The Bad

There really isn't much to complain about with the CUSL2, but nothing is ever perfect.

Although ASUS includes the necessary header to take advantage of 3 additional USB ports, the CUSL2 actually features 5 additional USB ports for a total of 7. We'd also like to see ASUS include the ethernet port integrated on the motherboard, at least as an option, since it is included with the ICH2 that's already onboard.

One of the most frustrating "features" of ASUS boards is the lack of a CMOS reset jumper. You can clear the CMOS by contacting two solder points, labeled CLRTC, with a piece of metal. This method is not documented in the manual and we don't recommend it either. Instead, simply remove the battery from it's socket momentarily with the ATX power unplugged.

While it's not really a fault of the ASUS CUSL2, you'll be paying extra for the integrated graphics of the i815 even if you plan to use your own AGP graphics card.

USB Compatibility

  • Number of Front Universal Serial Bus Root Ports: 5

  • Number of Rear Universal Serial Bus Root Ports: 2

  • USB IRQ Enable/Disable in BIOS: Yes

  • USB Keyboard Support in BIOS: Yes

Recommended SDRAM

Recommended SDRAM: 1 x 128MB Corsair PC133 SDRAM; 1 x 128MB Mushkin PC133 SDRAM

SDRAM Tested: 1 x 128MB Corsair PC133 SDRAM; 1 x 128MB Mushkin PC133 SDRAM

Manufacturer: Corsair
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Manufacturer: Mushkin
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  • markleman - Saturday, May 25, 2013 - link

    I have a CUSL2...i found it at a thrift shop...i dont want it:c Reply
  • nintendoeats - Sunday, November 3, 2019 - link

    I'll take it. Reply
  • BruceHHaddix - Saturday, February 27, 2021 - link

    I am glad I have found it because I was searching for it online and I am interested in buying it. Can you please let me know the procedure? I am glad I was reading reviews for site because while searching, I clicked on your post by mistake. Reply

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