Monday, January 30th 2012

ABIT Website To Go Completely Shut By End of February

Back in March, 2009, the industry lost ABIT as a consumer motherboard vendor, as it announced its exit. ABIT had been a reputable vendor of high-end PC motherboards. The company stayed on as a shell to complete honoring warranties, with its website on a little longer, to help with drivers, BIOS, and product manual downloads, among other things. It appears now that the clock for the website has also run out. A notice on the start page of the website says that the website will go offline on the 28th February, 2012. If you have an ABIT product, it would be a good idea to download PDF files of its manuals, a copy of its BIOS (if applicable), and drives, before the website goes down for good.
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56 Comments on ABIT Website To Go Completely Shut By End of February

#1
cloudwan
They were my no.1 fav mobo brand b4 they went bust.. Had a few of their mobos thru my computer life.. It all started from my 1st Abit mobo the NF-S untill my very last mobo from them the old Abit KN9-Ultra.. Its a pity they went to the way of the Dodo.. :(
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#2
Sasqui
These are the three ABIT Boards I've had (that I can remember):
  • ST6-RAID
  • IC7-G
  • AG8 (Still have)


Life moves on...
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#3
suraswami
Abit was one of my favorite brands too. Too bad they couldn't survive the fall.

NF8 S754 board was one of the best boards I had. That was one easy OC board that showed OCing is fun and I did 320 + HTT with a sempron 2800 and it did live with that high HTT in my first HTPC for almost 2 years before the sempron became outdated to play blu-ray movies and rig was retired and sold.
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#4
[H]@RD5TUFF
Too bad, why couldn't it have been Gigabyte instead . . .:mad:
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Too bad, why couldn't it have been Gigabyte instead . . .:mad:
Gigabyte is pretty solid and had some great 775 boards, so I'm not sure what you mean.
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#6
PopcornMachine
I have that very motherboard.

My IP35 is still working in GFs system with an E5200 in it.
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#7
suraswami
by: Frick
Gigabyte is pretty solid and had some great 775 boards, so I'm not sure what you mean.
May be he had a bad experience. But recent days Gigabyte has been solid and very reliable.
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#8
Static~Charge
I still have fond memories of my introduction to overclocking: an Abit BH6 motherboard and an Intel Celeron 300A running at 450 MHz.

Rest in peace, Abit.
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Frick
Gigabyte is pretty solid and had some great 775 boards, so I'm not sure what you mean.
PM me if you would like an explanation, to avoid thread crapping.
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#11
theoneandonlymrk
by: xenocide
ABIT apparently had a ton of issues with embezzlement and got hit really hard by a class-action for selling products with faulty capacitors. Sad really.
:eek:whaaat , i never knew that my soddin abitx38 quad gt died a death and killed my Q6600 as a final farewell and at the time i thought the caps (solid tho they were) were shot had the cpu lived i might of refurbed the board and kept it folding

can anyone rem the year abit went bust? yeh i retract that one ,re read op 2009 woow

arse i thought my old pc lasted longer then that i bought the mobo 9 months prior to their fall only for them to piss me off and bring an x48 a month or two later gits, x38 was awsome for OCin i got the FSB to 450 24/7 stable the first year 425 2nd 4003rd lol all with cpu at an alleged 3.4-3.6 but to this day i swear the bios was dodgy and it was at 3.8-4 mega volts but in sandra that cpu(Q6600 score 60Gops) ocd beats my PII 960T (55Gops) in sisoft sandra wierd

some may remmeber my 5ghz (Q6600:eek:1.6V cpu:eek:)post at 90Gops in sandra v wierd that one ,most said glitch i still dunno benches said ocd to 5 too
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#12
_JP_
by: Completely Bonkers
Don't panic, there's a backup of the website on megaupload

;)
Eheh, but having it here, at TPU, would be cool. :)
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#13
faramir
by: H82LUZ73
So long Abit ,here is one of my first high end boards ....Yeah these 440bx boards are the ones that blew the caps on them...had mine fixed by a pro for $40.
forgot that my dad had a KA7-100 and it blew the caps and took everything with it..
And that's the "quality" they were well known for - ABIT boards were crap (much like Asus as of lately) and the only people buying them were gullible fools who blindly followed reviews.

The fundamental problem with hardware reviews is that reviewers don't put the object reviewed under any sort of endurance testing so it usually survives whatever torture (overclocking, overvolting etc.) they can come up with and they make recommendations based solely on those results ... The unsuspecting lemmings who purchased the boards get shafted a while later.

