A Quick Note on Installation and Software. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine. However they ARE quicker and that’s what we are expecting. The top left placement is a good choice however and gets my thumbs up. There are also 2 fan headers near the top edge of the board, to the left and right of the DIMM slots. Load of room around the socket is always a welcome bonus.

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On the MSI, let that setting do all the hard work. The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent. Performance on the MSI never dropped below k7t266 performance of the KG7-RAID when the performance issues had been ironed out so we can say with confidence that it’s faster than that board.

Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –

This is an optional feature and one we were very glad to see MSI had included on the board. VIA Apollo KTA chipset Specifications Before we get our hands dirty in the specifications, remember a chipset is just that, a set k7h266 individual chips that work together to provide the services the AMD platform needs to function.

However after months of delay, VIA essentially allowed its competition to gain a foothold in the marketplace first. Let’s start with Sandra first off: Mounting 6 mounting holes.

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A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more disturbing. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The notable additions include the USB 2.

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

I’ve heard that Corsair is making some great chips too. Next up we have the memory bandwidth benchmarks. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There are a total of 6 USB 1.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. The time now is This is the first motherboard directly supporting USB 2. It’s certainly eye catching, that’s for sure. The inclusion of things like USB2. I could be wrong however. This is in contrast to the KG7-RAID and AMD chipset where manual tweaking of the chipset settings is essential to make the board perform well and no high performance defaults setting is provided.

MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU KT266A Motherboard Review

As you are about to see, this seems to do wonders for performance! And using the supplied WDM driver for the Live! 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.


Right now I’m about to buy my computer but I really need to be very sure of my configuration and the posible incompatibilities it might have with the Digi Click to find out more. So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. Of course, this board isn’t perfect, there are a few things I would have liked to have seen mi like removing the AMR and dropping in an extra PCI slot.

Have one to sell? Maximum memory size up to 3GB. I must stress that the layout of motherboard is pure personal taste and some problem item in one case might be perfect in another. Introduction MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. The MHz increase in clock gives us a handy increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1.