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Intel BOXDG45FC LGA 775 Intel G45 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel G45
  • Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron D
  • DDR2 800
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Intel makes your CPU; why not have them make your motherboard as well? The BOXDG45FC is an LGA775 board supporting Core 2 Duo, Pentium dual-core and Celeron D processors. You can add up to 4GB of DDR2 800 memory to support the operating system. The mini ITX form factor makes it a great choice for HTPCs.

The motherboard is designed to support the advanced features that today's power users are looking for. It has an 8 channel audio system with an optical SPDIF port and 5 analog audio ports that support Intel High Definition Audio. It also has 6xUSB, 1xFireWire and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The GMA x4500 processor has both DVI and HDMI outputs.

File sizes are getting larger, especially for audio and video, so we need more secure ways to manage our data. There are 6xSATA ports, including 1 eSATA, so you can hook up plenty of drives. Since you have plenty of available connectors you can use one drive for the OS and software and have extra drives for data. Or you can set up a RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 array.

  • newegg Intel G45 Express Chipset for Intel CPU Based on the Intel G45 Express chipset, the Intel BOXDG45FC supports Intel LGA 775 (Socket T) processors including the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, and Pentium and Celeron series.
  • newegg Integrated Intel GMA X4500HD Graphics Core The onboard Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (GMA X4500HD) graphics core is powered by Intel's innovative hybrid graphics architecture and Clear Video Technology for incredible 3D realism and home theater entertainment to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.
  • newegg HDMI Output The Intel BOXDG45FC features an HDMI output for connection to your high-definition video equipment. With the HDMI interface ensuring lossless transmission of high-quality HD video signals, play back HD contents on your computer and view them on your large HDTV set for more comfort.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board four ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and 10 for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The Intel BOXDG45FC features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Kevin G.
  • 12/2/2010 8:24:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat little board for my slimline

Pros: Like a lot of others the mother board in my slimline crashed. I found this board on Newegg and decided to try it. Very nice small board it fit nice in my Slimline, but I needed to purchase a new power supply cause the 160 watt supply in the unit didn't have a 4 pin power clip ( good old HP)I use the board with the e5200 2.5 GHZ LGA 775 Dual Core 4 Gigs 2 gskill DDr 800. The power supply I purchased was a Athena FlexATX AP-MFATX25. (Had to splice 1 sata cause not enough space between the two sata plugs to reach my hard drive and the DVD.) So far so good. Everything loaded except for one Item. the SM Bus Controller (see below)

Cons: The two issues that I had, was the fan would throttle at a very high speed and the SM Bus controller bios could not be found. I went to the intel web site and did a computer scan for bios updates and downloaded the mother board chipset update and it solved both problems.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 7/1/2010 12:33:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood little HTPC

Pros: HDMI out, 8 channel audio, 4 sata ports, core 2 duo, dual channel memory, full AVC and VC-1 (Blu-Ray h.264) decoding.

Cons: I purchased this thing when it first came out some time ago. At that time, the drivers were in their infancy and everything was extremely buggy. About 20 bios and video driver updates later (about once a month,) it seems much more stable. As others have mentioned, i bought a larger heatsink for the north bridge and glued the existing northbridge heatsink onto the south bridge as both get very hot, esp. inside a tight mini-itx case.

Other Thoughts: I built this with the chenbro es34XX server chassis (the one with the 4 hot swap drive bays) and it does the job as a combo HTPC and NAS. if you get a core2duo 65w or higher, there are only like 2 heatsinks on the market that can fit in such a tiny space as clearance is about 45mm. one is the Arctic cooling Freezer 7 LP which barely fits, and the other is silverstone nt07-775 which is exactly the same as a stock celeron cooler (for a celeron 4xx) but with a copper core.

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  • Marshall G.
  • 3/21/2010 9:52:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard

Pros: Small and does HD video with a Blu Ray player.

Cons: Beware. I bought two of these with old BIOS software that both refused to work. After making two self-booting CDs, I updated the BIOS on both of them and they run perfectly.

Other Thoughts: In my view, a better buy is the Zotac G43ITX and it comes with proper coolers.

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  • ALVIN M.
  • 3/16/2010 7:39:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nice small board

Cons: 2 out of 2 boards would not boot

Other Thoughts: intel cpu heatsink mounting distorts board , bad for solder joints

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/7/2010 11:48:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDG45FC

Pros: This is an overall great mini-motherboard. Lots of features crammed into it.

