These two motherboard were among the highest overclockable motherboards on the market at the time of release. There is no doubt that AOpen’s products are made with high quality and stability in mind. But with the new KTA chipset the power of AMD processors was truly unleashed quite a few motherboard manufacturers were forced to bring KTA solutions to the market. For starters, this gave them the flexibility to add in new components easily without the need to spend the time and money in redesigning the whole motherboard. This was not possible with the KT chipset, which was designed only for MHz operation and when overclocked tops out around MHz.
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The layout for the board is very clean, and AOpen did a very good job with the placement of different components. On the other hand, it is not hard for users to unlock their processors for overclocking, and most AMD processors can sustain quite some overclocking.
For KT motherboards, this is not a problem at all, but it does mean that AOpen will most likely stay with the same board design when they release the version of the board based on the VIA KTA chipset.
This PCB design has a decent layout. While there seems to be very few reasons for any motherboard manufacturer continue to build boards around the “old” KT chipset, AOpen has released yet another KT based solution–the AK Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website.
The placement of the power supply connector is very appropriate, as the power supply cables do not block the CPU or the heatsink and fan unit. This truly was a versatile motherboard.
Secondly, AOpen now can sit tight, look at the market and their sales on the first release of the KT motherboard, and decide if it is zopen to add in those new components.
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Aopen ao73 one of the most diverse multimedia companies on the market and make a range of affordable PC components, which includes; CD and DVD ROM’s, video and sound cards, network and modem devices, cases and motherboards. The only exceptions, if you got really picky, would be the color of the PCB and the heat sink on the North Bridge, and the choice of some capacitors.
AOpen AK73 Pro – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT133
Aopen have apparently heard these calls and have released a new motherboard, the AK73 Pro which aoprn are reviewing today at TweakTown. This does not mean that AOpen is has gotten lazy, but rather they planned ahead with the original design of the AK73 Pro.
Based on the KT chipset this board also came into the KT battle late. One problem arose when we noticed that a few capacitors are close to the CPU socket, so some users may have sk73 problem installing some large heatsink and fan units, but users with moderately sized heatsinks should have no problem. Am73 starters, this gave them the flexibility to add in new components easily without the need to spend the time and money in redesigning the whole motherboard.
Log in Don’t have an account? It seems that AOpen always listens to user’s comments when producing a new board, as often suggestions seem to be implemented in sequent products. Aopen was one of the last companies to come aooen the K7 market. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.
AOpen AK73 Pro Socket-A KT133 (686B) ATX
As a good listener to users’ needs, the AK73 Pro includes the ability to modify the multiplier ratios. Changing the multiplier ratio is done through a set of 4 dipswitches where users can choose from sixteen settings between 5 and This should be enough for most users, but the lack of certain FSB speeds may hurt some user’s potential for overclocking. For the core voltage, users can choose from 1.
These two motherboard were among the highest overclockable motherboards on the market at the time of release. This board was also criticized for being slow and not very tweakable.
Lay the AK and the AK73 Pro side by side and you will notice that the layouts of the boards look awfully similar. And most important, can this motherboard compete with other KTA motherboards that will be appearing in the market soon?
AOpen AK73 Pro Socket-A KT (B) ATX
However, if you set the jumper for the MHz to MHz range, the system will not boot. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
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