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The GA-EP45-Extreme is an ATX-form motherboard from Gigabyte, using the Intel P45 chipset architecture.

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Pros

Easier than expected to overclock front-side bus

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Very large heat sink for this class of motherboard

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Stable performance even when thoroughly overclocked

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Built-in LED indicator informs about voltage and temperature, unique and convenient

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Intuitive overclocking controls integrated directly into BIOS

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Cons

Heat sink may get in the way of dedicated CPU coolers, or vice versa

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Only three system fan connections is low for this price point and intended use

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PCI and SATA ports are close to the graphics card port, can be eclipsed by larger graphics cards

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The GA-EP45-Extreme is an ATX-form motherboard from Gigabyte, using the Intel P45 chipset architecture.  It is similar to the GA-EP45T-Extreme except that the EP45 board uses DDR2 SDRAM instead of the DDR3 used by the EP45T.  For further information, please see the Intel P45 Chipset report.

Features
  • Northbridge:  Intel P45
  • Southbridge:  Intel ICH10R
  • Socket:  LGA775
  • Memory Support:  Up to 16GB DDR2 1333+ SDRAM
  • Graphics Options:  1 x16 PCI-E, 1 x8 PCI-E (ATI CrossfireX Capable)
  • Audio:  7.1-Channel HD Audio, Dolby Home Theater-Ready
  • 12 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x4 PCI-E Slots, 1 x1 PCI-E Slot, 3 PCI Slots, 6 SATA-3Gb/s Connectors
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN Connection
  • Quiet System Technology
  • Norton Internet Security bundled with motherboard
  • Size:  30.5cm x 24.4cm
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