Asus P4C800-E: Basic Features

 Motherboard Specifications
CPU Interface Socket-478
Chipset Intel 82875P MCH (North Bridge)
Intel 82801ER ICH5R (South Bridge)
Bus Speeds up to 400 MHz (in 1MHz increments)
Core Voltages Supported up to 1.95V (in 0.0125V increments to 1.60V, 0.025V increments 1.6 to 1.95V)
AGP VDDQ Voltages Supported 1.5 to 1.8V (0.1V increments)
DRAM Voltages Supported up to 2.85V (in 0.1V increments)
Memory Slots 4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
Expansion Slots 1 AGP 8X Slot
5 PCI Slots
Onboard RAID Intel ICH5R Southbridge
Promise PDC20378 Controller
Onboard USB 2.0/IEEE-1394 Eight USB 2.0 supported through South Bridge
VT6307 IEEE-1394 FireWire Controller
Onboard LAN Intel PRO1000 CSA GigaLAN (CSA bus)
Onboard Audio Analog Devices AD1985 Controller
Onboard Serial ATA Two SATA connectors via Promise PDC20378 Controller
Two SATA connectors via ICH5R
(Intel SATA RAID 0,1 or non-RAID)
BIOS Revision 1.010

The basic features of the P4C800 Deluxe are described in the earlier review of the P4C800 Deluxe. Changes from the original P4C800 Deluxe are indicated in bold print. Asus has made many changes to the adjustment ranges in the BIOS. These BIOS changes also apply to the P4C800 Deluxe.

The P4C800-E Deluxe replaces the Intel ICH5 with the ICH5R. This adds the capability of Intel SATA RAID in addition to SATA RAID provided by the on-board Promise controller. With recent updates to the BIOS and Intel RAID drivers, the P4C800-E can support both Raid 0 (striping for performance) and Raid 1 (mirroring for security).

Intel’s CSA Gigabit LAN replaces 3Com on the “E” revision. This PRO1000 chipset moves LAN off the PCI bus and provides communication with the chipset and CPU on a dedicated communications bus.

Asus P4C800-E: Board Layout Asus P4C800-E: BIOS and Overclocking


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  • jsapyta - Sunday, October 17, 2004 - link

    Is this board good for gaming or should I switch to a AMD board? Reply
  • aditm - Thursday, December 18, 2003 - link

    Can I have this Board please? Can I, Can I ?
    If so ... what am I sopose to do with it?
    Aniway Thanks !
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    Thank you for your excellent review. To have the
    P4C800-E support both RAID 0 and RAID 1, would two
    disks in RAID 0 configuration be connected to the two ICH5R SATA ports and another two disks in RAID
    0 configuration be connected to the two Promise
    PDC20378 SATA ports and then these two 2 disk RAID 0 arrays be configured to RAID 1 (mirroring)?
  • Anonymous User - Friday, October 10, 2003 - link

    I too am having trouble loading a clean install onto a Raid Array, any insight would be appreciated Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Using two WD raptors with the Asus P4c800-E want to run in Raid 0. I get in the raid set up but when I try to install windows [XP pro] I load the raid drivers {F6] window loads drivers.When it says loading windows for about two mins I get blue screen error something about drives or controllers not con figured. Could you shed some light on this problem. Works fine when using sata [non raid] Thanks NW Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - link

    OK, I vaguely remember the 1.5 vs 2.0 issue for Prescott. However, what about the 100+ watts that made a problem with motherboard power supplies? Has this issue been resolved? The Asus web site and the manual state, "New power design supports next generation Intel PrescottCPU. Does this mean this motherboard has fixed the power issue. Also, what CPU heat sink/fan combination was used for the testing with 250+MHz FSB? Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

  • 0sparkie - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

    If I have any stability problems I ' ll inform U.
  • Icewind - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

    Its a 9800 which conforms to all the standards on mobos, so your fine. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

    I believe the manual's reference to the ATI card versions is concerning the old problems with stability and enabling AGP 8x on early versions of these video cards on AGP 8x motherboards. I have a 1 year old 9700 Pro running perfectly on this motherboard at 8x with fast writes enabled, but I am not overclocking. Reply

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