(NVIDIA nForce2) Mainboard
Although this board doesn't belong to the MAX series this is a very functional
solution ready to satisfy all needs of a today's user.
- Package of a standard design;
- Documentation: user manual
in 6 languages;
- Cables: 1 Serial ATA, 1 ATA66/100/133 and 1 FDD;
ABIT Serillel adapter for connection of ATA devices with a Serial ATA cable;
Power splitter for connection of the Serillel adapter;
with 2 USB ports;
- Bracket with 2 IEEE 1394 ports;
Bracket for the rear computer panel;
- Diskette with drivers for
the Serial ATA controller;
- CD containing:
user guides for the NVIDIA based boards from this company;
- system monitoring utility;
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The layout is far not ideal, but this is the cost of integrated features and
a standard size. Location of the audio-ins, power supply, IDE and SATA connectors
and outputs for the brackets with the peripheral ports doesn't make it simple
to handle the cables inside the computer case; when a video card is installed
it's difficult to handle the memory modules and the IDE cable. It's not difficult
to reach the only jumper when the board is already installed. Its functions are
shown on the textolite.
The 3-channel switching voltage regulator incorporates
6 capacitors of 2200 uF and 4 of 1200 uF.
The following controllers are
- audio controller based on the chipset's capabilities
and Avance Logic ALC650 AC'97 codec supporting 5.1 audio systems and having connectors
for front audio inputs/outputs;
- network controller based on the
chipset's capabilities and supporting 10BaseT/100BaseTX;
ATA RAID controller based on the Silicon Image Sil3112ACT144 chip supporting RAID
0 and 1 on the SATA150 protocol;
- IEEE 1394 bus controller based
on the chipset's capabilities.
Non-unsoldered connectors: TV-Out
(it will be available in the model with an integrated video adapter).
system monitoring is supported by the Winbond W83627HF-AW chip. What is controlled:
- processor voltage, AGP bus, +3.3, +-5 and +-12 V, VBAT and +5 V Standby;
speed of 3 fans;
- temperatures of the processor (a built-in sensor)
and the board (a built-in sensor).
There are 2 connectors for adjustable
and 2 for unadjustable connection of fans (one of them is connected to a fan on
the heatsink of the chipset's north bridge).
of the board: memory slots - 3 DDR SDRAM; expansion slots - AGP/ 5 PCI; I/O
ports - 2 COM/ LPT/ 2 PS/2/ 6 USB 2.0 / 2 IEEE1394; dimensions - 305x245 mm.
can be carried out with:
|jumpers and switches||Jumper
to clear up the CMOS|| |
|BIOS based on the
AwardBIOS 6.00PG of Phoenix||Setup of memory timings||+||Row-Active
Delay, RAS to CAS Delay, Row Precharge Delay, CAS Latency|
of memory frequency||+||FSB:DRAM = By SPD, 3:3, 3:4,
3:5, 3:6, 4:3, 4:5, 4:6, 5:3, 5:4, 5:6, 6:3, 6:4, 6:5|
of AGP bus||-|| |
|Setup of PCI bus||-|| |
|Changeable scaler of AGP and PCI buses||+||66-99
MHz in 1MHz steps|
|Manual assignment of interrupts||+|| |
|Changeable FSB frequency||+||100-237 MHz in
1, 2, 3, 5 MHz steps|
|Changeable CPU multiplier||+||x5-x22|
|Changeable core voltage||+||1.1-1.85 V in 0.025V
|Changeable memory voltage||+||2.4,
2.5, 2.6, 2.7 V|
|Changeable chipset voltage||+||1.4,
1.5, 1.6, 1.7 V|
|Changeable AGP bus voltage||+||1.5,
1.6, 1.7, 1.8 V|
We used the latest available version of the
BIOS - BIOS 10.
The board excellently matches the most advanced chipset
for AMD processors and provides a wide range of adjustable settings and perfect
overclockability, offers a nice speed and loads of various controllers.
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