CPU 1. Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor/Intel Core i5 series processor in the LGA1156 package 2. L3 cache varies with CPU Chipset 1. Intel H55 Express Chipset * This model uses an Intel H55 Chipset, however it DOES NOT support integrated graphics from the Intel Core i5/i3 processor and requires a VGA card for graphics output.Memory 1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory2. Dual channel memory architecture3. Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules4. Support for non-ECC memory modules5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules Audio 1. Realtek ALC892 codec2. High Definition Audio3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel4. Support for S/PDIF In/Out5. Support for CD In LAN 1. 1 x RTL8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) Expansion Slots 1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)3. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot4. 4 x PCI slots Multi-Graphics Technology1. Support for Software ATI CrossFireX technology only Storage Interface Chipset:1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices2. 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD iTE IT8720 chip:1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive USB Chipset:1. Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) Internal I/O Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector4. 1 x IDE connector5. 8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors6. 1 x CPU fan header7. 2 x system fan headers8. 1 x power fan header9. 1 x front panel header10. 1 x front panel audio header11. 1 x CD In connector12. 1 x S/PDIF In header13. 1 x S/PDIF Out header14. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers15. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper Back Panel Connectors 1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port2. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector3. 1 x parallel port4. 1 x serial port5. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports6. 1 x RJ-45 port7. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone) I/O Controller 1. iTE IT8720 chip H/W Monitoring 1. System voltage detection2. CPU/System temperature detection3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection4. CPU overheating warning5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning6. CPU/System fan speed control BIOS 1. 2 x 16 Mbit flash2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS3. Support for DualBIOS4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b Unique Features 1. Support for @BIOS2. Support for Q-Flash3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue4. Support for Download Center5. Support for Xpress Install6. Support for Xpress Recovery27. Support for EasyTune8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver 29. Support for Smart 610. Support for Auto Green11. Support for Q-Share Bundle Software 1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Form Factor 1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 19.0cmIt is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.