The name of Elitegroup itself means the budget sector (the company takes the
first place in the world as far as volumes of boards sold on OEM contracts are
- Package of a standard design;
Documentation: user manual in English;
- Cables: ATA66/100/133
- Bracket for the rear computer panel;
- DirectX 8.0a;
Adobe Acrobat Reader;
- CD Ghost 21st 3.6;
- MediaRing Talk;
- Page ABC;
- Recovery Genius;
- Super Voice;
The layout has several typical flaws: the audio-ins are in front of the PCI,
and the FDD is pressed to the left edge, and when a video card is installed it's
difficult to handle the memory modules. But it's not difficult to reach the only
jumper when the board is already installed. Its function is shown on the textolite.
The 3-channel switching voltage regulator incorporates 6 capacitors of 3300
uF and 3 of 1500 uF.
The following controllers are integrated:
+5 V supplied in the StandBy mode is
indicated with the red LED.
audio controller based on the chipset's capabilities and C-Media CMI9738 AC'97
codec supporting 4.1 audio systems and having an output for front audio connectors
- network controller based on the chipset's capabilities,
- IEEE 1394 bus controller based on
the chipset's capabilities.
The back side of the board houses a special
plate that protects the textolite when massive coolers are put on it.
system monitoring is supported by the ITE IT8705F chip. What is controlled:
There are 2 connectors for adjustable
and 1 for unadjustable connection of fans.
- processor voltage, 1.8, +3.3, +5 and +12 V, VBAT, +3.3 and +5 V StandBy;
speed of 3 fans;
- temperatures of the processor (a built-in sensor),
and the board (a built-in sensor).
Brief characteristics of
the board: memory slots - 3 DDR SDRAM; expansion slots - AGP/ 5 PCI/ CNR;
I/O ports - 2 COM/ LPT/ 2 PS/2/ 2 IEEE 1394/ 6 USB 2.0; dimensions - 305x190 mm.
can be carried out with:
|jumpers and switches||Jumper
to clear up the CMOS|| |
|BIOS based on the
AwardBIOS 6.00PG from Phoenix||Setup of memory timings||+||CAS
Latency, RAS Active Time, RAS Precharge Time, RAS to CAS Delay, Addr/Cmd Rate|
|Setup of memory frequency||+||by SPD, CPU:DRAM
= 1:1, 3:4, 3:5, 1:2|
|Setup of AGP bus||-|| |
|Setup of PCI bus||-|| |
scaler of AGP and PCI buses||-|| |
assignment of interrupts||+|| |
FSB frequency||+||100-165 MHz in 1MHz steps|
|Changeable CPU multiplier||+||x8-x50|
|Changeable core voltage||+||Normal, +1%, +3%,
|Changeable memory voltage||+||Normal,
+1.6%, +3.6%, +4.8%|
|Changeable chipset voltage||-|| |
|Changeable AGP bus voltage||-|| |
used the latest available version of the BIOS - 1.0.
This board looks
captivating against the background of its contestants (from the brand-name companies
as well). It can be a perfect solution for an office or home computer providing
decent functionality at the minimal price; it will not fill the bill only if you
are "addicted" to extreme overclocking.
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