ECS 945P-A+ Socket LGA 775 945P North Bridge Motherboard
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03/10/2005 (ver. 2.0)
This ECS 945P-A+ motherboard manual is quite unusual in its layout. I have never seen such layout in a motherboard manual. The first page of the manual is a TUV Certificate and ISO 14001:1996 Certificate, instead of the normal title/name (ECS 945P-A+) of the motherboard model numbers.
As usual, there are four chapters in the manual, covering Introduction to the ECS 945P-A+ motherboard, Installing the motherboard, using BIOS and the software included. There are multi-language translation at the end of the manual too.
ECS 945P-A+ Motherboard Specifications
|Processor||The 945P-A uses an LGA775 type of Pentium 4/Pentium D that carries the following features:
Accommodates Intel Pentium 4/Pentium D processors
Supports a system bus (FSB) of 1066/800/533MHz
Supports Hyper-Threading technology CPU
|Chipset||The 945P Northbridge (NB) and ICH7 Southbridge (SB) chipsets are based on an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and performance.|
|945P (NB)||Supports 32-bit host bus addressing allowing the CPU to access the entire 4 GB of the memory address space.
2 GB/s point-to-point Direct Media Interface (DMI) to ICH7 (1 GB/s)each direction.
Supports one PCI Express x16 for Graphics Interface fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.0a.
Supports 256-Mb 512-Mb and 1-Gb DDR2 technologies for x8 and x16 devices
Supports up to four unbuffered DIMM
|ICH7 (SB)||Enhanced DMA Controller interrupt controller and timer functions
Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.0a
Compliant with PCI 2.3 specificaiton
Compliant with Serial ATA II specification
Integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller supporting up to eight USB 2.0 ports
Integrated LAN controller
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA100/66/33
|Memory||DDR2 667/533/400 DDR SDRAM with Dual-channel DDR2 architecture
Accommodates four unbuffered DIMMs
Up to 1 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 4 GB
|Onboard LAN (Optional)||The onboard LAN controller provides the following features:
Supports 100/10 MB/s N-Way Auto-negotiation operation.
Compliant with PCI v2.2 32-bit 33MHz
Supports Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up
Supports Full Duplex Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x)
|Audio||Meets Micrsoft WHQL/WLP 2.0 audio requirements
Compliant with AC97 V2.3 specification
Supports double sampling rate (96KHz) of DVD audio playback.
Supports 48 KHz of S/PDIF output which is compliant with AC97 rev 2.3 specification
Direct Sound 3DTM compatible
|Expansion Options||The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
Two PCI Express slots for Graphic Interface
One PCI Express x1 slot
Three 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slots
One 40-pin IDE low profile connector that support two IDE devices
One floppy disk drive connector
Four 7-pin SATA connectors
The 945P-A motherboard supports UltraDMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 100/66 MB/s.
|Integrated I/O||The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
One serial port
One parallel port
Four USB ports
One LAN port (optional)
Audio jacks for microphone in line-in and line out
|BIOS Firmware||This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following:
CPU and memroy timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock speeds.
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