I think this motherboard was designed by microsoft
13 August 2001
Summary: I purchased this motherboard in November last year, realising that my k6-2-350 and pc chips motherboard just didn’t cut it with the more demanding 3D computer games cropping up. I use my machine mainly for gaming with my choice games being First Person Shooters such as Quake 3 arena and Half Life so an upgrade of motherboard and CPU was needed. I had heard many great reports about the latest Athlon Thunderbird CPUs and they definitely weren’t wrong.
Pros: on board RAID, good layout, good price
Cons: unstable, low front side but speeds, not for the beginner
Summary: I purchased this motherboard 3 months ago and I have to say I thought it was great to start. Excellent bios with loads of options and a quickly had my 850 tbird running at 1050Mhz no problems.Then, as I added in my hardware things took a turn for the worse. I started getting all sorts of compatibility problems with my sound blaster like which i soon found to be very common with other users.
Pros: good bios, onboard raid, lots of expansion
Cons: gives up after 112Mhz fsb, compatibility problems with soundblaster live!, bad north bridge cooling