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There is a very small passive cooler on the north bridge, which seems appropriate given the limited number of functions it does. Not too much for latency control of the ram. I’m not quite sure why you’d need south bridge voltage modulation, but it’s nice to have, since it might at times help stabilize the components of the SB when the PCI bus is way off in frequency. I have issues with the placement of the DIMM slots. Normally, you don’t see north bridge voltages, although they show up some times; nForce2 boards in particular are noted for this. This helps keep the losses and variation down, which increase with distance. I’d gladly trade one of them to move around the memory slots a bit.
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Page 3 – Albatron K8X Pro II Review
I’m going to say that the system temp in my frigid room is at least 15 degrees off. It’s getting to the point where I don’t care that I can’t install my drive with a standard length cable, because I only use it when putting on a fresh copy of Windows and it wants my RAID drivers. A setback for AMD perhaps, but one in no way tied to any perceived lack demand for Athlon64 chips from consumers. I only wish I could afford the heating bill required to move from an outside temp of C to 34C in my room.
Email Article To Friend. It leaves sufficient room in the area for large heat sinks and waterblocks. This makes getting the board up and running easy, especially with the included documentation.
Albatron K8X Pro (AMD Athlon 64 Socket ) motherboard Review
Probably not a bad idea either, as I had great difficulty getting it to agree to work with timings set in the BIOS, as opposed to letting it read from the SPD. Personally, I’d like to see more manufactures follow k8xx800 example, as I can’t think of any current devices that use these legacy connections. As you can see, AMD rpo implemented a heat sink retention frame similar to the one used by Intel on all P4 boards. As virtually none of the corporate computer makers Dell, HP, Gateway are selling Athlon64 systems yet, preferring instead to launch their systems when the Athlon64 CPU supply improves and WindowsXP bit Edition is on the market, the field is wide open for mainboard manufacturers.
A dipswitch is present to control which chip you are booting from. Having that connector there is not the best for cable routing. As a tradeoff however, the ATX and ATA connectors are placed nicely on the edge of the board, allowing those cables to be routed easily out of the main case airflow.
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Not that most people will need this many, considering the number of devices on board. Along the bottom of the board you will find one of my k8x8000 layout features: Finally, under the sixth PCI slot is where you’ll find the floppy connector wedged in. The AMD Athlon64 was probably one of the most anticipated processors in history.
Right behind all of that are the three phase power regulation circuitry and the 12V power connector. Starting from the top left of the board, you’ll find the external xlbatron, consisting of 6 analog audio ports, 2 of the USB 2.
This helps keep the losses and variation down, which increase with distance. The real surprising ones are the south bridge and LDT voltages.
I’m not quite sure why you’d need south bridge voltage modulation, but it’s nice to have, since it might k8z800 times help stabilize the components of the SB when the PCI bus is way off in frequency. The only negative I can see is that by using only two holes it might be hard to get a waterblock to balance peo on the CPU. It does get incredibly hot though. Find More Motherboards Articles. Not too much for latency control of the ram.
For a company just over a year old, Albatron has staked a name for itself under the leadership of CEO Jack Ko as a pioneer when it comes to adopting new technology. It has the potential to revolutionize the computing industry, and it marks one of the few times that AMD has really out done Intel big time.
There is a fan header right there though if you choose to add akbatron aftermarket active cooler.
Albatron K8X800 Pro (AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754) motherboard Review
Since its inception, Albatron has produced a albarton many enthusiast-friendly motherboards, and so many users have been patiently waiting to see what Albatron has to offer before jumping into an Athlon64 motherboard of their own.
The hardware monitor shows all the necessary voltages.
Still along the top of the board, at the center line is the CPU socket.