One Tough Cookie: 10 Boards with Intel i875P Chipset: Part I

Intel D875PBZ: Plain But Sturdy, Continued

Intel D875PBZ : Plain But Sturdy, Continued

A look at the ports on the Intel : even the sound has been omitted.

However, manual configuration fans should steer clear of this board, despite its good reputation : there is no way to increase voltages, and the FSB can only be varied indirectly (burn-in mode in the range of -2 % to + 4%). The BIOS programmers could add something here - even if it isn’t quite in line with the company philosophy. An effective feature is the Silent Mode (Active Monitor).

The package contents turn out to be very minimal : the orange box only contains cables for Serial-ATA and IDE. The user has to additionally purchase the expensive power cables for serial hard drives.

Field-testing showed that, in conjunction with seven different RAM modules, no maximum timing was possible. The Memory Solution modules caused problems, completely refusing to work.

Corsair XMS3200V1.1 CL 2.0-3-3-6 (397.4)
Kingston KHX3500 CL 2.0-3-3-6 (391.8)
OCZ PC3200 CL 2.0-3-3-6 (397.3)
GeIL CL2-6-3-3 Ultra CL 2.0-4-4-8 (383.1)
Kingmax MPXB62D-68KX3 CL 2.5-3-3-8 (389.6)
takeMS mMS64D32000U-5 no boot
Infineon HYS64D32300GU-5-B CL 2.0-3-3-6 (398.8)

The above table lists all the timings of the modules we used, which are reliably read out using a diagnostic tool. A measurement for the speed is the frame rate achieved in Quake III Demo 1 (640 x 480 x 16).

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