8GE667 Pro i845GE Based Mainboard
We had a look at this PCB when examined the 8PE667
Ultra based on the i845PE, but the Pro version is more modest than the Ultra,
that is why the functions of this one are more scarce.
- Package of the standard design which is laminated with plastic with
a holographic effect;
- Documentation: user manual, poster with brief
installation steps - in English
- Cables: FDD, 1 ATA66/100/133;
Bracket with 4 USB ports;
- Bracket with Rear, Center/Sub and S/PDIF-Out
connectors (Coaxial and TosLink);
- Bracket for the rear computer
- CD containing:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader;
- Norton Internet
- Gigabyte EasyTune 4;
- Gigabyte IA
- Gigabyte Face Wizard;
- Gigabyte Windows Utility
- Gigabyte Management Tools;
- Gigabyte BIOS
Weak points: audio-ins are in front of the PCI, and some connectors are along
the left edge; besides, when a video card is installed it's difficult to handle
the memory modules. No switches or jumpers.
The 3-channel switching voltage
regulator incorporates 10 capacitors of 1500 uF.
The following controllers
- audio controller based on the chipset's capabilities
and Avance Logic ALC650 AC'97 codec supporting 5.1 audio systems and having connectors
for front audio inputs/outputs and for SPDIF;
- network controller
based on the Intel i82562EZ chip supporting 10BaseT/100BaseTX.
to the ITE IT8712F-A I/O controller the board supports (and have a connector)
for a Smart Card Reader.
The board supports the DualBIOS technology (there
is a backup Flash EEPROM chip with BIOS copy).
+2.5 V supplied to the
memory modules is indicated with the LED,
and when a 3.3V card is inserted
you will see a flashing LED next to the AGP slot which means that the card is
Non-unsoldered connectors: USB 2.0 and IDE RAID controllers
and their connectors, the controller and connectors for SD and MS card readers,
The system monitoring is supported by the ITE IT8712F-A chip.
What is controlled:
- processor, AGP bus voltages, +3.3, +5 and
- speed of 2 fans;
- temperatures of the processor
(a built-in sensor) and the board (a built-in sensor).
2 connectors for adjustable and 2 for unadjustable connection of fans (one of
them is connected to a fan on the heatsink of the chipset's north bridge).
Brief characteristics of the board: memory slots - 3 DDR SDRAM; expansion
slots - AGP/ 6 PCI; I/O ports - 2 COM/ LPT/ 2 PS/2/ 6 USB 2.0; dimensions - 305x245
|BIOS based on Award v6.00PG
||Setup of memory timings
||CAS Latency, Active to Precharge Delay, RAS to CAS Delay, RAS
|Setup of memory frequency
||Auto, DRAM/FSB = 2, 2,5
|Setup of AGP bus
|Setup of PCI bus
|Changeable scaler of AGP and PCI buses
||AGP(PCIx2) = 66-100 MHz in 1MHz steps
|Manual assignment of interrupts
|Changeable FSB frequency
||100-355 MHz in 1MHz steps
|Changeable CPU multiplier
|Changeable core voltage
||1.5-1.75 V in 0.025V steps
|Changeable memory voltage
||Normal, +0.1, +0.2 V
|Changeable chipset voltage
|Changeable AGP bus voltage
||Normal, +0.1, +0.2, +0.3 V
We used the BIOS F1 as the latest available
The board performed not bad in the tests and has decent overclocking
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