While this may not seem like a big deal, it does show that Microstar took the time to make a completely original design rather than just go with the VIA reference design or a slightly modified version of it. Those caps made the installation of the CPU cooler a bit difficult. The stability is one of the best I’ve ever experienced. Introduction Good and Bad Test and Conclusion. The last thing you want to do is break off a cap while trying to install the cooler.
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Microstar K7T Pro Socket-A KT ATX
Caps are close to CPU socket. That board is the K7T Pro that we’re looking at today. The package is pretty complete. But it’s not value at the expense of performance or features.
The last thing you jsi to do is break off a cap while trying to install the cooler. The patterns of green and red can be checked with an included information table to determine the problem. One for clearing the CMOS data and the other for choosing which language Chinese or English you want the diagnostics to be spoken in. This single device makes finding and solving initial system problems extremely useful.
One can view this as a good way to keep your name in front of your users or MSI marketing going overboard. Fortunately, those massive capacitors are far enough away that they shouldn’t pose a problem for any reasonably sized heatsink, although extremely large ones could have some msj. Intel’s ICH2, available ,7t iE, iE, and iE, is the only chip currently available that includes the hardware necessary to support a network riser card.
The physical design of the motherboard is fairly reasonable and common.
MSI K7T Turbo, Sockel 462/A Motherboard
Of course, Microstar was once again there with a motherboard ready at launch. K7g is much better than the non-shared AMR slots that we saw on the first boards with such a slot and “wasted” PCB space that could potentially be alotted to an additional PCI slot. Built in ATA support is a great feature to have, especially if you don’t want to purchase a separate controller card. The only thing I can think of is moving those big caps further away from the CPU socket but that is minor.
MSI K7T Turbo – R
Good and Bad This content was originally featured on Amdmb. Super stable when overclocked. These babies come in at uF and mzi the MSI board to maintain the high level of stability that they are beginning to become known for.
Some color changes and flaws may appear.
MSI K7T Turbo – R
That would have been useful for the next Voodoo card but since nVidia now owns 3dfx, oh well. You just have to take your time and do it nice and easy. jsi
Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? This motherhboard shows the MSI desire to improve their products. When overclocking AMD CPUs it’s always best to do so with multiplier adjustments instead of fooling around with bus speeds.
UDMA 66 is supported as well. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. Although MSI engineers used some pretty big capacitors for signal filtering that doesn’t affect the space around the socket so installing a big Alpha cooler is really not a problem.
Those caps made the installation of the CPU cooler a bit difficult.
Combine this with the monstrous k7 capacitors that help ensure sufficient power for the CPU and you get a rock solid motherboard – the most stable Socket-A board we’ve tested to date in fact. While this may not seem like a big deal, it does show that Microstar took the time to make a completely original design rather than just go with the VIA reference design or a slightly modified version of it.
You’ll be hard pressed to find another motherboard from any manufacturers offering this much stuff for so little. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
The most important being multiplier changing and Core tweak. MSI even went so far as making the box the motherboard came in useful.