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Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

Today we have a very interesting motherboard for review. Abit In9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Main board.
This board is one of the most expensive motherboards on the market. It was designed for high – end gamers. This abit motherboard comes in the black color. Don’t know about you, but in my opinion, black hardware is the best looking hardware possible. Motherboard comes in very nice packaging with a lot of accessories.

Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

Here is the list of what is included in the motherboard package:
* 1 x abit "AirPace" PCI-E x1 WiFi card
* 2 x Extra-long SLI connectors
* PCI backplate bracket to secure SLI bridge connectors (see below)
* Fan mount for NorthBridge
* I/O backplate
* 6 SATA data cables
* Rounded clear IDE cable
* Rounded Black FDD cable
* PCI backplate with 2 x USB and 2 x Firewire connecters (1 x large, 1 x small)
* 1 x Digital Optical audio cable
* 1 x AirPace manual
* 1 x abit IN9 32x Max Manual
* 1 x µGuru Users Manual
* 1 x abit IN9 32x Max Motherboard Jumper Settings quick-reference sheet
* 1 x Driver & Utilities CD for abit IN9 32x Max

Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

This motherboard has wireless adapter built in. That is a very good function because if you have it build in, you won’t need to spend 50 – 80 dollars on extra wi-fi adapter and also you don’t need to use extra pci slot.

Motherboard has everything installed where it is supposed to be. Designers spend a lot time to put all slots where they supposed to be. I’ve noticed that heat sink gets very hot even though it seems pretty big. In my opinion, they were supposed to put some fans in the board. The DDR2 slots also put in the right spot. They are located far enough from the CPU spot, so there are enough space for big and nice heat sink for your over clocked CPU.

After all, the motherboard has very good quality. Comes in a very nice package. But its very expensive. At NewEgg it goes for 220 dollars. Fortunately, they have it on sale now. You can get $100 mail in rebate. So hurry up and get it if you are interested. You will support BestPCReviews if you buy it (through newegg) by going there through any of our NewEgg banners. Thanks!

Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard


Designed for Intel LGA775 processors with 1333MHz FSB
Support Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo & Extreme Edition, Pentium® D & Pentium®4 Processors

# 5-phase Digital PWM Designation provides high quality and efficient power

# Chipset Nvidia® nForce 680i SLI / NF590 SLI

# Memory
4 X 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. memory capacity 32GB
Supports Dual channel DDR2 800 Un-buffered / ECC or Non-ECC memory

# Graphics Two PCI-Express X16 slots support NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface(SLI)

# LAN Dual NVIDIA® Gigabit Ethernet
# Timing and TCP/IP acceleration
# Audio
On board 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC
Supports Jack Sensing and S/PDIF In/Out
HDMITM ready header (SPDIF header)

# Expansion Slots 2 x PCI-E X16, 1 x PCI-EX16(X8 bandwidth for X4, X8 and X16 devices), 1 x PCI-EX1, 2 x PC I
Internal I/O 1 x Floppy port, 1 x ATA 133 connector,
6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
3 x USB 2.0 headers, 2 x IEEE1394 headers
1 x FP-Audio header; 1x HDMITM header

# Quick Power & Reset Button

# Back Panel I/O 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
S/P DIF Out and IN, Clear CMOS switch
4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ-45 LAN,
2 x eSATA

# Serial ATA NVIDIA® 680i SLI: 6 x SATA 3Gb/s supports NVIDIA MediaShield RAID with SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5 and JBOD
Silicon Image Sil3132: Support 2 ports eSATA

# IEEE 1394 Supports 2 Ports IEEE 1394 at 400Mb/s transfer rate
# Form Factor ATX form factor 305 x 245mm
# PCB Color: Black

# abit Engineered abit µGuruTM Technology
abit Silent OTESTM Technology
100% Japan capacitors
100% Low ESR and high ripple conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitor
Digital PWM
EZ switch for Clearing the CMOS
On-board LED Lighting

Lots of accessories
Nice design
Everything is where it supposed to be

Hot heat sink

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I thought only Server Motherboards incorporated 32GB of RAM capacity? Is this indeed a desktop board? And can it actually support 32GB of RAM??? It seems you could only install 8GB of Ram in it! I understand that with Windows Vista 64 Bit Version that the full capacity of the RAM can then be read in the BIOS listing? IS that true or will it only show 8GB tops? I'm seriously considering buy this board but need to know if it will truely read 32GB of DDR RAM if I load it up to full Capacity using windosw 64 bit Vista? Please let me know, thankyou?

It seems I don't have full access to this forum but would appriciate it if someone knowledgeable about this motherboard would send me info at my e-mail address which is P.S. I really want to know if Windows Vista 64 bit will actually be able to read the full 32GB of RAM if I load that much onto the motherboard. And if indeed you can install 32GB of RAM on this motherboard. Sounds Awesome but maybe it's a misprint and you can only install 8GB of RAM on this motherboard. Hey, Please let me know. Thankyou
Charles, thanks for reading my review, Windows XP or Windows Vista 32-bit editions support only 3.5GB max, if you want to get more RAM, you can get 64-bit edition of Windows, but Windows 64-bit edition will not work with many software and games
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