GamePC trakteert ons op een review van de AOpen AX6C i820 moederbord met 3 RIMM sloten. Het systeem bleek na een uur of 6 van zware tests hopeloos te crashen met 3 RIMM modules, hoewel dit ook gebeurde met 2 RIMMetjes. GamePC zegt er wel bij dat onder normale omstandigheden alles 'rocksolid' draait:
But let's back up a minute. We got these errors under LONG periods of stress testing, running incredible amounts of data throughout the memory under controlled circumstances. During everyday work, such as writing this review, is perfectly stable, even with 3 RIMM's. I've been working and writing on this machine for more than a week now, and during everyday work, and a few hours of after-work gaming here and there, the board has been remarkably stable. Considering an everyday gamer doesn't stress test their computer for hours and hours on end, we feel pretty confident than the everyday gamer won't see any problems with this board, even running with 3 RIMM's.
Other than the 3 RIMM controversy, this board is pretty decent, with jumperless CPU tweaking, and some great overclocking options. All things considered, we were able to get our Coppermine 650 chip to be stable at 775 on this board, we feel it could have gone further, but there is a large FSB jump in the AX6C, (114 to 120, nothing in between). Our Abit BE6-II testbed got the processor to 800 MHz stable, but the BE6-II has single-speed FSB increments.
Rounding out the board, the ATA/66 worked beatifully, everything is clearly marked on the board, it's easy to install and use, has good IDE and power supply placements, overall it's just a good board. Of course, this model does come with AC'97 onboard sound, which is interesting considering it has an audio/modem riser slot as well. The onboard audio is decent, but any real gamer will disable it and use a better (and less CPU taxing) sound card.