Pro Team Computer Corp is the manufacturer
of AZZA main-boards. As a compnay they started by providing design and testing
services to other large main-board manufacturers and have in the process developed
a core competency in the research and development of main-boards. Being an
outwardly focused and customer-driven company, Pro Team Computer Corp is now
focusing on its ability to create their own motherboards.
The 694TX auto detects
the CPU type and automatically chooses the proper CPU voltage. You may play with
the voltage manually by using the JP11 jumper. When set to SHORT the CPU voltage
will be 0.05V higher than normal, you cannot chose any other voltage than these
two options. The voltage regulator is capable of 1.3V ~ 3.5V to support different
Central Processing Units, but again no manual choices can be done.
The front side bus adjustments can be done via the DIPswitches, or via BIOS.
In order to control them via the BIOS, you will have to set your standard
FSB (66-100-133). For example: In order to choose the 140MHz FSB, you will
have to adjust the dip switches to call the 133MHz bus, and just then the
BIOS will display the 133MHz+ choices. We applaude Azza for using DIPswitches
for their ease of use compared to jumpers.
of the 694TX mainboard can be considered minimal as it only features four PCI
slots to the six PCI slots supported by the VIA133A chip-set. The board also features
an AMR slot. I personally would prefer an extra PCI slot instead, but an AMR could
always come in handy one day. From its expansion, this board looks to be targeted
more for the OEM market.
Three well-positioned DIMM slots are located near the upper IDE connectors.
Each can house up to 512MB each, resulting in up to 1.5GB in memory. The positioning
of the HDD/FDD connector ports is quite good, as they are out of the way of
all other components on the motherboard. The ATX power supply connector is
conveniently located next to the right portion of the FDD port. The layout
of this board is well done.