Personally I find that the SLI switch card is not the most favourite inclusion – not only is it somewhat fragile, but you have to remember to switch it around everytime you decide to install another card for SLI. It’s about twice the price of the cheapest Core 2 supporting board, but it is currently the cheapest SLI supporting. Fanless Design Provide a cool environment without all the baggage Cooling fans, though a popular thermal solution, also come with noise and malfunction likelyhood. Consumers are more concerned on saving the fraction rather than critically analysing every feature. No, create an account now.

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Cheap motherboards worth the bother? It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.

ASUS P5NSLI AI Lifestyle Series – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – nForce 570 SLI Intel Series

Many end users buy one now and then upgrade with a second card later on – that’s an area where this board is an attractive proposition. It did for me. Remember you should install the chipset, etc drivers too. The cutting-edge audio feature dramatically enhances the quality of voice signal.

Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple Audiio settings.

The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. Thoughtful design allows you to set up your system easily.

Yes, my password is: We also put the board through the bit-tech stress test over the weekend using the stable memory timings that Rich found at DDR Rich has hit the nail on the head with this board, although I disagree with him on the marketability of this board.


I think that there is a market out there for SLI at the low end, even though I’ve always said that I would rather buy one faster card than a pair of slower cards to use in SLI. Log in or Sign up. Even if you don’t need audio, Firewire and the extra connectivity and just want something that works, you’d still be left with an SLI board that runs games pretty decently at high resolution, despite it’s poor performance elsewhere due to the current issues with stability at higher memory speeds when 2GB of RAM is installed.

Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate. If you are looking to treat the P5NSLI as a workstation for your video, picture and audio encoding then you are obviously going to loose out considerably more than others but this board is aimed at budget gaming and that’s exactly what it does well.

Fanless Design Provide a cool environment without all the baggage Cooling fans, though a popular thermal solution, also come with noise and malfunction likelyhood. It won’t hurt to put a heatsink on the southbridge and possibly find something bigger for the northbridge if you intend to try to tweak this board.

This motherboard gives you 4-step voltage control to the DIMM. It may be a pain in the butt to set up with the current BIOS, but everything seems to have a learning curve these days. The p5nslu sinks and strategic board layout were tailor made to dissipate heat in the most efficient manner.


For those who don’t know, the bit-tech stress test comprises of two instances of Prime 95, an instance of P5ndli and a Far Cry time demo looping at x 4xAA 8xAF – these applications are all run simultaneously. Well the new nForce i Ultra chipset seems to fit the inexpensive bill quite nicely, and not everyone needs SLI! Those will give you a cheap and powerful combination ideally suited for gaming at high resolutions.

P5NSLI | Motherboards | ASUS Global

Written by Richard Swinburne. PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice. I could not get windows 7 to run the audio for this board. I am also trying out some Linux programs but not having much success with them either. I finally just went back to windows xp. However, if you’re one of these people, don’t expect to be able to overclock much. Backwards compatible with current USB 1. With all things considered, it’s a great board for the price, audlo with the current DDR issues we’ve encountered.

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