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ASUS Vintage2-P5945G

ASUS Vintage2-P5945G
alaScore 78

79 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No positive mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews from magazines and websites. Many are less positive about the value for money.

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Vintage2-P5945G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Asus P2-P5945G review

 

Asus's P2-P5945G is a slim barebones system that would be suitable for building an office PC. Despite the slim case, it uses a standard desktop processor and there's room inside for two half-height PCI cards, but there's no PCI Express.

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Nice for a low-cost machine.

 

Make sure you have a 4-pin-to-SATA convertor (one is included but you'll need another) and an extra SATA cable on hand if you intend to have a SATA optical drive and hard drive. Also, be reasonable. DON'T try to put a Phenom on this thing! It's only...

It's easy to take apart and it's a very compact case, albeit a bit cramped. I'm not using it as an HTPC build but it would work great in that role. The included heatsink is pretty nice, it's like the AMD stock heatsink but with a copper slug in the...

Memory is sort of hard to install due to the cramped interior, but taking the fan bracket off makes this easier. The case exterior is pretty hard to re-attach, so you'll need to apply some force ; The PCI riser card doesn't have a PCIe x16 slot on it,...

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Not really 8gb of RAM max 4gb

 

To utilize 5.1 channel sound in my stereo reciever I bought a sound blaster card that has an optical out to hook it up. The odd thing about the setup is that the sound will go out for a couple of seconds and come back every twenty minutes or so. A...

The MOBO HDMI is an awesome feature.

No one makes the single sided ram that this motherboard requires to fully utilize the 8gb of ram. When I contacted ASUS they sent me a link to a bunch of Ram manufacturers. I know how to google so it was useless information. Recontacted them again,...

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ASUS support stinks

 

Worth the money. Would've given it 5-eggs, but the ASUS support still has me mad. ;-)

Arrived incredibly fast. Lots of extras and everything works.

Everything basically needed to be unplugged and my 533 ram didn't work and/or with the Gig stick of 667. Unplugged and stripped to a Gig of ram and a HD finally got me past the ASUS welcome screen and into BIOS and BIOS POST … took over 48 hours (yes,...

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Nice

 

Not a complaint but just a mention that my unit went heywire with random beeps in-between a windows xp fresh install and chipset/audio drivers. Not a single beep since.

Wow is all I can say. Simply put, i am picky/critical as sh__t, but i don't have a single complaint over this unit. Physical installation took about 8-10 minutes, another 10-15 minutes for a windows installation, and maybe 15 more minutes tweaking...

Absolutely none

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Great HTPC on the cheap

 

The drivers it comes with are all outdated. Download the new ones from Nvidia and Asus.

Easy setup and config

PSU seemed a little soft to me. I replaced it w/ a TT 430w I had lying around

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Works great for me!

 

I bought this as an inexpensive replacement for my old Pentium 4 that was dying. It's performed very well so far!

Very simple to build; it had enough connections for my needs. It was up and running very quickly- no problems! Has plenty of USB connections

Only 1 SATA power connection

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Overall Satisfied

 

4 gig RAM AMD 5400 2.8 GHZ processor 1 TB Western Digital Green Drive wirless lan WINTV elite tv tuner

Inexpensive and great for mederate build. Motherboard with HDMI, and 4 dimm slots expandable to 8 gig is great. Case is nice, and again is perfect for a moderate build

The 5 in 1 card reader will cause a BIOS error when initially setting up, you must unplug it and contact ASUS for tech support. Why install it when it doesnt work properly out of the box

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Overall Satisfied

 

4 gig RAM

Inexpensive and great for mederate build. Motherboard with HDMI, and 4 dimm slots expandable to 8 gig is great. Case is nice, and again is perfect for a moderate build.

The 5 in 1 card reader will cause a BIOS error when initially setting up, you must unplug it and contact ASUS for tech support. Why install it when it doesnt work properly out of the box?

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Great for media system

 

I have always liked ASUS products. Built this as a media PC for a friend. Blu-ray works nice with the HDMI output, decent video, and small enough to wedge behind the entertainment center or flat panel LCD. It is hard to work inside the case because it...

HDMI, small form factor, quiet, cost

None so far

Product Specifications

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Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.1in
Height:10.8in
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:P2-M2A690G/P2-P5945G/P2-P5945GC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS P Series

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 690G/Intel 945G Express/Intel 945GC Express
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1066MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket/Socket AM2

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Processor

Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1250/Intel GMA 950
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