MSI K7T Pro2-A

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UPDATE: After trying a number of different things, including the latest BIOS update, we RMA’d the board for a new one – stay tuned.

SUMMARY: Bought motherboard. Motherboard does not work right.

We bought MSI’s latest KT133 motherboard which features multiplier adjustments in BIOS. So, first thing I try are the multiplier adjustments and get the following results:

Bios Multiplier

T-Bird 750 Posts

Duron 700 Posts

7

NA

700

7.5

750

NO

8

1200

NO

8.5

NO

NO

9

500

500

9.5

550

550

10

600

600

10.5

650

650

11

1100

NO

11.5

1150

NO

12

1200

NO

12.5

NO

NO

Sigh…Is it me or what? Most current users aren’t having similiar problems, but a couple are. What’s particularly noteworthy is that there seems to be blocks over only a portion of the spectrum which clears up past a certain point. Looks like a bug of the first order (I did reload Version 1.8 of the BIOS from the MSI website – same results).

If you have this board and found a fix for it, please email me. Have also contacted MSI for comment. Otherwise next stop: RMA Land.

Update: MSI is looking into this problem as I write this, to quote:

They are going to try and replicate the problem and see what happens. They are also going to call AMD and see if they saw the problem in any of their testing. If they can not duplicate the problem with their stock, they asked . . . to send them the board that is showing this problem.

Pretty responsive compared to what seems to be the norm for mobo manufacturers nowadays, so we’ll see what happens.

Email Joe


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