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Acorp 7KT333: A Classic OEM Product

Acorp 7KT333.

The packaging of the Acorp 7KT333 with a practical tote design.

In the package, the manufacturer includes a special panel that can be built into a 5.25" drive bay. This panel contains USB ports, audio I/O, a COM port and diagnostic LEDs via Port 80. A unique point is a separate board with a BIOS chip, which lets you rescue a board in the aftermath of a failed Flash process. Other features include six PCI slots and AC'97 on-board sound. The VIA Northbridge is equipped with a passive, particularly flat heatsink, which is a bit questionable because during operation, temperatures went up to 70 degrees Celsius. Users should be warned: operation could certainly lead to burning. The testing engineers attest to the board's use as an OEM product because it lacks interesting features, as well as overclocking capability. With regard to performance, the Acorp board is among the lower ranks, a fact that the spiffy packaging design cannot change.

Included with the Acorp 7KT333: a front panel that has various interfaces and fits into a 5.25" drive bay.

Plug-in BIOs for a failed Flash procedure.

A view of the boot process of the Acorp 7KT333.

A view of the BIOS menu of the Acorp 7KT333.