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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...ct=3774340#N79
It's in my PC right now so...
post #2 of 11
It's not junk, but it's not the best. OEM (Prebuilt) boards are often looked down on for their lacking BIOS options and little room for expansion, for a light/general PC, they are fine, for overclocking, high end or multi GPU setups, you'd be better off with an aftermarket enthusiast board.
    
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You should see how wimpy this heatsink is on my q6600 its look likes a old amd single core heatsink.
post #4 of 11
It`s got a G33 chipset that not that uber overclocking chip.
You are able to out quads in there and 8GB RAM (800MHz_ish).
As long as you don`t o.c. and dont expect some uber performance it should be fine.
I mean if you use your pc for surfing the web and read emails...
Edit : Man im typing to slow, smokingwaffle said whats important
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As the earlier poster said, it's not junk, but it's far from the best. I'd say its mediocre, can play some games on it and do basic tasks. Not really intensive things though plus your limited to a single pci express x16 slot, I don't believe its 2.0 either, so your quite limited there with choosing graphics cards.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
Edit : Man im typing to slow, smokingwaffle said whats important
I'm typing from my phone, you must be slow,

If you don't like the cooler, you could replace it with an aftermarket one, but check the clearance in the case/motherboard first. If it's a reasonable temperature, there is no real reason to, as I doubt you will be able to overclock at all on a HP OEM board.
    
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I'm diggin those colorful sata ports.
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If I have to look at another orange colored motherboard, I feel like I'm going to throw up.
That looks SO ugly now...
Makes me think I'm looking at hardware from world war 2 ....
(like you know you go into a house that has ancient looking sinks and mirrors and you think they were built in the 1800's or something)...

Even the standard green motherboards look better...now I need to go look at my 11 year old Abit BH6 motherboard to get that orange out of my head
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post #9 of 11
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Suprised how it even has a southbridge heatsink as most OEM mobo's dont.

It makes it threw IBT and Prime95 so it should at least run games.
post #10 of 11
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I wanna do a sucide run without the CPU/NB heatsink so i can finally throw this in the garbage and buy a new PC.
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