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Zida A845SD

Board Revision: ?

BIOS Version: 1.2

It's been quite some time since Zida sent us one of their so-called "Tomato Boards." The A845SD has six PCI slots, CNR slot, AGP 4x, AC97 sound system, on-board LAN and three DIMM sockets. The sound system has three line-ins, which should be enough.

There is not much to complain about with this motherboard. It is simple and attractively priced. The only thing is that the floppy connector has been placed at the bottom of the motherboard, so the cable ends up cutting across all PCI slots and the AGP.

Performance was good and there were no stability issues.