It’s on board sound is top notch. Stock was with DDR When discussing current Intel chipsets, the phrase “budget sector” is somewhat of an oxymoron. This will cause no end of problems. The chipset is an older one that only supports up to DDR2

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Where do we go from here? About this product Product Identifiers Brand. What I’m interested in is the kitchen sink of formats it supports.

It appears to be 7. Mem timings for A64 were 1t.

Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA review

Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Could the processor alone be able to muscle through the limitations of a X4 PCIe bus?

In the past I’ve had good luck overclocking Asrock boards and was disappointed to to find neither Vcore nor CPU multiplier adjustments.

Placement of 20 pin power connector makes cable management near impossible. Some standoffs are actually slightly shorter than others.


Your odds of salvaging your old memory, video card, drives, etc. Conclusion Going into this, I was under no false impressions. See details for description of any imperfections.

Now we’re getting somewhere. All graphics tests were carried out using latest available free apps. ATA – connector s: There might however be a light at the end of this tunnel.

SATA – connector s: To verify if a C2D processor will be powerful enough to allow the use of DDR memory coupled with a X4 PCIe slot to produce a build capable of playing today’s games without a significant drop in performance over the original single core CPU with a X16 slot.

Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA review

Log in Don’t have an account? Best Selling in Motherboards See all. All background tasks were disabled. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Lastly, and this is the possible show stoppereven though just about every on-line retailer lists it as a X16 PCIe slot it is in fact limited to X4!

Going into this, I was under no false impressions. My main concern was how large of a hit I would take, if it was too large I would have just shelved the C2D until I could afford to purchase a full featured motherboard along with DDR2 ram.


ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2: Sneak Peek

Setting the board up was easy, yet also frustrating. Socket 5 Computer Motherboard for Intel. My vzta motherboard fried and I was looking for a suitable replacement for a good price. The other issue I ran into is that it’s a rather large board. Stock was with DDR It’s not SATA2 so you’re vstaa with 1. You have to be careful when installing the standoffs in your case or the board can flex and touch the metal of the case, causing a short.

I wanted to salvage as much as possible from my old setup. Enter Asrock Asrock has only been around sincebut since then they’ve made quite 4ckredual name for themselves as a producer of budget priced motherboards to fill just about any niche.

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