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The world’s first ATX Pentium M motherboard -- i915Ga-HFS.

The motherboard integrates Socket 479 Pentium M (Dothan) CPU, Intel’s 915G desktop chipset, and ICH6 I/O controller to become the world’s first hybrid model with combined features of powerful chipset performance and energy-saving CPU, which generates less heat and noise than desktop CPUs.

The 915G chipset and ICH6 enable Pentium M to maximize its performance to its extreme while generating less heat and noise and consuming less power.

The first ATX Pentium M motherboard

It is the first ATX Pentium M motherboard ever developed in the world, according to Edward Chen, channel manager of the company.  Pentium M processors were originally designed by Intel to drive notebook PCs, AOpen made an innovative and bold move by driving a motherboard with a notebook processor.

Pentium M processors are more power efficient and generate less heat and noise, making it suitable to be installed in notebook PCs. AOpen’s design of a Pentium M on a motherboard is to take advantage of these features. This is an innovative product development concept. 

Home AV Center

In an attempt to offer powerful high definition audio and video functions, the motherboard is built with Intel’s 915G chipset.  AOpen’s engineers make the most out of the chipset’s functionality by developing a thoughtful I/O shield (photo attached) on the rear panel.

The neatly designed I/O shield combines the 7.1-channel audio jack, DVI connector, the D-sub port for CRT video monitor, S-Video connector, the YPbPr port, PCI-e Gigabit LAN connector, and four USB 2.0 ports.  The S-Video connector and the YPbPr port enable a user to connect the motherboard to HDTV. 

According to AOpen engineers, i915Ga-HFS main board takes advantage of the latest technology by Intel that allows the board to support dual channel DDR-II memory modules of 533/400 MHz.

The system is designed to support four Serial ATA devices (hard drives) and two Ultra DMA 100/66/33 devices.

Summary of features

  • A summary of the motherboard’s features:
  • Fastest Pentium M motherboard
  • High Definition video/audio quality
  • Fast transfer speed of storage devices such as hard drives
  • Highest network transfer speed
  • High performance graphics for games and on-board VGA (Intel GMA900)
  • Easy consumer electronic product connection
  • Silent system of less than 25dB
  • Flexible expansion PCI-e x 16/ PCI-e/ PCI
  • BIOS SpeedStep support
  • Intel Celeron M support
  • Dual monitor function support
  • Two 1394 ports
  • Windows XP ready


P/N 91.8EA10.I1M
CPU:Socket 479
Support Intel Pentium M CPU
FSB 533MHz
Chipset:Intel 915G
Intel ICH6
Main Memory :Dual Channel Mode
DIMM Type : 256/512MB & 1GB
Max Memory : 4GB
Super I/O:Winbond
Clock Gen.:Realtek
Graphics:PCI Express x16 (PCIe x16) slot
Integrated VGA Engine in chipset
IDE:Integrated ATA100 and Serial ATA Controller
Max Disk : 144,000,000GB [by 48 bits LBA Spec.]
LAN:Integrated Marvell Gigabit PCI Express LAN Chip
Audio:Chip : Azalia 7.1 channel codec on-board
7.1 Channel and above
USB:Integrated in chipset
USB 2.0 Port x 1
IEEE 1394:Agere 1394 Control Chip
Slot:PCI Express x16 Graphics (PCIe x16)
Storage & Back Panel I/O:Serial ATA Channel : Serial ATA Channel x 1
IDE Channel : ATA100
Floppy Drive Connector : Floppy Drive Connector x 1
VGA Port : x 1
DVI Port : x 1
D-Connector (D1, D2, D3, D4) : x 1
Y-Pb-Pr Port : x 1
USB Port : USB Port x 1
LAN Port : LAN Port x 1
Line_In : x 1
Speaker_Out : x 1
MIC_In : x 1
Center / Subwoofer : x 1
Rear Surround : Rear Surround x 1
Side Surround : x 1
S-Video : x 1
On Board Connector:CPU FAN
System FAN
Power FAN
Power Temperature Connector
Front Panel Connector : Front Panel
S/PDIF Connector : S/PDIF
CD_IN Connector : CD_IN
USB Port
IEEE 1394 Connector : IEEE 1394
COM Connector : COM Port
Printer Connector
BIOS:Award PnP 4Mb Flash ROM BIOS
Form Factor:ATX
Board Size:305 mm x 220 mm
Software & Utility:Acrobat Reader
EzInstall utility
AOconfig utility
EzSkin utility
EzWinFlash utility
WinDMI utility
Online eBook Manual
Accessory:CPU Cooler x 1
Serial ATA cable
Serial ATA Power cable x 1
80-wire IDE cable
Floppy Disk cable
PS/2 Keyboard Connector : PS/2 Keyboard Connector x 1
Back Panel I/O Shield x 1
Bonus Pack CD disc
Enhanced Full Pictured Manual x 1
Easy Installation Guide x 1