945GCT-M2 (V1.0)
Upgrades to FSB1066 and supports Intel® Core™2 Duo processors and Vista Premium
945GCT-M2 V1.0 motherboard features the 945GC and ICH7 chipsets,supporting Intel® Core™2 Duo/Celeron® D processors up to 1066 MHZ FSB and GMA950 embedded. Applying for mini PC, 945GCT-M2 characterizes its small size but full function onboard, gives consideration to practicability and space application.


  Core 2 Duo
The processor is manufactured on Intel's 65nm fab process, regardless of L2 cache size, resides in an LGA775-style socket and runs up to 1333MHz front-side bus. Its power consumption is really much lower than previous Intel desktop chips.
 
  FSB 1066
Supports the latest 1066MHz front side bus Intel processors
 
  PCI EXPRESS x16
Delivers up to a 4x increase in graphics and 2x I/O bandwidth for smooth multimedia performance
 
  Serial-ATA II
Doubles the transfer speed of SATA, running at speed up to 3.0Gb/s, and fully compatible with the soon-to-be-released SATA HDD, CD-ROM and other cutting-edge devices.
 
  6 Channel High Definition Audio
Integrated 6-channel HD Audio CODEC delivering advanced multi-channel audio and bringing you the experience of home theater-quality sound.
 
  10/100 LAN
Provides 10/100 Mbps solution to your network or broadhand connection without having to buy an extra LAN card.
 
  Certified For Windows Vista
The latest generation Microsoft O.S., delivers better personal productivity and digital entertainment on your PC through its improved reliability, security, and performance.
 
CPUº LGA775 socket for latest Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core/ Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron 4xx series/ Celeron® D processor
º FSB 1066/800/533 MHz
CHIPSETº Intel® 945GC & ICH7
º North Bridge: Intel® 945GC
º South Bridge: Intel® ICH7
GRAPHICSº Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 ( GMA950 )
º Max Dynamic Video Memory up to 224MB(System Memory greater than or equal to 512MB)
MEMORYº Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture
º 2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 2 GB
º Support DDR2 667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS.
For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation

EXPANSION SLOTº 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
º 2 x PCI slots
STORAGEº Supported by Intel®ICH7
    • 2 x Ultra DMA100/66 devices
    • 4 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s devices
AUDIOº IDT 92HD202 6-channel High Definition Audio Codec
LANº Realtek RTL8100C 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Controller
REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
º 4 x USB ports
º 1 x VGA port
º 1 x Serial port (COM1)
º 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
º 1 x Audio port (3 jacks audio phone)
INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS & HEADERSº 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
º 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V connector
º 1 x FDD connector
º 4 x Serial ATA connectors
º 1 x IDE connector
º 1 x SPDIF out header
º 1 x Parallel Header
º 2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 Ports
º 1 x Clear CMOS header
º 1 x Front panel header
º 1 x Front panel audio header
º 1x CD in header
º CPUFAN/SYSFAN connectors
SYSTEM BIOSº AMI BIOS with 4Mb Flash ROM
º Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
º Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
FORM FACTORº Micro-ATX Size, 244mm*200mm

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     BIOS(2)

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     MANUAL(1)


IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please read the notes carefully before updating BIOS.
1.Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure.
2.Make sure your M/B PCB version number first, and then read the updated description & special note carefully to check if the new BIOS version patch pertain to your current problem.
(How to recognize the M/B PCB version)
3.Please DO NOT reboot system,unplug power supply and remove battery during BIOS update process.
4.It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package.
(How to use flash utility).

Question
What the total memory size can be supported for this model? 


Answer
This motherboard accommodates two memory modules. It can support two 240-pin DDR2 with 667/533/400MHz clock RAM. The maximum capacity supported is 2 GB in total.  For qualified and validated RAM modules by ECS, please refer to the user manual.  
 



Question
Is the motherboard compatible with Geforce GT220? What are your suggested graphics cards? 


Answer
The motherboard has one PCI-Express x16 slot, is fully compliant to the PCI-Express Base Specification V1.1. The Geforce GT220 is PCI-Express V2.0 card, So it unable to run on this MB. The Graphics card Support Table is the PCI-Express graphical card that ECS had tested and qualified, we strongly recommend user to use them when you would like to install additional graphics card.



* means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification.

SocketFamilyProcessorWattageFrequencyCacheSteppingSince BIOS
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4300 (L2) (65W)N/A1.80 GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4400 (L2) (65W)N/A2.00 GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 (M0) (65W)N/A2.20 GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4600 (M0) (65W)N/A2.4 GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6320 (B2) (65W)N/A1.86 GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6420 (B2) (65W)N/A2.13 GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6600 (B2) (65W)N/A2.40 GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2160 (L2) (65W)N/A1.80GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2180 (M0) (65W)N/A2.00GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2200 (M0) (65W)N/A2.20GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2220 (M0) (65W)N/A2.40GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D820 (B0) (95W)N/A2.8GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D915 (C1) (95W)N/A2.8GHz2x2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D915 (D0) (95W)N/A2.8GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D925 (D0) (95W)N/A3.0GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D935 (D0) (95W)N/A3.2GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D945 (C1) (95W)N/A3.4GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D945 (D0) (95W)N/A3.4GHz4MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium D951 (B1)N/A3.4 GHz2x2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium 4524 (G1) (95W)N/A3.06 GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium 4531N/A3.0 GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium 4541N/A3.2 GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium 4551N/A3.4 GHz1MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium 4641 (C1) (65W)N/A3.20GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Pentium 4651 (B1) (86W)N/A3.40GHz2MBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron Dual-CoreE1200 (M0)N/A1.60 GHz512 KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron Dual-CoreE1600 (L2)N/A2.40 GHz512 KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron D326N/A2.53 GHz256KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron D331N/A2.66 GHz256KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron D336N/A2.80 GHz256KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron D346N/A3.06 GHz256KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron D360 (D0) (65W)N/A3.46 GHz512KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron D365N/A3.60 GHz512KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron420 (A1) (35W)N/A1.6 GHz512KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron430 (A1) (35W)N/A1.8 GHz512KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron440 (A1) (35W)N/A2.0 GHz512KBN/A08/07/18
LGA775Intel Celeron460 (A1) (35W)N/A2.4 GHz512KBN/A08/07/18