There are also 2 fan headers near the top edge of the board, to the left and right of the DIMM slots. So how do we find the MSI as a whole? We are rendering the pawns scene here at x resolution. Here we see the extra memory bandwidth of the KTA pulling its weight. Thanks to The Overclocking Store. I was a bit sceptical of its position at first, but, in my case at least, it seems to get the ATX connector out of the way very well seeing as though the ATX connector is the most bulky connector you’ll attach to a motherboard and also the most inflexible making a poor connector placement an extra hassle. There is no conventional thermistor in the socket to measure CPU temperature.

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Overall conclusion So sounf do we find the MSI as a whole? A couple of BIOS tweaks and a general going over and that should be that.

It’s certainly striking and with the gold Northbridge heatsink, I think MSI have tried to appeal to those who like to show off their PC’s in the case modding world.

Applications that shift a lot of data between main memory and the CPU will be the obvious benefactors with the KTA. I know quite a few reviews sojnd motherboards are done outside of a case in the confines of a testing area.

So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for.

There are also 2 fan headers near the top edge of the board, to the left and ppro2 of the DIMM slots. All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed increases are there to be used if you can take advantage of them. From the diagram, we can also see the VT Southbridge implements AC’97 and MC’97 audio k7t26 modem facilities of which the manufacturer of a motherboard using this chip provides the headers and support for.


MSI K7T266 Pro2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series

Here we see the corresponding 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, installation was simple. I think a VapoChill or any large heatsink would fit fine and the board provides the 4 mounting holes for a Swiftech MC heatsink. POV-Ray streams plenty of data from main memory to the CPU and back to perform its intensive calculations required to render our prk2 scene.

The answers at first glance appears to be very well and a resounding yes!

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The notable additions include the USB 2. So what can we draw from the following numbers? However, I’ve had nothing but problems with the onboard sound driver under Windows XP.

prl2 I’m very hopeful that a newer revision of the BIOS for the board will extract even more performance and bring things up to speed on this test setup. It also seems like the BIOS setup is critical. Click to find out more. I must stress that the layout of motherboard is pure personal taste and some problem item in one case might be perfect in another.

MSI MS-6380 Ver.3 MS6380 MS 6380 K7T266 Pro2 Motherboard AGP 5x PCI Infrarot Sound

Introduction MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable a working motherboard if the SmartKey is lost you can use a new SmartKey as long as you provide the correct password and the password is then copied to the new SmartKey and you enter the wrong password 3 times, locking the BIOS and the system completely.


All in all it’s a good layout with only the RAID connector orientation being the problem for me.

However, the extremely nice siund over at MSI were happy to work with us to try and solve our problems and a BIOS flash is finally giving us some respectable numbers. This board initially faired just as badly.

Considering this, here’s the formal spec for the chipset. We’ll be looking to add a Flask encoding run to future reviews if possible to illustrate the performance increases across a new chipset or CPU. However they ARE quicker and that’s what we are expecting. While I think comparing temperatures, even across identical motherboards is a futile exercise, being able to measure CPU temperature as accurately as possible on the k7y266 in use is very important and the MSI can’t hope to do this unfortunately.

Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark 9 x It just seems that something in the configuration is holding the sounf back. Of course, the benchmarking crowd will love it. But what do we get over the KT? Here we see the extra memory bandwidth of the KTA pulling its weight. The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent. If you are into media encoding such as MP3 encoding or the creation of DivX movies you’ll be happy with the new speed.