Review of Socket 7 PCI Motherboards

FIC PT-2007

This board has precisely the same layout as the PA-2007, the difference is the chipset. The PT-2007 is not suited for systems with more than 64 MB RAM due to the limitation of the cacheable area thanks to Intel's 430TX chipset. The BF2 jumper function has been integrated as well, but bus clocks over 66 MHz are not supported, FIC is strictly keeping the Intel specifications. I'm sorry I haven't had the time to try the remaining jumper setting possibilities, maybe 75 or even 83 MHz can be found. This will be updated as soon as I'll have time again to do this. Very hot: It's the second fastest board for the combination of Pentium MMX and Windows 95 and very fast with the K6 as well.


FIC PT-2007, Rev. ?

AT format; AT power supply; Intel 430TX; 3x ISA, 4x PCI; 4x SIMM, 2x DIMM; Award flash BIOS; 512 kB PB-Cache (6 ns); external frequencies: 55, 60, 66 MHz (also 68 MHz with ICW48C67 clock generator); BF2 jumper integrated, I/O chip: Winbond; busmaster Ultra DMA 2 or PIO 4 onboard; FDC onboard; 2x serial 16550; 1x EPP/ECP parallel; 1x PS/2 mouse; 2x USB; IrDA support; core voltages: 3.2V, 2.9V, 2.8V. This board meets PC 97 specifications.

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