Product Type: Abit motherboards
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Member Name: kr087mdx
Date: 15/12/00, updated on 19/12/00 (764 review reads)
Advantages: Wicked Old Skool BX Board For Overclocking
Disadvantages: BX chipset is getting a bit long in the tooth
This is one of my favourite motherboards, for the slot Pentium II & III chips, as it is a great board, with a load of really good features for the over clocker.
Firstly, the board is available in two flavours. One with a High Point UDMA 66 Hard disk controller, and the other with a UDMA 100 controller, giving you to get the most from today's newest Hard disks.
For the over clocker, being an ABIT board, it features their wonderful Bios configuration system, which allows you to change, clock multipliers, bus speeds and voltages through the bios. So you don't have to worry about dip switches and jumpers!
This feature makes it so easy to up the speed of your processor.
However the board I have does not feature PC 133 SDRAM, however a bios upgrade may be available at some point. There is also a lack of AGP 4x support.
On the plus, in conjunction with the superb soft menu bios system, the manual is great, being very comprehensive, covering every possible thing which you want to know.
This board is however getting a bit long in the tooth, as it is based around Intel's older BX chipset. When the 810 chipset was released, the BX still ruled, however not Intel has unleashed the second revision of their 815 chipset, the 815E and VIA are making some superb chipsets in the form of their various KT133 chips, so the days of the BX board may be numbered.
However if you are looking for a SLOT board to over clock an old processor with this is the one to go for. But if you are looking at building a PC from the ground up go with a socket board based around the 815E or VIA chipset, or wait until the Pentium IV and Intel 850 boards become available, and remember that because the P4 chip has more than 400 pins, which ever PPGA board you buy today wont take a P4.