Category: motherboard

ASUS M2NBP-VM CSM MOTHERBOARD

The Asus M2NBP-VM CSM is a µATX form factor PCI Express motherboard. It features a single PCIe x16 slot, a single PCIe x1 slot and a pair of PCI slots. There are 4 memory slots supporting 16 GB of DDR2-800 memory. The motherboard has 8 USB2 ports and integrated NVIDIA NVS-210 graphics. We bought this …

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FOXCONN WINFAST 6100K8MA-RS MOTHERBOARD

The Foxconn WinFast 6100K8MA-RS is a µATX form factor PCI Express motherboard. PCIe x16 PCI (three) There are 4 memory slots supporting 4GB of DDR-400 memory. The motherboard uses the NVIDIA 410 chipset and features the integrated NVIDIA 6100 graphics. USB2 (4 ports, 4 mid-board) Ethernet 100BASE-TX Parallel Serial PS/2 (keyboard and mouse) Audio (6 …

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INTEL D915PGN MOTHERBOARD

The Intel D915PGN is an ATX form factor PCI Express motherboard. PCIe x16 PCIe x1 (two) PCI (two) There are 4 memory slots supporting 4 GB of DDR-400 memory. The motherboard uses the Intel 915 chipset and ICH6 southbridge. USB 2.0 (4 ports, 4 mid-board) Ethernet 100BASE-TX Parallel Serial PS/2 (keyboard and mouse) …

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BIOS RECOVERY

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Sometimes a new BIOS is needed to be able to use a new CPU on a motherboard. At times there are fixes to known problems. Errors can be recovered by using the recovery disk to load a new BIOS. Most desktops and laptops use the optical drive to load a recovery BIOS however more recent …

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THE PCI EXPRESS SLOT

The PCI Express slot was developed by Intel as they tried to consolidate desktop, mobile and server requirements into a single architecture. The result was the new PCI Express slot. PCI Express is serial, which is broken up into a series of lanes. The Intel D915PGN was one of the first motherboards to feature …

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THE AGP SLOT

The PCI slot did not last long before the video card demands overwhelmed it, So Intel separated the video card from the PCI into a new channel. This lead to the Accelerated Graphics Port.. AGP went through a few revisions until it reached AGP 8x which was the peak before the PCI Express slot …

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ADVANCED CONFIGURATION & POWER INTERFACE

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The Advance Configuration & Power Interface (ACPI) is an API to replace the older Advanced Power Management, Multiprocessor and Plug & Play specifications. ACPI brings power management under the control of the operating system instead of the BIOS. The goal is to allow any OS to be able to have a standardized API to manage …

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SYSTEM MANAGEMENT BUS 

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The SPD table is available in the SMBUS which is used by RAM, batteries and other hardware. The bus is used for configuration etc. This way a battery can be asked when it was manufactured or RAM can be asked what speed it runs at. The SMBUS can support 127 devices which …

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THE PCI SLOT

The PCI slot was originally introduced in 1992 but it took few years for Intel to developed chipsets in addition to other logic needed to integrated the new slot into motherboards, Originally the slots were designed for 5V operation but later versions added 3.3V. The slot was changed to prevent using 5V cards. Eventually universal …

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TRIPLE D INTERNATIONAL TD-20 MOTHERBOARD

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The TD-20 motherboard is a standard turbo 8088 platform. The bare motherboard sells for $99 new. The manual is brief, it includes the jumper settings which are also printed on the motherboard itself. IBM XT compatible V20/8088 CPU 4.7 or 10 MHz operation 640 KB maximum memory 0 wait state memory 8 expansion slots The …

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