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2.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-5AX

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10
Speed performance 8
8.0

It had its time

Corfian, Ciao
11 June 2001
  • Excerpt: The GA-5AX is one of the best motherboards of its range out there. In work we have build at least 5 PC using them. It is very easy to install, and its manual explains everything with images and text aiding the installation speed. With 5 PCI, 2 ISA, 1 AGP and 3 memory slots you have ample resources to create a good PC. This motherboard has had its time, I think Gigabyte have stopped making it as I can hardly find it from retailers.
  • Pros: Many slots, stable and cheap
  • Cons: Its time is over
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10
Speed performance 8
8.0

Very stable board.

wollingto..., Ciao
30 May 2001
  • Excerpt: This was my first venture into self build PC's and I'm glad I chose this motherboard. The installation was simple helped by the generally helpful manual. I paired it with an AMD K6/2 450Mhz and 2X64mb PC100 sticks of ram. It was a smooth fast install with no problems whatsoever. The bios contains all of the usual features you would expect and is easily navigated and the settings clear.
  • Pros: Great stability .
  • Cons: PS/2 ports can cause problems .
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Lack of support

stevejenk..., Ciao
15 March 2001
  • Excerpt: Right I purchased the motherboard because my last motherboard blew. Installed it no problems, apart from a couple of the holes didn't match up. Not a problem. My system running sweet no problems except for a few bugs. The main one is when the bios boots it hangs for about 20 seconds before is continues on. Right then, time to flash the bios as they have an updated bios which cures that problems and cures the AMD compatbility problem as well.
  • Pros: Lovley board when it works
  • Cons: Too many bugs, and a lack of support
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0
Speed performance 6
6.0

Should not be on sale!

neuro, Ciao
10 November 2000
  • Excerpt: I brought this board because it was the cheapest I could find to go with my AMD K62-500. It has 5 PCI and 2 ISA slots (one is shared) and bosts dual bios in case you get a virus or the first one gets corrupted. The bios contains a good range of features like CPU temp temperature monitoring ajustments. However it is let down by AGP slot. The board fails to provide enough power for it, meaning any half-decent graphics card (even and 8mb one) will cause problems.
  • Pros: Cheap, range of features .
  • Cons: Dire AGP slot
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0
Speed performance 6
6.0

Good features but not so good quality!

skyrack, Ciao
12 June 2000
  • Excerpt: With 5 PCI and 2 ISA slots, bus speeds up to 125mhz, and support for k6-2 chips up to 550mhz, this board has a lot of features making it a very expandable board. I chose the board because it was the only one with 5 pci slots at the time.It was easy to set up, though auto-jumpers would have been better. I got the board set up though and had no problems with is since, that is until a couple of months ago. I haven't been able to play DVD's because I can't enable DMA.
  • Pros: Good features  -  5 pci, can have chips upto 550mhz, 768mb RAM capacity, easy to install
  • Cons: Reliability and compatability issues, support non existent !
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Overall 8
8.0

Übertakten!? no prob!

onow, Ciao
13 December 2001
  • Summary: Hallo lieber Co-User! Ich hab ja schon einiges geschrieben,aber mein Board in meinem Internet-PC (auch als Router eingesetzt) hab ich bis jetzt noch nicht erwähnt! Also: Das Board ist von Gigabyte und hat die Bezeichnung GA-5AX. Ich selbst habe mit diesem Gerät noch keine Probleme gehabt,es hat immer einwandfrei funktioniert,ist aber mittlerweile auch schon eines der alten Generation!
  • Pros: flexibel konfigurierbar,günstig
  • Cons: kein 4xAGP
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Overall 8
8.0

Der AGP Slot ist unbrauchbar

Kust0, Ciao
18 February 2001
  • Summary: Also dieses Board mag zwar ne tolle Leistung haben macht jedoch unter AGP NUR Probleme.Meine Grafikkarte tnt² konnte am Anfang nicht erkannt werden.Dann als sie ENDLICH erkannt wurde, konnten die Treiber nicht installiert werden. Ein Fehler kam während der Installation.Erst nach dem fünften mal wurde sie erfolgreich installiert,den Grund warum das Ding mir solche Kopfschmerzen bereitet hatte, werde ich wohl nie erfahren.
  • Pros: Preis
  • Cons: AGP - Slot
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Overall 8
8.0

GA-5.2AX mit Matrox G400 Gigabyte GA-5AX

buggs, Dooyoo
6 February 2001
  • Excerpt: Für ca. 170,- DM habe ich mir das Gigabyte Mainboard 5.2AX bei KME in Mannheim gekauft. Es ist der direkte Nachfolger des 5AX. Lediglich das Design des Boards und nur wenige Features wurden gegenüber dem Vorgänger verändert.
  • Pros: zuverlässig
  • Cons: keine
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Overall 10
10

GigaByte GA-5AX: Bueniiiiisima

Dooyoo
26 January 2001
Overall 8
8.0

Buena, pero no tanto

Dooyoo
23 December 2000
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