This is one more board from the Purple Ray series - a budget solution with a respective orientation.
As the board is quite narrow, its layout is not very convenient: audio-ins, connectors of IDE, FDD, USB, smart card reader and power supply are tightly placed around the PCI slots and other places which are hard to reach, and when a video card is installed it's difficult to handle the memory modules. It can be difficult as well to reach some jumpers when the board is already installed. Their functions are shown on the textolite.
The 2-channel switching voltage regulator incorporates 10 capacitors of 2200 uF.
The following controllers are integrated:
Thanks to the ITE IT8705F I/O controller the board supports (and has a connector) a smart card reader.
The board incorporates the following technologies:
+2.5 V supplied to the memory modules is indicated with the red LED.
Non-unsoldered connectors: network controller (and its connector).
The system monitoring is supported by the ITE IT8705F chip. What is controlled:
There are 2 connectors for adjustable and 3 for unadjustable connection of fans.
Brief characteristics of the board: memory slots - 3 DDR SDRAM; expansion slots - AGP/ 5 PCI; I/O ports - 2 COM/ LPT/ 2 PS/2/ 6 USB 2.0; dimensions - 305x225 mm.
can be carried out with:
We used the latest available version of the BIOS - AN1.
The strongest point of the board is its overclocking potential, but the performance at the default settings is not shining, which doesn't let me recommend this board for those who strive for speed.
Dmitry Mayorov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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