Subject: Motherboards | June 19, 2007 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It seems easy to spot a P35 based motherboard from afar, just look for the board with the copper roller coaster on it. In the case of the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe, look for the heatpipes that embrace the LGA775 socket, which are low profile enough not to interfere with any of the monstrous heatsinks needed to cool the C2Quads or C2DExtreme chips. Join [H]ard|OCP as they put this motherboard thr
Subject: Motherboards | June 14, 2007 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI P35 Platinum offers all the advantages of the P35 chipset like the 1333MHz FSB but it is built to use DDR2, saving you from paying the current premium on DDR3, assuming you can find it for sale. The passive cooling solution on this board is very unique, and may be what gives this board it's overclocking ability. Although this is the first P35 on the market, HotHardware found it very sta
Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2007 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BIOS beep codes driving you nuts? Even worse, is your system speaker dead, and you don't even know what beep code is playing? OCIA has posted a review of Soyo's TechAID, a PCI card with LEDs that is supposed to display the error code associated with whatever is traumatizing your motherboard. Read on to find out if it does it's job well, or if it's just better to invest in a motherboard that has a display built into it.
Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2007 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is showdown today at HotHardware, between MSI's P965 Platinum and the Asus P5B-E. The ASUS board may be lacking in some features, like CrossFire support, but the BIOS is perfect for tweakers, as there are lots of settings you can adjust to get the syst
Subject: Motherboards | May 29, 2007 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS AMD690GM-M2 is available for under $100. With the price cuts on AM2 processors, it's onboard Radeon Xpress 1250 and LAN, all you need is a case and a monitor and you are ready to go. It even has a 16X PCI Express slot if you want to upgrade your graphics. All in all, PC Stats was rather impressed at what this board delivers.
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2007 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's P6N-SLI Platinum is based on the nForce 650i SLI MCP, and also sports Realtek ALC888HD audio. While the BIOS doesn't sport many features and limits your chance to overclock, it is more the job of it's big brother the 680i to satisfy users with those needs. [H]ard|OCP found it to be a solid board for those looking at price and basic functions, not overclocking and a dozen USB p
Subject: Motherboards | May 22, 2007 - 04:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews managed to get a hold of 2GBs of Kingston's PC3-11000 HyperX that runs 1375Mhz @ 7-7-7-20 and 1.7V. They also tried Corsair's PC3-10600 XMS3 DHX, 1333MHz @ 9-9-9-24 and 1.5V. They tested their DDR2 modules on an ASUS P5K Deluxe and the DDR3 on an ASUS P5K3 Deluxe. It seems that even with these high speed DDR3 modules, there isn't any overwhelming gain to be received by switching from DDR2.
Subject: Motherboards | May 21, 2007 - 03:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While we have seen hints of what Intel's new chipset can do, until today we have not seen enough to really judge. Now that the NDA has expired, you can get a lot more information. Start off at [H]ard|OCP and get information on both the P35 that is targeted more for gamers, and the G33 with it's integrated graphics.
The Intel P35 Chipset
Asus and Gigabyte sent over a couple of board each based on the new Intel P35 chipset and we take some time to open them up, test them, look at the features and compare DDR2 memory speeds to the new DDR3 memory.
Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS M2A-VM HDMI offers a nice drop in power consumption and a more than adequate onboard graphics card, for those not looking to build the next greatest gaming rig. For it's price it offers a nice selection of extras, though don't expect to be able to place a second graphics card in it, that is not the aim of this board. HotHardware likes it as a step up from an nForce board in speed and a step d