The ZM6 is Abits first motherboard making use of Intels ZX
chipset. The ZX is essentially a stripped down BX chipset; it supports less RAM and has
less PCI bus mastering signals. This is not really a problem though, but Ill get
back to that later.
If you take a look at the board youll notice that its virtually identical to
Abits other Socket370 board, the BM6. The BM6 was a card based on Intels BX chip seen in
most Slot1 motherboards, it offered great overclocking capabilities with features such as
bus speeds at 100, 103, 105, 110, 112, 115, 120, 124 and 133Mhz.
Now Abit has removed the BX chipset in favor of the cheaper ZX chipset but the huge
amount of busspeeds still remains, thus making the ZM6 board a great board for someone
with a very low budget and whos still looking into overclocking.
Lately the famous Slot1 Celeron 300A has been harder and hared to find, but the
Socket370 PPGA Celeron300A is still fairly easy to get, this gives you another reason to
consider the Socket370 platform if you want to get a cheap but fast system.
Of course the ZM6 makes use of Abits well known Soft Menu II system, which lets you
change both busspeeds, multiplier and core voltage of your CPU through the BIOS, thus
eliminating the need for any Jumpers. In fact the only jumper found on the ZM6 is the
clear CMOS jumper.