FIC VC19E 845PE Review

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FIC, a leading OEM and growing enthusiast motherboard and video card manufacturer, has of course released their version of the 845pe, the VC19E, a high end board with a low end price tag, something we’ve come to expect from FIC. With the board priced below $ 90 at most online vendors, the board is definitely affordable and attractive to those on a budget, and today we’ll examine the VC19E, compare it to a highly praised and more expensive MSI 845PE board, and also to the VC19E’s 845e counterpart, the VC19.


 
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Introduction

With the introduction of the 845 chipset
from Intel, DDR support was finally incorporated
into Pentium 4 processors, a chipset that has proved
to be the chipset to own because of both price and
performance the past few months. Intel has
constantly
updated their Pentium 4 845 chipset, and one of
the latest is the 845pe, which incorporated official
support for DDR 333 (pc-2700) memory and Hyper-Threading
among others. The latest 875 and 865P chipsets from
Intel support Dual-Channel DDR400 memory, many of
the most popular boards already reviewed at VR-Zone,
and the addition of the new chipsets has brought
down the price of the 845′s substantially.

FIC, a leading OEM and growing enthusiast
motherboard and video card manufacturer, has of
course released their version of the 845pe, the
VC19E, a high end board with a low end price tag,
something we’ve come to expect from FIC. With the
board priced below $ 90 at most online vendors, the
board is definitely affordable and attractive to
those on a budget, and today we’ll examine the VC19E,
compare it to a highly praised and more expensive
MSI 845PE board, and also to the VC19E’s 845e counterpart,
the VC19.

 


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Specification
 

CPU

 

Intel Pentium 4 in the 478 pin
package

Chipset

 

Northbridge: 82845 PE MCH
Southbridge: 82801 DB ICH4

FSB

 

400/533Mhz

Form Factor

 305mm
x 195mm, ATX Form Factor

Bus Speeds

 

100 – 250MHz

Memory

 

Three 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
(Un-buffered Non-ECC DIMM)
2 DIMM DDR 333 (Max. 2GB)
3 DIMM DDR 266/200 (Max. 2GB)

Multiplier

 

Auto Detect

Voltages

 

VCore up to 1.925V
VDIMM up to 2.8V
Vagp up to 1.8V

Expansion
Slots

 

1 AGP Slot
5 PCI Slots

Fan
Connectors

 

3 ( 1 CPU, 2 Chassis)

Onboard
IDE/SCSI

 

Dual channel bus master IDE
supporting up to 4 IDE devices

Integrated
Components

 

Realtek 8100BL LAN
Silicon Image 3112A
Realtek ALC650 6 Channel Audio

Winbond W83627HF LPC IO Controller

Package Content


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  • Instruction Manual
  • Drivers Disk
  • IDE ribbon
  • Floppy IDE ribbon
  • SATA power cable
  • SATA data cable
  • SP/DIF PCI breakout
  • Back I/O panel
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