quote:...Abit was generous enough to send us their mainstream Intel performance board...
quote:However, the lack of official dual X8 GPU capability at this time means you will have to look elsewhere for CrossFire or SLI support. This really is a huge oversight or mistake by Intel as this chipset certainly offers very good performance across the board.
quote:Is it even possible to install WinXP from a PATA drive if the PATA port is 3rd party?
quote:personally i find the inclusion of onboard audio on ALL motherboards to be quite the waste of consumer dollars
quote:I say: Get rid of PATA Get rid of Floppy-drives Get rid of mouse and keyboard ports Then use all that lovely real estate on the board to put a digital tv receiver or bluetooth-module or wifi or firewire or just more USB-slots or whatever you want.
quote: We utilized the stock heatsink/fan in our normal testing but also verified a couple of larger Socket-775 cooling solutions would fit in this area during our overclocking tests.
quote:Cooling: Zalman CNPS9500
quote:in fact, we would like to see all motherboard manufacturers begin to only use X16 physical connectors for all PCI-E slots