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KT7A vs A7V133

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Tacoman667

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Welp, after a longstanding battle with the vcore settings within the ASUS A7V133 MOBO, I decided to go with the ABIT KT7A. Now I can reach all those vcore settings that would never have posted on my ASUS. I can even restart the system from Windows ME when overclocked. At first I thought it was the PSU 250W. I put in a 350W ENERMAX and it didn't help at all. Another thing, on the ASUS, I got temp readings at 1.75vcore of about 44C at idle. Now I have 32C at idle on my ABIT and about 35C at full load with same cooling, same setup and everything. I'd have to say that the ASUS A7V133 is not a very good board for overclocking other then using default settings. Sorry, but this is from my personal experience on these 2 boards. I will recommend ABIT's KT7A to anyone wanting to overclock with the most stable MOBO out.
 
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FRANK

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Well I'm sure you'll here both horror and success stories from both camps on this issue.

I might as well get it started;

Although I have no experience with the ABIT boards, I've had very good success with both the ASUS A7V and the A7V133. (why mess with a good thing?) On an A7V I've got a DURON 600 @ 1100MHz (110*10) and on an A7V133, I've got another DURON 600 @ 1130 ( 133*8.5). I can use a higher bus, but I've scored higher in the benches with this combo.


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PDL

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Well, I'll chime in too for what it's worth.
I have been considering the A7V133 in part because I have had good success with my A7V.
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Lately I have seen websites selling the A7V for 20-30 dollars more than the A7V133, micropro.com for one. I think I'll wait for a little while longer, maybe Asus will release the A7V266!!