- Intel H61
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1155)
- DDR3 1333/1066
Very decent board for office use 01/18/2013
This review is from: Intel BOXDH61BEB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Decent support for older ps/2 connections and parallell printer port. Yet having a few ports for USB3. Coupled with a Sandy bridge cpu, this makes for a great office and light duty workstation.
The initial bios settings are very conservative and set to legacy bios, making it easier to set things up.
Recommend updating the bios. It appears a large percentage of the boards seem to be a production run of bios version #042.
Ivy Bridge cpu support depends on later serial number versions *and* the BIOS being version #048 and newer.
There's a lot of life left in Sandy bridge cpus. And if you plan to use a sandy Bridge cpu and Windows 7. I'd advise updating the BIOS no higher than #048. The latest BIOS versions add Windows 8 and related updates to Windows 8 favored UEFI booting and the secure boot can-o-worms.
UEFI bios is still a messy work in progress. If you have windows 7 and no need to use large 2TB hard drives and/or RAID. The legacy bios setting is definitely your friend.
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