Onze Russische kameraden van iXBT Labs hebben een review rond de Chaintech 6WEX2 in elkaar getimmerd. Dit plankje is voorzien van de el cheapo i810E chipset met 3D graphics decellerator, en mag dus met recht een 'modderbord' genoemd worden. Minder geschikt voor Q3 of UT, maar je kunt er wel leuk patience op spelen. Zelfs overklokken mag:
Chaintech 6WEX2's overclocking capabilities are far from being extraordinary. The range of supported FSB frequencies is limited to the following: 66, 68, 75, 100, 112, 117, 124, 129, 133, 138 and 150MHz. In addition there's no voltage control for the processor.
The lack of the popular FSB frequency of 83MHz can be explained by the mere fact that PCI frequency then becomes 42MHz, which is much more than normal 33MHz. And despite the fact that almost all the present-day PCI-devices can stand such a frequency, FWH, being one out of the i810E set of cards as well as of the other chipsets of the 800 family, refuses to work at such a high frequency.
As for the operation of PCI-devices at the system bus frequency of 133MHz, everything here runs smoothly. 133MHz is a standard frequency for i810E, which is why the PCI bus receives the same 33MHz in this mode too.
On the whole, one might state the following: it is possible to overclock processors on Chaintech 6WEX2, but without the comfort and the effect we get on overlocker's favorite ABIT boards.