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Old 06-12-2004, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is this Motherboard any good?

Hi! Just wanting some opinions on this motherboard. We will be getting a P4 3.2 GHz since our purpose is not gaming, but rather video editing and such.

It is the AOpen AX4SPE Max, you can see it at:

But just so you don't have to go there, here's some of their specs from the website:

Support 800MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 CPU
Support DDR400
Support Intel P4 Extreme Edition CPU
Dual Channel Memory Mode
Gigabit LAN on-board
IEEE 1394 on-board
Support AGP 8X
Support RAID function (Port 1,2: RAID 0 supported; Port 3,4: RAID 0, 1 supported)
Serial ATA on-board
Hyper-Threading Technology
CPU Jumper-less Design
EzClock -- Overclocking is fun!
PBE Performance Boosting Engine
1MHz Stepping CPU Overclocking
1MHz Stepping AGP/PCI Overclocking (Disabled when connecting SATA device)
Adjustable CPU Vcore through BIOS
Adjustable AGP Voltage
Adjustable Memory Voltage
Large Low ESR Capacitors
WatchDog ABS -- Intelligent Overclocking Anti-lock Break System
AGP Protection Technology
CPU Over Current Protection (OCP)
Hardware Monitoring
SilentTek Noise Reduction Technology
SilentBIOS Noise Reduction Technology
Chassis Intrusion Detector

Resetable Fuse for Keyboard and USB
AC Power-On Auto Recovery
Battery-less & Long-life Design
Dr Voice II
V4 Power Engine
JukeBox CD player
Vivid BIOS Technology
EzWinFlash BIOS
Multi-Language WinBIOS Technology
Support DMI management under Windows
Wake on Keyboard/ Mouse
Wake on LAN
Wake on PCI Card
Wake on RTC Timer
EzRestore/ProMagic HDD Crash Protection
Suspend to Disk (ACPI S4)
Suspend to RAM (ACPI S3)
BIOS Virus Protection
DieHard BIOS
DieHard BIOS Lite
AOpen Black Pearl PCB
Full Colored Easy Installation Guide
Online eBook User Manual
AOpen Bonus Pack CD
Norton Anti-Virus CD inc

CPU Intel Pentium 4 CPU
Socket 478
Chipset Intel 865PE
Intel ICH5R
Super I/O ITE
Clock Gen. ICS
Main Memory Dual Channel Mode
Support DDR400 [PC3200]
DIMM Type : 64/128/256/512MB & 1GB
Max Memory : 4GB
Graphics 8X AGP slot
IDE Integrated ATA100 and Serial ATA Controller
Silicon Image Serial ATA Control Chip [Support RAID 0 or 1]
Max Disk : 144,000,000GB [by 48 bits LBA Spec.]
LAN Broadcom Gigabit PCI LAN Chip
Integrated Broadcom PHY
Sound Realtek AC'97 CODEC on-board
5.1 Channel
USB Integrated in chipset
USB2.0 x 8
IEEE 1394 Agere 1394 Control Chip
Integrated Agere PHY
Slots AGP x 1
PCI x 6
Storage & Back Panel I/O Floppy Drive Connector x 1
IDE Channel : ATA100 x 2
Serial ATA Channel x 4
PS/2 Keyboard x 1
PS/2 Mouse x 1
USB Port x 6
LAN Port x 1
COM Port x 2
Printer Port x 1
Speaker_Out x 1
Line_In x 1
MIC_In x 1
On Board Connector Front Panel x 1
Front Audio x 1
System FAN x 1
Chassis FAN x 1
Case Open Connector x 1
AUX_IN x 1
CD_IN x 1
Wake_on_LAN x 1
IrDA x 1
S/PDIF x 1
Game Connector x 1
IEEE 1394 x 2
USB Port x 2
BIOS Award PnP 4Mb Flash ROM BIOS
2nd Flash ROM for DieHard BIOS
Form Factor ATX
Board Size 305 mm x 244 mm
Software & Utility Acrobat Reader
AOconfig utility
EzClock utility
EzSkin utility
EzWinFlash utility
Norton Anti-Virus
Online eBook Manual
SilentTek Software
WinBIOS utility
WinDMI utility
Accessory Easy Installation Guide x 1
Enhanced Full Pictured Manual x 1
EzRestore Guide x 1
Bonus Pack CD disc x 1
Norton Anti-Virus CD disc x 1
Intel ICH5R Serial ATA RAID Driver Diskette x 1
Silcon Image Serial ATA Driver Diskette x 1
Floppy Disk cable x 1
40-wire IDE cable x 1
80-wire ATA133 cable x 1
Serial ATA cable x 2
Serial ATA Power cable x 1
IEEE 1394 cable x 1
USB2.0 + Game port cable x 1
S/PDIF cable x 1
Back Panel I/O Shield x 1
CPU Retention Module x 1

Also, I noticed it has i865PE chipset rather than an i875P, what's the difference??


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Old 06-12-2004, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i thought the 875 chipset could support 800 fsb its a newer model.........

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Old 06-12-2004, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the info...much appreciated!

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im glad i caught that
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