Intel have been slashing the price of their Pentium 4 processors for quite some time now. It’s also based on a now shipping game engine in MaxFX. The ICH2 takes care of everything else. When buying this board, be intelligent and try and use it as a sensible upgrade path to something higher performing. It performs as it should do given its speed. The system proceeded to boot perfectly. It passed that test easily so I rebooted at 17 x

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Asus have also implemented a boot monitoring system like Epox’s little 2-digit display and the cool D-Bracket from MSI. However if you look at the chipset in the way that Intel did when it designed it, you begin to see the point. It wouldn’t boot at 16x multiplier and Mhz FSB.

You may also like. They want a Pentium 4 on every desk and in every home and quite rightly so.

Socket P Computer Motherboard for Intel. This allows you to get away with not needing a proper P4 compatible PSU for that connector and just use a spare molex.

ASUS P4B, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

Asus also provide software to change the voices spoken on the errors. Intel have sensibly standardised the area around the tiny socket and physically closed it off using the heatsink mounting assembly.

Everything is laid out logically, accessing the CPU settings is easy and the memory settings also have their own sections.


The Intel INF update noted that no update was indeed necessary and the operating system had all the needed drivers. The connectors for the extra hardware like USB and the smart card reader along with the DIP switch block for adjusting the CPU and the ATX case connector block are all grouped in the same area along the bottom right hand edge of the board.

What was the best tech product of ? After tweaking the FSB, the quickest stable speed was Mhz 16 x Be the first to write a review. Skip to main content. Personal preference dictates that a top edge placement is best for me, however anywhere near the top extremities isn’t a bad thing. Turn on, start the setup from the BIOS. The manual is also excellent.

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Audioengine N22 Integrated Amplifier. This was at 1. The board also fully supports the upcoming Northwood processors and mothrrboard SDR memory is the worst memory type to pair such high performing processors with, it’s nice to know that mitherboard upgrade path is there, using the P4B as a stopgap before investing in a new higher performing board.

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Chipset Features Before we see what Asus have done with the platform, lets take a look at the chipset itself. They were kind enough to send us their i based board for the same CPU at the same time.


Intel have been slashing the price of their Pentium 4 processors for quite some time now. Far easier to diagnose than listening to a load of beeps or looking up a POST code in your Epox manual don’t you think?

Review: Asus P4B – Mainboard –

It’s also based on a now shipping game engine in MaxFX. Socket 5 Computer Motherboard for Intel.

Roll on iD and an updated P4B. SDR memory effectively cripples the processor so that it will never operate to its full potential. Price isn’t the main driver for someone looking for a performance system however. You can see why memory bandwidth plays such an asud part in the fastest systems.

Like Abit and SoftMenu III, Asus have a technology of their own that allows adjustment of motherboard settings without motherbooard dip switch blocks and jumpers, called JumperFree. All sensibly placed and marked out in the manual. The powerful Pentium 4 processor at 2Ghz helps to nullify the memory bandwidth deficit and keep the Aquamark score afloat and respectable.