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Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard

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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard :
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard

GA-7A8DW, AMD Dual K8, Socket 940, FSB 800MHz, AMD 8151 AGP bridge, DDR-400, Broadcom 5705 Gigabit Ethernet, RAID 0,1, 0+1

Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard:
The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
-Support AMD Dual K8 Sledge Hammer (Socket 940,FSB up to 800MHz).
-AMD 8151 AGP bridge, 8131 PCI-X tunnel, and 8111 chipsets.
-Max.8GB registered (ECC) DDR-400memory in 4DIMM slots.
-One AGP 8X slot ,two 64bit/133MHz PCI-X slots, one 32-bit/33MHz PCI slots.
-One Broadcom 5705 Gigabit Ethernet design to fulfill large Ethernet bandwidth.
-SiI3114 four ports SATA with RAID 0,1, 0+1.
-X86 architecture 64 bit /32 bit OS & application compatible.
-Hyper-Transport Technology enable ultra high speed(a peak aggregate bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s) interconnection.
-AGP 8X slot design reserve flexibility for high end workstation user enjoy high quality and 3D graphic solution.
-SATA new storage technology with data mirror , striping RAID function.
-Dimension: 12”x11.3” design to fit ATX chassis screw hole.
Short summary description Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GA-7A8DW, 8 GB, AMD, Opteron, Socket 940, 800 MHz, Gigabit Ethernet
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard :

Gigabyte GA-7A8DW. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: AMD, Compatible processor series: Opteron, Processor socket: Socket 940. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet. Motherboard form factor: Extended ATX, RAID levels: 0, 1, 0+1. BIOS type: Phoenix, BIOS memory size: 4 MB

This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Socket 940 Extended ATX motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Number of memory slots
ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Compatible processor series *
A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket 940
Maximum number of SMP processors
Processor system buses supported
800 MHz
Internal I/O
Number of SATA connectors
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Back panel I/O ports
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
COM ports quantity
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
Extended ATX
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1, 0+1
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
2 x PCI-X 133/100/66 MHz, 1 x PCI 32/33 MHz, 1 x AGP 4x/8X Pro
BIOS type *
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) initializes and tests system hardware components, and loads a bootloader or an operating system from a mass memory device. The BIOS additionally provides abstraction layer for the hardware, i.e. a consistent way for application programs and operating systems to interact with the keyboard, display, and other input/output devices. There are several types of BIOS, including the motherboard ROM BIOS, video BIOS, drive controller BIOS, network adapter BIOS, and SCSI adapter BIOS.
BIOS memory size
4 MB
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
305 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
287 mm
Other features
RAID controller type
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