Iwill KD266 ALi M1649 Motherboard Review

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If this were one of the first times you have heard of the KD266 motherboard, it wouldn’t surprise me. Iwill’s launch of the KD266 motherboard has lacked the enthusiasm and push that we saw both with their KA266 and KK266 line of motherboards. There are various reasons behind, which you will see all of as we go through the rest of the review.

Some of you have asked why they haven’t found many ALi MaGiK 1 motherboard reviews on The reasoning is that ALi was supposed to be releasing a new stepping of the northbridge of this chipset that would improve where it has pointed to lack at in other reviews. Stability and performance were finally supposed to perfected. However, this has obviously taken longer than they expected, and thus a longer period of time has passed on the site without a look at any of the M1647 northbridge motherboards. The KD266 that is based on the M1649 northbridge is a close cousin to it, however, with just a few subtle, yet important differences.

Here are the board specs:

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)
Chipset ALi M1649
ALi 1535D
Form Factor ATX
Multiplier Options 5.0 – 12.5x
Bus Speed Options 100-180 MHz
Voltages 1.35v – 1.85v in 0.025v increments
Memory Support 3 x 168-pin SDRAM PC100/PC133 Support
Expansion Slots 6/0/1/0 (PCI/ISA/AGP/AMR)
AGP Support 4x AGP
USB Support 2x Standard USB ports
Integrated Components None
Bios Award 6.00PG BIOS
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA100 EIDE

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