ABIT includes three pre-set clock changes: Their recent endorsement of Fatal1ty, the world’s top gamer is a testament that ABIT intends to stay in the race. Dual channel memory architecture 4 x pin DIMM sockets support max. Abit has included their typical wide selection of voltages and frequencies to get the most from the AA8 and the Pentium 4 Prescott. Customize The Tech Report News [H]ard Forum Settings.
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Along the right side are two capacitors that may impede custom HSF or waterblock installation. Abit has included their typical wide selection of voltages and frequencies to get the most from the AA8 and the Pentium 4 Prescott. It is designed to give you all the information you need on they zata. Features and Layout Abit AA8: Abit does include 3 Firewire ports for sqta who need firewire connections, but the feature set is otherwise straight Intel X.
Their SoftMenu BIOS not only removed the need for nail busting motherboard jumpers, it also opened up a whole can of worms for the enthusiast community.
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The North Bridge chip Intel X Express is thermally protected by an active aluminum heat sink and fan. Inside the box are the motherboard and a few included pieces aimed at getting the product installed and operating.
The packaging is of good design and presents a solid protection saat for shipping or storage.
ABIT AA8 DuraMAX – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i925X
The most recent chipsets for Intel, of course, are the and X Express series, which we reviewed not long ago. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.
This should give the enthusiast hungry user enough voltage to get the most out of their brand new system. The Abit trademark 2-digit diagnostic Abut are also found on the AA8, and we have found that they can be very useful for troubleshooting. The CMOS clear jumper-block features a tabbed jumper making a reset fairly painless.
However, not everything they introduced was as well received by the industry. Of interest is the location of safa fan itself. On a more serio CPU, north bridge, and system fans. Realtek says that their 7.
As you can see, the LGA socket features the new layout with the pins on the socket land-grid-array versus on the chip itself. The AA8 DuraMAX comes sqta in a black box with blue accents along with a shadowy figure shrouded in a hooded cloak pointing out the uGuru potential of the motherboard nestled inside.
We like the idea of edge connectors, but some case designs make it very difficult to connect the edge-connectors. Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring.
Abit’s AA8 DuraMax motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1
But for all the new goodies, they haven’t shown much performance advantage over the P chipset that preceded them. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. Let’s have a look at the packaging contents and technical specifications before we continue with the rest of the review.
Abit was also one of the first motherboard makers to significantly break through the overclocking limitations of the X chipset.
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Abit has added a pretty hefty heatsink with a side-blowing fan to the northbridge to handle the voltage range that they have built into the AA8. This requires the metal-framed cage that closes down over the top of the CPU and a spring lever that holds it all in place. If the system locks up due to an unsuccessful OC, simple reboot and the system will be reinstated to its previous optimized setting.
No Interruptions Day Shortbread. This is reflected in the feature set, but the AA8 was also designed to sell at a rational price point compared to other X boards. With a HSF installed, this fan is in direct proximity to an extremely high source of heat.
Here’s a quick summary. Steam names the best-selling games of One feature which stands out on the motherboards at first glance is the funky new blue Northbridge cooler.