Motherboard: Albatron PX875P PRO Review :: Setup and BIOS

03-22-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Setup was easy and painless as usual. After removing the previous motherboard and mounting the Albatron on the test station, I installed one stick of RAM, the video card, the CPU and booted the computer. This is called a minimum boot configuration to see if the system gets past POST. Sometimes a new motherboard arrives DOA. In this case the Albatron 875P POSTed without issue and I proceeded to install the other stick of RAM, hard drive, CDROM, and other components and installed Windows. At no point were there any issues with the board on installation.

It's important to me to test Stability and Compatibility with every review I write. Our standard tests of PassMark, BurnInTest PRO and prime95's Torture test ran without issue for the 12 hours and 24 hours that we normally run those tests on. In addition, I ran the test configuration for a week of everyday use without noticing any discrepancies. Current games I'm playing include the Conan demo, UT2004 demo and the Collin Mcrae demo that was recently released.

AGP8x was successfully detected and used when using both a GEFORCE FX 5900 Ultra and a reference RADEON 9800XT card that I tested with the board. Some boards in the past have had issues with AGP8x but this one does not. Other compatibility testing included trying a Leadtek Winfast TV 2000 Deluxe, a TV Wonder Pro Remote Wonder Edition, and a SB Audigy 2ZS from Creative Labs. All installed without issue and successfully.