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 AOpen AX4B Pro - Preamble
   
 Date  : Apr 24th, 2002
 Category  : Motherboards
 Manufacturer   : AOpen
 Author  : Jin-Wei Tioh
Earlier this month, we published our Pentium 4 Chipset Roundup detailing each competing Pentium 4 chipset. The DDR-based Intel i845 turned in excellent numbers, generally leading the DDR266 pack. What with the debut of the Northwood core Pentium 4s, which boast huge overclocking potential, the Socket-478 platform is becoming increasingly popular, despite the processors' generally higher price tag.

In our first Socket-478 DDR motherboard review, we take a look at the AOpen AX4B Pro. Note that the AX4B Pro has an older sibling, the AX4BS Pro, which only supports PC-133 SDRAM so be sure you are getting the correct model. Let's take a brief technical overview of the AX4B Pro :

AOpen AX4B Pro Specifications
CPU Type Socket-478
Chipset Intel i845 (i82845 MCH, i82801BA ICH2)
Form Factor ATX
FSB Speeds 100 - 248 MHz (1MHz increments)
CPU Core Voltages Auto Detect
1.100 - 1.850 V (0.25 V increments)
I/O Voltages 3.3 V
Memory Banks 3 184-pin DIMM Slots
Expansion Slots 1 AGP Slot
5 PCI Slots (2 Full Length)
0 ISA Slots
1 CNR Slot
Integrated Features On-board Audio (Analog Devices AD1885 AC'97 CODEC)
BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS 6.00PG
BIOS Revision R1.03

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