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Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review

Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: There was a lot of anticipation in the lab as we set out with a fresh pair of Corsair XMS3500 DDR in hand to see how the KX400-8XV would perform.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Apr 01 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Albatron KX400-8XV Pro

Heatsink Clearances and Overclocking

PCStats Heatsink Clearance Measurements
Top Clearance: 7 mm
Bottom (cam) Clearance: 11 mm
Left Side (arm) Clearance: 33mm
Right Side Clearance 25 mm
Socket Mounting Holes: N/A
Max. Heatsink Base Dimensions: ~101x76 mm

Note: Approx. measurements are made from the edge of the socket (not the clips) to the closest obstacle taller than the ZIF socket itself.

The socket is 51mm across, and 62mm from top to bottom.

The area around the CPU socket has been cleared pretty well, and larger heatsinks such as the Thermalright SLK-800 or Thermaltake Volcano 7+ should fit just fine. There are no mounting holes on the motherboard so any heatsink that needs bolt on is not useful.

Overclocking with FSB only

Overclocking the KX400-8XV Pro was not as much fun as we had had with previous Albatron motherboards because the board was tuned to a more mainstream audience. With no multiplier controls in the BIOS to tweak out, we were limited to raising the FSB only, and rather slowly at that. Though I don't want to admit it, some motherboards are intended to simply power your average everyday joe's computer - and overclocking isn't always on the menu. Kind of like crispy fries.

With expectations of a modest overclock I started to increased the FSB speed slowly, 1-2 MHz at a time.

Bang. At 177 MHz FSB we hit the maximum speed.

As an overclocking adventure that is probably the shortest we have ever seen, but to be honest I think the ATi Radeon 9700 Pro was holding back the motherboard. A 71MHz AGP clock speed doesn't sound that high (no AGP/PCI locking options) be we did find a few hard locks would occur when running through 3D oriented benchmarks or programs. Before you throw your hands up in the air, the board does have some good tweaking areas in the BIOS as you're about to see...

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Contents of Article: Albatron KX400-8XV Pro
 Pg 1.  Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  — Heatsink Clearances and Overclocking
 Pg 3.  Look into the BIOS
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SysMark2002, Winstone 2002
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003 Pro
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena, UT2003

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