|Typ / Chipset
||Socket A / nForce2 Ultra 400 (nForce2 SPP + MCP) chipset
|+++ 14mm (40 mm Radius)
around the socket to the next capacitor/unit - see Fit
for Fan guide.
The overall size is 305 x 245mm.
|| ++ 5x pci, 1x AGP master
(1.5V 4x/8x), 3x DDR PC3200 / PC2700 / PC2100 (max. 3 GB RAM)
|| +++ 1x Floppy, 2x UDMA133,
1x UDMA133 + 2x Serial ATA RAID (Promise PDC20376)
2x seriell, 1x parallel, 2x PS/2, onBoard 10/100 Mbps base-T Ethernet
6x USB 2.0/1.1 (2x int. USB connector and Slot mounting bracket is
1x Gameport, 6-Channel AC'97 onboard (1x int. Aux, ext. Line out,
ext. Line in, ext. Mic),
WakeOnLan and 3x Fan connector (one is used for the Chipset cooler),
ATX V2.03 Power Supply connector with separate 12 Volt power supply.
||+++ In Bios between 1,10
Volt and 1,85 Volt in 0,025 Volt steps / Jumper not available
||++++ In Bios between 5x
and 22x / Jumper not available
||+++++ In Bios between 100
MHz and 250 MHz / Jumper from 100/133 MHz to 166/200 MHz
Furthermore AGP asynchron between 50 MHz and 100 MHz
||++++ VIO not changeable,
but the voltage of the nForce2 chipset (VDD) can be changed
between 1,6 and 1,8 Volt, the memory module (VDIMM) between 2,5 Volt
and 2,8 Volt
and the graphiccard voltage (VAGP) can be changed between 1,5 Volt
and 1,8 Volt in 0,1V steps !
||++++ Ratings with HIS
Excalibur Radeon 9600 Pro graphic card and Catalyst 3.6 !
AMD Athlon XP 1500+ 3120 Points with 3DMark 2003
AMD Athlon XP 1500+ 10725 Points with 3DMark 2000
|+++ Not very good readable
mainboard labeling but anyway a complete mainboard labeling and
a very detailed mainboard manual.
++++ The SOLTEK SL-75FRN2-RL is a
real overclocking masterpeice, which hardly leaves
any desires left-out and thus can seat itself on top of the so far
The SL-75FRN2 offers in the -RL version not only many overclocking
options, but featuring
onBoard RAID, Serial ATA, onBoard LAN, 6-Channel onBoard sound,
6x USB 2.0 Ports, and other up to date features and options.
Surely you can get over the 6th pci slot which can be found on various
since this one would be only accessable shared.
The active chipset cooler (at least in the USA) runs very cool and
increasable VDD (chipset voltage) to stabley hit more than 200 MHz
out of the nForce2 chipset.
And with the asychronous AGP and memory controller, it's not very
hard to optimally overclock the whole system.
Altogether, I'm astonished about the mainboard which was brought
quietly on the market
from SOLTEK and I could write a whole book about all options of
the SL-75FRN2-RL mainboard.
But I would like to save my words and rather express my enthusiasm
for this board with
Dream Award 12/2003 :-)
Hereby I would also like to thank Misr
Corp (USA) for their support, where Soltek unfortunately wasn't
able to send me a testsample of this board ?!
* All mainboard tests since 01.08.2003 are based on an AMD Athlon XP
1500+ with a
HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600 Pro graphic card, Kingmax 256 MB PC2700 memory
module and the following
Windows 98 SE, DirectX 9b, nForce 2.41, Catalyst 3.6 graphic driver and
Since all benchmark results should only offer a comparison among themselves,
I've taken a smaller CPU and
for a faster OS installation I select Win 98 SE.