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Early Athlon Motherboard Review

Let's Start With The Award-BIOS Of Gigabite's 7IX

These are the 'Advanced Chipset Features', including a automatic SDRAM timing setting for the ones that don't want to fiddle around with five different memory settings. You can enable and disable ECC in case you are using ECC-memory, the rest is straight forward as we know it.

The Next Is FIC's AMI-BIOS

As you can see in the top line of the settings, theirs is a automatic SDP-setting as well, which takes the pain away of adjusting all the memory settings manually. In the benchmarks it turned out that manual setting make you gain a few percent performance, but all in all the automatic setting is fine, easy as well as very sufficient.