Soyo K7AIA Motherboard Evaluation

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Resources and Test Notes

Documentation and Included Items

The board ships with a ‘Quick Start Guide’ that contains pictures and explanations of all jumpers and connectors. The only BIOS setting discussed is the ‘Load Setup Default’. We expected to find a full manual on the CD, but alas, it was not there. A quick check of the Soyo website solved the problem, and we assume that it will be available on the CD when the board is actually shipping to customers.

The Soyo CD contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the chipset to be recognized in Win9x and NT, as well as to enable full AGP and IDE busmastering support. There is also a separate CD which contains Norton Anti-Virus, Ghost and Virtual Drive utilities (fully functional), and a full set of cables as well.

Other Resources

As with any product, there is a chance that you will need to get assistance with installation and/or troubleshooting. Soyo has support information on their website for all of their motherboards. You may find the following links useful:

Soyo Home Pages:

Product Specific Pages:

Another valuable resource is Usenet. The following three newsgroups may prove to be helpful:


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