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Old 21-09-06, 07:36 AM
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OC3D Review: Abit AB9 Conroe Motherboard

We take this P965 chipset Abit and give it some real tests

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Old 21-09-06, 10:26 AM
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Nice review mate, very well put together! And the board looks nice too
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Old 21-09-06, 10:51 AM
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Hot pink BIOS Nice one kemp, once again a great and thorough review
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Old 21-09-06, 06:34 PM
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Nice review mate I gather this is what you were working on when i was talking to you on msn hehe.

That really was a silly place to put an IDE port lol.

Can't get over how HUGE that cpu cooler is, seems to dwarf the motherboard!
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Nice review mate I gather this is what you were working on when i was talking to you on msn hehe.

That really was a silly place to put an IDE port lol.

Can't get over how HUGE that cpu cooler is, seems to dwarf the motherboard!
Aye twas

The IDE is stupid - they look like they've learnt on the AW9D Max tho

Yeah the cooler is awesome - absolutely massive
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Old 21-09-06, 11:46 PM
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I do believe that's the first pretty positive review of the AB9 that I've seen.

Have you got an AW9D to play with too?
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Old 22-09-06, 07:12 AM
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I do believe that's the first pretty positive review of the AB9 that I've seen.

Have you got an AW9D to play with too?
Yeah I am suprised that it's recieved negative reviews. Yes: the IDE placement sucks but apart from that the board isn't mojorly bad and it's actually pretty damn cheap. It's incredibly stable and easy to set up and I'm not too sure what issues others were having but I haven't actually found any yet apart from the IDE placement

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Old 22-09-06, 07:18 AM
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Yeah I am suprised that it's recieved negative reviews.
It doesn't seem to have received many reviews though but user feedback hasn't been great, largely it would appear due to various memory related problems.

What BIOS version were you using (BIOS shots looks like 11)?
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Old 22-09-06, 07:23 AM
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Canner remember. Didn't have any problems when using memory. Kingston, Mushkin and GSkill worked fine on the board, although I had to make sure that I set the right timings, speed and voltage in the BIOS before I installed a new module.

Most motherboard problems are due to people not reading enough about them and getting RAM or somethng that isn't compatible - imo
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