I';ve been avoiding certain brands like a plague; whenever I have to replace a board for somebody it inevitably turns out to belong to one of those brands.
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#14
H82LUZ73
by: faramir
And that's the "quality" they were well known for - ABIT boards were crap (much like Asus as of lately) and the only people buying them were gullible fools who blindly followed reviews.

The fundamental problem with hardware reviews is that reviewers don't put the object reviewed under any sort of endurance testing so it usually survives whatever torture (overclocking, overvolting etc.) they can come up with and they make recommendations based solely on those results ... The unsuspecting lemmings who purchased the boards get shafted a while later.

I';ve been avoiding certain brands like a plague; whenever I have to replace a board for somebody it inevitably turns out to belong to one of those brands.
Wow this Troll is really hungry today......
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#15
Syborfical
Anyone remember the ABit BP6 ?

Dual socket 370, you could install dual cerleron and over clock them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABIT_BP6

A clan that use to attend local lans all had them

With dual Celeron 300 - 366's over clocked to 500mhz plus.

They could run a dedicated counter striker server on 1 cpu
and run the game on the other CPU

I though this was pretty cool at the time.
I wanted one of these so badly but could never afford it.


Brands and Items that have died:

3DFx - Voodoo 2 rocked!
Epox
DFI
Abit
Diamond Monster - I always wanted V770 ultra although ti was a tnt2 over clockd with customer software

All these brands where around the golden age of PC gamming 1999 to 2001.

Beos- it wasn't linux but it was easy to use.
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
For those of you who think DFI are dead - you are wrong...they are very much still alive but they have quietly slipped out of the enthusiast market due to their lead board designer and a small percentage of their workforce leaving the company. They have in fact re-directed their focus and efforts towards Industry instead of the commercial/enthusiast market. afaik they make boards for OEMs similar to how Foxconn used to make custom boards for OEMs back in the mid to late 90's. I have a few boards scrapped from random old machines that were from some pretty big OEM brands back in the day and when i google the model numbers on them. all i tend to get is pages and pages of people looking for drivers and bios's and other random things for the boards, but there is no official information on the boards from the manufacturers.

I think that might be the same hole that DFI have slipped into though. I have no leads to what they are doing other then the interview bit-tech had with one or 2 of their staff a few years back but if you read it its quite self explanatory
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#17
OVRKIL
Farwell

Proud owner of a IC7-MAX3 motherboard, retired it about a year ago after many years of use.. :toast:
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#18
ViperXTR
Abit NF7-S, good times of the Barton era :D, also remember the EpoX 8rda+ worthy overclocking boards D:
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#19
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: Frick
Someone download everything on the site quick so we still have the information!
by: Completely Bonkers
Don't panic, there's a backup of the website on megaupload

;)
by: _JP_
Eheh, but having it here, at TPU, would be cool. :)
im downloading the entire Downloads section via FTP atm. Ill hold onto the files.
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#20
ViperXTR
by: Solaris17
im downloading the entire Downloads section via FTP atm. Ill hold onto the files.
Somehow, Im imagining The Architect in your avatar saying that lol
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#21
xenocide
by: Frick
Gigabyte is pretty solid and had some great 775 boards, so I'm not sure what you mean.
GB from 1156/1336 on have been releasing absolute crap motherboards. Between cutting costs but not lowering prices to maximize profits, garbage QA, and selling P67 motherboards without UEFI but assuring they would be Ivy Bridge compatible (hint, they aren't) I have 0 respect for them.

ABIT in its prime was a very good company. They definitely had some missteps, but such is life. I mixx EPoX more than anything. Dealt with 3 S939 motherboards of theirs and they all worked amazingly. They were the makers of the first mobo I got with a Debug LED. Made fixing stuff so easy back then.
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#22
Super XP
ASUS, what are you waiting for? Abit is a good buy out IMO.
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#23
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: Super XP
ASUS, what are you waiting for? Abit is a good buy out IMO.
Nothing to buy out, it wasnt chapter 11 iirc. they are literally GONE.
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#24
OneCool
by: Completely Bonkers
Don't panic, there's a backup of the website on megaupload

;)
:roll:
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#25
Jstn7477
I got an AV8, KW7 and KV7-V as refurbs on eBay about 5 years ago, and had lots of fun with those boards until I borked them or they died. Back then, I didn't have any high performance PCs, so those boards (with a 939 X2 4200+ Toledo and Barton 2500+ factory unlocked with DDR 400 and a BFG 7800GS) were all I had. Before that, I had a Dell Dimension 4550 someone gave to me for free in 2006, and it had 1GB of RAM and a P4 2GHz.
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