- DDR2 533/400
- Intel GMA 950
highly stable overclocker 04/19/2009
This review is from: JetWay JATOM-GM1-330-LF Intel Atom 330 Intel 945GC Flex ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
4GB... only atom motherboard I have come across so far that actually supports 4GB! It also has a 1x PCI-e allowing for greater flexibility. This motherboard also allows for overclocking of the CPU. I currently have it running stable at 158 FSB which runs the CPU at 1.9GHz instead of the stock speed of 1.6GHz (133FSB). I have been running at max CPU at this speed for over a week now, no stability issues. I used 2x2GB Kingston DDR2 800 in this build, running it at 633 currently as the motherboard only allows for 533 when not overclocking.
I added in an x-fi PCI-e sound card and a GeForce 9400 pci card, runs great!
I installed windows 7 x64 w/o a hitch, though I did have to install the realteck audio driver/software off the driver install disk (use the vista drivers for win7).
As others have stated, 350w is overkill. While I am running a 350w, I also have 3 HDs and a DVD installed, and yet the fan on the power supply is hardly running indicating its not being taxed at all
no 16x PCI-e, low grade integrated video (though sufficient for 720p HD videos from youtube if nothing else significant is running) I don't think the integrated video will run bluRay DVDs well, but you can add in a pci video card for that capibility.
Onboard sound is only stereo, not 5.1 or higher.
Only way to update the BIOS appears to be with a floppy disk... and well, I don't have a floppy drive anymore. Would be great if you could start the BIOS flash from within windows like the Intel motherboards can.
Fan seems quieter than the comparable Intel motherboards. If you are looking for a atom motherboard with more features than are standard for this market, this is the motherboard for you.
If your looking for a low powered media center, just add in a pci video card, TV tuner, and a better sound card and you'll be set!
Even with a geforce 9400, you cannot game well off this setup, but the atom is not targeted at that market.
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