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AOpen AX4SPE-UN – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iPE Overview – CNET
AOpen have been using a black coloured PCB for their motherboards the last little while, and I must say it looks pretty nice.
The seeds were sown, and it was only a matter of time before Intel would bring dual channel DDR to the masses. It seems that even the almighty Intel can buckle under pressure from consumers eventually! Chipzilla said “bu-by” to RDRAM in the high-end Pentium 4 desktop world, but interestingly enough released nothing new for mainstream desktop computers to work with.
The board has six onboard USB 2. With these wires kept to the base of the motherboard they are much less likely to get in the way of other components. Find out about this and many other reviews as4spe-n joining the Weekly PCstats.
AOpen AX4SPE-N Manuals
In fact, it could be said that the changes to the i series were more of an evolutionary path, but late last year when Intel released the E Granite Bay chipset the revolution started. The motherboard is not quite as well labelled as some of the other As4spe-n motherboards we have tested in the past, but even novice users need not worry.
Most surprising was the performance increases in the office based benchmarks; SysMark and the Winstone tests. It’s pretty easy to see AOpen are thinking about the end user with this motherboard.
That should be plenty if you’re looking to upgrade your system further. A worthy mainstream motherboard. I dislike the position of the CMOS battery as it is standing up on its edge near the bottom corner of the motherboard.
We usually do not comment on software bundles, but AOpen deserves a pat on the back for including Norton Antivirus with this motherboard. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.
AOpen AX4SPE-N – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i865PE
Additionally, we find six onboard USB 2. Ships with the following: While we did encounter a few issues with the beta board we received for testing that kept us from including any overclocking results, this did not affect stability or performance of the system during stock tests.
For Intel anyway, was the year of the i chipsets. The board is fairly well labeled, but could use a bit more identification around the front panel connectors – as it is you’ll have to reference the the quick start guide AOpen include to connect the wires up properly. It makes an easy target for getting clipped off by overzealous llan. Intel’s i Sprindale dual channel DDR chipet.