Looking for a new mainboard to accomodate your Intel Dual Core Processor? Today we will be taking a look at the Asus P5LD2-E WiFi-TV, a board based on the Intel 945P Express Chipset. It features various functions like Digital TV, Wireless connectivity and storage options, and it doesn’t blow your wallet like boards based on the 955X chipsets. Click on the review and read on!

The Asus P5LD2-E is Asus’s 945P rendition of the Asus P5WD2-E (the 955X performance variant that is more expensive and is able to handle DDR-II PC1066 memory). Apart from this fact, the P5LD2-E is pretty similar to the P5WD2-E in terms of features, like the optional Wifi-TV card, SATA on the Go Connectivity, ICH7R and third party IDE RAID. The P5LD2-E only has a single Gigabit LAN port though, as opposed to the two found on the P5WD2-E.


Let’s take a look at the Specifications of the Mainboard before we proceed further.

Specifications

CPU Support Socket 775 for Intel Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron
Intel(r) EM64T / EIST
Intel(r) Hyper-Threading Technology ready
New power design supports Intel(r) next generation 04B/04A & 05B/05A CPU
Memory Support 4 x DIMM, max. 4GB, DDR2 667/533/400, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual Channel Architecture
Chipset Intel 945P Express, ICH7R
Expansion Slots

1 x PCI-Express x16 for VGA
1 x PCi-Express x16 for peripherals or VGA, x2, x4 or Auto Selection Speeds
1 x PCI-Express x1
3 x PCI 32bit/33MHz

Audio 8 Channel Intel Azalia High-Definition Audio via Realtek ALC882M
IDE 1 x ATA100 via ICH7R
2 x ATA133 via ITE8211F PCI Controller
SATA 4 x SATA via Intel ICH7R southbridge
1 x SATA II via Silicon Image 3132 PCI-Express Controller
1 x External SATA II
Networking Marvell 88E8053 PCI-Express Gigabit Controller
802.11a/b/g WiFi via Asus WiFi TV card
RAID RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 with Additional Port Multiplier via Silicon Image 3132 RAID Controller
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and Intel Matrix Storage technology via ICH7R
Firewire TI 1394 controller with 2 1394a ports
USB 2.0 4 on rear panel, 4via onboard headers, 8 in total
Power Connector 24pin+8pin EATX supported
Form Factor ATX, 12″ x 9.6″ (30.5cm x 24.5cm)
BIOS 8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2