Bij Active Hardware informeren ze ons over de kwaliteiten van het Microstar MS-6301 i820 moederbordje met 5xPCI, 1xISA 1xAMR, 1xAGP en 3xDIMM. Hieronder wat meer informatie over het plankje:
The MS-6301 is expandable via its 5/1/1 design. Thus we're presented with 5 PCI slots, 1 ISA slot, and an AGP port - all ready to accept your favorite cards. In addition, the MS-6301 includes an AMR slot, and 3 168-pin DIMM sockets that can accept a total of 1GB of memory.
As for configuring the MS-6301, though configuration is technically jumperless, there are actually few to look after during installation.
Within the BIOS can be found the "Hardware Monitor Setup" menu, which includes functions that allow users to change the clock multiplier (useful with pre-PIII processors), the bus frequency, and the CPU's core voltage. Unfortunately there is no option for independently adjusting the memory bus frequency. Due to that, it isn't possible to operate the memory at a setting 33MHz higher than the main bus, and thus make use of memory with a 100MHz main bus.
Available clock frequencies include: 100MHz, 105MHz, 114MHz, 120MHz, and 124MHz. A setting of 133MHz is also available, but only by playing with jumper SW1, and with the warning to be certain the processor installed on the board can handle such a bus frequency. Unfortunately, this jumper is located under the CPU, which makes it rather difficult to use when the processor is installed. [break]Lees hier verder.
Als je liever Intel's brakke i820 chipset ontwijkt en toch maar weer voor een BX plank gaat moet je eens naar de BXMaster van Microstar kijken. Volgens Planet Hardware een perfecte keus:[/break] If you are still in the market for a good, high-quality, 440BX board you really shouldn't have to look any further. The BXMaster is jam packed with features that have been added to the previous generations of 440BX boards, as well as innovating some of its own(i.e. D-LED's). As I said in the beginning of this review, I really feel that this is one of the best 440BX boards on the market, if not the best. Its ease of use, stability, diagnostic abilities, and overclocking features make it stand out from the rest of the crowded 440BX motherboard market. If you are looking into getting a newer FCPGA Coppermine chip, or an older PIII Katmai chip, give this board some serious thought.