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ABIT KV8-MAX3 Athlon64 Motherboard Review

ABIT KV8-MAX3 Athlon64 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The KV8-MAX3 is an Socket 754 Athlon64 motherboard based on the venerable, and highly recommendable VIA K8T800 chipset.
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External Mfg. Website: ABIT Mar 30 2004   Colin Sun  
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ABIT's µGuru

ABIT have been promoting µGuru technology for months now, and so you should already be familiar with it. µGuru is actually very similar to MSI's CoreCell but µGuru goes a bit further in the overclocking options it offers. Essentially, for anyone scratching their head right now, µGuru allows you to overclock your system within WindowsXP, and also gives you the ability to change the voltages too!

In order for µGuru to work, a software application must be installed to run at startup. Once it does, you can access all of µGuru's features, the most important of which is the OCGuru mini application.

If you're a newbie overclocker, stick with "Turbo mode" as you won't risk damaging your hardware. If you're more experienced, F1 mode allows for motherboard clock speed adjustments as well as AGP and DDR voltage adjustments. Hopefully ABIT will release an updated version of OCGuru that also includes CPU voltage adjustments.... if possible.

For those of us on air cooling, FanEQ allows you to adjust how quiet the CPU, Northbridge and OTES fans run. When all the fans on our test system was set to quiet, the Radeon 9800 Pro heatsink was the loudest thing we could hear. I'd recommend testing this out with the fan before setting it to run in the long term. Some cheap heatsink fans can stall at lower voltage levels instead of just spinning slower.

There's more to µGuru than just what we listed; it has a built in Windows BIOS flasher and an audio equalizer too.

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Contents of Article: ABIT KV8-MAX3
 Pg 1.  ABIT KV8-MAX3 Athlon64 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Serial ATA and IDE
 Pg 3.  OTES, Secure IDE and µGuru
 Pg 4.  — ABIT's µGuru
 Pg 5.  The ABIT BIOS
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SysMark2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001, AquaMark3
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2 The Threat, UT2003

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