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Iwill KA266 DDR Motherboard Review

Iwill KA266 DDR Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Since I have been particularly impressed with other Iwill motherboards like the KK266 and BD133, I was hoping that my first experience with ALi's Magik 1 chipset and DDRAM would be pleasant.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Iwill Aug 06 2001   Colin Sun  
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Motherboard Specs

Processor Supports Socket A for AMD Athlon & Duron
Processors Supports CPU Speeds from 600 MHz up to 1.2 GHz and Higher Supports
Adjustable Vcore & VIO

Chipset
ALi MAGiK 1 Chipset ALi M1647 (North Bridge)
ALi M1535D+ (South Bridge)
C-Media CMI8378 Sound Chip

Bus Frequency
Supports DDR 266/200 MHz FSB
Bye-Bye Jumper, Iwill Smart Setting (Software CPU Frequency Setting)

System Memory
3 x 184-pin Sockets to Support a Maximum of 3 GB of DDR Memory
Supports PC2100/PC1600 (DDR266/200) DDR SDRAM
Supports 184-pin Unbuffered DIMM

On Board IDE
Dual ATA 100/66/33 IDE Channels
Supports ATAPI IDE CD-ROM, ZIP-100 & LS-120

Audio
C-Media CMI-87383D Sound Chip
4.1 Channel Hardware Sound
32-voice HRTF-base 3D Positional Audio
Supports Microsoft DirectSound and Aureal A3D
Supports EAX (Environmental Audio eXtension) Sound Effects

I/O Interface
1 x FDD (Floppy Port)
2 x ATA/100 IDE Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (supports auto swapping)
1 x PS/2 Mouse (supports auto swapping)
1 x Parallel Ports
2 x Serial Ports
4 x USB Ports (2 x optional)
3 x Audio Ports (Line-IN/Line-OUT/MIC)
1 x Game/MIDI Port
1 x Internal IR Header
1 x SMBus Header

Expansion Slots
1 x AGP Slot (AGP 4X/2X Mode; 32-bit/66 MHz AGP Protocol)
5 x PCI 2.2 Bus Master slots

BIOS
2 Mb EEPROM with Flash Protection
"Bye-Bye Jumper" Iwill Smart Setting
PC99 Compliant
Supports Plug and Play (PnP)
Supports ACPI 1.0
Supports APM 1.2
Supports DMI 2.1

Power Management
BIOS ROM Flash Control
Fan ON/OFF Control Signal
Manually Assign PCI IRQ
Power On by LAN/Ext Modem/Int Modem/PS2 Keyboard/PS2 Mouse/RTC/PME
Resume by LAN/Ext Modem/Int Modem/PS2 Keyboard/PS2 Mouse/RTC/PME
Temperature Sensors
Voltage Monitoring

Board Size
ATX Form Factor - 305mm x 244mm
Note: KA266 has only two (2) IDE connectors

Package Contents
1 x Iwill KA266 Motherboard
1 x User Manual
1 x Iwill Power Installer CD
2 x ATA/100 IDE Cables
1 x Floppy Cable

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Contents of Article: Iwill KA266
 Pg 1.  Iwill KA266 DDR Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  — Motherboard Specs
 Pg 3.  Looking at the Motherboard Features
 Pg 4.  The KA266's BIOS
 Pg 5.  Test System Specs: and benchmarks
 Pg 6.  SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks

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