With the K7 near the end of its lifespan, it seems as if every mainboard manufacturer worth its salt is making one last big push with socket A boards. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. The CPU socket area is clear of capacitors and other obstructions. AOpen chose to use capacitors from the following manufacturers: All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.
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AOpen AK79D-400 Max – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 Ultra 400 Series
It is not an Kax requirement, but we have ak79s-400 to rely on them being there as they have become commonplace in the industry for a reason. Unfortunately, AOpen did not address the few issues we brought up when we reviewed the virtually identical AK79G Max mainboard previously. This makes for easy removal of the battery.
AK79D Max AOPEN Motherboard Mainboard Drivers Manuals BIOS
The CPU socket area is clear of capacitors and other obstructions. With the K7 near the end of its lifespan, it seems as if every mainboard manufacturer mqx its salt is making one last big push with socket A boards.
The most glaring thing missing from the board was the ATX12V connector.
This allows for removal and replacement of the heatsink without having to first remove the motherboard from the case. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. To the right of the floppy connector is the Standby LED.
They have always marketed some very innovative designs and features with their mainboards and they are now stepping up efforts here in the USA to broaden their market. Read on to find out how well this board takes on the rest of the nForce and KT based solutions. Of course you’ll recall that nVidia’s nForce2-SPP chipset officially supported the MHz based AthlonXP processors, but it was starting to get old nForce2 has been around for about 11 months already!
Final word on the AK79DMax. The following components are built-in to the motherboard itself: The chipset also support memory running in Dual Channel mode specified up to PC speeds. The capacitors marked with an M come from an unknown manufacturer.
It’s not surprising as the the only real difference is the update nForce2-Ultra chipset. There are a few problem areas on the board however. Notice that it is passively cooled by a small aluminum heatsink. There is no version number apparent anywhere on the board, but the serial number is clearly seen.
These days if a board is sparse in terms of features, it’s aak79d-400 upon.
AOpen chose an interesting alignment for the CMOS battery, in that it is perpendicular to the plane of the board. I was also pleased at how detailed the accompanying documentation was.
AOpen AK79D-400 Max, Socket A, AMD Motherboard
This LED glows with an active power source connected to the board. To the left of the secondary ATA port are the jumpers to configure the Dr. With the number of viruses floating around the internet, a good virus protection program is just one less thing to worry about.