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Jetway V333DA (VIA KT333) Mainboard

All boards of the company have quite striking colors - this time a red PCB comes with lilac connectors for memory modules and a bright blue heatsink on the north bridge. The board ships in the OEM package. 


  • Package: standard design; 
  • Documentation: user manual in English; 
  • Cables: 1 ATA66/100/133 and FDD; 
  • CD with software including: 
    • drivers; 
    • PC-Cillin 2000; 
    • Magic BIOS; 
    • Recovery Genius; 
    • Award WinFlash; 
    • several system monitoring utilities; 
    • DirectX 7 and 8. 

The layout is good; but there are some downsides: audio-ins are between the AGP and the rear panel, and the lower left-hand corner is overcrowded with connectors. It can be difficult to reach some jumpers when the board is already installed. Their functions are shown on the textolite.  

The 3-channel switching voltage regulator incorporates 11 capacitors of 1500 uF. 

The following controllers are integrated: 

  • audio controller based on the Avance Logic ALC201A AC'97 codec with a connector for front audio-outs. 
Non-unsoldered connectors: AUX-In, TAD and USB2 and several configuration jumpers. 

The system monitoring is supported by the Winbond W83627HF chip. What is controlled: 

  • processor voltage, +3.3, +5 and +/-12 V, VBAT and +5 V Standby; 
  • speed of 2 fans; 
  • temperatures of the processor (a built-in sensor) and the board (a built-in sensor). 
There are 2 connectors for adjustable and 1 for unadjustable connection of fans. 

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/ 4 USB 1.1; dimensions - 305x210 mm.  

Adjustment can be carried out with: 

jumpers and switches Jumper to clear up the CMOS  
Jumper to choose a FSB frequency 100/133 MHz
Switches for setting processor's multiplier Auto, x5-x12.5
Jumper for starting up computer from PS/2 devices  
BIOS based on the 6.00PG version from Award Setup of memory timings + RAS Active Time, RAS Precharge Time, RAS To CAS Delay, CAS Latency, Bank Interleave, DRAM Queue Depth, DRAM Command Rate
Setup of memory frequency + 100, 133 and 166 MHz
Setup of AGP bus +  
Setup of PCI bus +  
Changeable scaler of AGP and PCI buses -  
Manual assignment of interrupts -  
Changeable FSB frequency + 100-200 MHz in 1 MHz steps
Changeable CPU multiplier -  
Changeable core voltage + 1.625-1.85 V in 0.025V steps
Changeable memory voltage + 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 and 2.8 V
Changeable chipset voltage -  
Changeable AGP bus voltage + 1.5 and 1.6 V

We used the latest available version of the BIOS - A03. 

This board can be recommended for a wide group of users - a traditionally low price and rich capabilities became a good tradition of Jetway. 

Test results: 

Dmitry Mayorov (destrax@ixbt.com

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