fiddling through the BIOS I noticed there was no option for
setting the FSB/AGP clock ratio. Here was my problem. The only
conceivable way around this (unless FIC releases a new bios
with FSB/AGP clock ratio editing) is to use a slocket, and plug
in either a Celeron or flip-chip PIII. By doing this you could
make the Mainboard think that the CPU's FSB speed was supposed
to be something it wasn't, therefore by-passing the need to
manually set the FSB/AGP clock ratio.
a VIA chipset as opposed to a more traditional Intel based chipset
the BIOS will come at a little bit of a surprise, but still
offers the basically same ease of use we have come accustomed
to. Among some of the features is the ability to enable or disable
AGP 4x, and AGP fast writes within the BIOS. These options might
sound like they would never be used, but among some known problems
with the VIA Apollo Pro 133A chipsets is its tendency to lock
up when fed one of the newer ATI Rage Fury MAXX cards, the remedy,
disable AGP 4x and it will work fine.
noticeable disadvantage is the mainboards inability to change
the FSB/AGP clock ratio. As described previously this causes
some major problems when attempting to overclock your CPU. Also,
there is no option to disable the onboard creative sound. The
only way to do this is to go through windows' device manager
and manually disable it.