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Albinus
12-13-2001, 07:32 AM
After initial problems with Windows XP, I loaded Windows 2000 Professional SP2 on my Shuttle AV40R board for review. But there's one small "problem":

I can't crash the bloody thing!!! :eek: :D

This has to be the most stable board I have ever tested - not a single hiccup or glitch. Throttle the thing, and it relishes it. AGP problems? They don't exist (and yes it is a VIA chipset).

So if you want an excellent value, fast and stable Pentium 4 DDR motherboard, the Shuttle AV40R comes highly recommended :thumb:

Review coming soon!!! :wave:

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 08:48 AM
now thats a real big problem - u'd better send it to me

Darthtanion
12-13-2001, 09:46 AM
LOL

Good luck with it Kheldar, it's a Pentium4 board. Your little Athy 1.4 would probably look pretty funny sitting in the Socket. :p

Mr. C
12-13-2001, 10:39 AM
I can't crash the bloody thing!!! :eek: :D



Really?? You sure that's Windows?

Wiggo
12-13-2001, 11:36 AM
Maybe ya not runnin' enough progs at the same time. ;)
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Albinus
12-13-2001, 12:20 PM
I'm running LOTS of programs simultaneously, no signs of instability.

There's gotta be a catch here somewhere *scratches head* :?:

Andy
12-13-2001, 12:28 PM
umm... i think THIS (http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/856/) is what you are looking for ;) :D :D

Albinus
12-13-2001, 12:32 PM
I don't think so mate ;)

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 12:58 PM
LOL

Good luck with it Kheldar, it's a Pentium4 board. Your little Athy 1.4 would probably look pretty funny sitting in the Socket. :p

I'm sure I could find a P4 around here somewhere

Albinus
12-13-2001, 01:46 PM
I'm sure I could find a P4 around here somewhere


Well they're great for keeping coffee warm...... just have a heatsink with no fan, it will heat up to around 80-85 degrees before clock throttling kicks in, so you can have a nice hot cuppa while not frying your CPU :thumb:

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 04:20 PM
but I don't like coffee

Olie
12-13-2001, 06:54 PM
you could cook your steak on it instead :lips: :lips: :lips:

sKuLLsHoT
12-13-2001, 08:07 PM
if u don't like coffee, stick with ya athlon, get a peltier setup with nitro cooling, and u can use it to keep ya Jolt! cans cold! (note the added bonus of being able to also overclock like crazy, whilst maintaining a cool, refreshing and awakening beverage at hand) :beer: <-- JOLT! (http://www.joltcola.com/)

Darthtanion
12-13-2001, 09:08 PM
:cackle: :cackle: :cackle: LOL :cackle: :cackle: :cackle:

I didn't think that Jolt Cola was even still around.

sKuLLsHoT
12-13-2001, 09:45 PM
its da best, i love it, i cannot stand coffee, but love that icky stay awake feeling after your 6th can or so...at 4am...

makes a head go a bit wack though....

I wish Jolt would sponsor my Lan, free Jolt's the best, AGDC rocked!

Albinus
12-17-2001, 07:18 AM
:cackle: :cackle: :cackle: LOL :cackle: :cackle: :cackle:

I didn't think that Jolt Cola was even still around.


Every 7-Eleven store I have seen in Queensland sells them - and they have bonus packs ATM - 625mL for the price of 500mL :D

Darthtanion
12-17-2001, 07:30 AM
I'm not aware of Jolt still being sold in my town, but who knows. It was just that I hadn't heard about it in a very long time. Kinda like a Blast from the Past. :D

Mr. C
12-17-2001, 07:40 AM
We carry 6 or 7 flavors where I work (a distributing company) but that's rather distant for you I suppose.

SileNceR
12-17-2001, 09:04 AM
Jolt sponsored the AGDC lanfest in melbourne not long ago, big wheelie crate things were taken out every now and then full of jolt :)

or so sKuLLsHoT tells me

sKuLLsHoT
12-17-2001, 01:39 PM
mmmmm JOLT!!!!!

Albinus
12-17-2001, 04:41 PM
I just installed a new Beta BIOS from Shuttle (seeing that the only official one is the first revision). This is supposed to boost performance, but "may be unstable". So I bit the bullet and flashed it.

Works just as well stability wise - but with a 10% boost in memory performance :D

So this board is tweakable to a certain degree - although I think Shuttle are concentrating on their P4X266A board so I can't expect to see any more BIOS updates I don't think :cry:

Mr. C
12-17-2001, 05:39 PM
10% is quite an increase:thumb:

Albinus
12-17-2001, 06:30 PM
That's just on SiSoft Sandra's memory benchmark........ real world performance would only be a couple of percent......... but every little bit helps :)

Morgan_Lander
12-20-2001, 04:27 AM
How can you not crash tha mobo if you're running Windows?:D:crazy:

Albinus
12-20-2001, 06:19 AM
Windows 2000 SP2 is very stable thank you very much - no problems ;)

Morgan_Lander
12-20-2001, 09:10 AM
I know. I'm actually kinda missing it. XP is good, but 2k SP2 has the maturity over XP. Taking out that bloody stick of RAM helped me quite a bit...sad.