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Intel D510MO
6.1 out of 10

Intel D510MO

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Overall 8
8.0

Good for 720p HTPC

Michael L., Newegg
24 January 2012
  • Pros: Great passively cooled board that works well as an HTPC if you add in a $30 Crystal HD mini-PCI-E and connect to your TV via the RGB connection. Will do YouTube HD as well as Netflix and just about anything else you can throw at it. So, for about $200 you have a little system you can use as an HT...
  • Cons: No DVI and restricted resolution prevents it going 1920x1080 but my 32" Vizio only is good for 1366x768 so it works just fine with that mode. There can be a little bit of a lag when running video and trying to run another app but that is to be expected. As an HTPC for a 720p system, it works for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad if it is still working

Xiaohan L., Newegg
24 July 2011
  • Summary: Dead after 1year, only lightlly used. Intel sent a replacement very quickly. This board will not save a lot of power. My ECS+E3200 consumes 35w idling and 52w normal use. This board 28w idling, 38w normal use, with same peripherals.
  • Pros: Fanless, CPU and video are OK for surfing and word processing. Can even do those pre-2008 games that I have, too. Intel warranty program is not bad.
  • Cons: Definitely not a board for HTPC.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Christopher R., Newegg
13 April 2011
  • Summary: Like others have posted, you need ram with a specific voltage/speed to be recognized by the BIOS. Specifically, you need to have 667/800MHz with 1.8v. I had a spare stick of ram that was 533MHz at 1.6v and it didn't even post. Just take note of that before purchasing.
  • Pros: It's small, it's quiet (passive cooling), it is fast (for an Atom), gigabit networking, perfect for a file sharing home server. At first I was going to buy the other Mini-ITX Atom board by Intel, but for $10 more, you get dual core (vs single core) and (among other things) 1gbps (vs 100mbps).
  • Cons: - Only two SATA ports (wished there was more), but this could be fixed by adding a pci card. - Did not work out of the box with the spare ram I had. *See other thoughts
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Overall 8
8.0

Mini HTPC 1080p support

Larry C., Newegg
10 February 2011
  • Summary: My mini HTPC - Windows 7 32 bit - Intel BOXD510MO - Broadcom Crystal HD BCM970012 - Kingston Value Ram DDR2 800 1gb
  • Pros: -Lower consumption -Good Quality Bought it at a local retailer for less. I used this board as a freenas box for about 10 months. Then i decided to use it as a media center pc. To be able to play HD videos you need to add Broadcom Cystal Hd. Don't buy any pci video card if you want to watch hd vid...
  • Cons: -Only two SATA port -Picky on ram
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value

Mike H., Newegg
4 January 2011
  • Summary: Gig-e maxes out at about 170MB/s bidirectional, and not symmetrical under linux. Compare to NVIDIA ION chipset in Zotac mobos which can achieve near symmetrical line speed of 240MB/s using forcedeth driver.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Excellent disk drive io chipset supports AHCI/NCQ. Helpful stickers and documentation. Works well with Ubunutu 10.04 LTS.
  • Cons: RealTek gig-e nic is a poor performer. I am an expert at networking and storage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Intel BOXD510MO (solved posting problem)

Kenneth J., Newegg
25 November 2010
  • Summary: Bought to try out with WHS Vail. Loaded RC0 and seems to work OK. Just installed and see that I need to install audio driver. Don't see hibernate mode nor sleep mode so will have to do some research after Thanksgiving weekend is over.
  • Pros: Low Price, Low Power Consumption, Small Size, seems to have a robust BIOS setup, loads software from USB port just fine.
  • Cons: I just got this board and found that it refused to post. No VGA output either. I read other posts that said RAM was likely so I swapped with RAM that I had in another machine and it booted OK. The RAM that wouldn't work was a 1GB stick of Samsung memory, stamped 2Rx8 PC2-4200U-444-12-E3 (M378T295...
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Overall 8
8.0

Take note of ram voltage/speed

Brad E., Newegg
23 November 2010
  • Summary: Replaced my home server with this in a ridiculously small case with a WD Green harddrive. Cannot even tell it's on. Handles all tasks like a champ. Running Debian 5 x64.
  • Pros: Silent. Absolutely silent. Performance is surprisingly good for what it is. Don't expect to run full-screen HD video, though.
  • Cons: This board is finicky about the ram it uses. Be fully aware that old ram you have lying around may not work. I thought my board was DOA but tried some lower voltage memory and it works perfectly. Taking an Egg off due to the lack of a PCIe slot. Every other mini-itx board out there has PCIe, Inte...
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing little combo

Paul L., Newegg
5 November 2010
  • Summary: Still testing. Wanted to use as a high efficiency, low power, media center. Still have to play a DVD to see if the graphics will perform well enough. Would be a great system for someone with limited space that uses for internet, email, office apps. End cost $240 excluding O.S.
  • Pros: Low wattage, very compact, dual core, mini pci-e for wi-fi. Built a system out of curiosity as to how it would perform. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Scores a 3.1 performance rating primarily due to graphics performance. Amazing little system using 2 gigs of memory and a 500 GB drive. So far no g...
  • Cons: Some concern for heat issues, being passive. If single sided memory used it will only recognize HALF the total amount. Tried 3 different sets of 2GB and only recognized 1GB. System ended up slightly more pricey than I wanted. One PCI slot. No possibility of putting in a PCI-e video card.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brandon L., Newegg
15 October 2010
  • Summary: Originally the processor idled at 35 degrees C. The motherboard arrived from newegg with a broken CPU heatsink retention pin. Intels customer support would not mail me a $0.005 pin. They wanted the entire motherboard shipped to their RMA facility. Waste of time I say.
  • Pros: Silent. Inexpensive. Great Fedora 13 compatibility. Power Consumption. dmesg -tT /dev/ram0 timing cached reads: 810 MB/sec timing buffered disk reads 359MB/sec Calculates pi to the 2^19th digit in 76 seconds.
  • Cons: Intels support website. Broken CPU heatsink retention pin on arrival.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great with Ubuntu 10.04 + Samba

Peter D., Newegg
17 September 2010
  • Summary: Runs Ubuntu real snappy. With Chrome and Open Office it's just like a cheap quiet Mac.
  • Pros: Low cost, low energy, quiet, mostly all just works
  • Cons: "Gigabit"Ethernet LAN (RTL-8111DL) only connects to my netgear 100/1000 switch at 100MHz. Updated BIOS to Intel's latest (Aug. 2010), downloaded, built and installed latest Linux driver from Realtek site, did "sudo ethtool -s eth0 speed 1000", but no joy. Hence dinged an egg.
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