Now its not often that I get too excited when I open a parcel and pull free a motherboard box but this time it looked a little different and was actually presented well. Well this is where it comes into play. The Manual was an easy read although their English translations are not superb J. A quick power off and a short of the cmos later ad we were in the Bios. Instead we were dealt a SDR solution.
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DDR being such a catch phrase, most people including yours truly forgot that in reality, it only allows twice the bandwidth of conventional SDR memory but isn’t really ‘faster.
Ships with the following: This test was run at 6. No matter what I set the board to it kept locking up under even the lightest of loads. The Sandra scores however speak for themselves. The board uses and Award bios so it was kinda familiar in there and I felt quite at ease configuring everything ready for Windows.
Iwill P4SE – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i865PE
No matter where we put it or what irq we gave it the machine would fall over all the time. The Overclocking options are fantastic and the board is very user friendly.
The CD that comes with the Motherboard is bootable which is a nice touch. On thing that was missing were memory timings from your standard Award bios.
It really makes the board stand out from the rest. I made a preconception that the board would be rubbish and not be anywhere near as good as my Abit and Asus boards, how wrong can you be….
In a word, Shocking!
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After referring to the excellent manual I configured the few jumpers on the board ready to power her up after connecting all the peripherals.
While the packaging iwlil look quite spiffy, it actually does a good job at protecting the board from whatever might happen to it. When I found out I would be reviewing this board my first thoughts were Iwill?
The standard Iwill packaging is nothing short of amazing and protects the board and kit very well. The only glitch being the full row of capacitors below the CPU socket that made heatsink fitting a bit testing on their patience, a small point I know. Better yet for overclockers, another tool in the overclocking mainbard kit! After 4 different sticks of memory, 2 different Hard drives, 2 different video cards and a shed load of help from Jackie0 on the Hard forums and Xev we got it sorted.
Unfortunately at this point my hair started falling out at an incredible rate. So another format and install later with the onboard sound enabled it was looking good.
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Makes me question the values of upgrading to DDR if you currently have some good quality memory. Using the board in this mode I could only achieve mhz. In the most basic of explanations; Hyper Threading enables one processor to be seen by the operating system as two – consequently increasing performance in some types of applications. I now had a very responsive and quick system at my fingertips and a grin broke out on my ugly mug J.
In celebration of the overwhelming use of the colour red on this motherboard, we here at PCStats. One thing we were taught as kids were to never judge a book by it’s cover, but I must say, Iwill has done a superb job on their packaging. Now for the important question, How well did it perform?
Now its not often that I get too excited when I open a parcel and pull iwil a motherboard box but this time it looked a little different and was actually presented well. Hard drives spin up and power lights on but nothing. The first thing noted on the layout of the board was the well thought out placing of the ATX connecter at the extreme top edge of the board well out of the way.
Windows install went just fine, no glitches at all. I managed a boot at at Cas2 but it fell over I windows. After a triple check to see if we were all together properly I fired her up ready to dive into the bios for a snoop around.