Updating bios gigabyte p55a ud4p
What looks like a north bridge cooler is acting as an additional heatsink for the board’s power regulation circuitry.
It also litters the board with high-quality electrical components, such as ferrite-core chokes, low RDS(on) MOSFETs, and solid-state capacitors.
So could the DIMM slots, which are quite close to the socket.
Gigabyte has a good thing going with its new toned-down approach to color palettes.
Lynnfield CPUs won’t drop into existing LGA1366 or LGA775 sockets, though, so upgraders will have to seek out new motherboards with 1156-pin Land Grid Arrays and Intel’s latest P55 Express chipset.
We looked at a trio of P55 mobos from The Big Three in our chipset launch coverage, but we were unable to come up with a solid recommendation because the Asus and Gigabyte entries carried suggested retail prices of 9 and 0, respectively.
A couple of white stripes down the middle of the board would look much racier, I think.