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Digital-Daily : CPU & Memory : cpu_intel_atom_230_diamondville

CPU Intel Atom 230 (Diamondville)

CPU Intel Atom 230 (Diamondville)
Author: Aleksandr Mitrofanov
Date: 19.08.2008

Gigabyte GC230D: Board Layout

To start with, this motherboard will need a PSU with the main 20-pin power connector.

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The additional 4-pin connector is positioned in the upper-right corner of the board. Near the only DIMM socket, there is a 3-pin CPU_FAN connector to plug in a CPU cooler.

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Besides it, there is one more 3-pin connector: SYS_FAN - on the bottom edge of the board.

As regards the expansion options, the board uses only one PCI slot.

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Near it, there is the south bridge ICH7 due to which the motherboard Gigabyte GC230D provides operation of two SerialATA-II and one Parallel ATA links. In the end, up to four hard disks can be plugged in to the board altogether.

Besides, the board uses the Realtek RTL8101E LAN controller and the ALC662 audio codec which supports output to six audio channels.

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On the board, there are eight USB 2.0 ports, four of which are mounted on the rear panel, with 4 more ports connected with brackets.

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Here is a schematic diagram of the components.

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Content:

  • Page 1 - Intel Atom 230
  • Page 2 - Gigabyte GC230D: board layout and features
  • Page 3 - BIOS. Overclocking and stability
  • Page 4 - Performance. Final Words




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