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Abit IT7 i845E Motherboard Review

By: Asher Moses | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 24, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Abit





Supports Intel Pentium 4 Socket478 processor


400/533MHz System Data Bus


- Chipset


Intel 845E (ICH4) chipset


Supports AGP 4X 1.5V device only


Supports Hi-Speed Universal Series Bus (USB 2.0)


Supports Dual Ultra ATA/100,Ultra ATA/66,Ultra ATA/33 channels supporting 4 devices


- Ultra DMA 133 / RAID


HighPoint HPT374 IDE Controller


Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate


RAID 0 (striping mode for boosting performance)


RAID 1 (mirroring mode for data security)


RAID 0 + 1(striping and mirroring)


- Memory


Three 184-pin DIMM sockets support DDR SDRAM modules


Supports up to 2 GB MAX. (64, 128, 256, 512MB DDR SDRAM)


Supports unbuffered Non-ECC type DDR DIMMs


- Audio


Realtek ALC650 (AC-Link)


Supports 6CH DAC for AC3 5.1 CH purpose


Professional digital audio interface supporting 24-bit SPDIF OUT


- Card Reader


Supports Memory card (MS or SD) Interface


Supports LPC bus


Supports SONY Memory Stick Interface / SD Memory Card Interface


Supports Compact Flash ROM Interface


- System BIOS


SoftMenu™ III Technology to set CPU parameters


Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)


Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)


Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)


Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS




On board Realtek 8100B single chip Ethernet controller interface


10/100Mb Operation


User friendly driver included


- Multi I/O Functions


2 channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100 devices


4 channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 8 Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 (RAID 0/1/1+0) devices


6 USB 2.0 Connectors


On board VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 header for four extra USB channels


Three P1394a fully compliant cable ports at 100/200/400 megabits per second


Audio connector (Line-in,Center/Sub, Surround Spk, Front Spk ,Mic-in)


- Miscellaneous


ATX form factor


1 AGP 1.5v slot, 4 PCI slots


Hardware monitoring - Including Fan speeds, Voltages, System environment temperature


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