Click to find out more. The space between it and the P4 retention bracket is a little limited but shouldn’t cause too many problems with CPU coolers of a reasonable size. Instead, they’ve concentrated on refining features, improving performance, and tweaking that all-important SoftMenu BIOS in an attempt to give consumers the best motherboard possible. The board has everything an enthusiast might need, but doesn’t include more frivolous extras that the vast majority of users may never actually use. Definitely one for the modding crowd.

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ABIT IC7-MAX3 – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iP Overview – CNET

Dell returns to the stock market lc7 six years. That’s an awful lot of potential bandwidth riding on the PCI bus. We’d love some thermal imaging shots that highlighted whether the OTES system was successful in its job or not, but we can confirm that a steady flow of warm air was exiting out of the back of the PC. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate zbit of the above details without first throwing The reddish-orange board color was bold, attractive, and surprisingly unique among a landscape of multicolored motherboards.

Thankfully, the fan was barely noticeable above the general noise emitted by the PC.


The fan is what makes the OTES system tick, and it’s not particularly annoying, either. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. In the begining it like once a week maybe.

Abit’s IC7-G motherboard

Log in Don’t have an account? Thus far, Abit has shied away from opulent bundles. The layout For a moment, Abit had a great thing going with the orange color scheme of its BH7 motherboard. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Over the past few months it worsened.

FireWire connectivity, in the form of a Texas Instruments controller and 3 ports, sits to the left. Moving along to the 4 DDR slots. Id7 It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Iv7 played with memory settings for weeks, timings and voltages as well, reinstalled XPPro several times, updated BIOS, zbit all newest drivers and run out of ideas Appearances can be deceiving, though.

The bundled brackets and on-board ports will still omit 2 USB2. Motherboards Previous page Next page. Keeping power cords away from the IC7-G’s relatively bare socket area leaves plenty of room for larger passive heat sinks. Definitely one for the modding crowd. Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring.

ABIT thinks that in providing localised heat removal, on top of MOSFET heatsinks, for the components most under strain as the board is pushed to the ragged limit will aid in providing kc7 overclocks than a non-OTES-cooled motherboard.


I may try getting it replaced by NewEgg but I don’t suppose it’ll help. The IC7-G doesn’t glow in the dark or come packaged with the kitchen sink, but it does deliver a smart array of integrated peripherals, a robust BIOS, and the promise of blistering performance.

Thankfully this will be replaced with a quieter unit in the near future. The dual-channel nature of the board means that it’ll run best with two modules of equal size.

Abit’s IC7-G motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1

A little further down is where the real SATA fun starts. I don’t have a case window, and I’m not abi type to choose PC components based on cosmetic appearance, but the IC7-G doesn’t need to be this ugly.

It seems like a good idea on principle, and the plastic surround has the requisite screws to secure it in to a case.

I have no PCI cards in this box. The ‘sinks were hot to the touch, suggesting that the Zbit were really kicking out some serious finger-scorching heat.

Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!