For a long time (until the Ultra2 version) this board topped the Gigabyte's line on the i845PE chipset, that is why its functions and accessories are on a very high level.
Surely, such a highly integrated board has some shortcomings in the layout: audio-ins are in front of the PCI, and the IDE RAID are behind them, and 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 are integrated:
Thanks to the Winbond W83L518D Smart I/O controller the board supports (and have connectors) Secure Digital and Memory Stick Readers.
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.
Non-unsoldered connectors: COM port (it's used in the board based on the i845GE chipset).
The system monitoring is supported by the ITE IT8712F-A chip. What is controlled:
There are 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/ CNR; I/O ports - 2 COM/ LPT/ 2 PS/2/ 10 USB 2.0; dimensions - 305x245 mm.
can be carried out with:
We used the BIOS F3 as the latest available version.
This is one of the fastest boards on this chipset, but not the most productive; it possesses good but not outstanding functions and overclocking settings and accessories - this model will attract many but it won't be a bestseller because of lacking unique parameters.
Dmitry Mayorov (email@example.com)
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