The P43Twins1600 from ASRock is a great choice for an upgrade board. This LGA775 board supports both DDR2 and DDR3 memory so you can use your DDR2 memory to start and when you need more speed then you can switch the memory out for DDR3. The P43 chipset supports processors from the Celeron to the Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme.
The motherboard has everything you would expect. It has 6 SATA ports plus an eSATA port for drives and an ATA133 header for legacy drives. There are 6xUSB ports on the back panel and 2 headers for 4 more ports. There is a 7.1 channel audio system with analog and SPDIF ports.
The motherboard supports overclocking and tuning with Intelligent Overclocking Technologiy and the ASRock OC Tuner. It also has jumper adjustments to ensure stable performance at any speed.
Intel P43 Express Chipset for Intel CPU Based on the Intel P43 Express chipset, the ASRock P43Twins1600 supports Intel LGA 775 (Socket T) processors including the Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Pentium D series as well as the next generation Intel 45nm processors.
DDR2 and DDR3 Combo Design The ASRock P43Twins1600 features four DDR2 and two DDR3 DIMM slots to provide the ultimate flexibility for system memory upgrades.
PCI Express 2.0 Interface The PCI-Express 2.0 interface provides twice the bandwidth of PCI-Express X16 to handle the data load of next-generation graphics cards while retaining compatibility with current PCI-Express cards.
Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The ASRock P43Twins1600 features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
eSATA Support The eSATA port on the back I/O panel provides easy setup and hot-plug functionality so you can back up photos, videos and other multimedia content on external devices with ease.
Instant Boot ASRock's Instant Boot technology significantly cuts down system boot time, enabling you to boot up your Windows XP or Vista PC in just 3 to 4 seconds even after a full shut down.
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