The processor is soldered to the mainboard.
Product reviews by 'matt87622'
Asus is crap. I have a p5n32-e from the first month i had it the usb acted funny (wouldn't always see devices) Now the pci slots just stopped working and it's unstable. My friend bought a striker extreme and had to rma it 9 times just to get a good one. (there policy is if you have a problem with your new motherboard they send you a broken used board that was supposedly tested) In short do your self a favor and avoid asus. I would recommend xfx, evga, msi, ecs, intel, tyan, and supermicro depending on what your needs are.
After my experience with my asus p5n32-e I will never buy another one of there products again, They will never have a second chance to sell me a defective product again.
RMA'ing a new defective board with a broken used one does not cut it... and is a very poor business practice. The retailer ended up making good for it by letting me return it for credit toward a different board. Asus is completely worthless.
My friend had about 8 striker 1's before they finally got it right.
I would recommend ECS (Elite Group), MSI, And Biostar.
My friends clam that evga and jetway boards are also good, however I have never had a personal experience with one.