Manufacturer SOLTEK
Name SL-75FRN2-RL
Typ / Chipset Socket A / nForce2 Ultra 400 (nForce2 SPP + MCP) chipset
Dimensions
+++ 14mm (40 mm Radius) around the socket to the next capacitor/unit - see Fit for Fan guide.
The overall size is 305 x 245mm.
Slots ++ 5x pci, 1x AGP master (1.5V 4x/8x), 3x DDR PC3200 / PC2700 / PC2100 (max. 3 GB RAM)
Connectors +++ 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 (VIA LAN),
6x USB 2.0/1.1 (2x int. USB connector and Slot mounting bracket is included),
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.
Vcore +++ In Bios between 1,10 Volt and 1,85 Volt in 0,025 Volt steps / Jumper not available
Multiplier ++++ In Bios between 5x and 22x / Jumper not available
FSB +++++ 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/VDD ++++ 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 !
Performance* ++++ 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
Manual and
Labeling
+++ Not very good readable mainboard labeling but anyway a complete mainboard labeling and
a very detailed mainboard manual.

Overall

OverClocked inside Overclocking Dream Award 12/2003

++++ 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 tested mainboards.
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 mainboards,
since this one would be only accessable shared.
The active chipset cooler (at least in the USA) runs very cool and allows the
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
the Overclocking 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 ?!

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* 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
software configuration:
Windows 98 SE, DirectX 9b, nForce 2.41, Catalyst 3.6 graphic driver and 3DMark 2000/2003.

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.

 

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