Intel D945GCLF2D motherboard review
Some forum members were already talking about this mobo but I thought I would shine some light on the subject. I had a chance to play a little bit with it and see if it's working etc.
Basically here are the intel specs:
Form factor Mini-ITX /micro-ATX compatible (6.75 inches by 6.75 inches [171.45 millimeters by 171.45 millimeters])
Processor Integrated Intel® Atom™ processor 330 with a 533 MHz system bus
* One 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
* Support for DDR2 533/667 MHz DIMMs
* Support for up to 2 GBΣ of system memory
Chipset Intel® 945GC Express Chipset and
Intel® I/O Controller Hub 7 (ICH7)
This document is intended for Original Equipment Manufacturers and BIOS vendors creating Intel I/O Controller Hub 7 (ICH7) Family based products. This document is the datasheet for the following:Intel 82801GB ICH7 (ICH7), Intel 82801GR ICH7 RAID (ICH7R) and Intel 82801GBM ICH7 Mobile (ICH7-M).
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Audio Realtek* ALC662 audio codec (5.1 channel HD audio)
Video Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and optional S-video output support (only available on D945GCLF2)
I/O Control SMSC* LPC47M997 based Legacy I/O controller for serial, parallel, and PS/2* ports
LAN Support 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN subsystem using the Realtek* LAN adapter device
* Eight USB 2.0 ports
* Two Serial SATA ports (3.0 GB/s)
* One parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support
* One serial port
* One parallel port
* PS/2* keyboard and mouse ports
Expansion capabilities One PCI Conventional* bus connector
* Intel® Atom™ processor
* Intel® 945GC and
I tested this board with the following config:
- 80 gig seagate SATA hdd
- 300 w power supply
- 2g of DDR2 800MHz Buffalo ram (1 stick)
- Dell mouse and keyboard (both usb)
- memorex external DVD via usb
The board was able to install XP Home flawlessly, and so far, is very quick. Startup time 46.8 seconds and shutdown time was 8.5 seconds.
You can't look at this board without comparing it to the previous LF2 model.
Unfortunately the only thing I was able to find, along with others here on the forum, the S-Video is the only difference. The previous model has it and is priced on newegg for 79.99 and this model doesn't have priced at 76.99 on newegg.
So it seems for $3 less you can get a board without S-Video. Why not include DVI or display port on the next model?
So here are some pics to document my journey through this mobo.