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  Iwill DVD266-R Motherboard Review 
  May 24, 2001, 09:00am EDT 
 

Test Setup & Procedure


By: Dan Mepham


 Test Setup
Processor2 x Intel Pentium III 1.0B GHz
MainboardIwill DVD266-R
Memory256MB Apacer PC2100 CL2 DDR SDRAM
VideonVidia GeForce 2 GTS 32MB
Hard DiskIBM Deskstar 75GXP DTLA-307020
OtherCreative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Value
SMC Etherpower 10/100 PCI NIC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 2000

Of course, we subjected the DVD266-R to our usual motherboard test suite. Our test setup involves continuous looping of the following programs:

Distributed.net RC5 Client, High Priority Stresses processors
SETI at Home Client, High Priority Stresses processors & memory bus
MadOnion 3Dmark2000 Stresses AGP bus
Intel IOMeter, Default Access Pattern Stresses PCI/IDE bus
NullSoft Winamp, Looped MP3 Playback Stresses PCI bus/Sound system

The above programs are each run separately to ensure they function on their own, then are all run synchronously for 72 hours. All crashes are noted. While our benchmarks were conducted using only 256MB of DDR SDRAM, in order to keep scores consistent with other setups, our stability testing was conducted with all four DIMM slots loaded, for a total of 1GB of memory.

Hardware Analysis would like to thank Apacer Technology Inc. for providing 1GB of their PC2100 DDR memory used during testing. For more information on Apacer products, you can visit http://www.apacer.com



1. Introduction
2. Specs, Box Contents & Installation
3. The Pro266 Chipset
4. Layout & Features
5. Layout & Features Continued
6. Overclocking
7. Technical Support
8. Test Setup & Procedure
9. Test Results
10. Conclusions

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Iwill DVD266-R
Performance: 10/10
Stability: 9/10
Quality: 10/10
Features: 8/10
Layout: 6/10
Documentation: 6/10
Price: 8/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
 

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