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32BitsOnline: Abit Motherboard: KA7 - A Linux Dream

Aug 10, 2000, 12:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Robato Yao)

"When I first started this project to review this motherboard, I thought that maybe I should make it different from all the other reviews. Unlike the biblical opuses that come with other reviews, it should be short and sweet, and less full of the irrelevant benchmarks that so fatten other reviews. One thing, however, that I cannot get away from is the sense of history of this motherboard, since in a way it is a board of firsts in some areas. It separates itself from the relative cookie cutter clutter of the sameness of the many KX-133 motherboards coming into the market. This is just as Abit's famous BH/BX/BP/BF series of motherboards separated themselves from so many look-alike BX motherboards in the market. Another issue is the KX133 itself, since the issue of chipset cannot be separated from the motherboard."

"Before I proceed, I must warn you that overclocking can damage peripherals and shorten the life of the CPU and board components. Any action you take is at your own risk, any damage is your own responsibility, and assumes no responsibility and liabilities for such. In general, my position (as well as that of is that we do not recommend overclocking."

"I also wish to thank friends for their help, support and lending some of the non-Abit hardware mentioned in the review for comparison and testing."

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