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Gigabyte 8SRX (SiS 645) Mainboard

The board is traditionally blue, and the package's design follows the P4 Titan series.


  • Package: an ordinary design for this company;
  • Documentation: a user manual in English; a poster with brief installation instructions;
  • Cables: 1 ATA66/100 and 1 FDD;
  • Bracket with two USB ports for the rear panel;
  • CD with software including:
    • drivers;
    • Gigabyte EasyTune III;
    • Gigabyte Face Wizard - for creation of screensavers in BIOS;
    • Gigabyte Windows Utility Manager;
    • Gigabyte Management Tool;
    • Intel LDCM;
    • Intel processor serial number control utility;
    • Norton Antivirus 2001;
    • Norton Personal Firewall 2001.

The layout has some disadvantages: audio-ins are located in front of the PCI slots, and additional power supply connectors are placed close to the rear panel (their cables will worsen ventilation). Besides, it is difficult to handle memory modules when a video card is inserted. The AGP connector has a lock of an unusual, but very convenient, form. Any jumpers are lacking on the board, though there are places for them.

The feed circuits incorporate 5 capacitors of 3300 uF and 6 of 1500 uF.

There are the following controllers: CT5880 from Creative (normal 4-channel hardware audio solution) with SPDIF connectors and with those for connecting audio-outs on the front computer panel.

There are no any non-unsoldered elements on the board.

Brief characteristics of the board: memory slots - 3 DDR SDRAM; expansion slots - AGP/ 6 PCI/ CNR; I/O ports - 2 COM/ LPT/ 2 PS/2/ 4 USB (though the chipset supports 6); dimensions - 305x225 mm.

Adjustment can be carried out with:

BIOS based on v6.00PG from Award Setup of memory timings + CAS Latency, DRAM RAS Active Time, DRAM RAS Precharge Time, DRAM RAS to CAS Delay
Setup of memory frequency + DDR200, DDR266, DDR333
Setup of AGP bus -
Setup of PCI bus -
Changeable scaler of AGP and PCI buses +
Manual assignment of interrupts +
Changeable FSB frequency + In 1 MHz steps, 100 - 200 MHz
Changeable CPU multiplier + x8 - x50
Changeable core voltage + 1.1 - 1.85 V in 0.025 V steps
Changeable memory voltage + From +0.1 to +0.3 V in 0.1 V steps
Changeable chipset voltage -
Changeable AGP bus voltage + From +0.1 to +0.3 V in 0.1 V steps

The board is very stable, speedy and of high quality, has an excellent set of accessories and good functional capabilities.

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