Make your own free website on




 Site Version: 1.4



nominate your favorite site now at the philippine web awards 2000!


Please vote!!!


Best Overclocking Motherboard?

Pick one:


Current Results
Free Web Polls



Our Affiliates








Review - Abit BF6



Also typical of Abit, only 3 DIMM slots are available. Considering that the slot for the processor is rather close to the DIMM slots, this part of the layout just doesn't do too well for those who use more than 1 memory module. In my case, using the Alpha P3125 HSF Kit only left me one usable memory slot.

Also in the above picture are the headers for the IDE cables. I like the way they placed these headers since I can just lay my IDE cables flat and on top of each other to minimize clutter.

The 440BX only supports UDMA33 file transfers so that's all you can use with this motherboard. Installing UDMA66 devices would simply revert it's operation to UDMA33.

On the previous page, I showed you the placement where the UDMA66 controller should be. Here you can see the UDMA66 IDE headers missing from the board.

Some folks have been asking me about the advantages of UDMA66 currently. Well, I think that you would gain more going for a 7200RPM hard drive than a UDMA66 one. Today's applications and games barely reach the theoretical 33Mb./s transfer rate of UDMA33 so it wouldn't make much sense to adapt the UDMA66 standard yet. For future planning though, it wouldn't hurt to have it.

One thing that I REALLY like about this board is the inclusion of 3 fan headers. In the first pic, you'll see the great placement of the CPU and Power Supply fan headers. This eliminates the need to run cables all over the place by centralizing them, thus minimizing the clutter that can contribute to poor airflow. The fan header for the Chassis Fan is placed on the lower left corner of the motherboard which really isn't anything new.

The terminal for the case headers is nicely placed, but could be more intuitive. Separation of the appropriate pins would've been nice, like that on the Epox BX6 SE.

Hardware Monitoring is provided via this chip from Winbond. Oddly though, I wasn't able to monitor the Chassis Fan so I guess Abit decided not to include that feature. Aside from being able to monitor fans, you can also monitor temperatures and voltage.




 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Next |





Click Here to Visit Our Sponsor
Get Sponsored


Monster PC - Your #1 resource for overclocking hardware in the Philippines


Click here, join up and Get Paid to use your computer. It will also help support this site.
(Enter "mrecato" as the referrer.)






Best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 at 800x600x32.

The Philippines - Year 2000 Overclocking, Manila - All rights reserved.
All trademarks and brand names are the property of their respective owners.

We, nor our affiliates & sponsors, cannot be held liable for any damage or loss incurred from
the use of the information on these pages.

Webdesign by Micoh Recato. Please send all comments and suggestions to: Head Geek