Date: August 27th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Abit
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let your eyes do the walking and lets talk a stroll around this motherboard
The socket 478 bracket and surrounding area is pretty well
obstruction free and should facilitate an easy cooler install.
My prayers have been answered!! A canterwood with a decent
active northbridge cooler. Not only does it work extremely well, but you
can also monitor the fan's speed through the included Winbond Hardware
The ram capacity is much like any canterwood on the market
with 2Gb of Dual Channel or 4Gb support for Single channel memory. Abit
pretty well hit the nail on the head with their setup with having both
power and the floppy connectors at the top of the motherboard and out
of the way. The less crowded at the bottom of your case, the better the
airflow and case cooling.
With 4 ATA-133/100/66/33 support, the IDE connectors are
oriented in a fashion that again helps rid the lower portion of the motherboard
from any airflow obstruction. This should definitely be an industry standard.
Toward the center of the board in the photo you will notice the CMOS clear
jumper and the native Intel southbridge SATA RAID channels capable of
RAID 0 or RAID 1.