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Old 09-10-02, 03:24 AM   #1
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I'd like to know about the Asus A7S333 (SIS745). I'd like to buy one of this, but don't know anything about it. Is it stable? Fast?
I'm gonna go this config. I'd like to know about possible problems.

Asus A7S333
Athlon XP2100+
256 MB DDR*
400W PSU*
Leadtek Winfast GeForce4 MX440*
Sb Live 5.1*
Win XP Pro*
Seagate Barracuda 40 GB ATA100 7200rpm*
Samsung 20 GB ATA66 5400rpm*
DVD Pioneer 16x40x*
Sony CDRW CRX175E 24x10x40x*

The items marked with * are the ones I already have, so I can't change them.


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Old 09-10-02, 08:04 AM   #2
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This will prove to be a priceless resource for motherboard research...

http://www.amdforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=8

AMD MB have a ton of manufacturer-specific forums where you can see first-hand the type of problems people are having...

Hope this helps, let us know how things turn out!
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This will prove to be a priceless resource for motherboard research...

http://www.amdforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=8

AMD MB have a ton of manufacturer-specific forums where you can see first-hand the type of problems people are having...

Hope this helps, let us know how things turn out!
Good luck!

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I did a search for a review of KT333 boards vs the SIS745 chipset, check it out for yourself.

http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2...3/index.x?pg=3

Here is a quote from the review, although im sure its an isolated incident, just something to note.

"To keep things fair, we tested with the memory timings set as aggressively as possible on each motherboard, so long as the system was stable. Because we were using very high quality memory, using aggressive memory timings generally wasn't a problem. The one exception was the SiS 745, which simply refused to POST if we set the CAS latency to 2, regardless of whether the memory was running at 266MHz or 333MHz. We tried it with several different DDR333 DIMMs, and the ECS 745 board wouldn't POST at CAS 2 with any of them, even with the memory clock set to DDR266. So in the case of the 745 chipset, we had to test at CAS 2.5."

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