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System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. But it’s outscored in “demonstrative technological effectiveness”. This is much lower than other DDR3 chipsets that are currently on the market, so some SPD tweaks and IC changes are needed to reach peak performance levels on this new chipset. Intel has launched an unusual motherboard with the top X58 chipset the only one for Socket Even a single-channel mode is outperformed only formally. Besides, the board integrates a rare indicator of HDD activity it works only when a hard drive is plugged to ports of the chipset controller.

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Taxes and shipping, etc. We can only regret about the lack of a D58so indicator to inform about startup problems. However, in February,this motherboard finally got the SLI license both contracting partners informed general public about itso this problem will go away, when you flash a new BIOS version But it’s outscored in “demonstrative technological effectiveness”.

This is a computer translation of the original content. According to the information on the official web site, the box contains the usual bundle paper manuals, CD, etc plus four SATA cables with L-shaped connectors so that they can be used even with bulky graphics cards.

But NB temperature during our tests was intsl from the overheating point, even though there was no assistance from the CPU cooler.

Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO

The latter is equipped with a latch in case you want to install a graphics card into this slot with an open end. What’s the marketing drawback of this solution? Where Intel looks confident is the on-board cooling system. Besides, it has no indicators for power saving technologies that disable idle channels in a PWM power controllerbecause it does not use such technologies.


Intel DX58SO “Smackover” Motherboard – Hardware Secrets

sackover No huge fancy heatsinks or a jungle of heat pipes, which look so good on photos in press releases. You can choose any connection type or use both — only when graphics cards need more power than goes via dx58o bus, of course up to 75 W ; it may come in handy for the third graphics card smaclover into a PCIEx4 slot.

Video 3Digests Video cards: It is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon as complete or accurate. Besides, the advanced BIOS mode is enabled by an on-board jumper. But the other components have been shuffled by Intel engineers. Impossible to install six memory modules? Intel motherboards do not need a special utility to flash BIOS in Windows, because one of the options offered on the official web site is to download new BIOS versions integrated into an executable module.

iXBT Labs – Intel DX58SO “Smackover” Motherboard

What concerns automatic fan speed control for two fansyou can only enable or disable it in BIOS Setup. But you will hardly want to do it out of insufficiency of available memory capacity — you can always buy 2GB memory modules.

Memory slots are often msackover like this on motherboards for servers with several sockets. There is a special frame to cool the Northbridge screwed to brackets on the back sideand the heatsink is pressed to the chip with a spring-loaded bracket. Please submit your comments, questions, or suggestions here. Allows for delivery and returns.


In a meeting between Legit Reviews and Intel it was discovered that three slots should be used if you want the best performance.

We have practically nothing to say about specific performance of this motherboard from Intel relative to its competitors.

Look with the video card manufacture if they can a new firmware updated smackovdr can try. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Other manufacturers are gradually abandoning outdated interfaces, but none of them burns their bridges so aggressively.

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One of the other reasons that high memory clocks are tough to reach is because the board is still pre-production and the BIOS is still being optimized for stability, as well as, performance. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption.

Listing of RCP does not constitute a formal pricing offer from Intel.