Intel D815EEA Review :: Installation

10-31-2000 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock
Hooking it up

Installation went very smooth and I encountered nothing negative during this process. The mounting holes are in the normal places, and have ample space for the set screws to secure the motherboard. There are a set of lights letting you know your hardware is functioning correctly and all the cables and connectors were ideally placed for ease of use on this motherboard. The motherboard feels well-made, and is very clean to work with. The onboard documentation was easy to read, and the manual is well-written and simple to understand, which made the case wiring a simple job. Even the beginner would have no problems with this motherboard. This board will fit in any standard ATX case, and should be run with a minimum of a 250 watt power supply for smooth running. This is a good motherboard to work with. I would recommend it for any serious computer aficionado or system director who wants an outstanding motherboard.

Configuring the board

Did somebody put on the Auto pilot? I had to do nothing in the BIOS to use this motherboard out of the box. I did have to install the Video and Audio drivers that came on the CD for the onboard features, but beyond that everything was already configured. The hard drive was recognized as an ATA100 device, and no additional drivers need to be installed to take advantage of this system function. This is the most no-brainer motherboard I have encountered, and would be an excellent choice for the beginner looking for an easy first-time build. The flexibility of the 815 chipset is getting well known. You can start off with a low-budget system with plenty of headroom to grow with. The compatibility and stability of this chipset puts Intel back on the map for quality desktop solutions. If you want a motherboard that will be easy, flexible, and stable look no further than the Intel D815EEA.