Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Tuesday 14th July 2020 - 00:09:03

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Computer Hardware > Motherboards > Intel DP35DPM Motherboard review

« Stargate : The Ark of Truth reviewStargate : The Ark of Truth101 Dalmations review101 Dalmations »

Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 1773 - Intel DP35DPM Motherboard
Manufactured by Intel

Intel DP35DPM Motherboard
Price:
tba
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Intel

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
at quality retailers

Intel DP35DPM Motherboard product reviews

The Intel Desktop Board DP35DP Media Series in the ATX form factor delivers improved performance and capabilities for multimedia creation and enjoyment. With support for Intel quad-core processors and Intel Viiv processor technology, this desktop board merges the energy-efficient power of the Intel Core2 Duo/Quad processor with enhanced expandability, and consumer electronics integration.

The Intel Desktop Board DP35DP is Microsoft Windows Vista* Premium Ready.

For full details and specifications, please visit the Intel product page.

Check out Intel onlineClick here to see all the listings for Intel Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account They do not have a Facebook page They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
-none-
Other listings you may be interested in:
Polyview PT-A718 17Polyview PT-A718 17
Rating: 9.5
DataTraveler II - 1GBDataTraveler II - 1GB
Rating: 10.0
Zebra P110i Card PrinterZebra P110i Card Printer
Rating: 9.3
Desktop USB 2.0 7-Port Hub with Audio Pass-Through - ACH81AUDesktop USB 2.0 7-Port Hub with Audio Pass-Through - ACH81AU
Rating: 7.9
Memory Stick Micro (M2) - 1gbMemory Stick Micro (M2) - 1gb
Rating: 9.5
Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 1Tb Hard Drive - ST31000340ASBarracuda 7200.11 SATA 1Tb Hard Drive - ST31000340AS
Rating: 9.3
Wireless Rechargeable Laser Stow-N-Go Laptop Mouse - AMW28AUWireless Rechargeable Laser Stow-N-Go Laptop Mouse - AMW28AU
Rating: 9.5
FreeAgent XTremeFreeAgent XTreme
Rating: 8.8
GoFlex Satellite - Mobile Wireless StorageGoFlex Satellite - Mobile Wireless Storage
Rating: 8.8
G430 Surround-Sound Gaming HeadsetG430 Surround-Sound Gaming Headset
Rating: 9.8
Huawei Watch - Active Leather modelHuawei Watch - Active Leather model
Rating: 9.3
D-Link Taipan AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Modem Router - DSL-4320LD-Link Taipan AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Modem Router - DSL-4320L
Rating: 10.0
D-Link EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router - DIR-3060D-Link EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router - DIR-3060
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 26th of May, 2008

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.5/10
Features:
Score 9 out of 10
Extras:
Score 10 out of 10
Reliability:
Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10

With the new wave of 45nm chips flowing freely now, a board like this is still a handy entry-level board, even though it is about a year old. With a few eccentricities to be aware of, it's not a board for the home enthusiast, and may not suit everyone's needs, so be aware of a few key issues:
    •  There is no floppy controller on the board! If you want a floppy drive, you'll have to hunt down a USB version. This can be a MAJOR hassle when trying to install 3rd party RAID drivers during Windows installation.
    •  It is very picky about RAM. Timing should be 5-5-5 and it MUST be true 1.8v DDR2 DIMMS, or else you're inviting yourself into a world of hassle.
    •  There are no PS2 keyboard/mouse ports! Hunt around at a quality retailer and get yourself a PS2-to-USB adaptor. They are seriously cheap at under $20 and will allow you to connect both kb and mouse to a single USB port. (Not that you'll run out too fast really.)
    •  If you run Linux, download proper Ethernet Drivers. There are issues that cause trouble if you try to use generic drivers.
    •  Only 1 IDE controller now! However, with a half-dozen SATA/eSATA ports to play with, you should be OK, and you can still run 2 optical drives, or 1 IDE drive and a CD/DVD drive quite happily. Time you dumped all those old IDE's anyway...
    •  No case-speaker attachment. Not really a bad thing, as there is a transducer on the board to serve as a basic sound-maker for POST alert and system beeps... meaning you have one less fiddly wire to cope with.

