ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review :: Setup and Bundle

12-13-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By John Chen

The motherboard installed and booted up nicely. There were no problems whatsoever during installation of software and drivers. The only time that a slight problem occurred was when the CMOS was cleared. As mentioned before, after clearing CMOS, only one stick of memory can be installed for the system to POST.

The native Nvidia RAID drivers are found on the CD, which is quite a bit of a hassle when it comes to doing a fresh new install. You'll need to create a floppy driver disk and that can be hard when you only have one system. The driver CD comes with all the drivers for all the hardware components on the motherboard.


ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Drivers

Drivers

ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Manual

Manual

ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Utilities

Utilities


One of the cool utilities on the driver CD is the Asus PC Probe. This program allows you to monitor the temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds connected to the motherboard. Some other good software includes Winbond Voice Editor, PC-Cillin 2002, and Asus Screen Saver.


ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review

The Realtek ALC850 audio codec allows 8-channel surround sound and features an easy to use interface. It also features an easy to use GUI for finding your way through the settings.


ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review

The hardware accessories included are 4 SATA cables, 2 4pin-to-SATA power connectors, a PCI Firewire bracket, a PCI USB and game port bracket, I/O plate, and a set of black flat ribbon cables. The manuals include the user's guide, quick setup guide, driver CD, and WinDVD suite.


ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Accessories

Accessories

ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Drivers

Drivers