We are disappointed not to have a faster graphics card to test with, to show you just what the board can really do. Read on to see my photos of the build, a heavy dose computing history and a few tips on putting together a vintage PC I learned along the way. Rarely seen these days, the floppy disk would have been an essential component of any PC build from nearly two decades ago. If Abit treats their customers as well as they do reviewers, you won’t be disappointed. The Build Once I had gathered up all the various parts I put the system together in an afternoon.

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Show comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Alienware Area R5 Review: Affordable And Accelerated With Optane. In this system, the TNT2 Ultra doesn’t do the system justice and the memory tweaks have little to no abir. Did you like this article? Nothing can throw this board when you get it booting OK and we cannot fault it’s overclocked stability.

Next the Enermax PSU was fitted. One nice feature to note is that extra USB connectors were included with the motherboard. That trend continues today with all their products, including the VP6. This time, we’re going to examine the little details that make this board stand out from the crowd.


So the most benefit to be had tweaking this system were to be found when tweaking the memory subsystem. However, at x, the TNT2 Ultra isn’t holding the system back and the memory tweaks are showing what they can do with a 7. There is only one jumper on the board, and that is to clear the CMOS. Originally, I had been planning to build a system based around the Abit BP6 motherboard.

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Another interesting point to note is the support for up to 2Gb memory, including support for ECC memory. Ridiculously Fast External Storage. Cable management in this small beige box case was difficult, but the rounded cables vpp6 with some zip-ties seem to be keeping things under control so far.

A Convertible Built For Business. My original shopping list included an Iomega Zip drive, but not a Jaz drive as seen above. Overclocking We had high hopes of bringing you benchmarks of the system running at Mhz, but alas, our poor CPU’s wouldn’t quite make it.

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This diminutive USB 2. No uber PC from the early s is complete without a 5. Click to find out more. Overall, the VP6 is a board with a clear target market – the overclockers looking to dabble with SMP. The Voodoo is remarkable not only in that it was the last card sold by 3Dfx, but also as the progenitor of modern NVidia SLI technology. None too shabby, especially when trying to extract maximum performance.

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Surprisingly this one is made by ALPS Electric who are better known for the mechanical keyboard products. This card was the latest and greatest SoundBlaster card from when the VP6 motherboard was on the market. With a good card, we are sure it will shine.

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Prime95 64bit – Apart from that, vp66 more could you ask for?! Unfortunately, apart from being very rare, the BP6 was notoriously unstable, so I opted for its successor, the Abit VP6. But we can’t complain at from the ‘s we have. This site is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only.

Out in front are the hard drive and floppy drive connectors.

Clinging To Windows 7? If everything works as advertised, the VP6 should be a top notch performer.