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Intel BOXD945GCLF MINI-ITX 945GC Atom 230 1.6GHZ DDR2 1PCI SATA Video Sound LAN Motherboard Retail

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SKU: 30092
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
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Features:

The Essential D945GCL Desktop Board is designed to support Internet-centric computing delivering incredible capabilities for the new flexible Mini-ITX form factor. Featuring the integrated 45nm Intel Atom processor and the Intel 945GC Express Chipset, this board is an energy-efficient solution for home users as well as for unique vertical market needs. Designed with Intel's leading edge 45nm Hi-k metal gate processor, this board delivers incredible opportunities to communicate, listen, watch, play, and learn via Internet connectivity.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Essential D945GCL Desktop Board
  • 1 x Cable, ATA 66/100 IDE
  • 1 x Cable, Serial ATA
  • 1 x CD, Express Installer
  • 1 x Configuration Label
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x Quick Reference Guide
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor Mini ITX
Processor Supported Atom
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Processor Socket Socket 437
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Width 6.8"
Depth 6.8"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model 945GC Express
Number of Memory Slots 1
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA950
Audio Channels 2.1
Number of SATA Interfaces 2
Onboard Video On-board Video Chipset
Number of Total Expansion Slots 1
VGA Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 1
Memory Speed Supported 667 MHz 533 MHz
ProductId1011681160

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Audio  
     Audio Channels: 2.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC662
General Information  
     Brand Name: Intel
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: BOXD945GCLF
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.intel.com
     Package Type: Retail
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Packing: Box
     Product Line: Essential
     Product Model: D945GCL
     Product Name: Essential D945GCL Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Slots: 1
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 1
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 4
     Parallel Port: Yes
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     Serial Port: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 4
     VGA: Yes
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 2 GB
     Memory Speed Supported: 667 MHz
533 MHz
     Memory Standard: DDR2-667/PC2-5300
DDR2-533/PC2-4200
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 1
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:

BIOS:

  • Intel BIOS
  • Support for SMBIOS
  • Intel Rapid BIOS Boot
  • Intel Express BIOS Update

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Essential D945GCL Desktop Board
  • 1 x Cable, ATA 66/100 IDE
  • 1 x Cable, Serial ATA
  • 1 x CD, Express Installer
  • 1 x Configuration Label
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x Quick Reference Guide

Network & Communication  
     Fast Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 2
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 1
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 6.8" (171.5 mm)
     Form Factor: Mini ITX
     Width: 6.8" (171.5 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: 945GC Express
     Front Side Bus: 533 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket 437
     Processor Supported: Atom
     Processor Technology: Hyper-Threading Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Video  
     Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
     Graphics Controller Model: GMA950
     Onboard Video: On-board Video Chipset
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of Intel BOXD945GCLF

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julie_w
06/06/12
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

A_W
05/28/09
Experience: 3 Days

Pros

-Small
-Inexpensive
-Has MoBo and CPU already
-Decently fast
Cons
-Needs more RAM slots
Summary
A great purchase, made this for a friend with for a small basic web browsing computer. Would of preferred that it had at least 2 slots of RAM, perhaps SoDimm would fare well too. All in all, its a great basic combination. Might invest in one with more then one RAM slot though.

This review was modfied by poster @ 05-28-09 11:28 AM

error404
03/19/09
Experience: 3 Days

Pros

-Price
-Power consumption
-Price
-Size
-Price
-Nice Intel touches & quality
Cons
-Crappy Realtek NIC (Intel makes best in class NICs, why fit a crappy 3rd party one?)
-PCI instead of PCIe 1x
-Onboard video must steal at least 32MB (why not 1MB, 4MB or 8MB?)
-No PC speaker header or onboard beeper
Summary
Bought this to use in a microATX case as a low-profile, low-power pfSense router. Install of pfSense 1.2.3 (FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE) was uneventful and the onboard LAN was detected (though I don't think it works in 1.2.2).

Did I mention this board is dirt cheap? Almost as cheap as a low-end CPU on its own! Like half the price of the cheapest i386 mobo/CPU you can build. Amazing. And it performs more than well enough for lots of headless server tasks.

I really love the little touches Intel includes with their boards. The motherboard connector sticker is genius. It's a sticker showing the diagram you find in the manual with the connector locations & pinouts, all nicely colour coded for you to stick somewhere inside the case so you never have to pull out the manual or flashlight.

Mostly my complaints with this board have to do with my using it as a headless router. For the money you just can't beat this, the performance is amazing for the price, and it uses very little power. If you're looking for an i386 router platform or low power home server/NAS, this is a great board, aside from the onboard NIC. It even has a serial port! Just use that PCI slot for a nice Intel PRO/1000GT and you're set.

Great product.

