Abit be6-2 -- DMA 66.. how stable is it???
how stable is the abit be6-2 when using the DMA 66??? I am plannin on having the following on the board...
HardDrive ...dont know which brand yet, something with DMA 66 7200rpm
It isnt very stable on that board.Alot of people I know have had big problems(IRQ ect ect)
Do this,get the bf-6 and with the 30$ you save get an ultra66 controller card(such as a promise or abit hotrod)and stick it in the bf-6's extra PCI slot.
You should really take oblivions advice. I wish I had. The be6-II is a great stable board but the irq problems are all over the place. BSOD's all over the place just on the first install of windows. I have to disable some of the sb 16 emulation just to get my NIC working
i agree with these guys i have a bf6 and my son just got the be6 and we have had nothing but problems go with the bf6 or if you have to have u 66 try the soyo IV ive heard good things on that board just a suggestion i like my bf6 no problems 366 at 601
The trick to the BE6-2 board is the ATA66 contollers IRQ is tied to the pci slot 3. (kinda like you dont put a buss mastering card in the slot next to the AGP card in most motherboards. I have setup several BE6-2 motherboards and they are running nice and stable using the ATA66 controller for their booting drive Just have to "fight thru the IRQ stuff "(which isnt to tough once you know how).
I agree with Mntsnow, the board takes a little tweaking, but once it's set up, look out. If you're not up to that, then get a less capable board.
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