Review of Slot 1 Motherboards with Intel 440BX Chipset - Spring 1998

Chaintech 6BTM

Chaintech is proudly saying that their board is particularly compatible with any PC100 and a lot of PC66 SDRAM and my tests could do nothing but confirm that. The board comes with a whole lot of features, 4 DIMM sockets, all the 'Wake up' features, Power on Keyboard, fan off in suspend mode, ... The BIOS was changed so that you can choose any FSB clock from 66 to 133 MHz regardless which CPU you are running and the compatibility tests were passed successfully too.

Chaintech had a good idea on how to make the CPU temperature sensor more accurate by placing it closer to the CPU, as shown in this little picture:

As you can see, the sensor is not at board level, but about an inch above the board, thus close enough to give you accurate CPU temperature information.

The performance is about average, but this doesn't change the fact that this is one of the best single boards in the test.