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Abits BG7 with i845G and DDR333 in the test: Intel's i845G outside of the specifications

Abits BG7 with i845G and DDR333 in the test: Intel's i845G outside of the specifications

The Abit BG7

Scope of delivery and documentation

The scope of delivery of the BG7 does not shine with its rich extras, but what is offered can convince all the more.

  • BG7
  • BG7 driver CD
  • ATX slot bracket
  • Sound and USB module
  • An Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE cable
  • A floppy cable
  • English manual (User “s Manual)
  • Abit Wasserball
BG7 overview
Scope of delivery
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The BG7 manualcan completely convince and deals with all the important points that are important for commissioning and correct setting of the jumpers and the BIOS, in detail and easily understandable.

It is very gratifying once again that the chapter on the BIOS is not limited to a mere list of the options, but tips on the correct configuration are also given.

Features

BG7

  • Form factor
    • Socket 478 ATX (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
  • Processor
    • Supports Pentium4 (Socket478)
    • Automatic CPU detection
    • 400MHz and 533MHz Quad Pumped Bus
  • Chipset
    • Intel 845G chipset (passively cooled)
    • ICH4 Southbridge
  • RAM
    • 3x 184 pin DIMMS (DDR RAM)
    • Supports PC1600/2100/2700 DDR RAM
    • Maximum memory size: 2GB
  • Expansion slots
    • 1x AGP 4x slot
    • 5x 32 bit PCI slots
    • 3x Fan connections (monitor capable)
    • 2 IDE ports (UDMA 33/66/100)
    • 1 floppy port
  • External connections
    • 1x VGA (integrated graphics)
    • 1x parallel port
    • 1x serial port
    • 4 USB 2.0 ports (2x internal, 2x via slot cover)
    • 1x RJ45 (LAN)
    • 2x PS/2
    • 1x game port
    • 1x microphone in
    • 1x Line In
    • 1x Line Out
    • Rear Out (via slot cover)
    • Center/Subwoofer Out (via slot cover)
    • S/PDIF optical in/out (via slot cover)
  • Bios
    • 4MBit Award Bios
    • Multiplier can be manipulated in the Bios (only if CPU unlocked)
    • Front Side Bus can be manipulated in 1MHz steps in the BIOS (100-250MHz)
    • CPU voltage can be regulated in the BIOS (+ 5%, + 10% and +15%)
    • VDimm voltage can be regulated in the BIOS (2.5V - 2.8V)
    • AGP/PCI frequency can be fixed (Auto, 66.66/33.33, 74/37, 88/44 , FSB/3, FSB/4)
    • Interrupt Mode APIC (up to 24 IRQs)
    • DDR200 (4: 3 -FSB: RAM)/DDR266 (1: 1) and DDR333 (4: 5)
  • Special features
    • Integrated graphics
    • 6-channel Realtek ALC650 sound
    • OnBoard LAN
    • SOFT MENU III Technology
    • Digital Audio Interface
  • Other functions
    • Keyboard/Mouse Power-On, Suspend To RAM
    • Wake-On-LAN, Wake-On-Modem , Wake on USB device

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