The Packard Bell TBGM01 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1366/Socket B socket.
It has 12 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 1366/Socket B||SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Chipset||X58||Onboard GPU||no|
|Form Factor||ATX||PCI Slots|
|Max RAM||12 GB DDR3||SATA 1.0||0|
|RAM Slots||6 x DDR3||SATA 2.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 3.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||6||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||Not sure||Back Panel I/O|
The Packard Bell TBGM01 uses the Intel LGA 1366/Socket B CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 2400 MHz, and 6 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 12 GB RAM. There is enough room for memory expansion to last any build with this motherboard an extremely long time.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the Packard Bell TBGM01 should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The Packard Bell TBGM01 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 2 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 Packard Bell TBGM01's Not sure. The Packard Bell TBGM01 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The Packard Bell TBGM01 has 6 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.