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FIC KA11 motherboard review
Posted by Adam Klein on May 5, 2000 - Page 3/5
Company: FIC     Product: KA-11 motherboard

Features

Here is a list of features that the KA-11 has. This is the official feature list from FIC's site. One of the major features the KA-11 does well is its feature rich BIOS. When you enter the BIOS, be prepared for a whole slew of options available at your fingertips.

This may be intimidating to some "BIOS fearing" people, but for the many tweakers out there, this may just be the motherboard to consider. Another great feature included with the FIC KA-11 is the option to select different memory speeds at various front side bus speeds.

There are three options to choose from: +33MHz, -33MHz or 1/1 with FSB. For example, if you wanted to run a 100MHz bus CPU with greater memory performance, you would choose the +33MHz option to make the memory run at 133MHz.

Another example would be for a -33MHz at 150MHz to get a memory frequency of 117MHz.  This option is great for those people who want to run at high bus speeds with lower quality memory.  Sadly though, this option had no effect on my instability with the board at high bus speeds.

  • FSB @ 66~150 MHz

  • Voltage 1.5x-3.5V @0.05V step

  • Clock Ratio 3.5x-7.5x select by DIP Switch

  • Select FSB frequencies from BIOS

  • UDMA 66 support

  • AGP 4X mode support

Processor   

  • Intel® Pentium® III 450-733** MHz @ 100/133MHz FSB

  • Intel® Pentium® II 233-450 @ 66/100MHz FSB

  • Intel® CeleronTM 266-433+MHz @ 66MHz FSB

  • Intel® CeleronTM PPGA 300-533+MHz @ 66/100MHz FSB (via CPU converter card)

Chipset

  • North : VIA Apollo Pro 133A

  • South : VIA 596B    

Memory

  • 4 DIMM

  • up to 1GB SDRAM

  • ECC memory support

Onboard Audio

  • Creative CT5880 + Sigmatel 9708 (mfg. option) 

Bus Frequency

  • 66/75*/83*/100/103*/112*/124*/133/140*/150 *

Onboard I/O Connectors

  • 2 USB

  • 1 parallel port with ECP/EPP

  • 1 PS/2 mouse and keyboard connector 

  • 1 media connector (MIDI/game port, Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in)

  • 2 serial ports with UART 16550

Onboard PCI IDE

  • 2 dual-channeled enhanced PCI Bus Master IDE connectors

  • Ultra DMA 33/66 ; DMA Mode 2/4 support

Expansion Slots

  • 1 AGP 4Xmode

  • 5 PCI

  • 2 ISA


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