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Albatron PX845E Pro II Motherboard Review - Specifications

With so many choices in the Pentium 4 i845 market, the decision can leave you nearly staggered. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a hard look at yet another entry into this particular field; namely the Albatron PX845E Pro II Motherboard. It has some features that may be just what the doctor ordered. Does it have what it takes to compete in an already crowded market? Let's find out!

By: | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 31, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Albatron



- Processor


Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4 Processor (Willamette/Northwood) 1.4GHz to 2.53GHz


Supports 400/533MHz FSB


- Chipset


Intel 845E/ICH4


Intel 82562ET LAN chip


Winbond Smart I/O W83637HF


Promise PDC20276 ATA 133 RAID Controller


- Memory


3 DDR Slots


DDR266/DDR200 unbuffered /none-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 2GB (DIMM1 1 bank+DIMM2,3 1 bank)


- Expansion Slots


1 x AGP 4X slot (Supports AGP card running at 1.5v only)


6 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)


1 x CNR slot (Optional)


- IDE Ports


2 ATA100/66 channels, up to four ATA 100 IDE devices


2 ATA133 RAID (0, 1) Channels, up to four ATA 133 IDE Hard Drives (Not supporting CD-ROM and ATAPI devices)


- Onboard I/O Connectors


1 x Floppy Connector


2 x USB 2.0/1.1 header


1 x 4 ports USB cable


1 x CD_IN header


1 x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional)


1 x CPU fan header with fan rotation detection function


2 x System fan headers ( 1 fan rotation detection function )


1 x 10 pin system panel header (Intel spec)


1 x Front audio header (Intel spec)


1 x IrDA header


1 x Case Open detection header


1 x Wake on LAN


- I/O via Back Panel


PS/2 keyboard/mouse


2 x USB(2.0/1.1)


1 x RJ45


2 x Com(serial)


1 x Parallel 1x Game/Line-in/Lin-out/Mic-in


- Power


20-pin ATX power connector, 4-pin ATX 12V power connector


BIOS Features 3Mb Flash EEPROM


Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI2.0, PnP, WfM2.0, Green


Suspend to RAM (S3), Suspend to Disk (S4)


Wake on keyboard/mouse, Wake on LAN/RTC Timer


- Hardware Monitoring


2FAN sensors, CPU/System voltages and temperature monitoring


- Special Features


BIOS Mirror™ Protect BIOS by creating an original mirror image of itself


Voice Genie™ Voice Troubleshooting system (4 languages)


Zero Jumper Design


Adjustable CPU frequency by 1 MHz increment, Adjustable VCore, VAGP, VMemory


Watch Dog Timer (Automatic reset the system when system locks up)


- Form Factor


ATX (244mm x 305mm)


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