Timings for C2D were 1t. Up until that time, S ruled the roost by outperforming anything Intel could come up with, and many gaming enthusiasts were still unconvinced that dual core chips offered a performance benefit over a higher clocked single core. You may also like. 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. Processor is socket and can run anywhere from single to quad core intel processors see specs. S Core2Duo E 4M cache, stock 2. For a cashed strapped or frugal S single core user I strongly recommend you consider this path if you find yourself never quite able to commit to a full build.

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This happened to me and I didn’t see what the problem was at first. Many newer games now take full advantage of dual core processors, and the C2D line of CPUs is quite feisty even when compared to it’s higher clocked single core brethren. This benchmark was written long before anybody considered running two cores on a desktop system so I’m at a loss as to why the C2D performed as well as it did, but, aside from the apparent imbalance that’s not a bad thing.

That said, Conroe chips aren’t exactly cheap, and decent S boards are insanely expensive. Working great running about 8 hours every day hasn’t burped yet!

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. As a replacement board for an old computer, it’s one of the best I’ve seen.

The other issue I ran into is that it’s a rather large board. Would it have cost too much to include a 1 cent jumper for the cmos reset pins????? 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. If you don’t happen to 4coredul a good sound card, no fears.


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Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Stock was with DDR For a cashed strapped or frugal S single core user I strongly recommend you consider this path if you find yourself never quite able to commit to a full build.

Log in Don’t have an account? 4coreudal discussing current Intel chipsets, the phrase “budget sector” is somewhat of an oxymoron.

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In the meantime, let’s see if there are any initial differences between the two boards besides a new Southbridge. Instead, my intent is to examine a budget upgrade path for S single core users.

I didn’t want to drop a lot of coin on an upgrade, only to find that my ability to run today’s games had been severely degraded.

S doesn’t look like it’s going away any time in the near future. The reviews I could find suggested to me that I’d get fairly decent results with my current DDR memory due to lower latencies, but the video cards they used as reference were older models and I was fairly certain that my card would easily saturate the PCIe slot on this board.


Conclusion Going into this, I was under no false impressions. You may also like. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Comments, suggestions, questions or if you’d rather direct those e-mails taking me to task for my heathen anti-AMD propaganda to a more public forum Both CPUs were tested under conditions as closely matched as possible Limited time spent with C2D overclock, so there is still some tweaking to be done.

There might however be a light at the end of this tunnel. This board does that and then some. The Figures No big surprises here. That said, I wasn’t looking for a strong performer, I was looking for a board which would allow me a cost ssrock entry into the world of C2D with an eye to upgrading in the future.

ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – PT880 Ultra

See details for description of any imperfections. 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! To further muddy the waters, DDR2’s early releases of high latency chips paired with relatively low clock speeds also failed to impress. Placement of 20 asfock power connector makes cable management near impossible. Asorck – connector s: