FIC AD11 DRIVER

In more recent history they released the SD 11 , which was one of the first Slot-A motherboards to ever hit the market in spite of strong pressures against supporting the platform from Intel. Unlike Intel, AMD is not capable of supplying the market with both microprocessors and chipsets. The only reason we even see chipsets from AMD is that they do step in every now and then to promote new technology that they would like to see the third party vendors adopt. What was even more disappointing was that we later discovered that the AZ11 had multiplier control after all, and the engineers simply failed to provide the dipswitches to control the settings. Boy have I been busy lately with quite a few SocketA motherboard reviews..

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Unlike Intel, AMD is not capable of supplying the market with both microprocessors and chipsets.

FIC AD11 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – AMD-761 Series

Remember that the drive chain defaults to the slowest drive in the chain therefore connecting a Zip drive or CD ROM player as a slave to your Ultra DMA hard drive will result in your hard drive running at the slower Ultra 33 mode speed instead of the proper Ultra speed in which is was designed for greatly decreasing your system performance. Introduction AMD’s incredible success last year can be attributed to their high performance and very affordable Athlon processors.

Fast forwarding to the present day, we have the final, shipping revision of the FIC AD11 armed with the final, shipping revision of the AMD chipset.

Another area of concern was that the capacitors ajacent to the CPU socket are pretty close. However little credit is given to the company that played a significant part in making it all possible. FIC was kind enough to send their new AD11 motherboard for review.

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FIC AD11 Review :: Features ::

Boy have I been busy lately with quite a few SocketA motherboard reviews. The CPU socket is located close to the top of the board but a little too close to the on board connectors for the PS2 components and the USB connectors. Log in Don’t have an account?

AMD’s ar11 success last year can be attributed to their high performance and very affordable Athlon processors. Had they properly done so, the AZ11 would have been the first Socket-A motherboard to break the Athlon’s multiplier lock.

FIC AD11 Review :: Features

Recently memory prices have taken a serious nose dive so picking up some new RAM should not be too costly an adventure in the present scheme of things. Back in September we offered a preview of the Zd11 and we were quite impressed with its performance and stability, especially considering it was a very early beta platform. That, of course, is a very good thing. This is very new since no other manufacturer af11 thought to cool anything other than the chipset on the board.

When you have a brand spankin new 1. With memory af11 the biggest bottleneck in modern computers this makes a whole lot of sense. Overall it comes across quite well and is an impressive product from the folks over at FIC.

How to Guides Interviews Tech-planations. Instead of the MHz bus speed that we’ve all grown to love we’ve been given a bump up to MHz.

As it turned out that board wasn’t a perfect fit for someone like me who wants to be able to overclock on the fly without a lot of fuss. There are several tall heatsinks on the motherboard components. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. I was surprised by how small the mainboard was. What was even more disappointing was that we later discovered that the AZ11 had multiplier control after all, and the engineers simply failed to provide the dipswitches to control the wd11.

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This motherboard has some nice features, but an onboard RAID controller would have been quite nice and added a little more gusto to the overall features of the board. Remember that the drive chain defaults to the slowest drive in the chain therefore connecting a Zip drive or CD ROM player as a slave to your Ultra DMA hard drive will result in your hard drive running at the slower Ultra 33 mode speed instead of the proper Ultra speed in which is was designed for greatly decreasing your system performance For your inline card expansions the AD11 comes equipped with five PCI slots one universal 4X AGP slot and one CNR Slot which at the moment is a useless piece of add11 at the moment but eventually some company will be putting out reasonable products to be used in the CNR slot.

That goes to show just how important size is to some manufacturers. I have heard that Intel will be making a chipset called the Sound Sd11 3.

Target PC :: FIC AD11 SocketA DDR Motherboard

While it was the first AMD board we laid eyes on, let’s see how well FIC has improved the design since we first met. On first inspection it was obvious that this is a good design. Downloads Mobo ID Tools. It is nearly 1. Index The Layout Twin Turbos: Introduction Features Installation Performance Conclusion.

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