Where can I get Asus mainboard instructions and rear port template?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Darren, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Darren

    Darren Guest

    I am trying to build my own computer and appear to have mae a big mistake.

    Unfortunately, I made the mistake of ordering an Asus mainboard from
    NewEgg.com that was OEM and not retail. Therefore, I have no instructions
    or rear port template.

    Anyone know where I can find instructions for the ASUS K8N-E DELUXE Socket
    754 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX AMD Motherboard and the rear port template?

    Also, can someone recommend the appropriate processor fan?

    Darren, Feb 21, 2006
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  2. Darren

    Mark A Guest

    Asus has most motherboard manuals in PDF form on their website. You might be
    able to get a template from Asus support, but some motherboards will fit the
    standard templates that comes with the case.

    Do you mean fan, or heatsink/fan? To choose a fan, you must first choose a
    heatsink, since they don't all use the same size fan. You should probably
    specify which CPU you have. If you get a retail version of a CPU, it will
    come with a HSF.
    Mark A, Feb 21, 2006
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  3. Darren

    Darren Guest

    Another costly screw up. :(

    I got the OEM version of AMD Athlon 64 2800+ 800MHz FSB Socket 754

    It comes with no fan.

    Thanks for the info on Asus support for the template. The case I have does
    not match at all.

    I will never buy OEM again. :(

    Darren, Feb 21, 2006
  4. Darren

    dormouse Guest

    I had the same problem with a Gigabyte Pentium 4 OEM board that for no
    apparent reason had the 2 USB ports at the opposite end to the mouse &
    keyboard sockets instead of next to them. Some Hewlett Packard OEM
    Pentium 3 boards also had a non-standard layout but only 2 rear USB
    I can understand manufacturers using a non-standard layout when boards
    have 4 or even 6 rear USB ports but I don't see any reason to deviate
    from the norm when there are only 2.
    I had to cut 3 standard backplates up and join them together to make
    something that fitted!
    dormouse, Feb 21, 2006
  5. Darren

    Gary Guest

    Check ebay. That is where I found my manual and template for my Asus P4800
    Gary, Feb 21, 2006
  6. Anyone know where I can find instructions for the ASUS K8N-E DELUXE Socket
    Please try here:


    Submit your three line selecction and then there comes a "Manual" tab.
    The english version is at the bottom.
    Friedrich Wuelfing, Feb 21, 2006
  7. Darren

    Bob Knowlden Guest


    The I/O shield is $5 plus shipping. I don't know whether you'd do better
    with the eBay vendors, but I doubt it. (I've used the e-store just once.
    There was a mix up with the part numbers, but they rectified it quickly and
    I just received the correct part.)

    The port brackets that might have been included with the retail version are
    also available there, should you want them. They're not inexpensive ($10,
    $12, plus shipping).

    The manual is available for download:


    Don't bother buying the support CD, as all the drivers you'd need are
    available for download at support.asus.com.

    I don't know what to recommend for a CPU heatsink & fan. I've only used the
    heatsink included with the retail CPU, or an expensive third-party one
    (Thermalright XP-120, for example). www.newegg.com lists a number of
    heatsink/fan combinations. The cheapest are less than $7, but the shipping
    charge would be $5.

    I hope that you can get the system built for not too much more than you'd
    have spent with a retail board. ;-)

    Address scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
    Bob Knowlden, Feb 22, 2006
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