ASUS P3B-F - Page 8

Bundled Software
The bundled software comes in a CD and consists of the following :

  • Intel LANDesk Client Manager (Rev 3.3x).

  • Trend PC-Cillin Anti-Virus Setup (Rev 4.06).

  • ASUS PC Probe (Rev 2.02).

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0.

Intel LANDesk Client Manager
The Intel LANDesk Client Manager is an application that is supposed to simplify computer management and assist in troubleshooting common computer problems. However, the system kept crashing with the infamous Blue Screen of Death during bootup after installing the software. I tried disabling all startup programs and used conservative settings for Win98 SE but the problem still recurred. Not overclocking the chip and rearranging the peripheral cards did not help either. Many attempts at working around this problem were done, short of formatting my hard disk and reinstalling Windows. Frustrated, I was not willing to waste my time any further and gave the application a skip.

Trend PC-Cillin Anti-Virus
The Trend PC-Cillin Anti-Virus program is your run-of-the-mill virus protection software. Nothing much to mention here except that if you already own a similar application such as Norton Anti-Virus 4.0/5.0/2000, give this one a skip.

The ASUS PC Probe is a simple utility that monitors vital information in the computer such as fan rototations, voltages and temperature. Additionally, it gives system information such as hard disk space, memory usage, CPU type and processor speed. After installation, the application resides in the taskbar and provides audio warning through the PC speakers if certain thresholds such as temperature and voltage have been exceeded. If your system is overclocked, remember to raise the appropriate warning limits or face frequent warning pop-ups.

The Splash Screen Showing the Various Software on the CD

Temperature Monitoring using the ASUS PC Probe Utility

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