Intel DP55KG User Manual

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Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG Extreme Series

ATX Form Factor

Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG

Extreme Series

Loaded with the features extreme gamers want

When it comes to serious gaming, the Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG is packed with features to exceed any power user’s expectations. With incredible support for

up to eight threads of raw processing power, dual-channel DDR3 memory, and flexible support for ATI* CrossfireX* technology and

NVIDIA* SLI* technology, the Intel Desktop Board DP55KG brings the best weapons to any application or game. The flexible graphics also make this board ideal for the backbone of an entry workstation system.

Today’s extreme gaming, digital photography, and video editing demand breakthrough technology. The Intel Desktop Board DP55KG supports the latest processors, and Intel’s cutting-edge technology delivers even greater performance and power efficiency.

Surviving never looked this good

The Intel Desktop Board DP55KG is built with the new Intel® P55 Express Chipset, supporting the Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processors in the LGA1156 package. The revolutionary two-chip layout enables lower power consumption and more advanced performance tuning1 for a smoother, more realistic experience.

Intel® Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel® XMP) is a performance-packed expansion of the standard DDR3 memory specification, hitting speeds of 1600 MHz1 or faster. Eight SATA and two eSATA ports deliver greater flexibility. Build your system quickly with 90-degree rotated SATA ports and easy-to-locate, aligned front-panel headers at the edge of the board. An integrated Bluetooth* module onboard connects

to peripherals.

Performance tuning for greater control

An Intel-designed BIOS1 presets clock values for quick performance tuning, along with great manual controls. The six-phase voltage regulators with sturdy thermal solutions and CHiL* Advanced Digital Voltage Regulator Control deliver highspeed phase control for lower, efficient, and balanced temperature. An onboard post code decoder LED cycles through post codes while booting. The third-generation watchdog timer recovers from crashes

by restoring previous safe values. If the watchdog timer fails, the easy-to-access Back-to-BIOS switch lets you get to maintenance mode without having to open the system chassis.

Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG Extreme Series

Tools and software exclusive to Intel® Desktop Boards Extreme Series

The Intel® Desktop Control Center tunes, cools, and maximizes performance in Intel® Desktop Boards Extreme Series2.

This tool performance-tunes the processor, memory, and system clocks, and one button auto-tuning monitors system temperature, component voltages, and fan speeds to ensure optimum performance.

The boxed Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG solution includes:

ATX 2.2 compliant I/O shield

UV SATA cables

Board and back panel I/O layout stickers

Quick reference guide

Intel® Express Installer driver and software DVD

Bluetooth* antenna

NVIDIA* SLI* two-way connector

Post code information card

Software included:

Intel® Desktop Control Center (Internet download): Monitors system temperature and fan speeds. Enables manual tuning of memory and processor or one-button auto-tuning.

Intel® Integrator Assistant (Internet download): Streamlines board integration.

DivX* Pro for Windows*: Provides everything you need to burn, post, e-mail, store, or watch DivX* videos.

Dolby* Control Center: A powerful set of easy-to-use home theater configuration tools delivers a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.

Norton Internet Security* 2009 (90-day trial): Removes viruses automatically, blocks certain Internet worm attacks, and protects e-mail and instant messages.

Additional free software: Helps get your system up and running.

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