Result and general impression
++++ 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 ?!
* 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.