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Got my 1.33 AXIA, MC462 is on the way.......which motherboard?

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QSW

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Buidling my first AMD system. I have all the components except a motherboard.

MSI K7T Pro 266 availble for ordering ($146) . 256mb DDR PC2100 ram just dropped to $103.

Should I stick with the tried and tested KT133A boards? Or wait a while longer for the KT266 boards?
 

SharkyTM

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Dude, go with a kt7a-raid... i have had a lot of problems, but i love it... check my posts, you'll see what i found out,k?

Shark
 

Kriegster

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the iwill kk266 (r) is a good choice. excelent memory timings and most run at high bus speeds. btw, i can run mine at 170 fsb (340 ddr), the system is very stable, and the raid performs well. also, my memory scores are better than pc2100 on all 3 ddr chipsets. if you do decide to go the ddr route defiantely get an amd760 chipset motherboard and crucial pc2100. all the other ddr mobo chipsets are lame and many of the pc2100 ddr ram modules (except crucial)are non-overclockable and some aren't stable at stock speed on certain chipsets. If I was you I would probably opt to buy a kt133a board with some tonicom pc166ram (under 100 bucks for 256mb stick).
 

Da Whip

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QSW, I really love my Iwill KK266-R MOBO. Since day one it has performed flawlessly. It is as good as the reviews said. Overclocking is easy and stable. Of course this is just one mans opinion, but I would recommend Iwill to anyone. LOL.
 
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QSW

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el : Thanks for the heads up. The Crucial deal was too good to pass up, I ordered 2 even though I am not sure if I am gonna get a ddr mobo.
 
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QSW

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Latest Update:
I am picking up the MSI K7T266 raid tomorrow. It shd be up and running this weekend . I hopefully there won't be a lot of bugs with the KT266 chipset since it is new (or u will start seeing a lot of posts from me)!!
Bad news is that it doesn't look like the Swiftech MC462 will fiton the MSI. I ordered that a few weeks ago with the intention of mounting it on a KT7A-R. Anyone used the Vantec FCE-62540D b4? It looks like it is possible to mount 2 60mm Delta's or a 80mm 50cfm fan. Sigh, looks like I will have to spend a lot of time going thru all the heatsink reviews!

PS: Do I need a copper shim?
 

Yomama

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QSW (Apr 04, 2001 07:29 a.m.):
Latest Update:
I am picking up the MSI K7T266 raid tomorrow. It shd be up and running this weekend . I hopefully there won't be a lot of bugs with the KT266 chipset since it is new (or u will start seeing a lot of posts from me)!!
Bad news is that it doesn't look like the Swiftech MC462 will fiton the MSI. I ordered that a few weeks ago with the intention of mounting it on a KT7A-R. Anyone used the Vantec FCE-62540D b4? It looks like it is possible to mount 2 60mm Delta's or a 80mm 50cfm fan. Sigh, looks like I will have to spend a lot of time going thru all the heatsink reviews!

PS: Do I need a copper shim?

May I suggest the GlobalWIN WBK38 augmented with an 80mm fan. It's at least as good as an Alpha PAL6035, but more silent.

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Pat

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If I had it to do over again, I would buy a M/B with the AMD chipset DDR board. It just eliminates another conflict problem. My new system is great, but I am having problems with the CDRW recording. This is my second try with the Via Chipset. Last time I dropped the Soyo Via M/B for a MSI 6195 AMD chipset. It was very stable. I'm still tweaking this setup.

I have the 462A on my system & it sure don't cool like the reviews. It is better than my PEP 66, but not 60 bucks more. My system runs 40*C on low fan. It ran 44*C both with the PEP & the 462A with a Paniflo H/S 80mm fan. The Delta is louder at low than the Paniflo.

It is just like Intel & AMD don't mix let alone throw Via into the mix.

Pat
 
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QSW

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Yomama : How easy is it to modify the WBK38 to accomodate the 80mm fan?

Pat : Does AMD 760 boards allow you to change the multiplier? I try not to overclock by pushing up the fsb cos I have a scsi card that doesn't like high PCI bus speeds.
How did u setup ur PEP? With the shroud turned 90 degrees and a the fan blowing down?

I have the MSI board in my hands now, it is a beauty! One humongous capacitor is close enuf to the socket that I am 70% sure that the MC462 will not fit, oh well maybe it is a blessing in disguise.