On the plus side, the board comes with some serious, goodies... onboard soundcard with some serious grunt, and an optical out-port... great for the home-theatre crowd with the fancy amps etc... plenty of USB and SATA ports means plenty of compatible extras on the market (since there are now SATA DVD-RW units coming out at bargain prices)... and of course the big feature, it's big socket for an ultra-zippy 45nm CPU.

A little trick I discovered while browsing that will help to soften the blow for RAID-desirers: This board will do floppy drive emulation through the USB port, which means you can download the driver from the Intel site, put it on a USB flashdrive and just press F6 during the WinXP install, as you would normally do with a floppy. It should work wonders. Wink Icon

I had some trouble working with an older PCI videocard, and of course there was simply no place for my AGP card which I dearly loved playing with... so I had to opt for a low-end PCIe videocard just so I could see. This was quite a turn-off for me, but at least I guess I have taken another part-step up the upgrade ladder at least... but be ware that legacy hardware may have run it's day if you want a board like this.

Another thing to note for newbies or the less-than-cognoscenti... there is no instruction manual, and the paperwork supplied is basic to say the least. Unless you have plenty of experience, or a mentor peering over your shoulder, you may want to leave the building to a pro. However, I did *love* the sticker-sheet that came with it, showing you the key layout, including important sockets, connectors and jumper racks. This is a stroke of genius, and I ask forgiveness if it's Intel's SOP... I am a recent convert from AMD, so... it's all new to me on that front.

A couple of little installation issue we encountered:
    •  Mounting a DVD Burner in the 3rd 5.25" bay: Don't. Or if you must, then make sure you take great care selecting the make and model of drive. We tried to install a recent-model ASUS drive, and nearly smashed a capacitor off the board because of the length of the drive. A moment of inattention and this board would have been nothing more than modern art sculpture. Not good.
    •  Mounting 3.5" SATA and IDE drives: Take great care with cables if you plan to use both types of drive. The IDE cable that comes with the board isn't very long, and you may need to source a longer cable to avoid trapping drives in their bays.
    •  Set initial drive setting to IDE on Windows Install. This is a major thing it seems, and will save you a LOT of hassle. Yes, even if you are using SATA, set it to IDE at first, so you can get on with installation. Not 100% sure WHY this works, but it does.
    •  Many of the utilities don't work under Vista. The little tools that allow you to monitor your CPU and system temps don't seem to want to work under 64bit versions of Vista. Look for updated software online I guess... we didn't bother, as the cooling fan we have runs constantly, kinda making SmartFan a bit pointless really.

Overall, this board was primarily aimed at the Windows MediaCentre market, hence the lack of PS2 ports, the huge surplus of USB and SATA ports, the high-end sound capabilities, and the hassles with PCI videocards. If this is the system you are wanting, then this board will do an excellent job. For the home-user and gamer, this might not be your best option, with its limited tweak'ability and distinct lack of decent overclock options. Though the BIOS is uncomplicated and totally non-threatening to explore, it's lack of features make the limitations clear, and it's not AWARD brand so may be strange to wander for newbies. Take this board if you want something really stable and pretty much ready-to-run, but invest in a better board if you really want to push some boundaries.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Computer Hardware'...

Score: 9.0
Product reviews for listing 862: KEYPhantom USB - Home -  Brand / Manufacturer : DesignREM

Product image for KEYPhantom USB - HomeThe KEYphantom(tm) USB Home is a hardware device designed to record keystrokes from any USB keyboard.

Key features:
    •  Records USB keystrokes at a hardware level.
    •  Installs in seconds.
    •  Device looks ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream