One of the hottest mainboards
on the market, Abit's BH6 mobo is the overclockers dream, and
a sure fire winner. The Abit boards all come with there special
Soft Menu bios device. The Soft Menu II let's you easily overclock,
or install a new CPU without ever needing to play with jumper
blocks on the board. This feature alone makes the Abit BH6 one
of the best motherboards out. But instead of yapping about how
great this mainboard is I will just list all the features and
explain why they are good or bad, and give you a few benchmark
What Comes in the box:
Manual- Very well thought
out, gives you a run-down of all the features and how they work.
Board- you may want to make sure that is there.
1 floppy cable and IDE cable- pretty standard, but should
have come with 2 IDE cables.
Install cd- This cd has a link to there web site and
drivers for the Ultra DMA option.
Celeron and Pentium II mounts- Standard mounts for the celeron
and pentium II processor
440BX Intel Chipset- Standard 440BX chip. Has a heatsink
on it. 5 PCI 2 ISA 1 AGP slot(s)
went smooth as silk. First, I whipped out my old mainboard and
put that away. Then, I simply attached the mainboard to my case
back via screws. I then popped back in all my periphinalia and
attached my CPU and booted up. Instead of spending my time working
with little tiny jumper blocks I used the Soft Menu II to set
my CPU. This is probably the most powerful feature in the BH6
becuase it makes it much easier to overclock. All you have to
do is set the cpu settings in the software bios and reboot.
Benchmarks: I found the
board very easy to overclock due to the soft menu II, so I also
benchmarked it overclocked.
Abit BH6 Mainboard
Celeron 300a w/128k cache
10 Gb Maxtor Diamond
64mb Corsair PC100 sdram
3d voodoo 6mb
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