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Intel D945GCLF
5.3 out of 10

Intel D945GCLF

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Overall 6
6.0

Neat board, but infant fatality

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 September 2009
  • Summary: I chose this board wanting to get experience with the Atom CPU as a modern, power-efficient chip. The Atom is rated at 4 W TDP, but my system ended up drawing 40 W AC. This is because the chipset supporting the Atom is not especially power efficient, and also because of the HD, power supply...
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Overall 6
6.0

nice board with a few flaws

Kirk A., Newegg
31 August 2009
  • Summary: For $65.00 it was well worth it, but wasted time troubleshooting XP install problems.
  • Pros: small size, high quality, clear documentation included for pinouts, power LED on board
  • Cons: original XP or XP SP1 will not install - I had to slipstream SP3 and also did the sata drivers as a precaution. included cables are normal length, if mounting in a small case cables are 4 times the necessary length. no speaker or header for speaker. Driver CD could be better and include some usef...
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Overall 6
6.0

atom itx board

Anonymous, Newegg
19 June 2009
  • Summary: improve video to 256mb or more get a low profile video card
  • Pros: small form awsome.. im glad they have them..atom is tiny and performs well...
  • Cons: lack of speed.. tiny board..atom230 is too slow at sometimes but overall a good speed i would use this for almost everyday internet
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great while it lasted

Chris M., Newegg
6 April 2009
  • Summary: Tested it on XP SP2, Vista Ultimate and Windows 7 beta. All work fine although vista is pretty slow (understandably) but i was still surprised at how well it ran.
  • Pros: Entire system used only 35 watts at full load (including PCI WiFi card). About 25-30W at idle. Plenty of processing power for any normal home use but Graphics intensive tasks. Plays DVD's just fine though so im not sure where the cutoff point is. Costs less to run than a standard 60W lightbulb, i...
  • Cons: All USB ports quit working after about 2 months. It malfunctioned once before, i reinstalled the controller drivers and everything worked again. but this time it's broken for good, wont recognize any USB devices, not even in BIOS. Now i'm stuck with a board that is essentially useless.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost

Steven S., Newegg
4 April 2009
  • Pros: Low power, low cost, small size, and 64bit processing at 1.6GHz.
  • Cons: Northbridge runs hotter than the processor & came with a 40mm fan that failed within a day. Not the best platform for the Atom processor, in my opinion.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad, but not the quality I expect from Intel

Greg A. Mefford, Amazon
6 February 2009
  • Summary: First of all, this is a nice, small motherboard/CPU combo. I'm happy with it, but it has a few things that I would really like to fix about it. 1. See that fan in the picture? It's not on the CPU like you'd expect. It's on the north bridge.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice little board

Anonymous, Newegg
13 January 2009
  • Summary: When a chipset has an active cooler out of the factory, I start to get a bit concerned...
  • Pros: Speedy little thing for its size. Passive CPU cooler. Can use HyperTransport, effectively multiplying your clock speed by 1.5. Supports 64-bit. All hardware Ubuntu Server compatible.
  • Cons: Active chipset cooler? Whaaaaat? I had to order an aftermarket, the cooler wouldn't fit into my case.
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Overall 6
6.0

good but mine has sore spots

Dennis R., Newegg
7 September 2008
  • Summary: in either configuration, once booted board very stable. XP pro Sp3, Vista +sp1, SUSE 11.0, Ubuntu 8.04.1, Zenwalk 5.2 all run with little or no tweeking from livecds. Ubuntu windows install works for 8.04.1. Also as vm under suns virtualbox as does Zen5.2 and SUSE11
  • Pros: Price, performance (if running IDE only) everything runs well except front USB ports. lowest vista ultimate score 2.8 on graphics with 1gb ram. high cpu usage but stable, even running virtualbox and a varity of linux distros. but shines best under XP pro
  • Cons: LF94510J.86A.0103.EB.EXE (Intel Bios Flash utility) states the BIOS is not valid (perhaps another vendors) If SATA DVD-RW and IDE HDD used SATA/IDE hangs post Code 5A (needs to be powered on/of upto 20 times to boot, also random mempry errors. USB Header dead, NO BIOS version
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

hotline.ua
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: так и не смог запустить разрешене на мониторе 1680*1050. Из-за этого придется менять мамку на новую. Также не поддерживается 1440*900. Хотя патчи какие-то есть, но нереально было это дело запустить, т.е. работоспособность не гарантируется
  • Pros: достаточно шустрая мамка
  • Cons: Встроенное видео на нестандартных азрешениях не работает
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Overall 6
6.0

D945GCLF

INNICOLAS, MercadoLibre
22 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Muy buena relacion entre funcionalidad, calidad, precio y tamaño.
  • Pros: Precio, Excelente funcionalidad para Internet, Oficina y Home Basico., Compatibilidad con Linux y todos los Windows, Tamaño reducido.
  • Cons: No posee DVI, No posee HDMI
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