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Acer WG43M

The Acer WG43M is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 775/ Socket T socket.

It has 8 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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Acer WG43M

help iconCPU SocketLGA 775/ Socket Thelp iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetIntel G43help iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x1 v2.0
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v2.0
help iconMax RAM8 GB DDR3help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 2.02
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 1333 MHz
help iconRAID Supportno
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots3help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 4 pin power connector
  • 1 x 4 pin fan connector
  • System Panel Connection
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear4help iconBack Panel I/O
  • D-Sub Connector
  • Line In Connector
  • Line Out Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • 1 x LAN connector
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
  • 1 x eSATA
help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v2.x

Acer WG43M compatibility review

The Acer WG43M uses the Intel LGA 775/ Socket T CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1333 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 8 GB RAM.

The Micro-ATX Acer WG43M should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The Acer WG43M has 2 SATA 2.0 hard drive slots. These allow for data speeds of up to 3GB/s. SATA 2.0 is a very common standard, and despite the emergence of SATA 3.0 - whose potential is difficult to reach currently - SATA 2.0 remains a viable option.

The Acer WG43M supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Acer WG43M's PCIe v2.x. The Acer WG43M does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Acer WG43M has 7 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. If planning on building a new system, a motherboard with USB 3.0 is likely to have a longer life cycle, however.

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