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. We had to run the application directly first. The ICH-7R Southbridge chip also features a small passive heatsink and this got quite toasty during testing. It’s always good to see a motherboard that includes just about everything a user would need from the get-go. We used pin ATX powersupply for all testing.
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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. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. A ga-8o945p computer user trying to install Windows XP on this motherboard would be lost at this point.
Like clockwork, Intel can be relied upon to keep churning out chipsets, as well as reasons to want to use them.
Gigabyte GA-8IP Pro Intel P Motherboard Review –
The ICH-7R Southbridge chip also features a small passive heatsink and this got quite toasty during testing. The driver installation software is slick and easy to ga-8i95p too, though in our case it did not run automatically from the driver CD. Gigabyte loses the user-friendliness marks they gained in the last paragraph.
Gigabyte gains some user-friendliness marks ag-8i945p its documentation. 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. 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. We used pin ATX powersupply for all testing. 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 ga-8i945pp a motherboard that includes just about everything a user would need from the get-go.
There’s absolutely no reason not to use this, as installing it takes only a few seconds, even for a novice. Following along in the traditional Gigabyte manner, this motherboard comes with a nice pile of extras. We’ve seen a few other motherboard manufacturers slip up like this recently too, so we hope it does not become a trend.
The GA-8IP Pro motherboard can use either 20 or pin ATX power connectors and comes with a small plastic insert to block off the unused four pins as necessary. A single PCI Express x16 slot provides the graphical interface.
Gigabyte GA-8I945P PRO – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i945P