Summary: I wish I had read the reviews and had done a little better job of researching before I bought this board. There is no graphics support for 64bit operating systems and now Intel has removed the support page for it from their site, so you can't download any drivers for this board.
Summary: The Intel D2700DC motherboard was effortless to install. I used it to upgrade an old Dell PC, so I reused the case, power supply, DVD drive, hard drive and wireless card. The board is rock solid and the drivers installed as they should.
Summary: This is a great little board but has its limits. It is power friendly, has no CPU fan (good for HTPC), and runs cool (so you can keep it inside an entertainment center without worry of overheating). There are no video drivers for Win 7/Vista/XP/WHS 2011 64bit which is an annoyance.
Summary: As of the 29th of May 2012, there is no proper linux support for the on board graphics for this motherboard. There's a driver being developed currently but it doesn't support all the features of the on board graphics.
Summary: Intel is no longer supporting this motherboard. We bought 3 of them because of problems we were having. Unfortunately, our problems are now worse. We are going to have to do more research and find out what will work.
Summary: i wish it has XP 32bit drivers and windows 7 & 8 x64 drivers i have tested the board with 16gb of ram and linux and it works as a server but i some times need a XP box and i wish i can use 16gb of ram in windows :)
Summary: You can still put a decent PCI video card, but this is not a gaming platform. Drop in a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive to max out the potential.
Pros: Small footprint allows for easy placement in ITX case builds. Affordable MB and CPU combo. The heatsink remains very cool under lite duty with no fan!
Cons: Loaded with WIN8 and 4GB RAM the Windows Experience Index is 2 due to video. Processor is 3.8 and memory is at 5.2. (Don't expect to build anything more then a workstation) Supports only HDMI and DVI, don't bother with adapter to VGA.
Summary: Hint: add "video=1366x768" to your kernel boot parameters to keep the screen from going black with "no signal" at Linux boot -- that took me days to find. Apparently the gma500_gfx kernel driver picks a bad video mode and this causes the monitor (HDMI, DVI, etc.) to go black, or blue.
Pros: Low power. Lots of USB ports.
Cons: These boards have the PowerVR chipset (Poulsbo, GMA500, etc.) and there is nothing but minimal non-accelerated driver support for them in ANY Linux distro, except several year old MeeGo, and then maybe 32-bit XP/7 (from what I read there is no Win8 and no 64-bit support). I was only able to get i...
Home Theater PC with all buit in HDMI and Optical 7.1 sound
Rick H, Amazon
9 January 2013
Summary: Great mother board for a Home Theater project , this become our movies storage PC we added a 2TB hard disk and storage capacity for over 1,000 movies with Bluray quality, also comes with High definition HDMI port to connect direct to large LED TV and comes with 7.1 Optical digital audio for nice...