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Iwill KA266 DDR Motherboard Review

Iwill KA266 DDR Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Since I have been particularly impressed with other Iwill motherboards like the KK266 and BD133, I was hoping that my first experience with ALi's Magik 1 chipset and DDRAM would be pleasant.
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External Mfg. Website: Iwill Aug 06 2001   Colin Sun  
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The KA266's BIOS


Usual stuff under the advanced chipset options..

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Ooo... DDR settings...

The biggest letdown for me was the severe lack of adjustable bus speeds in the BIOS. It seems these days that every manufacturer has 1 MHz adjustments up to 200 MHz - even on Iwill's own KK266 line! However, the KA266 maxes out at only 146 MHz!

Also, the adjustable steps are between 1-7 MHz making it very difficult for a tweaker to fine tune his/her system. Using my 1 GHz T-Bird AVIA Y which I know does around 1.5 GHz, the highest stable speed I could hit was 1470MHz. Anything higher and system would be too unstable to finish things that were very CPU intensive even with a VCore at 1.85!


That's it?!?

Next up we have the system spec's used in the benchmarking of the KA266 along with some of the results.

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Contents of Article: Iwill KA266
 Pg 1.  Iwill KA266 DDR Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Motherboard Specs
 Pg 3.  Looking at the Motherboard Features
 Pg 4.  — The KA266's BIOS
 Pg 5.  Test System Specs: and benchmarks
 Pg 6.  SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks

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