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Iwill KK266-R: sound and memory question

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Trey

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May 9, 2001
Hello all: (newbie here)

I wanted to know if anyone has tried the built in sound on this board. What is the quality - if not very good, I'm going with SB Live! 5.1. Is it possible to easily diable the sound on the baord?

Also, can I use 150 Mhz memory on the board and run it at 133 MHz? I thought it might be helpful to have the memory that was rated for higher bus speeds - for overclocking scenarios.

Thanks in advance
Trey
 

UnseenMenace

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Trey (May 10, 2001 06:46 a.m.):
Hello all: (newbie here)

I wanted to know if anyone has tried the built in sound on this board. What is the quality - if not very good, I'm going with SB Live! 5.1. Is it possible to easily diable the sound on the baord?

Also, can I use 150 Mhz memory on the board and run it at 133 MHz? I thought it might be helpful to have the memory that was rated for higher bus speeds - for overclocking scenarios.

The SoundBlaster Live I would assume will give you far better sounds than the on board as it supports environmental audio and other features.
Its worth remembering that PC-150 memory is not a standard, it is in fact 133 mhz memory that is supposed to run that high, I have Crucial (Cas 2) memory and would recommend that as mine runs happily overclocked

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Duron 800 @ 1050 with Global Win FOP-32 (140 x 7.5)
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (133 mhz Crucial Stuff)
Hard Drive Cooler
Elsa Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live
Full Tower with 5 (120 mm) case fans with seperate PSU
 
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el

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Okay first off the onboard sound is pretty nice!! second there is a serious problem with Soundblaster cards and this board. third the 0426 bios is supposed to solve all those problems so if you are going to do it use the lastest bios. forth the mobo is really nice but if you install windoze 2000 don't install without reading the fullon3d.com FAQ. you don't want the ACPI install or you get the super interupt with up to 7 devices on one interupt!!!!!!

peace
 

IWILL_LOVER

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Feb 25, 2001
The onboard sound was really nice. It is 4.1 support. I used the 20 USD cheap sound card before, when I used mp3 I needed to use DFX to boost the sound but with the new IWILL onboard sound, the new on board sound provided me better sound without using DFX software.
About the RAM 150Hzh. I am using 150 Mhz KingMax. It worked really well for overclocking.
 

seabhac

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Feb 2, 2001
I'm very happy with the sound. I was surprised by this and had intended to buy a live x gamer but now maybe I won't bother. It is very easy to disable if you choose to go that route. It is a simple jumper. I love Iwill's jumpers by the way. You can easily remove them to change settings.
 

therapture

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el (May 10, 2001 08:43 a.m.):
Okay first off the onboard sound is pretty nice!! second there is a serious problem with Soundblaster cards and this board. third the 0426 bios is supposed to solve all those problems so if you are going to do it use the lastest bios. forth the mobo is really nice but if you install windoze 2000 don't install without reading the fullon3d.com FAQ. you don't want the ACPI install or you get the super interupt with up to 7 devices on one interupt!!!!!!

peace

No kidding...add in some Western Digital hard drives with your SBLive, and **** hits the fan...only way I fixed it was to downgrade computer to "standard computer" in device manager (which disables ACPI support). Everything runs peachy keen after that....
but Windows 2000 is worth the trouble IMOHO.

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AMD Tbird 1.33 @1.507mhz
256 Kingmax pc150 CAS2
Iwill KK266-R
custom water cooling, pics located at http://www.cox-internet.com/raptur
 
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el

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therapture LMAO. yeah install the WD drives in raid!!!! yeah windows 2000 server all the way! only way to go now all my machines are hooked up to my PDC(iwill box) and everything works sweet!
 

FunkyTechnician

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Trey (May 10, 2001 06:46 a.m.):
Hello all: (newbie here)

I wanted to know if anyone has tried the built in sound on this board. What is the quality - if not very good, I'm going with SB Live! 5.1. Is it possible to easily diable the sound on the baord?

Also, can I use 150 Mhz memory on the board and run it at 133 MHz? I thought it might be helpful to have the memory that was rated for higher bus speeds - for overclocking scenarios.

Thanks in advance
Trey

Although I havn't used the onboard sound, everyone that does is happy with it. I would be using it but I already owned the X-gamer from my previous computer.

But using a SB live or any 5.1 card is pretty much worthless imo if you don't really intend to usea 5.1 speaker setup (2 fronts, 2 rears and a sub/center channel).

Save yourself the money and try out the onboard sound first and if it's not as great as you would like, simply change the jumper and buy the SB Live.

Amiel
 

Jason

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Apr 15, 2001
Trey (May 10, 2001 06:46 a.m.):
Hello all: (newbie here)

I wanted to know if anyone has tried the built in sound on this board. What is the quality - if not very good, I'm going with SB Live! 5.1. Is it possible to easily diable the sound on the baord?

Also, can I use 150 Mhz memory on the board and run it at 133 MHz? I thought it might be helpful to have the memory that was rated for higher bus speeds - for overclocking scenarios.

Thanks in advance
Trey

actually the sound Q on that mobo is pretty decent ( i do lots of car audio setups so i know what good sound is many friends of mine have won world finals :p ) and i think its better then the sound on most onboard sound mobos but a sblive 5.1 would sound better id get a soundcard if you plan on running 5.1 surround or if your speakers are just lil cheesy ones or you just useheadphones the onboard sound is good enough

and ram you can always run faster ram @ any bus speed
 

vector7

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May 2, 2001
I can't say nicer things about this board.

Currently:
1333AXIA0105RPAW-Y
@1.85v 165*9.5=1568 (not as stable)
@[email protected]*9.5=1558 (stable)
Iwill KK266 rev1.1 - 0307 BIOS
Swiftech [email protected]\31C=idle-91F\33C=load / Vantec Chip Set Cooler HSF=80F\27C
After EB 73F\23C=idle-86F\30C=load / Chip Set Cooler HSF=80F\27C
256MB Corsair cas2 SDRAM ([email protected])
Elsa Gladiac Geforce2 Ultra 64MB
Sound Blaster Live x Gamer
Netgear FA311 links
2 IBM Deskstar 45GB ATA100 7200RPM=85.9gigs
Generic 56x CDROM
Win98-SE
4-in-1 v4.31
[email protected] 164FSB
Raid-0-64k 2.5MegaRaid
Sandra HD benchmark: 43219
Enermax 451

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