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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, IPXSB-DM (Cork2)

Figure 1: The Cork2 motherboard

Photograph of motherboard

Motherboard description

  • Manufacturer name: Pegatron

  • Motherboard name: IPXSB-DM

  • HP/Compaq name: Cork2

  • SSID: 2AE2

Form Factor

  • Mini-ITX : 17 cm (6.7 inches) x 19 cm (7.5 inches)


  • Intel H61

Front-side bus speed

  • Not applicable

Processor upgrade information

  • Socket type: LGA 1155

  • TDP: 35 W (Only 35 W CPUs are supported with this motherboard)

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Intel Core i3-32xxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Core i5-34xxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Celeron G16xxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G20xxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G21xxT (Ivy Bridge)
    Intel Core i3-21xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Core i3-21xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Core i5-23xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G4xx (Sandy Bridge) Single Core
    Intel Pentium G5xxT(Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G6xx (Sandy Bridge) Single Core
    Intel Pentium G6xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Two 240-pin DDR3 UDIMM sockets

  • Supports DDR3 UDIMMs

    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)

    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600 with Ivy Bridge processors)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit* systems

  • Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit systems (with 8 GB UDIMMs)

NOTE: 32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.


Intel PCH Integrated Graphics

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.

Integrated graphics provided by processor installed in the system

  • VGA connector on back I/O

  • DVI connector at back I/O


Integrated Realtek ALC662 Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.

  • 6 channel audio

  • Realtek ALC662 CODEC


LAN: 10-Base-T

  • Technology: Atheros AR8152 Ethernet controller

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: 10-Base-T Ethernet

Expansion Slots

  • No expansion slots available

I/O Ports and internal connectors

Back I/O ports

Figure 2: Back I/O panel

1 - DC power
2 - DVI-D port
3 - VGA port
4 - LAN
5 - USB 2.0: 4
6 - Audio: Line in
7 - Audio: Line out
8 - Audio: Microphone

Internal Connectors

  • 1x CPU fan

  • 1x System fan

  • 2x SATA

  • 2x SATA power

  • 2x USB 2.0

  • 1x Front panel audio

  • 1x ROM recovery

  • 1x Front panel

Jumper Settings

CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.

Clearing the CMOS settings

This motherboard has a jumper to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.

  1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

  2. Move the jumper to from pins 6-4 (default) to pins 4-2 for 5 to 10 seconds, then move the jumper back to default.

  3. Plug in the power cord and turn ON the computer.

  4. During the start-up process, enter BIOS setup to re-enter user settings.

Clearing the PASSWORD settings

The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes.

To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:

  1. Turn OFF the computer.

  2. Move the jumper to Clear from pins 5-3 (default) to pins 3-1.

  3. Turn ON the computer to POST screen.

  4. Turn OFF the computer.

  5. Move the jumper back to default.

  6. Enter BIOS setup to verify or configure new settings.

Motherboard Layout

Figure 3: Motherboard Layout

Motherboard Layout Image

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