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Windows 7: DDR3 micro ATX socket 775 motherboard?


27 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
DDR3 micro ATX socket 775 motherboard?

I might use this board for a build. DDR3 is about the same price as DDR2, so I will use DDR3, but to my surprise, there are only 1 board that meets this criteria? That's all I can find. Have any of you builders seen any? I can't believe it. I already have the CPU (Core 2 Quad Q8400) or I would probably go with an i5 but this should work fine. I just can't believe this is the only one. It looks like it was just released one or two months ago too. Do you know of one?

Micro ATX
775 Socket
DDR3 Memory standard


Newegg.com - ASUS P5G43T-M Pro LGA 775 Intel G43 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


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27 Nov 2009   #2

SEVEN x64
 
 

i'll get back to you on this......

its the ''MATX'' part that's the problem.
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27 Nov 2009   #3

SEVEN x64
 
 

ok......

it looks like your limited to the G41 - G43 chipsets

but here's what ive got for ya...

& more.


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27 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Skunk, I know now why I didn't see these. I (think i) need the ICH10 or ICH10R Southbridge for more than 4 USB ports. This is another criteria. The client uses 4 or 5 USB ports and I will need to use 2 more for the parallel to USB and serial to USB adapters I will be using.

So the ICH10 or ICH10R is one more criteria.

I am going to look through these though, maybe I overlooked something. I could always use the internal USB and use brackets for the back panel I suppose.

Thanks so much for your time.

It looks like the ASRock ones meet the specs.....thanks a lot! I missed them. I don't know if they are any good but will look into them! Thanks again!

I know ASUS has a good reputation.
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27 Nov 2009   #5

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Thanks Skunk, I know now why I didn't see these. I (think i) need the ICH10 or ICH10R Southbridge for more than 4 USB ports. This is another criteria. The client uses 4 or 5 USB ports and I will need to use 2 more for the parallel to USB and serial to USB adapters I will be using.

So the ICH10 or ICH10R is one more criteria.

I am going to look through these though, maybe I overlooked something. I could always use the internal USB and use brackets for the back panel I suppose.

Thanks so much for your time.

It looks like the ASRock ones meet the specs.....thanks a lot! I missed them. I don't know if they are any good but will look into them! Thanks again!

I know ASUS has a good reputation.
Asus are good for boards, but in the past that quality has not been passed on to Asrock..?? , they do make some nice x58 boards now though.

but seeing as these boards dont differ greatly in their performance, & they're not enthusiast models the Asrock may well be perfect for your clients needs.

if he needs more ports & you cant pin down a winner, he could add a USB PCI card..??
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27 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, you're right, the ASRock one should be fine for this person. They will do only basic business stuff.

The ASRock ones can use DDR2 OR DDR3 also. That's pretty cool.

I think I will use one of these ASRock ones or the ASUS and see how it goes. I can add a PCI bracket very easily for USB.

This should be fun anyway. I will be interested to see how a Core 2 Quad and DDR3 perform. I suppose there are people out there running regular ATX 775 boards with DDR3 now. It's better than DDR2 I guess. (not by much)
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27 Nov 2009   #7

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Yes, you're right, the ASRock one should be fine for this person. They will do only basic business stuff.

The ASRock ones can use DDR2 OR DDR3 also. That's pretty cool.

I think I will use one of these ASRock ones or the ASUS and see how it goes. I can add a PCI bracket very easily for USB.

This should be fun anyway. I will be interested to see how a Core 2 Quad and DDR3 perform. I suppose there are people out there running regular ATX 775 boards with DDR3 now. It's better than DDR2 I guess. (not by much)
its true......the (DDR3/DDR2) difference will be negligible for general workstation applications, but im sure if you crunch the numbers the DDR3 is slightly quicker (unless the DDR2 sticks are 800mhz @ CL3 )

keep us posted nate.....
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27 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I love your hardware knowledge Skunk. I have ordered the ASUS one. It will be fine for the intended purpose.

I have been making videos of my finished builds and some of the steps. I will post them here or in "show us your rig" next week (or whenever it's done) if anyone cares to watch me fumble around.

(YouTube under the same user name)

Thanks again Skunk. Your knowledge of hardware is vast.
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27 Nov 2009   #9

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I love your hardware knowledge Skunk. I have ordered the ASUS one. It will be fine for the intended purpose.

I have been making videos of my finished builds and some of the steps. I will post them here or in "show us your rig" next week (or whenever it's done) if anyone cares to watch me fumble around.

(YouTube under the same user name)

Thanks again Skunk. Your knowledge of hardware is vast.
lol........ im humbled Nate


i would love to take a peek at the build vids, (nothing like building new machines, or functional ones out of old bits & bobs)

cheers.
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27 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I love your hardware knowledge Skunk. I have ordered the ASUS one. It will be fine for the intended purpose.

I have been making videos of my finished builds and some of the steps. I will post them here or in "show us your rig" next week (or whenever it's done) if anyone cares to watch me fumble around.

(YouTube under the same user name)

Thanks again Skunk. Your knowledge of hardware is vast.
lol........ im humbled Nate


i would love to take a peek at the build vids, (nothing like building new machines, or functional ones out of old bits & bobs)

cheers.
I need to do a better job of recording this one. I have just done some general overviews and walkarounds of some past ones. I have one here. Most I have not uploaded yet.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...tml#post356523

I hope to do a better job next time.
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