[geeks] Intel Atom MB - Initial Impressions
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Wed Jul 9 03:17:22 CDT 2008
On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 10:55:04PM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Hello all,
> My D945GCLF, the low-cost Atom-based MB arrived this morning, and I just threw it in a case and installed WinXP Pro on it tonight (for testing, I plan to also try Solaris, Ubuntu, and Server 2008. All 64-bit.
> Anyway, so far it looks pretty nice - the MB is reasonably fast for general desktop use, and the board is dead-silent. Well, almost - with the lid off the case you can hear the chipset fan...
Just taken delivery of mine now - what did you guys use for rear case
fans (if at all) - I notice there is a 3 pin connector for a rear case
fan on the motherboard, but wondered if it would even be required.
I've mounted mine in an old regular ATX case I had lying around, I
don't expect that I need to do anything special for heat dissipation,
especially with a box that is largely empty, but feel uncomfortable
with no air flow out of the case.
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