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HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)

The HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM2+ / AM3 socket.

It has 16 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)

help iconCPU SocketSocket AM2+ / AM3help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeAMDhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Chipset785Ghelp iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x1
  • 1 x PCIe x16
help iconMax RAM16 GB DDR3help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 2.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 1066 MHz
  • DDR3 1333 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear4help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 4 pin power connector
  • 2 x fan header
help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v2.xhelp iconBack Panel I/O
  • DVI connector"
  • 1 x Serial Port
  • 1 x parallel port
  • Line In Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
  • 1 x Firewire connections

Summary

The HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) uses the AMD Socket AM2+ / AM3 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the latest DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1333 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 16 GB RAM.

The Micro-ATX HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) 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 HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) 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 HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)'s PCIe v2.x. The HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The HP H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) has 4 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. With so few slots, however, you would have to use a USB expansion hub. As such, we would highly recommend a different motherboard, preferably with USB 3.0 functionality as well.

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