Aopen AK86-L VIA SATA Driver
Review: AOpen AKL K8T S Motherboard We feel as if AOpen should have included another SATA cable, at the very least. AOpen AKL K8T Athlon 64 Board Page 2: Specifications & Features. VIA VT Serial ATA Driver Diskette x 1 come in a snazzy black color like other AOpen motherboards but the SATA cable remains red. via. via-VT sata_raid. -. via-velocity. via vt Albatron K8X Pro II. via. -. sata-via. -. sk98lin. Envy24(not supported). AOpen AKL.
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Aopen AK86-L VIA SATA Driver
It's a simple slider that's easier to disengage than the regular lever.
The K8T uses two bridges. AOpen passively cools the northern one.
You can see the associated ports close by. The narrowness of the board has forced the primary and secondary IDE ports to be pushed down.
This actually makes the board and PC tidier. We also like the fact that the CMOS jumper is easily accessible.
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- AOpen AK86-L Online Manual
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- AOpen AK86-L - motherboard - ATX - Socket 754 - K8T800 Series
The vertically-mounted battery is a nice touch. Another small point worth making is the nature of the case-to-motherboard pins.
All too often the pins' background is white, so identifying what does what is irksome. A little color makes it appreciably easier.
AOpen shows that colour is not just an aesthetic issue; it has practical benefits. No mounting holes for aftermarket heat sinks here. I find the location of the floppy connector to be a bit out of the way for some of the larger tower cases in the marketplace today, but realize that most of us have relegated the floppy drive to the storage shelf and will not be affected by Aopen AK86-L VIA SATA out-of-the-way location.
Next to the system speaker is the front panel pin block colored coded for easier wiring. The AGP slot included my preferred sliding mechanism to hold the graphics accelerator in place versus the push-tab. This corner of the board is very clean and well laid out. It offers a good look at the current system specs and various options to Aopen AK86-L VIA SATA almost every aspect of overclocking.
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Norton's AntiVirus is a value-adding extra, though. AOpen's utilities, on the face of it, are good.
It provides overclocking and monitoring tools. The problem with them is age; most are dated from 9 months ago. No big deal as AOpen's website contains up-to-date versions, but a couple don't work immediately and DX8.
Bizarrely, and this extends to latest downloadable version, the program sets an initial clock of MHz and overall speed of MHz we wish! Any changes to the FSB forces the program to apply them and thereby freeze the system.