Written by Gizmo
Friday, 27 August 2004 00:00
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is in general a nice board, Abits implementation of μGuru
has resulted in a board that has some issues overclocking, and
doesnt work at all with many of our favorite overclocking
tools (although Alex Van Kamm has managed to get it more or less
working with MBM, in spite of Abit's best efforts to the contrary).
This wouldnt be so bad, except that the tools that Abit
provides are crap, and Abit have no desire to publish the information
necessary for other people to write utilities that work and have
publicly stated as much (see
this thread on Abit's forums
). Not all of the BIOS options work properly (OC on the fly
and disabling the CPU Fan alarm). As a result, I cannot honestly
recommend this board to an enthusiast, which is where this board is
squarely aimed. If you are not an enthusiast, there are other boards
on the market that perform as well with similar feature sets, dont
have the headaches, and cost less.
Note: This article was originaly written
in March 2004, and the board I received had version 10 of the BIOS. It
is now late August 2004. I have upgraded both the BIOS and the drivers
to the latest version as of this writing (BIOS version 15, nVidia
Unified Driver version 4.27). The problems I mention elsewhere in this
article still exist.
I would like to thank Allan and Áedán
for their input on this review. They helped me take this article from
rough draft to something that was worthy of being published.
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