Athlon Hit Parade: 10 mobos with the nForce2 Ultra400

Abit NF7-S, Continued

The Hardware Doctor didn't seem to like the smell of our CPU fan: instead of the specified 7500 rpm, only 360 rpm were recorded. Unfortunately, as a result of this, the Hardware Doctor constantly wanted to shut down the computer.

The green sticker conceals Silicon Image's Serial ATA Controller 3112. This also explains the type designation NF7-S.

Sound on the left, network on the right: the PHYs from Realtek are widespread.

All connections for surround-sound as well as for an optical digital output are already on the back panel - exemplary!

The dual FireWire and dual USB 2.0 interfaces allow you to operate most external equipment without any trouble.

The driver disk includes the software for the RAID controller. Unfortunately this continues to be indispensable when installing Windows.