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Great Value Board & A+ Tech Support 02/09/2014
Small, Fast, Inexpensive, HDMI out. Perfect for building an everyday- driver machine. Had to call tech support...A+..real techs with solid knowledge..solved my issue quickly.
HDMI out was/is flaky. WinXP install was a nightmare; but eventually sorted it out; see "other thoughts".
-1111-. WinXP must be SP3 at installation; you cannot add SP3 later. If you install a non SP3 version of XP, it will fail...Why?...because support for SATA drives was added in SP3, without SP3, the OS won't recognized the SATA drive and the install stops with a failure code. If your XP is not SP3, do some research on slipstreaming the disk...google it.
-2222- I almost never use an "included disk", but for this board, long story short, you must run the disk.
-3333- HDMI out is flaky, I had to connect/disconnect the cable several times to get a display...tried different cables, all the same result...no HDMI out?, unplug and reinsert cable until it, hopefully, works...could just be my board though...working fine now...but initially I thought I'd have to RMA..
-4444- It's been up and running for 6 months now...Very satisfied.
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