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Asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus

Introduction & Specs

There seems to be more AMD options on the market than ever before and all in different stages of product life. Many of the motherboards we have reviewed recently here on PCPerspective have been the cutting-edge of consumer PC technology. But as great as these boards are, they are not that appealing to all consumers, especially to those who are looking to upgrade cheaply. These newer boards often require additional investments into more expensive CPUs, different RAM, or even a new PCI-Express video card.

The Asus K8N-E Deluxe we are reviewing today is an Athlon 64 / 754-pin socket motherboard that supports standard DDR 1 and AGP specs — so all your old hardware will work, and all you need is a 754-pin Athlon 64 CPU.

Taking a quick glance at the packaging and specs, I can tell that the K8N-E Deluxe is going to be another great package from Asus. But with so many AMD options now available on the market, how does this particular board fit in with your plans? Let's take a look and find out.


Asus K8N-E Deluxe


NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb

Bus Frequency

800MHz HyperTransport


DDR 200MHz - 400MHz

Memory Slots


Memory Capacity


HDD Controller(s)

1. nVIDIA Chipset: 2 x IDE, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD)
2. Silicon Image Sil 3114 controller: 4 x Serial ATA (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, JBOD)


Realtek ALC850, 8-channel

Analog Audio Connectivity

(6) Front, Surround, Rear, Line-in, Mic, Center/Subwoofer

Digital Audio Connectivity

(2) Coax out, Optical out


Marvell Gigabit (10/100/1000 MB)

USB 2.0

8 connections (4x rear panel, 2x internal headers)

Firewire IEEE1394

2 connections (1x rear panel, 1x internal header)

Special Features

Q-Fan 2 fan control
Asus CrashFree BIOS 2
CPU Parameter Recall ("CPR")
Instant Music
EZ Flash
POST Reporter


Video News

March 24, 2014 | 01:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


can someone help me?
when i on the pc i cant see anything on the monitor, i just hear 3 beeps like beep bep bep. i dabble check everything like ram hard drive and the graphety card they are all good.


May 20, 2014 | 05:08 PM - Posted by 3ds12 (not verified)

Search for the motherboard that you use,
Go to the info page about the pcb(pc motherboard) like the datasheet or manual.

Then search for the beep (bios) codes and then you can understand what the pc is trying to tell you.

If you don't know what it is you can also search for it

Mostly it is the RAM.

I'l now tell you a rare fact.
Just pull the processor all the ram and plug and sticks out your pcb, and then plug it back in, one by one...
That fixes cases like this mostly of the time.

Couse, maybe you have a loose cable or have one plugged in wrong. So check where the certain wire and stuff suposed to be plugged in.

If this did not help you,
A really good reason is a RAM error. as i said first of all.
- Is the RAM in the certain socket (most pcb's does not need to plug the RAM into a certain socket
- Try Another pair of RAM sticks... (The RAM sticks could be broken becouse of, Oldness, quality or damage)
- Is it the RAM that you need, you have different sorts of RAM, like speeds (DDR1,2,3, etc..) Or frequenty (1600, 1500 etc...)

so check the datasheet or manual included with the motherboard or online...

I hope this helped you!

P.S. And yes, my name is not 3ds12. Thats my gaming name
My dad gave me a Nintende 3ds when i was 12! so that is why 3ds12!! :D

December 8, 2014 | 12:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I had the exact same thing when i upgraded the 3 dimms of 3x1GB ram. You need to unplug the graphic card and then put it back; that's what fix it for me.

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