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The necessary drivers are included on CD, as is a program to create a driver floppy disk, but this is not explained in the documentation well. By default, the Intel P Northbridge chip is passively cooled, but Gigabyte has included a small 40mm fan that clips to the top of the heatsink. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. The cooling solution is also Active for the Northbridge and passive for the South. Following along in the traditional Gigabyte manner, this motherboard comes with a nice pile of extras.

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About Us Employment Privacy Policy. The main reason behind the use of the second PCI-E slot is 8i945 people wanting to run Dual Graphics cards on their motherboard for adding up to four monitors. A new computer user trying to install Windows XP on this motherboard would be lost at this point.

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We used the fan for all testing. We’ve seen a few other motherboard manufacturers slip up like this recently too, so we hope it does not 8i45p a trend.

You will see that this motherboard has two PCI Express x16 slots. This means that SLI is not officially supported; however, Crossfire is a possibility if Intel goes for Crossfire certification on the platform. This is the first time we’ve had a chance to look at an Intel dual-core processor and supporting motherboard in action, so we’re quite excited about the whole thing. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Previous Page Next Page.

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The ICH-7R 8i945; chip also features a small passive heatsink and this got quite toasty during testing.

The cooling solution is also Active for the Northbridge and passive for the South. Subscribe to our Newsletter. The driver installation software is por and easy to use too, though in our case it did not run automatically from the driver CD. The Larger chip provides the Firewire-A backward support with the smaller chip adding the Firewire-B support.

We had to run the 8i954p directly first. We used pin ATX powersupply for all testing. Also included is a multi-language illustrated hardware installation guide which essentially explains how to build a computer from start to finish.

Gigabyte GA-8I945P PRO – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i945P

The included single-language manual is well written and covers all the basics, going more in-depth with BIOS settings than we are used to seeing. Like clockwork, Intel can be relied upon to keep churning out chipsets, as well as reasons to want to use them.

Intel is more likely to push for Crossfire support since ATI are less of a threat to Intel in the onboard graphics and entire chipset section, for that matter department than nVidia.

First off the power and data connectors are all located at the same places as well as the colour coding scheme. Prro other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. 8i954p

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Now we come to the flagship of the Gigabyte IP fleet. The main difference is the slot layout. The second PCI Express x16 slot is actually a universal slot running at the x4 protocol. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.

Following along in the traditional Gigabyte manner, this motherboard comes with a nice pile of extras. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website.

There’s absolutely no reason not to use this, as installing it takes only a few seconds, even for a novice. The necessary drivers are included on CD, as is a program to create a driver floppy disk, but this is not explained in the documentation well. It’s always good to see a motherboard that includes just about everything a user por need from the get-go.

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Gigabyte loses the user-friendliness marks they gained in the last paragraph. Gigabyte gains some user-friendliness marks with its documentation.