The HP Leonite is a motherboard. The product was originally manufactured by ASUS under the name ASUS P5LP-LE. HP often purchases motherboards from third-party manufacturers and then modifies them to suit the needs of its computers. The full post-modifications name given to the motherboard was Leonite-GL8E. It was incorporated into a variety of HP computers, particularly the Pavilion line.
The HP Leonite motherboard has a Micro-ATX form factor. It measures 9.6-by-9.6 inches (or 24 millimeters square). Its northbridge chip is an Intel 945G. The Intel 945G northbridge is paired with an Intel ICH7DH southbridge interface controller. When originally manufactured, the Leonite motherboard was available with three possible front side bus speeds, depending on with which processor the motherboard was paired. Possible front side bus speeds were 533 MHz, 800 MHz and 1066 MHz.
Processor and Memory
The HP Leonite is a Socket 775 desktop motherboard. It supports a variety of different processors, including Intel's Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core, Pentium D 8xx Dual Core, Core 2 Duo E6x00, Core 2 Duo E4x00, Pentium 4 6x1 series and Celeron D 3xx series processors. The motherboard is designed for dual channel random access memory, or RAM, modules. It features four DDR2 DIMM sockets for 240-pin modules with a combined capacity of 4GB. The Leonite supports PC2 5300, PC 4200 and PC2 3200 DDR2 RAM.
Audio and Video
The motherboard features the Intel GMA 950, an integrated graphical processing unit, or GPU. It supports PCI Express x16 cards as well. If a separate graphics card is installed on the same computer, it overrides the Intel GMA 950. For audio, the Leonite features an integrated Realtek ALC888 audio chip. The Realtek ALC888 provides high-definition audio for up to eight channels. It supports both SPDIF input and output. Like the video card, if a discrete audio card is installed on the computer, integrated audio becomes unavailable.
The HP Leonite features a 10-Base-T LAN connection built into the motherboard. The LAN connection is controlled by an Intel 82562V Fast Ethernet controller that can handle speeds of up to 100Mb per second. The Leonite also features one PCI Express x16 expansion slot and three standard PCI expansion slots. On the back panel of the motherboard are a variety of outputs, including PS/2, IEEE 1394a (FireWire) and four USB 2.0 jacks. Internal connections include one 24-pin and one 4-pin ATX power connection, a single PATA connector and four SATA connectors.
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