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-19-09 09:54 PM

Aquamarine
02/17/09
Experience: 45 Days

Pros

Small, easy to setup, quite powerful
Cons
Not really suited for anything more than web browing/basic computer usage
Summary
Work well. SATA I/O are fast and the system is much faster than an P3 system. CPU is as slow but all other device are fast and the system feels fast.
Good surprise. I have built 3 systems with it so far. 2 were to replace some fried P4 (1.8Ghz). The replacement feels faster.

Mark_R
11/10/08
Experience: 20 Days

Pros

-Cheap
-Quick
-Simple
Cons
-1 pci express port
-No gigabit
-Not covered in heatsinks
Summary
I bought this as a basic as can be desktop cpu/mobo combo and was impressed it actually hums along quite nicely and it was very cheap and the installation was very simple. The only beef I have with this thing is it only has 1 pci port and no gigabit ethernet and not enough heatsinks.

S_G
10/14/08
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

Very small; low power consumption; cheap!
Cons
No gigabit ethernet; 945GC chipset is very inefficient and uses more power than it needs to; only VGA out; PCI, not PCIe.
Summary
I love this board. It is suited for so many different applications. I'm using one to build a pfSense router for MLPPP DSL. Granted, for this, I needed to get an Intel Gigabit PCI NIC, as the onboard solution of 10/100 was not sufficient for my local network data transfer bandwidth needs.

I wanted something that I could run 24/7 with little power consumption and noise. Using an older system of spare parts wouldn't work, as the power consumption would be easily 3-4 times greater. I'm really saving in the long-run.

Note that if you want to use this as a media server, you will want to get the Atom dual-core version -- it has GigE networking instead. That way, you can free up the PCI slot for a SATA card instead, allowing you to install more than 2 SATA drives on here at once.

Peter_v
10/08/08
Experience: 30 Days

Pros

Small, easy to setup, quite powerful
Cons
Fan is loud
Summary
I purchased this with a Apex MI-008 MINI-ITX Case and the Scythe Mini Kaze HTPC 40MM Silent Fan... I put WHS on it, 2 SATA HD's and an external TrekStor backup drive. All I can say is "Wicked!"

Signal To Noise
10/04/08
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

Price
Performance
Documentation
Cons
Not really suited for anything more than web browing/basic computer usage
Summary
If you need to put together a very cheap computer for a family member or friend this is the ticket. I put one together for my mom to replace a 10 year old junker and I must say I was impressed with the performance of this unit, not to mention the low price. She only uses it for web surfing and some basic word games, but so far no complaints!

Kent_N
10/03/08
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

great low power solution.
Cons
Fan loud, Lack of expansion and ram slots
Summary
I have bought 3 of these so far, they are great boards. I have 2 of them as servers and one as a standard desktop PC. As mentioned the fan is loud. If you want to change this fan i would go for a scythe fan. make the pc nice and quiet

tivollix
10/02/08
Experience: 60 Days

Pros

Fast overall in OSX
Fine for Windows XP
Cons
Need to buy a zalman fanmate to slow the chipset fan to 3500rpm
Summary
Work well. SATA I/O are fast and the system is much faster than an P3 system. CPU is as slow but all other device are fast and the system feels fast.
Good surprise. I have built 3 systems with it so far. 2 were to replace some fried P4 (1.8Ghz). The replacement feels faster.

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Messages about Intel BOXD945GCLF MINI-ITX 945GC Atom 230 1.6GHZ DDR2 1PCI SATA Video Sound LAN Motherboard Retail

CPU included? (Matt_P- Feb 28, 10, 3 Replies)
Replacement Chipset Fan? (Zetro- Aug 01, 09, 3 Replies)
Installing Linux... 96mb /dev/hda ?? (Jason_V- Jul 22, 09, 2 Replies)
nVidia Ion Chipset (Dan_E- Jun 18, 09, 1 Replies)
OSX? (-[Knucklez]- xD- Apr 02, 09, 13 Replies)
Specs? (Andrew_P- Dec 30, 08, 3 Replies)
Will this miniITX board + Vista Media (Robin_H- Dec 26, 08, 1 Replies)
how much of an improvement would I see??? (Dave_W- Dec 19, 08, 2 Replies)
can this run an IDE hard drive with SATA DVD? (Shane_P- Nov 02, 08, 2 Replies)
Benchmarking the ATOM (486- Sep 23, 08, 4 Replies)
Atom 230 run XP X64? (Dave_B- Sep 10, 08, 1 Replies)
How to make it work in Ubuntu/Kubuntu (Boris_C- Sep 08, 08, 0 Replies)
Any Good Case!? (Jupiter- Sep 03, 08, 4 Replies)

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Comment: With performance competitive with the D201GLY, and power consumption noticably lower, Intel's D945GCLF and its Atom 230 processor are certainly welcomed additions to the mini-itx family. At an estimated MSRP of $80, price and performance are certainly a combination that will rival the best of what V
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