- Intel G33
- Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo
- DDR2 800/667MHz unbuffered, non-ECC SDRAM, 1.8V only
Good Motherboard 11/18/2009
This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-C2SBA+-O LGA 775 Intel G33 ATX Intel Motherboard
Quite frankly, I installed this motherboard and was getting intermittent SATA HDD read errors. “Operating System” not found etc. Well, it angered me because I had it sold and it needed to be delivered & so I ”One Day” shipped another MB to myself finding the same problem happen… The reason I jumped the conclusion (SATA controller being the problem) was because some idiot said this was a problem with this MB in the ratings so it was the 1st thing I assumed was wrong with my MB. I was wrong! He probably was too. When all else fails folks, read the book. Oops. FIRST thing you are instructed to do on page 4-3 is set the “HDD pre-delay” in the bios (6 sec worked ok) so the processor has time to initialize the SATA HDD or you will get an HDD non-existing error. BY BAD. Been doing this 26 years since MS-DOS 2.11. I guess an old dog can be humbled occasionally too. ;-)
I use the 1-5 egg ratings when looking for new hardware, and am finding it less and less useful. Many times I read the complaints and chuckle at some of the moronic comments while the vendor gets bad publicity from someone who doesn’t know what their talking about. So if you kids are new at this, rate yourself as an amateur. Just because your hands fit the keyboard, you can type, or change a stick of ram doesn’t mean you know anything. Work out your issues first before you criticize too harshly. You might learn something.
Also, don’t complain about features you don't have or don't complain about the price when you order something. Ratings should be on quality, not price or features. If you want features, order a board that has them. If you don’t like the price, then don’t buy it. Ratings should always be about quality and service not about shoulda-coulda-woulda.
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