It actually seems to work with all those different hardware formats without too much fuss. Made for compatibility with a wide variety of memory, drives, etc. All graphics tests were carried out using latest available free apps. Some real numbers to crunch, and look Could the processor alone be able to muscle through the limitations of a X4 PCIe bus?

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ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA – motherboard – ATX – LGA Socket – PT Ultra Overview – CNET

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. See details for description of any imperfections. The chipset is an older one that only supports up to DDR2 This will cause no end of problems. It’s on board sound is top notch. It actually seems to work with all those different hardware formats without too much fuss.

4corredual have been ripping through super-pi scores since their release, and with the limitations of the motherboard I wasn’t expecting the sub 20 numbers others have reported on OC’d rigs. Even taking budget concerns into account I’ve dismissed AM2 for the simple reason that AMD has yet to release any info on 4coredkal it’s going with development, and I don’t want to take a chance on finding myself tied to another dead platform in 6 months time.

To further muddy the waters, DDR2’s early releases of high latency chips paired with relatively low clock speeds also failed to impress. Socket 5 Computer Motherboard for Intel.


This item doesn’t belong on this page. I wanted to salvage as much as possible from my old setup.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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 vstz 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.

If you don’t happen to have a good sound card, no fears. 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. 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 Vsat slot on this board.

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ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, LGA775 Socket, Intel Motherboard

We are not providing a full review of the board and its various capabilities at this time; instead this is a sneak peek to answer numerous reader questions surrounding any differences between the two boards. My computer wouldn’t start up properly until I figured this out. As a replacement board for an old computer, it’s one of the best I’ve seen. Setting the board up was easy, yet also frustrating. Having seen first hand what effect accidentally running a GT in a X2 slot had on graphics benchmarks I was quite concerned with what a X4 slot would do to the performance of my current ATI pro.


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. Don’t let the subtitle throw you off, I just wanted to set the ground rules right off of the bat.

This item asrick be a floor model or store return that has been used. Your odds of salvaging your old memory, video card, drives, etc.

ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, LGA Socket, Intel Motherboard | eBay

Well, there are several. The Figures No big surprises here. Where do we go from here? There must be a catch! Socket Computer Motherboard for Intel. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Socket P Computer Motherboard for Intel. ATA – connector s: Lastly, and this is the possible show stoppereven though just about every on-line retailer lists it vsat a X16 PCIe slot it is in fact limited to X4!