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Asus NCT-D (E7525), Continued

You can find more voltage regulators on the back side of the motherboard.

These are classic SMD components.

Since the voltage regulators on the back side of the motherboard are not cooled at all, we're wondering whether the heat sinks that adorn the front side regulators might serve only for looks. Also, the second block of fans does not have the same alignment than the first one.

The NCT-D's voltage regulators.

The motherboard pulls its energy over both a 24 pin and the 8 pin auxiliary power connector. While you don't necessarily need an EPS12V power supply, you should at least use one that offers an output of 400 W.

There are only four DIMM sockets on this motherboard.

Supporting a maximum memory module size of two gigabytes, Asus' Tumwater motherboard is capable of running up to eight GB of RAM.