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The Motherboard

In Figure 1, you have an overall look at ASRock N68C-S UCC. Since it is a low-end product, it uses the microATX form factor.

ASRock N68C-S UCC motherboardFigure 1: ASRock N68C-S UCC motherboard

The GeForce 7025 offers one PCI Express x16 lane and three PCI Express x1 lanes, and this motherboard provides one PCI Express x16 slot, one PCI Express x1 slot, and two standard PCI slots. Keep in mind that all these slots are PCI Express 1.0 and not PCI Express 2.0, so they provide half of the bandwidth of competing products based on chipsets that support PCI Express 2.0. In other words, the PCI Express x16 slot available on this motherboard is equivalent of a PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot. But at least you will be able to disable the on-board video and install a “real” video card if you want to.

ASRock N68C-S UCC motherboardFigure 2: Slots

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.