Nog een VIA Apollo Pro 133 review bij HardOCP, dit keer in de gedaante van een AOpen AX63 Pro. Wederom een jumperless plankje met support voor 32 busspeeds (van 66 tot 155MHz), Vcore tweaking, ATA66 en 512Meg DIMMen. Interessant bord voor overklokkers, want HardOCP is zwaar positief over de stabiliteit op hogere busspeeds:
I gotta say right out of the box here that this is one of the MOST STABLE mainboards we have ever tested at such high bus speeds here at the HardOCP.
One of the primo tests that I like to personally use to really see how stable a board is, is the HOCP RAM TEST. Stoopid? Probably. Do I think it means something? Bet your ass. We took sticks of AZZO PC133, Corsair PC133, and EMS PC133 and tested them all TOGETHER. Every stick we have here has been verified to independently run at 150MHz FSB. What we did for this test was fill all three DIMM slots with a different stick of ram (all 128Megs in capacity) and see if the machine would even boot. I have found in the past that many time different sticks of ram don't "Get Along" either because of the ram or the mainboard or a combination of them both.
We ran the machine in endless loop tests for three days using our multiple SDRam setup at 144MHz FSB. While we did experience some crashes in Winstone99 the system basically ran flawlessly at a 360MHz clock speed.
With just the AZZO SDRam PC133 stick in, we were able to achieve a stable 155Mhz FSB. This is the first time we have ever gotten to this plateau.