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Technical Specifications and Documentation

We will wind up the exterior examination of Intel DX48BT2 mainboard with a list of its official specifications, according to the manufacturer:

As for the documentation, it leaves a twofold impression. There is a lot of it, which is a good thing. It is very well structured, which is also a good thing. However, some info is duplicated, it is hard to figure out in what manual the info you are looking for might be, so you end up reading about the same things twice or three times. There is a brief mainboard description, a more detailed user’s manual, and technical specifications, which is actually almost the same thing as user’s manual. There are also two versions of BIOS settings glossary: in alphabetical order and in the same order as in the menu. However, it is valid almost for all existing Intel mainboards, so there is a lot of info that has nothing to do with this particular product. Besides, there are a BIOS update guides (general and stab-by-step for each one), chipset info and a bunch of other documents that are very confusing altogether.

However, there is really a lot of interesting read. For example, who else other than the chipset designer would be able to tell you that the maximum ICH9R South Bridge temperature is 92ºC and North Bridge temperature - 97ºC? Where else can you find a flow-chart showing how the whole mainboard actually functions?

Besides, wouldn’t you want to see the memory distribution chart?

Overall, there is a lot to read, really, but it would be much better if we didn’t have to fish out useful bits of information from the pool of supplemental data. In conclusion you can watch a demo movie about Intel DX48BT2 mainboard. If you have Flash player installed on your computer, you will be able to take a visual tour over the features and advantages of Intel DX48BT2 mainboard with commentaries in an actressy male voice.

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