EXTREME Overclocking  - ABIT BH7 P4 845PE Motherboard Review - Page: 1
Home | Reviews | EOC Forums | File Downloads | RealTime Pricing Engine | Folding Stats Contact Us

ABIT BH7 Motherboard

Company: ABIT
Product: BH7 - P4 845PE Motherboard
Street Price: ~$95 USD
Date Reviewed: March 20, 2003
Reviewed By: Joey C. aka Chong345
Overall Rating: (9.3/10)


Recently ABIT has been releasing motherboards that are not only good in terms of overall stability and performance but also excel overclocking. I personally have not seen a company come right out and say that "this board is designed for overclocking". That is exactly what ABIT did with the BH7, it is “built for overclockers by overclockers.” There has been a lot of anticipation of this motherboard since it was made with the overclockers in mind and today we get to put it to the test.



The BH7 is based on the Intel 845PE chipset, which supports DDR333 and hyper-threading. The mainboard utilizes 4-phase power. This will help to increase stability by delivering enough power even while overclocking. ABIT engineers believe that with this 4-phase power, that the motherboard will be able to support the upcoming 800 MHz FSB CPUs.

The motherboard also only uses Rubycon capacitors. These are some of the highest quality and the whole board only uses them. Every single capacitor is a Rubycon. Therefore, with these high quality capacitors and 4-phase power, this board should be an awesome overclocker.

- Supports Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 478 processors with 533/400MHz FSB
- Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

- Intel 845PE/ICH4 chipset
- Supports Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0)

- Three 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets (Un-buffered Non-ECC DIMM)
- Supports 2 DIMM DDR 333 (Max. 2GB)
- Supports 3 DIMM DDR 266/200 (Max. 2GB)

Serial ATA 150:
- On board Silicon Image Serial ATA PCI Controller
- Supports 1 port SATA 150 (1.52GB bps)

- 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board
- Professional digital audio interface supports 24-bit S/P DIF optical IN/OUT

- On board 10/100MB PCI Ethernet Controller

System BIOS:
- SoftMenu™ Technology to set CPU parameters
- Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
- Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

Internal I/O Connectors:
- 1 x AGP slot
- 5 x PCI slots
- 1 x Floppy Port supports up to 2.88MB
- 2 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 Connectors (Support 3 devices)
- 1 x Serial ATA 150 Connectors
- 1 x USB 2.0 headers
- 1 x CD-IN, 1 x AUX-IN
- 1 x IrDA

Back Panel I/O:
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x Serial Port connector, 1 x Parallel Port connector
- 1 x S/PDIF IN connector, 1 x S/PDIF Out connector
- 1 x Audio connector (Center/Subwoofer, Surround Speaker, Front Speaker, Line-in, Mic-in)
- 4 x USB Connectors, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector

- ATX form factor
- Hardware Monitoring - Including Fan speed, Voltages, CPU, and System temperature
- Supports Wake Up by LAN, Modem Ring, RTC Alarm, Keyboard and Mouse Power On

*Specifications courtesy of ABIT


Latest Reviews
Most Downloaded Files
Recently Added Files
Compare Prices On Top Brands!

Intel Processors
Core i7 - Haswell
i7-4770K  i7-4771  i7-4790  i7-4770  i7-4790S  i7-4770S

Core i5 - Haswell
i5-4670K  i5-4690  i5-4690S  i5-4590S  i5-4570  i5-4460  i5-4590  i5-4440S  i5-4430  i5-4440

Core i3 - Haswell
i3-4340  i3-4370  i3-4350  i3-4360  i3-4330  i3-4130T  i3-4160  i3-4130  i3-4150

AMD Processors
Vishera 8-Core AM3+
FX-9590  FX-9370  FX-8370  FX-8370E  FX-8350  FX-8320  FX-8320E

Vishera 6-Core AM3+
FX-6350  FX-6300

Kaveri 4-Core FM2+
A10-7850K  A10-7800  A10-7700K  A8-7600

Video Cards
nVidia GeForce GTX 900 Series
GTX 980  GTX 970  GTX 960

nVidia GeForce GTX 700 Series
GTX 780  GTX 760  GTX 750

AMD Radeon R9 Series
290X  290  285  280X  280  270X  270

AMD Radeon R7 Series
265  260X  250X  250  240

Search By Brand
ASUS  Diamond  eVGA  Gigabyte  MSI  PowerColor  PNY  Sapphire  Visiontek  XFX  Zotac

PC Memory

ASUS  ASRock  Biostar  ECS  eVGA  Foxconn  Gigabyte  Intel  MSI  Shuttle  Supermicro  Tyan 

Hard Drives & SSDs
Corsair  Crucial  Fujitsu  HGST  Intel  OCZ  Samsung  Sandisk  Seagate  Western Digital

Copyright ©2000-2016 EXTREME Overclocking. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer of Liability - Privacy Policy