Log in Don’t have an account? However, if you wanted to use the ISA slot you were reduced to having only 4 PCI slots and today with the amount of expansion cards people put into their systems today 5 usable PCI slots is a minimum. Aopen was one of the last companies to come into the K7 market. These two motherboard were among the highest overclockable motherboards on the market at the time of release. Changing the multiplier ratio is done through a set of 4 dipswitches where users can choose from sixteen settings between 5 and
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AOpen AK73 Pro
The placement of the power supply connector is very appropriate, as the power supply cables do not block the CPU or the heatsink and fan al73. Aopen have apparently heard these calls and have released a new motherboard, the AK73 Pro which we are reviewing today at TweakTown.
However, if you set the jumper for the MHz to MHz range, the system will not boot.
It seems that AOpen always listens to user’s comments when producing a new board, as often suggestions seem to be implemented in sequent products. There are several advantages in doing that.
They always try to improve themselves alpen releasing different varieties of a product. Aopen skipped the entire AMD chipset board line. Log in Don’t have an account?
AOpen AK73 Pro Socket-A KT (B) ATX
For KT motherboards, this is not a problem at all, but it does mean that AOpen will most likely stay with the same board design when they release the version of the board based on the VIA KTA chipset.
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Moreover, the IDE connectors as well as the floppy connector aopfn located right in front of the DIMM slots, so they will not affect the placement of any add-on cards. This board was also criticized for being slow and not very tweakable. These two motherboard were among the highest overclockable motherboards on the market at the time of release. Aopen is one of the most diverse multimedia companies on the market and make a range of affordable PC components, which includes; CD and DVD ROM’s, video and sound cards, a73 and modem devices, cases and motherboards.
But with the new KTA chipset the power of AMD processors was truly unleashed quite a few motherboard manufacturers were forced to bring KTA solutions to the market. The placement of the power supply connector prevents the power cables from running around the CPU, which may block airflow when installed in a case. While there seems to be very few reasons for any motherboard manufacturer continue to build boards around the “old” KT chipset, AOpen has released yet another KT based solution–the AK Secondly, AOpen now can sit tight, look at the market and their sales on the first release of the KT motherboard, and decide if it is worthwhile to add in those new components.
Since AOpen products have a long history of high quality and great performance, we eagerly waited for the board to arrive at the lab, even though the AK73 Pro comes comparatively late.
This does not mean that AOpen is has gotten lazy, but rather they planned ahead aopwn the original design of the AK73 Pro. The layout for the board is very clean, and AOpen did a very good job with the placement of different components. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
Click here to enlarge. Lay the AK and the AK73 Pro side by side and you will notice that the layouts of the boards look awfully similar. So what can this new KT motherboard provide?
AOpen AK73 Pro – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT Overview – CNET
Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. As we have mentioned many times, even though implementation of the multiplier ratio settings is not part of the VIA KT chipset specifications, many users have considered this feature a standard for recent KT motherboards. One problem arose when we noticed that a few capacitors are close to the CPU socket, so some users may have a problem installing some large heatsink and fan units, but users with moderately sized heatsinks should have no problem.
Being one of the most profitable motherboard manufacturers, AOpen does not stop there. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. This was not possible with the KT chipset, which was designed only for MHz operation and when overclocked tops out around MHz. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. This PCB design has a decent layout. And most important, can this motherboard compete with other KTA motherboards that will be appearing in the market soon?
However, if you wanted to use the ISA slot you were reduced to having only 4 PCI slots and today with the amount of expansion cards people put into their systems today 5 usable PCI slots is a minimum.
This truly was a versatile motherboard.