AX6BC Pro II Millennium Ed - Page 3
What else came in the box?
bonus pack CD
chose to provide in printed form an installation guide
leaflet rather than a full manual (the manual was provided
in electronic format in the bonus pack CD). The intent of
the leaflet is to provide enough information to set up the
motherboard and boot-up the operating system. Personally, I
would have preferred the full manual in printed form, as the
installation guide leaflet did not provide all the necessary
information for me to set up all the connectors on the
motherboard (e.g. IrDA connector).
from the on-line motherboard manual, the bonus pack CD
included the following:
Guard – hard disk crash protection
to hard disk utility
to check and modify PCI registers
drivers for Win95, WinNT and OS/2
The CPU slot was well clear of the memory slots, which
allowed to me fit in my favourite monster heatsink – the
ALPHA P3125SM60. A minor issue was caused by the bank of
capacitors next to the CPU slots (being taller than usual),
which impacted on the mounting screws of the ALPHA heatsink
– easily solved by bending the capacitors slightly away
from the CPU slot.
a 1AGP/6PCI configuration motherboard – this is an issue
if you have any ISA cards. Personally, I am quite happy with
the all PCI configurations.
Pentium III 450 MHz (overclocked to 558 MHz @ 2.1V as
(Micron) 64MB x2 SDRAM (tested to operate at 133MHz)
PowerMan ATX power supply
4.3 GB UDMA-33 + Seagate 3.4 GB UDMA-33
SE (with all current patches)
GeForce Pro (yes, I could not resist splurging on it!)
AVA-2902 PCI SCSI card
Encore Dxr2 DVD Decoder
Soundblaster Live! Value
I had some strange
problems using this motherboard and the Soundblaster Live!
Value card. The soundcard output was a constant beep tone
for whatever sound was played through it when I had the
expansion cards in the following configuration, although
Windows did not show any IRQ/DMA conflicts or sharing
between the soundcard and any other devices.
– Creative GeForce Pro
2 – Creative Encore Dxr2 DVD Decoder
4 – Adaptec AVA-2902 SCSI card
6 – Creative Soundblaster Live! Value (using Liveware
the soundcard from Slot 6 to Slot 3 resolved the problem.
not able to verify whether this was an issue with the
soundcard or the motherboard. However, I did not have such
an issue with my regular board, the Abit BX6-R2. To be fair
though, the Abit BX6-R2 is a 5PCI design while the AOpen
AX6BC Pro II is a 6PCI design.