Features and Layout Abit AV8: Abit AV8 Motherboard Specifications. I’m not sure I agree with EvilMonkey though. The via raid controller is basically a software solution with a little bit of hardware assistance to help the windows driver. I install gentoo on it with “hardware” raid that the card had, but when the promise card failed to work with gentoo and I removed the card, I noticed that on the drives raid-0 that I had setup, only wrote to one drive, leaving the other drive untouched, this is probably because gentoo didn’t like the card, but still, the card should have done what it was supposed to, but failed. I am trying to set up my Abit AV8 with: Hafta go back to an earlier bios?

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However, it is not a good idea, it is basically useless and will bog down your system. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The overclocking controls are typically Abit in that they are a wonderful selection of voltages and frequencies to get the most from the K8T PRO and the Athlon Compared to the version that we rid tested, Abit includes 3 Firewire ports on the AV8.

Mon Jan 17, 8: This is important because all Athlon 64 processors are unlocked downward, a side-effect of AMD Cool’n’Quiet technology. And if so, is there any way of having the PC boot from Disk 1? Abit AV8 Motherboard Specifications.

Discussion in ‘Abit’ started by John Geddes, Oct 30, I can’t comment on how raid 0 works with windows, but the manual that came with the motherboard had some instructions and a driver disk that you use early in the windows install process.


With a hardware raid controller, the OS xv8 windows or linux would just see one hard drive as the controller does all the work and the setup is achieved through the controller’s own bios.

Common sense says that I want to set this to the Onchip options.

We first tested uGuru in our review of the Abit KV8 Max3, and it continues to evolve as a very useful tool for the overclocker. Sun Jan 16, 8: Honestly, don’t get a raid card unless you have some kind of server whose files you just can’t ever lose, if it is for gaming, it’s just not worth it, unless you have bucks to burn.

The latest version of uGuru 2. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The only bait here is memory voltage, which is somewhat limited to 2.

Personally, I have an ide hard drive which has win2k and my linux boot partition on it, and then a software raid setup for my linux root and home partitions. Features and Layout Abit AV8: Hosting by Gossamer Threads Inc. The reason they are expensive is because they contain their own special CPU and cache set, which shifts the load from the CPU to that card, leaving the CUP free for other things.

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I want to buy an Abit AV8 motherboard, but I’d like to know if it’s raid controller work on linux. Sun Jan 16, 9: All of the recent Abit boards that we have tested have been set to at default, so be cautious in comparing review results unless the reviewer corrected the CPU frequency in testing an Abit motherboard. Abit included the 2-digit diagnostic LEDs, which can be very useful for troubleshooting. Carl, Oct 31, John Geddes, Nov 1, I am trying to set up my Abit AV8 with: In due course, I would ideally like rakd add a single IDE drive using the rakd IDE-1 connector – but that can wait for now The problem rair that the IDE Raid array comes up as Disk 0, which I believe will mean that the moment Rwid create one or more partitions on it, the first Disk-0 partition will be the one that is used for booting.


The reason is that it is a software raid, that means that the CPU has to deal with working the details of how the raid will work. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

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Log in Don’t have an account? Abit uses flat edge connectors for IDE connections, which does a very good job of removing any interference from the bulky IDE cables. I’m not sure I agree with EvilMonkey though.