The AsRock ConRoe1333-eSATA2 & ConRoe1333-D667 Motherboard Reviews

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The AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 Board Layout

The ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 is another mATX form factor board.  As you can see, the board retains it standard ASRock blue.

The top right of the board is interesting, as you can see that there are only two dimm slots.  This board is able to support DDR2 memory at speeds of 533 and 667.  It supports up to 4GB, which means you would have to run two 2GB sticks to acheive the max.  For the intended use, this is really not that big of a deal.  I am not sure that is saved much as far as costs go though.  Just next to the dimm slots is the IDE connector.  On the northbridge we have an aluminum heatsink that works just fine on this board.

The bottomright is where our SATA connectors are located.  The ConRoe1333-D667 supports SATA2 drives, but has no RAID or Hot Swap feature.  Our front panal connectors are also located in the bottom right corner. 

On the bottom left of the board we have one HDMR slot, two PCI slots, a x1 pci/e slot, and an x16 pci/e slot for add-on graphics.  Once again, you can see the 20-pin power connector is right in the middle of the board… bad!

This board also sports the Realtek 8111b chip for our lan and supports PCIE Gigabit LAN at 10/100/1000 Mb/s speeds.

Audio is powered by the ALC888 Audio Codec, and provides 7.1 channel HiDef sound.

 

The top left of the board shows us our CPU socket, as well as our 4-pin 12v connector, which is properly placed at the top corner of the board. 

Back panal connectors include serial and parallel ports, as well as four USB, one Lan, our six audio jacks, and our VGA connector, which is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950.

Let’s move on!

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