Shuttle SD36G5M XPC

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When we look at the Small Form Factor platform's relative size and shape, it is easy to see why these systems are becoming extremely popular as dedicated living room or home theater PC's. With the gradual adoption of Media Center PC's in the home, Shuttle is now trying harder than ever to ensure that those systems are small yet robust SFF systems. With the release of the new SD36G5M, Shuttle has brought to market a potent system which supports Windows Media Center and conforms to Intel's VIIV platform. Although packaged in the familiar "G" style chassis, the SD36G5M is equipped with a wealth of new features and functionality that differentiate it in the field of existing products in the marketplace.

In order to be recognized as an Intel VIIV capable system, a specific hardware configuration must be present to ensure a certain level of performance and functionality. Here, we find the required support for a myriad of high performance Intel processors including the Pentium D, Core Duo, and Pentium Extreme Edition models. In addition, the approved Intel 945G chipset and complete Windows Media Center Support round off the checklist of required components.

Shuttle SD36G5M
Specifications
Processor
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_Intel Pentium 4/D Socket 775 processor
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_1066/800/533MHz FSB

Chipset
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_Intel 945G + ICH7-DH

Memory
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_Two DIMM sockets
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_2x1GB DDR2 Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
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_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB

Front Panel Display
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_Display Size 109.2 x 13.4mm
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_14 Grid x 80 anode 3 colors

ATA
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_1 x DMA 100/66
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_2 x SATA 2 connectors
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_1 x Floppy connector

Communications
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_10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet
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_Intel 82573L
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_Wake-On-LAN function

Audio
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_Realtek ALC882
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_Intel High-Definition Audio

Dimension and Weight
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_310mm x 200mm x 185mm

Back Panel Connectors
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_1 x D-Sub port
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_1 x Serial Port
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_1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
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_2 x PS/2 ports
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_1 x IEEE 1394 port
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_2 x USB 2.0 ports
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_1 x Coax SPDIF output jack
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_1 x Optical SPDIF output jack
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_1 x Optical SPDIF Input jack
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_8-Channel Audio jacks
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_1 x Line-In jack
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_1 x Clear CMOS button

Software
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_32 and 64-bit Driver CD
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_Shuttle Extras CD




 

 


The SD36G5M is shipped in the same package we have seen offered by Shuttle for the last few years. Stuffed with ample foam padding and incorporating an integrated carrying handle, these boxes are a common sight at LAN parties around the world. Upon opening the package, you'll find a solid assortment of hardware and software. Here, we have a SATA cable, floppy cable, both 32 and 64-bit driver CD's, VFD cleaning cloth, thermal paste, screws, and lastly a power cable.

 

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