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Jetway M26GT4

The Jetway M26GT4 is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM2 socket.

It has 4 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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Jetway M26GT4

help iconCPU SocketSocket AM2help iconGraphics Card InterfaceNot sure
help iconCPU Compatible MakeAMDhelp iconSLI Support0 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetNVIDIA NF6100-430help iconCrossfire Support0 graphics cards
help iconRelease Date27 Sep 2007help iconOnboard GPUno
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v2.0
help iconMax RAM4 GB DDR2help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots2 x DDR2help iconSATA 2.04
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR2 533 MHz
  • DDR2 667 MHz
  • DDR2 800 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots3help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 8 pin power connector
  • 1 x fan header
  • Floppy drive connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF connector
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear10help iconBack Panel I/O
  • 1 x Serial Port
  • Line In Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector

Jetway M26GT4 compatibility review

The Jetway M26GT4 uses the AMD Socket AM2 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the aging DDR2 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 800 MHz, and 2 DDR2 slots allowing for a maximum total of 4 GB RAM. DDR2 memory is exceptionally out of date, and considering how cheap DDR3 RAM is, using a motherboard with only DDR2 compatibility in a modern system build would be a very bad idea.

Released on 27 Sep 2007, the Jetway M26GT4 is now over 12 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This motherboard will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Jetway.

The Micro-ATX Jetway M26GT4 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 Jetway M26GT4 has 4 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 Jetway M26GT4 does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. 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 Not sure, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Jetway M26GT4's Not sure. The Jetway M26GT4 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Jetway M26GT4 has 13 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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