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ABIT Website To Go Completely Shut By End of February

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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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  2. Trackr New Member

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    R.I.P Abit. Never owned an Abit motherboard, but always held them high.
     
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    Time to re-download everything for the NF7-S.
     
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    yeah sad ending for well known brand
    rest in peace
     
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    NF7-S was top notch
     
  6. xenocide

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    What exactly happened with ABIT? They were a very well known brand for quite some time then literally just disappeared. The same thing happened with DFI...
     
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    DFI and ABIT were well known brands. sadly when they go down there no brand that want to buy their brand or at least make it as the second line of product
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Someone download everything on the site quick so we still have the information!
     
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    Well in DFI's case they just appear to have dropped of the past couple years (3 x58 mobo's and a single S1156 P55 mobo), 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.
     
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    R.I.P Abit. At least you gave us soft menu and jumper-less configuration.
    And some awesome over clocking boards.

    Oh and the BP6 !

    I threw out my NF7-S the other day.

    It was a great board just didn't need it any more.
    Has no spare DDR.

    It was in my file server for a while until I got an atom.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    but life goes on
    if you miss her, write it down then burn it. your letter will flow to the heaven.
    farewel ABIT
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I bought quite a few of their products and was gutted when they went down. I did also look at their website for those nostalgic moments. 28th Feb will be a sad day.
     
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    RIP Abit, you'll always have a place in every HW enthusiast's heart :D
     
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    EPOX also just disappeared years ago...
     
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    I remember when I first started on pc's if you could get DFI, ABIT, Shuttle, or Soyo those were all great mobo mfg's. I did not even realize DFI stopped until you posted that. It is a shame.
     
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    one of my favorite mobo makers still sad they went down hill
     
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    WoW, First of R.I.P. Abit.
    I Must say .. it is sad to see Abit go. I am 100% sure they are the reason I became A PC enthusiast. My Frist Super Computer was built off the Abit IC7 MAX 3. This board was So far ahead of its time. I spent so much money on this comp, and it even lead me down the path to buy my First Intel EE. I think in all I went threw 4-5 CPUs on this motherboard trying too Crush 3dmark. But after much saving I ending up with A 478 extreme edition "northwood core" .. life was grate all my friends wanted my comp .. "it had some gaudy ass UV colors and blacklights in it"

    Man them were the good old days where all my money went too my comp... I kind of miss that, however I was still A virgin and thought comps were the best thing in the world (I was wrong, use your money on "BETTER THINGS")

    Anyhow... RIP Abit.
     
  19. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    I started with an AI7.
     
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    So long Abit ,here is one of my first high end boards http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=BX6&fMTYPE=Slot+1and the last Intel i had ....boy has it been that long ....Yeah these 440bx boards are the ones that blew the caps on them...had mine fixed by a pro for $40.Still wish I had the board.:respect::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    forgot that my dad had a KA7-100 and it blew the caps and took everything with it..shame too Only thing that worked after that was the Quantum Bigfoot 4.3 hard drive damn those things are tanks,And it still works,Have that and the blown AMD 850mhz Athlon gen 1 slot 1 cpu blown though....
     
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    R.I.P. Abit, you guys were what got me into computers.
     
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    Thanks ABIT we will remember your OC power ... RIP
     
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    now you were gone, but your name will always be remembered..

    R.I.P ABIT
     
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    I'm still using an Abit Airpace pcie 1.0 wireless Lan card. It was well regarded as the best wireless G pcie card for the price in its day. But I've never owned any Abit boards.
     
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    Had a pleasure working with you.
     

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