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    FIC K8 800T Motherboard Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: December 26th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: The FIC K8-800T is a very solid board and is also amongst the cheapest of the current Socket 754 motherboards. With a lot of solid features like on-board audio, lan, together with extra brackets for firewire and USB. If you want to overclock is it the motherboard for you? Find out in our official review.......

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    Specs:

    Processor
    AMD K8 Clawhammer processor Family

    Chipset
    K8T800
    VIA 8237

    Memory
    VIA 8237
    DDR 266/333/400 memory support
    Non ECC support
    Max. Cap IS 1 GB for each channel / 2GB total

    Audio
    AC'97 codec 5.1 Channel
    Realtek ALC655

    Serial ATA
    VIA8237, 2 ports

    Onboard LAN
    Realtek 8100C

    Expand Slots
    1 AGP 8X
    5 PCI

    Onboard IO
    1 Parallel port
    1 RJ-45 connector
    1 Com2 port
    1 Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC-in)
    8 USB 2.0 (4 ports in the back and 4 front pin outs)
    2 PS2 Connectors
    1 COM port
    IEEE 1394 VIA 6307L 2 port

    Onboard IDE
    IDE Connectors Support Ultra DMA ATA 66/100/133
     

    Package:

     -1 set of SATA power and data cables
    -2 flat IDE cables
    -1 floppy cable
    -1 firewire 1394 bracket for two ports
    -1 USB bracket for expansion (two ports)
    -I/O shielding,
    -5.1 audio bracket (to take advantage of the built in 5.1 channel audio codecs)
    -Manual
     

    Layout:

    The mothership box housing FIC's flagship motherboard. I'm not sure what the ships are shooting at, probably an Intel motherboard box.

    Here are the IO connections, the CPU cradle, and the heatsink of the Northbridge chip. Along the side of the CPU cradle are 5 capacitors and they look like they could get in the way of the heatsink and fan, however the stock cooling unit from AMD fits just fine. I will be reviewing the Silent Boost K8 heatsink fan in the near future and I will be sure to mention if I had any problems with those capacitors being in the way.

    Rear IO provides 2 PS2 ports, 2 serial ports, 4 USB 2.0, onboard lan , and audio outputs for the onboard Realtek ALC655 audio.FIC included brackets for Digital I/O with both Optical in and out connectors. Also included were brackets for 2 Firewire ports and 2 additional USB 2.0 ports. 4 USB ports are already included on the rear IO connections as you can see above.

    Here are the IDE connectors (blue and white) and the south bridge. You can also see the yellow connectors for the additional USB ports.

    Last but not least, the RealTek ALC655 on-board sound chip.


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