This board can be looked at as being a little ahead of its time or an experiment gone badly. Reduces the noise interference of high frequency signals. After using the board for close to a week and installing it in several cases we have to say it has started to grow on us. Log in Don’t have an account? I’m pretty sure it was Seagate Quote. This hardware thermal protection automatically shuts down your system when the CPU temperature reaches a certain threshold. Unlike many platforms it seems Intel platforms do not require as much timings tweaking.

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After all, who’s more likely to upgrade to bleeding edge technology than a gamer in search of sugar sweet eye candy? Okay so gaming oriented gear is in the spotlight, but you’ve still got to do your homework and be careful to ignore all the marketing hype.


Solid State Capacitors significantly reduce heat dissipation and offer best voltage regulation, thereby increasing performance while extending product life and even under most stressful conditions. Most hardware enthusiasts go over board on their computer, whether it’s necessary or not. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The layout of the AW9D-MAX motherboard is okay for the most part, although the location of a few things really made us scratch our heads.

I’m pretty sure it was Seagate Quote. The Timings options are in the chipset features. Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration. Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be. Log in Don’t have an account?


If you have a question about pin layouts or Port 80 error codes, just refer to the User’s Manual and it will guide the way.

If nothing else this board will elicit an hours worth of conversation about the art of layout design along with providing options the customer wants at this time like an additional PCI slot. Also, I noticed my question concerning the SATA port multiplier compatability never realy got answered fully ; However, I DO realize that you guys are probably very busy: There are no less than eight fan headers on this board.

ABIT AW9D-MAX Motherboard – Core 2’s new Best Friend?

Dedicated fan control Keep control over your hardware. Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be Quote. Keeps your system cool by extracting heat from the back of the PCB. Solid state capacitors are more reliable, and will not burst, pop, or leak electrolyte years down the road. Unlike many platforms it seems Intel platforms do not require as much timings tweaking. I’m pretty sure aw9d-mqx was Seagate.

ABIT AW9D-MAX (Intel X Express – Core 2 Ready) –

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. In addition there are plenty of Solid state capacitors around the high frequency CPU ensure a sufficient and stable power supply.

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The Intel P Express chipset is a great value, but the way that chipset does CrossFire is far from desirable. A BIOS flash sorted this for me though. Some of the port placements are a little odd too. We aw99d-max share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Building a “kick ass” PC isn’t too hard, so long as you’re selective in what you pick up and aren’t afraid bait a little free tweaking to get it running smooth. This is not a criticism of the AW9D, but rather inherent in the platform itself. Right now, any gamer worth his or her blaster cannon is looking at the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, so the next question is what motherboard to team it up with?

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Overall, the new color scheme gives the board a very clean yet menacing look worthy of the MAX designation. It could be we were accepting of the minimalist aw9d-ma and learned to live without an additional PCI slot.