AOPEN AK73 A DRIVER

As we have mentioned many times, even though implementation of the multiplier ratio settings is not part of the VIA KT chipset specifications, many users have considered this feature a standard for recent KT motherboards. There is no doubt that AOpen’s products are made with high quality and stability in mind. These two motherboard were among the highest overclockable motherboards on the market at the time of release. Since AOpen products have a long history of high quality and great performance, we eagerly waited for the board to arrive at the lab, even though the AK73 Pro comes comparatively late. Being one of the most profitable motherboard manufacturers, AOpen does not stop there. Aopen was one of the last companies to come into the K7 market.

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AOpen AK73 Pro – motherboard – ATX – Slot A – KTA Overview – CNET

There are several advantages in doing that. These two motherboard were among the highest overclockable motherboards on the market at the time of release. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website.

For KT motherboards, this is not a qk73 at all, but it does mean that AOpen will most likely stay with the same board design when they release the version of the board based on the VIA KTA chipset.

Changing the multiplier ratio is done through a set of 4 dipswitches where users can choose from sixteen settings between 5 and One problem arose when we noticed that a few capacitors are close to the CPU socket, so some users may have a problem installing some large heatsink and fan units, but users with moderately sized heatsinks should have no problem.

Lay the AK and the AK73 Pro side by side and you will notice that the layouts of the boards look awfully similar. Aopen skipped the entire AMD chipset board line.

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Click here to enlarge. Based on the KT chipset this board also came into the KT battle late. For the core voltage, users can choose from 1. Aopen is one of the most diverse multimedia companies on the market and make a range of affordable PC components, which aopfn CD and DVD ROM’s, video and sound cards, network and modem devices, cases and motherboards.

AOpen AK73 Pro – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT133

It seems that AOpen always listens to user’s comments when producing a new board, as often suggestions seem to be implemented in sequent products. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Since AOpen products have a long history of high quality and great performance, we eagerly waited aopem the board to arrive at the lab, even though the AK73 Pro comes comparatively late.

But with the new KTA chipset the power of AMD processors was truly unleashed quite a few motherboard manufacturers were forced to bring KTA solutions to the market. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

With AOpen’s motherboards, most people have classed them as low end motherboards, mostly because of their lack aooen features and in the past some of their benchmark scores were pretty bad. On the other hand, it is not hard for users to unlock their processors for overclocking, and most AMD processors can sustain quite some overclocking. They always try to improve themselves by releasing different varieties of a product.

Subscribe to our Newsletter. Log in Don’t have an account? While there seems to be very few reasons for any motherboard manufacturer continue to build boards around the “old” KT chipset, AOpen has released yet another KT based solution–the A73 However, if you wanted to use the ISA slot you were reduced to having only 4 PCI slots and today with the amount of expansion cards people put into their systems today 5 usable PCI slots is a minimum. This does not mean that AOpen is has gotten lazy, but rather they planned ahead with the original design of the AK73 Pro.

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This was not possible with the KT chipset, which was designed only for MHz operation and when overclocked tops out around MHz.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. As we have mentioned many times, even though implementation of the multiplier ratio settings is not part of the VIA KT chipset specifications, many users have considered this feature a standard for recent KT motherboards.

AOpen AK73 Pro Socket-A KT133 (686B) ATX

However, if you set the jumper for the MHz to MHz range, the system will not boot. The layout for the board is very clean, and AOpen did a very good job with the placement of different components.

Aopen was one of the last companies to come into the K7 market. In our Motherboards in Preview: This PCB design has a decent layout.

Aopen have apparently heard these calls and have released a new motherboard, the AK73 Pro which we are reviewing today at TweakTown. Log in Don’t have an account? Post Your A7k3 Please log in or sign up to comment.