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    I was checking out the new Gigabyte Mobo's and saw the 8INXP.
    It looks great, but there's this misterious black ISA looking thing behind the backplate.
    I have no idea what this is.
    Here's A link if you want to have a look: http://tw.giga-byte.com/products/8inxpp.htm
    <hr width="60%"><center>P4 2GHZ @ 2.26 w/ 512 L2 Cache | 512MB PC2100 Ram | Gigabyte 8IEXP MoBo | GeForce 4 MX440 64mb<br>40GB 7200 Segate HDD | 16X Pioneer DVD ROM | 40X12X48 Liteon CD Writer<br>
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    For starters, I assure you it is not an ISA slot or anything of the sort - as much as it looks it.

    You can read more about it in Cameron Johnson's review:

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...Id=418&dPage=4
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    That is the board to drool over...

    Oh, damn...time to mop up my desk now.

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    Anyone know if you can you use DDR400 or DDR433 with this MB?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordawg
    Anyone know if you can you use DDR400 or DDR433 with this MB?

    Thanks
    Granite Bay only has official support for (dual channel) DDR266

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    Quote Originally Posted by //alias
    I was checking out the new Gigabyte Mobo's and saw the 8INXP.
    It looks great, but there's this misterious black ISA looking thing behind the backplate.
    I have no idea what this is.
    Here's A link if you want to have a look: http://tw.giga-byte.com/products/8inxpp.htm
    it's for the "dual power system" daughter card....

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    It does look like a beast of a board, but its so expensive!
    Its like $500 AUD!
    What exactly is Granite Bay, and why is it only PC2100 ram compliant?
    *CAN* you run PC3200/3500 Ram on it?

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    It only "offically" supports pc 2100...you can run higher rated ram in it though, I'll be running corsair xms 3200(DDR400) in it. Don't waste your money on 3500 yet. Granite Bay is intels newest chipset that supports DDRII. That means you'll need to run 2 sticks of the same ram to see any gains in performance memory wise. The mobo also supports 8x AGP and serial SATA HD's. The GA-8INXP will also support up to 10 HD's. If you're into intel, you might want to wait for the Springdale/Canterwood release expected Q2 2003...which probably means August or September 2003! SiS has recently released its' newest chipset, the 655 which shows alot of promise and may possible support DDR400 by the time of its' release.
    :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArborBarber
    It only "offically" supports pc 2100...you can run higher rated ram in it though, I'll be running corsair xms 3200(DDR400) in it. Don't waste your money on 3500 yet. Granite Bay is intels newest chipset that supports DDRII. That means you'll need to run 2 sticks of the same ram to see any gains in performance memory wise.
    No. It does not use DDR II. It uses Dual-channel DDR--and that is the reason why you need 2 sticks of memory. The only thing that's gonna have DDR II in the very immediate future is the GeForce FX.

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    You are correct, dual channel ddr is what the GA-8INXP supports.
    The next chipset offering DDRII support will most likely be the SiS 656 in Q2 2003.
    :thumb:

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