Luckystar KT133 Pro
BIOS-Version: 25 November 2000
The KT133 Pro offers some uncertain possibilities to overclock the CPU. You can choose an FSB clock between 90 and 160 MHz. Settings less than 100 MHz are useless as well as over 115 MHz because no user would underclock his processor, while Athlon or Duron processors clocked above 110 MHz won't run reliably. It would make more sense if it were possible to tune this board in steps of 1 MHz from 100 to 115 MHz. The multiplier of the CPU can be adjusted via Dipswitches or directly in the BIOS, but the only factors range from 5 to 8.5. Therefore, it is impossible to overclock a Duron 600 (multiplier 6x) to 1 GHz (multiplier 10x). The adjustable DRAM voltage settings, which can be changed with jumpers from 3.3 to 3.6 V, could be an advantage. In case of an error you do not need your postcode card any more. That means only if you can understand the Japanese or English words coming out of the onboard speaker. Indeed, you have to listen very carefully in order to understand the croaking of the Voice Diagnostic Function. On the Luckystar website you can find the latest BIOS A2.
Apart from the new 686B-southbridge the KT133 Pro is equipped with an AGP-Pro-slot. The 'pro'-area of this slot is sealed in order to protect your VGA card from an electric overdose. Furthermore, four cooler headers guarantee good cooling.
You can equip this board with 1.5 GByte RAM and it comes with 5 PCI and even 1 ISA slot. This board belongs to the middle class together with other boards. Unfortunately no cable for two extra USB ports will be delivered with the KT133 Pro.