BF6 motherboard review
Posted by Adam
Klein on December 20, 1999 - Page 3/6
Slot 1 BX based motherboard
turned on my system, I checked the BIOS first as was amazed
by the amount of FSB settings there was for this board. The
BF6 is an amazing motherboard considering all of the FSB
settings it has. It has the standard 66, 75 and 83MHz FSB
settings, but from 84 to 200 it can be increased in one MHz
This is because of the newly
implemented SoftMenu III that Abit has for the BF6 and the
BE6r2. There is no way, right now, that a CPU can run on an
FSB from 160MHz to 200MHz, but itís nice to know that it
is there. Perhaps some day a CPU will be able to take
advantage of those FSB settings, but Iím willing to bet
that even if it could, it probably wonít be on the BX
I set my CPU to the speed it
was running when it was in the BX6r2 motherboard, 558MHz.
Once Windows loaded it detected most of the resources on the
BF6, but it was prone to displaying the dreaded blue screen
To make a long story short,
I finally got all of the resources configured. The GeForce
256 was running great, the Abit HotRod 66 was running
perfectly and the Aureal Vortex worked again. The BF6 may
have been really hard to configure my OS with, but the end
results were pretty good.
Abit supplied the usual
manual, but this one was easier to read, since it included a
lot of helpful pictures. I know on some manuals you have to
flip back and forth between pages and it can really confuse
a person. The manual contains information about the BIOS and
the hardware layout.
hardware layout section is done really good. I never had to
flip back to see the motherboard layout in order to know
where the jumpers were located on the motherboard. Itís
nice to see the manuals advancing at the same rate that the
motherboards are advancing.
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