Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID Driver
and Motherboard Roundup - Page 3 [Albatron PXG Pro] the DIMM slots along with the FDD connector and single IDE connector. no Serial ATA RAID support, Albatron has added an ITE controller chip that. IDE RAID Chip: ITE ITF LAN Chip: Marvell MV 1Gbits /VIA VT 10/ Ethernet LAN HD Audio Codec: Realtek ALC Albatron PXG Pro – Mainboard Based on Intel G Chipset Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet); IDE RAID based on the ITE ITF chip supporting RAID 0, 1.
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Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID Driver
This technology makes the graphics card start off using only around 16MB of the system memory. This is all Windows XP will require for basic tasks and when more memory is needed, the MCH diverts more of the system memory to the graphics controller.
When the memory Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID no longer needed, it is then diverted back for system use which makes using onboard graphics slightly more appealing as the memory isn't permanently diverted, only when it is needed. However, we do believe that this should be actively cooled, as the I9xx series chipsets generate more heat than previous Intel chipsets. When under full load the MCH gets quite hot.
The Southbridge on this motherboard is simply the ICH6. This chipset supports most of the full fledged features with some limitations. The Serial ATA ports only function in a base mode, just like standard IDE ports do, so if you are thinking of two drives in a Matrix array, this motherboard is not the answer. Intel High Definition Audio is supported and provides up to 8 channels of excellent audio quality, without taxing the CPU as much as traditional AC'97 audio systems tend to do. Passive cooling on the ICH6 is more than adequate as the ICH to the touch was only slightly warm when under full load. Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID
Albatron uses the Realtek RTL 8 channel audio codec for its onboard sound system. To start things off, we have the various documentation items for the PXG Pro. Much like what we often see from the likes of Gigabyte in the past, and ABIT as of recent times, Albatron has chosen to include a fold-out, color installation guide.
This guide has a large portrayal of the motherboard on the front cover with all of the vital components and connectors labeled. As we progressed through reading the installation guide, we found that it is quite good in making sure to cover all of the important points that a first time builder would need to know.
Granted, for the experienced user this guide will be overlooked, but for a first time user this is a necessity. The next item that we found was yet another feature that we like to see included with motherboards, that being a large sticker featuring a layout of the board. This sticker can be Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID to the interior of the case, and is easily accessible if needed. Finally, we have the manuals.
Once again, this is one aspect where the Albatron Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID shines in that not only does the manual come in several languages, but it also manages to cover all of the most important aspects of the board, such as pin diagrams of headers, jumper setting data, excellent coverage of the various BIOS options, and excellent driver installation instructions. As far as hardware related inclusions go, the PXG Pro came with the bare minimum. The documentation that Albatron has included on the other hand is superb.
PXG Pro Layout: Socket Area As we progress around this motherboard, as well as many in the future, we will undoubtedly see the days of extremely clean and clear PCB surfaces head the way of the dodo. The Socket T is oriented lengthwise from East to West across the motherboard.
Albatron PX915G Pro Motherboard Review
Due to the much improved mounting mechanics for the new LGA processors, Intel has done away with the large retention bracket that was needed on the older Socket implementations. Around the Socket T, we find that Albatron has put to use the low profile component Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID for the core voltage power supply. Albatron has implemented a three-phase design for the PXG Pro, as can be seen with the three side-mounted inductors, complete with their own encasings.
This is the first three-phase power solution that we have seen so far for any of the LGA motherboards. The components that make up the processor portion of the PXG Pro deal with the core voltage supply. Albatron has been able to implement a solid three-phase power solution for the PXG Pro with high quality, ultra-low ESR capacitors, as well as high quality control components from Analog Devices. By increasing the Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID of phases, the processor can obtain a cleaner and steadier voltage, providing for solid power delivery.
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Northbridge Area The PXG Pro follows in line with previous Albatron Northbridge coolers, given that they have mostly been passive solutions. Throughout our testing, we found that this cooler alone, with no cooling Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID was rather inadequate. As the analogy goes, a warm heatsink is a working heatsink, but a hot heatsink is an overworked heatsink. This cooler managed to get a little more than hot during normal system operation, even under open case, low ambient temperature situations. With no airflow to go over the Northbridge other than hot air being expelled from the CPU heatsink, this heatsink is overworked.
Albatron PXG Pro – Mainboard Based on Intel G Chipset
This heating problem will certainly affect overclocking capabilities no doubt, especially with Albatron PX915GD Pro II ITE IDE RAID pressing the fact that upping the Northbridge voltage can help overclocking. I still prefer to see this located farther up the PCB for airflow purposes, though with the slim size of the cable this implementation works nicely as well. The four-pin fan power connection comes in next, followed by the three-pin power connection for a rear exhaust fan.
This three-pin connection is located along the top edge of the x16 PCI-Express slot, whereas the four-pin connector is closer to the processor socket. Expansion Area