Het russische iXBT Labs heeft een review geschreven over de Gigabyte GA-BX2000, het eerste moederbord met 'dual BIOS'. Ook heeft-ie 'Suspend to RAM', waarbij je je PC in standby kunt zetten en waarbij alle data in je RAM blijft. Na opnieuw aanzetten heb je je systeem dan binnen een paar seconden weer aan de praat, ipv de paar minuten die het normaal zou duren om 'm helemaal te booten.
In de praktijk blijkt het door gebrek aan hardware & software support helaas minder goed te werken:
Actually, it looks attractive. Moreover, such standby condition is included into ACPI specification and theoretically it should be soon supported by all the new mainboards with a separate memory power supply. However, the situation nowadays leaves much to be desired. The instruction manual included into Gigabyte BX2000 package lists very few devices supporting this technology. Besides, it states once and for all that SCSI-devices and Suspend to RAM are two absolutely incompatible things. As usual it is Microsoft and expansion mainboards manufacturers that are to blame: they haven't yet added Suspend to RAM support into their drivers. But there is always hope for the better. Everything is supposed to run impeccably in Windows 2000. And in the meanwhile you may try the Suspend to RAM function in your system but no one bets its proper work. [break]Voor overclocking is de GA-BX2000 simpelweg ongeschikt:[/break] Gigabyte mainboards seem to be in no way for designed overclockers. And Gigabyte BX2000 only proves the rule. If you decide to change its FSB frequency you'll have to open the case and to switch a couple of dip-switches in a different position. The range of supported external frequencies is relatively poor: 66, 75, 83, 100, 112, 124 and 133MHz. It can be easily noticed that even the most important frequency for Celeron overclocking - 103MHz - is absent here. Besides, there is also no way to increase the CPU core voltage. Moreover, Gigabyte BX2000 mainboard is armed with a special CPU over voltage protect technology, which won't let you boot the system with the CPU voltage exceeding the nominal value even if you isolate some contacts with a scotch-tape. So, if you are a dedicated overclocker Gigabyte BX2000 is not the right choice for you.