Cons: It may just be the case I used, but the front panel usb connectors on the board were very far from the front of the case and I was barely able to connect it. But again maybe the Lian LI case I use just had too short of a cable.

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  • jeffrey m.
  • 1/10/2010 12:23:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIntel, great hardware- JUNK software

Pros: It is a great looking board, with plenty of features.

Cons: Hardware wise I have very few complaints- like placement of headers (hard to get cables to reach) and flimsy board when paired with an Intel CPU fan.

Software wise I cannot find one single positive. From the CD that forces a reboot for every driver (even after inserting a bookmark) to the issues with S3 standby. There have been bunches of Bios updates, but after reading on forums, you need to pick the one that offers you the most- none are actually right! I have had a lot of HTPC boards, and have NEVER had one that was this much of a pain to get to resume off S3. I am having to resort to a 3rd party app at this point. For some odd reason it will not wake from USB without it.

Other Thoughts: Great board if someone else was working that software side of things. It is one GOOD bios away but the way they seem to write theirs it may never work properly. This is my LAST Intel board.

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  • Scott L.
  • 1/4/2010 1:30:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsAll in one

Pros: I was interested in this board primarily because it was the cheepest 775 mini itx board with hdmi and optical audio (...on Newegg). It's a clear choice for use as a media box. It has enough ports on the back, between the 6 USB, eSATA, hdmi, DVI, you likely won't need to use an expansion card regardless of your uses; a definite need for the case I put this in.

G45 Graphics get 4.5 Windows 7 Experience Index, which is not too shabby for integrated. Video transcoding is a breeze; the machine never misses a beet.

Cons: Bios has no option for overclocking the FSB or CPU at all; I had to do the 1066 bsel-mod to a e5200 to achieve what I wanted. That ends up being the coolest thing in the case at 40C.

Memory can only be set to 667/800, and while the timing can be changed, the command rate (1T or 2T) cannot. My Corsair 2x2 is rated for 5-5-5-12 2T at 800Mhz, but I know I could get 4-4-4-12 1T at 712Mhz, which is a significant performance difference. I can only drop to 667 due to bios, and I cannot change the command rate; stuck at 2T. This boards lame bios won't let me get more out of my hardware.

And the other reviewers are not kidding about the northbridge- consistently at 70C, at load Everest shows it at 90C. The southbridge stays about 10 degress cooler at all times, which seems cool only in comparison. These temperatures seem dangerous.

Also there is only one extra fan connector on the motherboard, so if you get a northbridge fan you're done with motherboard-controlled cooling.

Other Thoughts: I'm only docking 1 egg for the lousy bios. The other is for my having to buy a fan (actually several). This thing crams so much onto such a small form factor I shouldn't really gripe too much, but if it weren't for the two 80mm exhaust fan's a fitted into the iTX case, this thing probably would have melted by now. I suggest making very certain of your case's cooling capabilities before getting this bad boy.

Set up:
Intel BOXDG45FC
e5200 BSEL 1066-mod to 3.3Ghz
Corsair XMS2 2x2gb @ 667 4-4-4-12
APEX MI-008 Mini-ITX case

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  • T A.
  • 12/10/2009 8:31:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HTPC motherboard

Pros: Works great as a HTPC driving a Sony projector via HDMI. Running Vista on a E8400 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo with Total Media Theater 3. Plenty of power to watch 1080p content (TMT3 plays DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray) with low CPU utilization.

Cons: Can't get 24Hz output to work. Might be time to check for updated drivers or update to Win7

Other Thoughts: If you have issues w/ sound over HDMI, make sure you get current drivers from Intel's site (not from Windows update - couldn't get HDMI audio to work until I got drivers from Intel)

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  • Brian B.
  • 11/29/2009 5:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice HTPC board

Pros: This board paired easily with a Silverstone LC17 case, a Celeron E3200, HVR-2250 tuner and a NT07 cooler.
Installed latest Win7 drivers with no issues.
Media Center works pretty well. CPU peaks to 100% on occasion but playback/recording is still steady.

Cons: Northbridge chip gets hot (~104F) so it could be a problem in a warm room in the summer.

Other Thoughts: The LC17 is a good case for this board as there is plenty of ventilation above the board. Many Mini-ITX cases house the PS above the board. The downside is the LC17 price and size (too wide).

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2009 4:13:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: DOA, the unit it is replacing worked part of the time.

Cons: DOA, the unit it is replacing worked part of the time.

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