The CPU uses both of it's cores to run applications smoothly. The ASRock Instant Boot technology allows an operating system to boot within four seconds, much faster than a typical OS. It also conserves power, making the motherboard environmentally friendly. The two DIMM slots allow a user to install up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM, to run many applications at the same time as each other. When compared to another motherboard by ASRock, the AD410PV, the AD510PV has some minor advantages, such as a better built in CPU (Intel Dual-Core Atom versus Intel Atom).