- VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra
- Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium XE / Pentium D / Pentium Dual Core / Pentium 4 / Celeron / Celeron D, supporting Quad Core Kentsfield processors
- DDR 4
Does what it says 04/30/2008
This review is from: ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard
If you want to keep your AGP and DDR memory, while upgrading your CPU socket 478 to socket 775, this motherboard does the job. It isn't exactly the fastest, but it does work. If you are thinking to upgrade later to PCI-E, skip this board, and buy a low end PCI-E card and motherboard combo.
Very limited documentation. I also had to use a PCI ethernet card because whenever I used the built-in ethernet card, I kept getting corrupted files during my burn in tests and OS patching (windows update).
I have this board overclocking Pentium Dual cores (E2160, E2200) as well as Core 2 Duos (E4500, E4600, E6300). Very limited overclock with stock cooling (I found about 10 to 15% like another user), but it does work. The overclocking is very dependent on the memory brand you use. Make sure you understand CPU-z. Oh, and I now have 4 of these boards since I had so many AGP cards I didn't want to upgrade.
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