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Intel LAD865GVIPL Intel Celeron M @ 1.3GHz Socket 478 Intel 865GV Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
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4 out of 5 eggs Good board for putting old hardware to use. 04/08/2011

This review is from: Intel LAD865GVIPL Intel Celeron M @ 1.3GHz Socket 478 Intel 865GV Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo

Pros: -Celeron M processor provides about the same processing power of a 2.4GHz Northwood P4 with a bit less than half the TDP and power consumption.

-Fanless heatsink configuration can allow you to run with fewer points of failure on systems that only occasionally see heavy loads.

-Intel 865 chipset allows for compatibility with legacy OSes back to Windows 98SE.

Cons: -The CPU dissipates too much heat to run in a completely fanless case,especially if you're going to be running applications that will keep the CPU heavily loaded.

-Lack of an AGP or PCI-E slot may limit its appeal to users who might want to use their old graphics card.

-The lack of a floppy controller may be an issue for some legacy users.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I consider this board an ideal candidate for:

-Legacy OS users looking for a board with official drivers to use as a replacement for old Pentium 3s and 4s, or Socket 462 AMDs.

-File server or gateway server configurations requiring multiple NICs. (I actually use this board as a file server/proxy gateway/virus scanner/firewall box for my in-house LAN.)

People who want to run OSes newer than XP or to create an HD-capable HTPC would be served better by other boards, as this single-core CPU isn't powerful enough to play back HD video effectively or insure responsiveness under Vista or Windows 7. (Linux and FreeBSD users may want to avoid using KDE4 on this board for the same reasons.)

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