CPU ratios can be adjusted down in the 1. Search For More Articles! Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Nvidia stumbled a bit here, going with a barebones single chip solution while VIA went the fancier route. The board was an excellent performer with outstanding features for the price, but there were several areas that were suggested for improvement.

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There is also 5. In fact, AOpen motherboards and I have some history.

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AOpen AK86-L, Socket 754, AMD Motherboard

Print Version Of Article. No gimmicks, great board layout, and quiet PC features. AOpen has made a number of changes to the AKL motherboard since our initial review.

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On the eve of the release of the Athlon 64, there were only two contenders in the motherboard market, VIA with the P8T and Nvidia aopen ak86-l the Nforce3 This audio aopen ak86-l features 6-channel sound and UAJ or Universal Audio Jack, with a better than 90db signal-to-noise ratio. Xbox Project Aopen ak86-l will feature a cloud-based streaming system Guacamelee!

While those on the bleeding edge would rather lose the ancient COM and printer ports in exchange for Firewire or more USB, the ports don’t seem ready to die off yet and are included here.

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Review: AOpen AKL K8T S Motherboard – Mainboard – – Page 2

From the outset, the board follows the “stripper” model. Has anybody else seen this before?

You have to buy that separately. While the audio input and output options are very good, please keep in mind that you must find and put in additional brackets to use many of the audio options.

I’ve returned the original board and bought another one, both boards have aopen ak86-l the same trouble, and have both displayed cmos checksum error, default values aopen ak86-l.

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Appearance and Layout 4. No matter what agp card, no matter what memory and in which memory slot, the board aopen ak86-l switch the monitor back on after restart. We’ll aopdn a quick look at the specs before we examine the board a little closer. With the AKL, they are here to show they haven’t forgotten what they learned in times past.

The aopen ak86-l revision, which AOpen says is now in production, allows vCore to aopen ak86-l adjusted from 0. A company like AOpen needs very little introduction.

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They’ve been a mainstay in aopen ak86-l computer component business for longer than I’ve been in the information business. Check the table below for the full specs:. Because of these two issues, aopen ak86-l lot of manufacturers seem to have been more reluctant in developing Nforce 3 based boards. The K8T has been the chipset of choice for most manufacturers aopen ak86-l a much wider range of support compared to the NForce 3. All that changed though with the release of the Nforce2.


AOpen has a really effective smart fan aopen ak86-l system and they also thoughtfully included five fan headers on the board – four 3-pin headers and one 2-pin temp header. Surprisingly it was graphics giant Nvidia who had recently finished the design of a chipset for Microsoft’s Xbox.

Many manufacturers ak86-k started leaving this necessity out of the box – forcing the installer to find another PC to create the install floppy. Those looking for a budget Athlon 64 solution may aopen ak86-l to aopem an eye out on this board because it comes in at a very low price point. That was from the heyday aopen ak86-l BX chipsets and Celeron ‘s. What do we mean by a barebones solution? Has anybody else seen this before?