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  • LS6TA - Monday, August 23, 2004 - link

    I was looking to pick this board up but it isn't on newegg's site anymore, know of anywhere else to get it? Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - link

    #19 - This has been corrected several times, and it is corrected again. Here's hoping our Document Engine is kinder to corrections this go-round. Reply
  • bhtooefr - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - link

    Another mistake - the Soltek's memory speed is listed as a DDR2 speed (in the specs on the board), whereas it's a DDR board.

    That P5P800 does look interesting, BTW. (Not that I would bite - Intel's price-performance isn't good at all)
  • Galvin - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Asus makes one as well. See it here.

    Hopefully you can review this board too.
  • Bozo Galora - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Newegg and Soltek??

    Hah Hah
    Guess it shows how much I block out AT's ads.
  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #4,#7,#9 - the first requirement for Doom 3 under System Requirements is: "3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers".

    You can check for yourself at
  • Oxonium - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    It will be interesting to see if more mobos like this will come out. It definitely fills a gap in the market, probably to Intel's chagrin. I'm curious if the new P4 F-series (64-bit enabled) would work on this board. Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #10 - We made it to 265 FSB with a 2.8 Prescott. We talk about this briefly at the bottom of Page 3.

    #11 - The incorrect reference is removed.
  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #12 - It is available at New Egg for $125 including FedEx Saver shipping, which is linked at the top of every page. Reply
  • Bozo Galora - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Its irrelevant to people in the U.S. It cant be bought here easily, if at all. I suppose it can be bought online from NCIX in Cananda, but they say special order. I have owned Soltek - they are good boards, but their support is non existent. Also note they are not even listed in Pricewatch brands, shows pics, but no stores selling it.

    Why review vapor???

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