Soltek 75DRV4 KT266A Motherboard Review

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Soltek is one of the smaller of the mainboard manufacturers in the United States. While their motherboards have been available for the Athlon platform since the introduction of their KX133 motherboard, the 77KV, way back in April of 2000. Since then, we here at haven’t heard from them until the release of their initial KT266 motherboard. But because the board didn’t get released until later, they held off until the KT266A chipset was ready and mature to ship me a sample of it.

Even though there sales are still low in the US, their market with the enthusiasts in the AMD market has been catching on, as is evident by the need for the additional Soltek Forum on Many people seemed to be pleased with the performance and overclocking potential that the motherboard gave them – but we will see if it can pass the tests.

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)
Chipset VIA KT266A
Form Factor ATX
Multiplier Options 5x – 13x
Bus Speed Options 100, 120, 133, 140, 150 MHz (More options in Bios)
Voltages 1.55v – 1.85v
Memory Support 3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100 Support
Expansion Slots 5/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)
AGP Support 4x AGP Pro
USB Support 2x Standard USB ports
2x Add-on USB ports
Integrated Components AC’97 Audio
Bios Award BIOS
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA133 EIDE

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