Summary: these boards have a bit of a personality, they would turn on and off randomly acting like they were possessed. -it only likes 2gb dimms nothing lower -I broke 2 of these due to a psu issue, no surge protection built in -they are simple cheap boards for itx based systems they are ok
Summary: Bought this board for a SFF backup server/minecraft box. Like others have said, the SB does run hot. I used an old FX5200 heatsink for it, helped alot. Took things further by removing the stock intel fan on the heatsink and gluing a 120mm fan on top of it. My Xeon E3110 stays under 50c while making everything on the board much cooler. Over all its been a decent little board, one thing that is annoying is it has NO voltage control at all.
Summary: This is a solid basic board for a good price, idea for replacing an older defective board. mITX means it can be used for almost any case. Just make sure the holes will match up or that you have some standoffs. The board is not for performance of any kind and has only a single PCIe 1x slot so don't expect too much. The reason I give it only 4 stars is that it uses standard capacitors instead of solid state. Intel could easily have solid state caps like other vendors.
Summary: It comes with limited opportunity for expansion into games. I put it into a IXT case.. threw that away and put it in a full size and added the .... "KingWin KF-1000-BK Single bay Internal SATA Tray - Less Hot Swap Rack Key Lock" You can find them under computer hard drive docks, and with that in place, you can rotate all your hard drives through the system very easily. You wind up with a very simple, efficient and fast system.
Summary: The seller's description lists this motherboard as being compatible with: CPU Socket Type: LGA775 CPU Type: Intel® Core(tm)2 Quad / Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo/ Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® which implies that it's compatible with all LGA775 Core 2 Quad processors. However, it was not compatible with my Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50 GHz.
Great motherboard for the price, but get out the cable ties.
2 March 2012
Summary: This seems to be an excellent motherboard in its form factor in terms of performance and ease of set-up. The layout is a little strange though, as a lot of the headers are near the backplane. It makes the cable management a little difficult in a case designed for a mini-ITX motherboard.
Summary: I installed this motherboard as part of a customer upgrade. However, when W7 rated the board, the graphics rating was what kept the machine down. I surprized by that because the memory and cpu were from her old machine. The W7 rated the graphics around 3 which was close to D510MO board with Atom 510. On the positive side, the board and components looked and felt very solid.