However, Transcend decided to take a rather “brute force” approach in pushing their APA offering. The heatsink is attached to the chipset with thermal compound and not with a spring clip, this way heat dissipation is greater as thermal compounds do exhibit better heat absorption and transfer. Other than that, the board design is absolutely flawless. Soyo has been one of the most well known motherboard manufacturers around the world for quite sometime now. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.

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The 6VCA does eliminate this restriction. Depending upon 133s CPU you wish to install on this board, you must first verify whether the FSB jumper is configured correctly.

The problem with this type of solution is that you will face heavy performance penalties. So what does Iwill implement with their VDPro? About Us Employment Privacy Policy. This chipset is certainly a more affordable option overall than the chipset offerings by Intel and supports every feature presented by the except for support for RDRAM.

So if the installed AGP video card is longer than the AGP socket very commonit’s impossible to remove any memory modules without having to remove the AGP display adapter first. Soyo’s 6VCA comes with the full but a bit old versions of the following programs: On the plus side, a big motherboard like this does allow a user to install a CPU heatsink without regards to size and this is a definite plus for any hard core overclocker.


Soltek 67KV PCSTATS Review – The VIA Apollo A Chipset

Unfortunately, the included manual only points out features, sockets, and jumpers of the board. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Now a full scale manufacturer of a wide range of motherboards and memory modules, Transcend can be considered the “one and only” in the industry to specialize in both areas.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. With the introduction of the Via Apollo Spollo A chipset, pretty much every motherboard manufacturer out there began to release their own motherboards based on this chipset. In fact, Iwill is the only manufacturer which supplies ibased aplolo with decent yields.

List of VIA chipsets

Privacy policy and Terms of Use. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. It is certainly pleasing to see mainboard manufacturers starting to pay more attention to the layout of their products. Though not as long as manuals found with those Asus boards, this one is quite helpful and specific in order to get the user’s job done.

Rather, it will operate it at Mhz only. And frankly, I would not like to see it any other way.

VIA Apollo Pro 133/133A Motherboard Roundup – February 2000

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Normal Graphics quality, low apolko quality and all the other default options, demo benchmarked at x Windows 98 First Edition, English Busmastering drivers: So then what exactly sets the AVE3 apart from the others?


Last but not least, the floppy connector is located below the AGP socket, which means that the floppy cable may not be long enough to reach the floppy connector easily in some very large sized ATX cases. This fact is certainly overlooked by most. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Transcend’s position is a very unique one indeed. Hardcore gamers had no reason to appreciate based motherboards. The only oddity that I might find with this is the event of having two neighboring card attached via a pass through connector.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. An additional bonus that we would like to see as a trend is the inclusion of the thermal sensor.

However, we firmly believe that improvements could have been made to the board’s cumbersome layout.

First of all the AGP slot is less than a centimeter below the memory banks. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.