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Asus P4B533-E and Intel D845GBV in the test: i845E against i845G, i850E and i845D

Asus P4B533-E and Intel D845GBV in the test: i845E against i845G, i850E and i845D

The P 4B533-E

Scope of delivery and documentation

Nobody should be disappointed with the scope of delivery and especially the features of the P4B533-E. The packaging of the P4B533-E contains the following components:

  • P4B533-E
  • P4B533-E Support CD (Rev. 28.01)
  • Gameport/USB 2.0 module
  • S/PDIF module
  • ATX slot bracket
  • Firewire module
  • Two Ultra ATA/133/100 IDE cables
  • A 40-Conductor DIE cable
  • A floppy cable
  • Three additional jumpers
  • English manual (User Guide)
  • 'Quick Setup Guide' and 'Reference Card'
  • 'Jumper and Connector' sticker
P4B533-E board and manual
P4B533-E Additions2
P4B533-E packaging

Our version of the manual was still the very first edition, in which not all points of the final version are dealt with. Since this is a pre-production model, it is difficult for us to rate this negatively and assume that Asus will rely on the tried and tested for the final sales version and that all appendixes from previous manuals will be found again.

We will not go into the enclosed sticker, the quick setup guide and the reference card at this point, as we have already done this in the last two reviews .

Features

P4B533-E

  • Form factor
    • Socket 478 ATX (30.5cm x 24.5cm)
  • Processor
    • Supports Pentium4 (Socket478)
    • Automatic CPU detection
    • 400MHz and 533MHz Quad Pumped Bus
  • Chipset
    • Intel 845E chipset (passively cooled)
    • ICH4 Southbridge
  • RAM
    • 3x 184 pin DIMMS (DDR RAM)
    • Supports PC1600/2100 DDR RAM
    • Maximum memory size: 2GB
  • Expansion slots
    • 1x AGP Pro 4x S lot
    • 6x 32 bit PCI slots
    • 1x CNR slot
    • 3x fan connections (monitor capable)
    • 2 IDE ports (UDMA 33/66/100)
  • External connections
    • 1x parallel port
    • 2x serial ports
    • 6 USB 2.0 ports (4x internal, 2x via slot cover)
    • 1x game port via slot cover
    • 1x microphone in
    • 1x line in
    • 1x line out
    • 1x S/PDIF digital output/input (via slot cover)
  • Bios
    • 4MBit Award Bios
    • Multiplier can be manipulated in the BIOS (only if the CPU is unlocked)
    • Front Side Bus can be manipulated in 1MHz steps in the BIOS (100-200MHz)
    • CPU voltage can be regulated in the BIOS (1.50- 1.70V)Via “Over-Volt” jumper up to 1.80 in the BIOS
    • V Dim voltage can be regulated in the BIOS (2.6 - 2.7 -2.9V)
    • AGP voltage can be regulated in the BIOS (1.5 - 1.6 - 1.7V)
    • AGP/PCI frequency fixable (66.66/33.33 - 104.46/52.23)
    • Interrupt Mode APIC (up to 24 IRQs)
  • Special features
    • Onboard Promise IDE ATA/133 Raid Controller
    • Dolby Digital 6-channel C-Media CMI8738 Sound
    • Onboard LAN
    • Onboard Nec Firewire (1394) Chip
    • Asus Multi-Language Bios
    • Asus Q- Fan technology
    • Asus Post Reporter
    • Asus MyLogo2
    • Asus EZ Plug
    • Asus EZ Flash
    • Asus i -Panel Connector
    • Smart Card Reader Connector
    • Secure Digital and Memory Card Connector
    • Chassis open alarm lead
  • Other functions
    • Keyboard Power-On, Suspend To RAM
    • Wake-On-LAN, Wake-On-Modem, Wake-on USB-Device

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