Performance One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance. Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample. USB ver 2 for XP is not available for download because of licensing issues. For the average home user playing a few games here and there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really. Everything else is standard. MSI also had the foresight to stick down two clear pieces of plastic beneath each of the 2 center socket clips where you attach heatsinks.
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MSI also had the foresight to stick down two clear pieces of plastic beneath each of the 2 center socket clips where you attach heatsinks. A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more disturbing.
Aug 2, Posts: I cannot seem to get the USB controllers installed on the noted motherboard in the subject-line on this post. This is in contrast to the KG7-RAID and AMD chipset where manual tweaking ussb the chipset settings is essential to make the board perform well and no high performance defaults setting is provided. All it can hope to measure accurately is the air temperature in the socket which is quite a big disappointment.
The time now is Having written this, I need to ask whether there is a reason on why I need USB 2 when the motherboard does not seem to support this option, as Labtech1 indicates? It may be a component in my setup, it may be a BIOS setting tweaked wrongly but I’m sure more memory performance is there to be unlocked.
The problem in Device Manager is listed under a section called Other Devices – next to which is a yellow question mark. Fast forwarding about 9 months; nForce motherboards are nowhere to be seen and we now have the KTA chipset, a new and improved version of the older KT Okay, back to the board At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds. However, the little push rod to lever the card from the socket is flanked closely by a capacitor making it very hard to operate with your fingers, even for someone like me who has quite small hands.
Finally before we hit the pretty pictures, the tests are performed at the default system speed of Mhz 9 x and Mhz 9 x showing the improvements to be gained both in clock speed and memory bandwidth via a higher front side bus clock.
I know quite a few reviews of motherboards are done outside of a case in the confines of a testing area. However after months of delay, VIA essentially allowed its competition to gain a foothold in the marketplace first.
Physical installation of the board was a cinch.
However they ARE quicker and that’s what we are expecting. Human Shield Seniorius Lurkius Registered: One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Software installation was also simple. The problem in Device Manager is listed under a section called Other Devices – next to which is a yellow question mark.
MSI K7T Pro2-RU – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET
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Notice that SSE benchmarks are performed in this test. The jumperless aspect of the board is great since fiddling around on with jumpers to adjust things that the BIOS was made to take care of is silly. The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it’s generally unloved. It just seems that something in the configuration is holding the board back.
This board was installed fully in a case and since it shares the exact same mounting points as should all similar sized motherboards conforming to the ATX spec as the previous occupant of the case, the Abit KG7-RAID, mxi was simple. Click to find out more. Otherwise, thumbs up to MSI. Sun Aug 25, 3: