Het volk van AMD Xtreme brengt ons een review van de Soltek SL-77KV, een Slot-A KX133 moederbord met 1xAGP, 1xAMR, 5xPCI, 1xISA en 3xDIMM. Mensen die van plan zijn een jumbo-cooler te gaan gebruiken om hun Athlon koel te houden zullen hinder ondervinden van de DIMM sloten die helaas vrij dicht bij de processor zijn geplaatst:
We get 3 standard DIMM slots that support PC133 RAM up to 256 MB per slots for a maximum of 768 MB on the board. It has 2 built in USB ports with pins to add 2 more although the board does not come with the add-on card for these other 2 ports. It is equipped with the standard PS/2 Keyboard and mouse ports, two 9 pin serial ports and 1 parallel port.
The big issue with the layout of the board is that the DIMM sockets are too close to the processor. When I first installed my processor I have the Alpha heatsink/fan installed and it blocked the first DIMM socket. I thought no big deal I will just install the RAM into the 2nd or 3rd socket, no can do. The system would not even post with the ram in either the 2nd or 3rd sockets. I then tried a single fan Global Win cooling unit but it too blocked the first DIMM socket. I finally had to put on a AMD stock heatsink/fan that came with a Athlon 650 retail unit. Not a good thing for users looking to push their systems to the extreme.