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Heir To The BX: 18 Pentium III Motherboards Using The 815 Chipset

Azza 815TX, Continued

Keyboard and mouse power on is supported and can be disabled by setting JP1. All other functions besides CMOS reset are accessible over the Award BIOS.

The Performance of the 815TX motherboard is within the expected range. As with most other boards, stability was no issue during the tests. At the fastest SDRAM timings, the board did not fail in the SPECviewperf benchmark. All SDRAM DIMMs except the Mushkin HSDRAM worked properly at their default timing settings.

I was a bit puzzled when I first read the following notice in the manual:

In fact I faced exactly this problem, as the board didn't want to start up until I tried the third power supply. I really hope that Azza is going to fix this soon, since this "little inconvenience" could increase the motherboard return quote tremendously. From experience, most people do not read the manual (do you do your RTFM?) and even less people have two or more spare power supplies to try out another one.

The shipment does not include a COM2 cable, but in return you will get a detailed manual and three CDs. One contains Linux Mandrake , the second an introduction to the AIR Bus technology and several CD-ROM drive tools and CD no. 3 includes all necessary drivers and the INF-update for Windows 95/98.

If the 815TX works with your power supply, you will get a fast and reliable product at a comparatively attractive price.