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It took over a year for the first ax36 slot-1 chipset to hit the market, unfortunately the delay in VIA’s release of the Apollo Pro chipset gave Intel the power to capture the majority of the mainboard industry with their more mature BX chipset.

Eventually, to encourage manufacturers to explore the possibilities the other slot-1 chipset held, VIA released an updated version of the Apollo Pro that was pin-compatible with the Intel BX, and called this solution the Apollo Pro Plus.

Unfortunately there has been a lack of quality Apollo Pro Plus solutions on the market, making the solution even more handicapped in addition to its lack of a xa63 presence in the industry.

The Apollo Pro Plus mainboard market is a unique one in that it has the potential to offer Intel some incredible competition, yet the solution has not been properly taken advantage of since it’s debut.

With more and more manufacturers trying their hands at VIA’s infant solution, it’s good to see one of the big guns like AOpen support the other third party chipset manufacturers and do them justice with a well constructed board. To round things off, the 3 DIMM slots and the ATX power connector are placed in the same lower right hand corner that makes the case requirements for the AX63 as general as possible.

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The layout of the rest of the AX63 is perfectly identical to that of the AX6BC, the majority of the empty space on the mainboard is taken up by capacitors that are strategically placed around components that are critical to stable operation of the motherboard. A unique absence from the AX63, and all Apollo Pro Plus boards for that matter, is the green heatsink that made its way to the BX counterparts. Other than that difference, there is no way you could tell the AX63 apart from the BX based AX6BC other than looking at the printed model number on the board.

AOpen AX63 Apollo Pro Plus Slot-1

Accessing the jumpers and components on the AX63 is fairly simple, the zopen CPU setup of the AX63 does contribute to its ease of installation, as the clock multipliers and front side bus settings are controlled entirely from within the Chipset Features Setup in the Award BIOS setup. Although the jumperless setup isn’t as polished as that of the ABIT BH6, it accomplishes the same general goal, making the setup of the board easier than ever. The available clock multipliers on the AX63 range from 1.

This is a feature that will quickly spread to most other motherboards, and it aaopen actually first discovered by AnandTech on a Shuttle motherboard, however AOpen implemented it appen the AX63 and it does add a world of expandability to the realm of the overclocker.

AOpen allows the user to manually select the FSB setting regardless of the type of processor installed in the system, using a 6-pin jumper block that is adjacent to the last DIMM slot. The board, by default, ships with the FSB selection set to auto, so if you’re planning on overclocking you’ll want to take a look at the jumper configuration.

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The sweet spots with the AX63’s FSB frequency range depends entirely on your hardware configuration, for those of you that can’t seem to get MHz to work, MHz may be what you’re looking for, and for those of you that can’t get MHz to work reliably, there’s always MHz.

Although overclocking has never been a supported practice from a manufacturer’s perspective, AOpen dedicated an entire page to overclocking and their recommended settings in the comprehensive User’s Guide that was packaged with the AX The documentation bundled with the board is absolutely top-notch, as we’ve all come to expect from AOpen.

The quality of the AOpen User’s Guide isn’t as high as it could be in comparison to ABIT’s “super manual” but it’s definitely an improvement over some of the other creations it seems that manufacturers just throw together at the last minute.

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To complete the package, AOpen includes their standard software bundle, which includes all of the latest driver files as well as a complementary copy of Norton AntiVirus for Windows Do not compare newer ratings to older ones, the newer ratings are much more aggressive.

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