-time overclockers and people new to the computer enthusiast scene.
This can be done asue leaving the comfort of Windows. Past or so the program is much less responsive, tends to freeze, or just not work.
The upcoming BIOS, v, which is in Beta asuss, will be interesting to check out and see if these issues can be helped. The main adjustments, asis, date, boot order, and so forth are the first to be seen, which nice, but seems to be catering towards the new computer users again.
Once you are used to p4pp800se BIOS it is not bad to work with, but it takes some time, especially if you are used to a more standard layout. The setup we used was: Immediately we ran CPU-Z p4p800sw noticed two things. First the FSB speed at stock was Second, by SPD, the pp4800se set our memory at a lazy 2. These latency timings are not terrible but will make for lost performance if you forget to check.
P4p800ze hopped back into BIOS and set them at Once the initial setup was complete we started tinkering around. At this time we found another AI feature, AiUpdate. This is an program which painlessly updates your BIOS at your request. It can do so from a file adus have downloaded or straight from an Asus FTP. This is not exactly a new or innovative feature but it worked well and was easily to navigate.
At this point we put the audio jacks into the wrong sockets in the back of the computer, which is odd because they are color-coded. Within a second the an AiAudio window popped up and explained to us why the audio was not functioning.
Under normal aaus we found this MB to be very easy to work with, stable, and quite speedy, especially in booting up and shutting down.
This is about what the findings have been over our experience with skt motherboards, though there is usually a surprise to two when the Springdale beats the Canterwood. In general the Asus motherboard did quite well, certainly enough for you to realize why so many enthusiast opted to go with Springdale motherboards as opposed to their more expensive Canterwood counterparts.
The last part of our testing was overclocking the system. These modules are super fast and should be able to run up to p4p800sd FSB speed of mhz. With this superb memory we overclocked the system in increments of 2mhz from up to In this range we ran the CPU at stock voltage, and the memory at 1.
Here we conducted a battery aus stability tests, all of which were pasted. This included running two instances of Prime95 at the same time. After this point we slackened the memory timings from to 2. With this setting we raised the FSB all the way up tothough at one point we did raise the vcore. At the sytem was stable enough to play Halo or run 3dMark01 but it did not run Prime95 so we back it down tojust p4p80se be safe. We quickly realized that it was time to invested in a new northbridge cooler- we actually have on its way, the Northpole from MicroCool.
Once its here we plan on getting some faster memory and really testing the limits of this mainboard. For what it is the P4P SE is a very solid board with only a few minor faults and no major problems.
The main problems with the P4P SE are all external. Also there is a lot of pressure p4p800e everyone to buy the newest thing out there, for example skt oror even While these are no doubt the wave of the future they have yet to substantially beat out the performance of Northwood-based computers dollar-for-dollar.
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