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  Products   Motherboards   Core™ 2 Boards   [ PDSBA ]

  • Dual Core Desktop System

Key Features
1. Intel® Core™ 2 Quad, Core™ 2 Duo,
    Pentium® D, Pentium 4, & Celeron D
    in LGA775Package (FSB 1066/800/533)
2. Intel® G965 Chipset
3. Up to 8GB Single/Dual Channel
    Unbuffered, DDR2 800/667/533 SDRAM
4. 1x Intel® 82573L PCI-e Gigabit
    LAN Port and up to 10x USB 2.0 Ports
5. Built-in SATA Controller
    4x SATA (3Gbps) Drive Support
6. 1(x16), 1(x4) using (x8) slot, 1(x1)
    PCI-E 4x 32-bit 33MHz PCI
7. High Quality Audio, 7.1 Channel Audio
8. On-chip Integrated Gfx Graphics
9. TPM Support

Links & Resources
Tested Memory List
Motherboard Manual
Update Your BIOS
Download the Latest Drivers and Utilities

RoHS 6/6
Product SKUs
  • PDSBA (Standard Retail Pack)
  • PDSBA (Bulk Pack)
Physical Stats
Form Factor
  • ATX
  • 11.5" x 9.5 ", (29.2cm x 24.0cm)
  • Single LGA775 ZIF Socket
  • Supports a Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 3000 Series processor
  • Supports an Intel® Core™2 Duo Series processor
  • Supports a Dual-Core Intel® Pentium® D processor
  • Supports an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor
  • Supports an Intel® Celeron® D processor
  • NOTE: This board DOES NOT support Q9000, E8000, E7000, E5000 series or 45nm processor
System Bus
  • 1066 / 800 / 533 MHz system bus
System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • Four 240-pin DIMM sockets
  • Supports up to 8 GB of unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 800/667/533MHz memory (Single / Dual Channel)
Memory Type
  • DDR2 800/667/533MHz unbuffered, non-ECC SDRAM, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
  • 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB
Memory Voltage
  • 1.8V only
On-Board Devices
  • Intel G965
  • ICH8 + Intel® 82573L
Serial ATA
  • Intel® ICH8 SATA (3Gbps) controller built-in
Network Controllers
  • Intel® 82573L (Single Port) Gigabit PCI-Express Ethernet
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100/1000BASE-TX, RJ45 output
  • On-chip integrated gfx graphics core
  • Realtek high quality 7.1 channel audio
Super I/O
  • Winbond 83627HG chip, STM (Trust Platform Module) controller
Clock Generator
  • ICS9LPRS511
  • ST19WP18
Input / Output
Serial ATA
  • Four Serial ATA ports (3Gbps)
  • Four SATA hard drives supported
  • 1 Floppy controller; 1.44 MB
  • 1x RJ45 LAN port
  • 6x USB 2.0 compliant external ports
  • 2x internal headers supporting up to 4 ports (USB 2.0 Compliant)
  • 1x VGA port
  • 1x Line In / Front L & R / Center & Sub-Woofer/ Surround L & R / Side Surround L & R / Line Out / Microphone ports
Keyboard / Mouse
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Serial Ports
  • 1x Fast UART 16550 serial port
  • 1x Serial Header
Parallel Port
  • 1x ECP / EEP Parallel Port
Chassis ( Optimized for PDSBA )
Tower / 4U Rackmount
Important Note
  • To ensure system stability, a 450W (minimum) ATX power supply [4-pin +12V AND (20 or 24-pin)] is required.
Expansion Slots
  • 1 (x16) PCI-e slot (intended for Graphics applications)
  • 1 (x4) PCI-e slot (using a x8 physical slot)
  • 1 (x1) PCI-e slot
  • 4x 32-bit 33MHz PCI (5V) slots
System BIOS
  • 8Mb Flash EEPROM with Phoenix BIOS®
BIOS Features
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • DMI 2.3 support
  • PCI 2.2
  • ACPI 1.0 (limited)
  • USB Keyboard support
  • SMBIOS 2.3
Power Configurations
  • ACPI Power Management
  • Main Switch Override Mechanism
  • Wake-On-Ring (WOR) header
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL) header
  • Keyboard Wakeup from Soft-Off
  • Suspend to RAM (STR)
  • Power-on mode control for AC power loss recovery
  • Internal/External modem remote ring-on
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors for CPU Cores, +1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, ±12V, +3.3V/+5V Standby, VBAT
  • CPU Core 3-Phase-switching voltage regulator with auto-sense from 0.8375V-1.6000V
  • Adjustable CPU clock frequency ratio settings (via BIOS)
  • Total of three 4-pin fan headers
  • 3x fans with tachometer monitoring
  • Status monitor with firmware/software speed control
  • Low noise fan speed control
  • Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connector
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • CPU thermal trip support
  • Thermal Monitor (TM2) Support
  • CPU / System Overheat LED
  • +3V standby alert LED
  • Suspend-state indicator LED
Other Features
  • Chassis intrusion detection
  • Chassis intrusion header
Operating Environment / Compliance

RoHS 6/6
Environmental Spec.
  • Operating Temperature: 10°to 35°C (50°to 95°F)
  • Non-operating Temperature: -40°to 70°C (-40°to 158°F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
OS Compatibility

• Please see our OS Compatibility Chart
  • Class B
Standard Retail Package
  Part Number Qty Description
Manual(s) MNL-0874 1 Motherboard Manual for PDSBA
I/O Cables CBL-0022L
ATX Floppy Cable
4-Port USB 2.0 Cable with Key on 10
SATA Cable (2Ft.)
Driver Disk CDR-PD 1 Version 1.20 (or newer) CD
I/O Shield MCP-260-00001-00 1 I/O Shield for PDSBA

Note:  Items in a Standard Retail Package may differ from items in a Standard Bulk Package.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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