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  Abit ST6-RAID 815EP B-Step Review. 
  Sep 21, 2001, 08:00am EDT 
 

Test Setup & Procedure


By: Dan Mepham

 Test Setup
ProcessorIntel Pentium III 1.0B GHz
MainboardAbit ST6-RAID
Memory256MB Mushkin CL2 PC133 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 ST6-RAID 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 CPU, Memory & 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.



1. Introduction
2. Specs, Box Contents & Installation
3. Features & Layout
4. Overclocking - SoftMenu III, Still the King
5. Test Setup & Procedure
6. Test Results
7. Summary

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Abit ST6-RAID
Performance: 8/10
Stability: 9/10
Quality: 8/10
Features: 9/10
Layout: 8/10
Documentation: 7/10
Price: 6/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
 

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