|Unlike the KK266-R, this board came with no IDE-RAID. The silk-screens were still temptingly visible however.|
One of the few quirks of this board that I wasn't expecting was the onboard Audio. While the onboard audio was based on a
C-Media chip which is generally a whole lot better then the software-based
VIA AC97 codec I didn't really care for it. In my personal opinion, I would
rather use a full-scale audio card and have a less expensive
motherboard without the onboard support.
It would be nice to have a choice when buying a
motherboard rather then having mandatory onboard audio as a "feature". But
hey that's just my personal preference.
Another thing I didn't particularly like was the fact I
had to move a jumper to enable 133 MHz+ bus speeds. Why couldn't Iwill just
incorporate a jumperless bios like everyone else?
As we're on the subject of a minor annoyances, I
was bit disappointed to find that I had to remove my AGP video card to
install more memory.
However, the biggest thing I really didn't like was the fact that there was
no thermal material between the Northbridge heatsink and the VIA KT133A
Even though it doesn't get too hot (okay, okay I'm being a stickler for
details), it might hinder an overclocker from hitting the extreme high bus
speeds in the 160 MHz+ neighborhood.