First the Graphics, I guess it's AGP, what I don't get about that is that it has a serial port only, no VGA. I googled that for a couple minutes and saw a few posts about that and they said you can't run video through a serial port. So then what's that F port for on page 52?
Or would I need some agp to vga adapter? How do you plug the monitor in? Or should I just get an agp card, if so can I get some recommendations on that? It says "The AGP connector supports 1.5 V 4X and 2X AGP cards."
Now the RAM
System Memory Features
The Intel® Desktop Board D845HV has two or three DIMM sockets and support the following memory features:
3.3 V (only) 168-pin SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated contacts
Unbuffered single-sided or double-sided DIMMs
Maximum total system memory*: 3 GB with 3 DIMMs, 2 GB with 2 DIMMs (using 512 MB technology); minimum total system memory: 32 MB
133 MHz SDRAM DIMMs only
Serial Presence Detect (SPD)
Suspend to RAM support
ECC and non-ECC DIMMs
* The Intel® Desktop Board D845HV/D845WN have been designed to support DIMMs based on 512 Mbit technology for a maximum onboard capacity of up to 3 GB, but this technology has not been validated on this board.
Which not only is it way too expensive but WILL this board actually accept 512MB chips? Since it says "but this technology has not been validated on this board." ? That bothers me. lol It only has 3 slots and 3 256MB chips would hardly be enough.
Or should I just scrap the whole idea and not waste my money on this old piece of crap board? haha. But it is a P4 sopposedly, which isn't too terrible. What say you guys?