Re: How's Gigabyte's KT133A board?

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Subject: Re: How's Gigabyte's KT133A board?
Name: MS
Date: 4/25/2001 7:52:13 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: How's Gigabyte's KT133A board? posted by Joe F

ehemmmm I have been sitting on it for a few weeks, it came without manual, the PDF file was in Chinese and the zipped manual they kept on sending me was in Chinese too. This went on for about 4 weeks during which I finally managed to identify at least some of the functions and the front panel connectors, not to mention that the manual contains hints that some of the dip switches only work with specific chip revisions (no present on the board I got). The entire time I got comments from Gigabyte that all these problems were my fault only but after I lied to them that I was using a Gigabyte board in my system, they finally stopped that. After getting the board up and running, there were a few issues, like every second boot, the system would automatically flash the BIOS. The highest FSB I could run was 141 MHz and at 1 GHz, I got a Sysmark score of 186 (on most other systems with the same peripherals I get 210 or so). Similarly, all other applications were about 15-20% slower than average.

All in all, I wouldn't want the board, even if it was free. It is huge, bad layout, slow and lacks stability. There has been a new BIOS now that supposedly fixes some of the issues but my track record with Gigabyte is 3 DOAs out of 6 boards so far and I am not convinced that they are quality manufacturers (same with the board I got... )

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