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jeff_harrison_344

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I am torn over this mobo ****, and its almost gonna make me go back with intel (God help my soul)

So does the k7T Pro 2-A run at a FSB of 133 or 100, and also how good is this mobo?
 

DaveB

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No, the K7T Pro 2-A is based on the KT133 chipset and will not run with the FSB over 110 MHz. If you like MSI, the K7T Turbo is the one with the KT133A chipset that will run at 133 MHz. Testing over at Anand's gave it very high marks for stability, but there seem to be other idiosyncrasies with this board.

Anyone purchasing a Athlon motherboard now should get a KT133A chipset version and not the KT133.
 
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jeff_harrison_344

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Wait a sec, are you sure that the k7T Pro 2-A runs at 100, cuz when I emailed the store asking them, thy said that it is 133, and runs 133 memory.

Why is that?
 

Reggie

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The A7V133 does run at 133Mhz FSB

You can go to MSI's website to find specs on the K7T Pro 2-A:

MSI website - Product info K7T Pro 2-A

You'll notice that it does _not_ sport the KT133A chipset. It has the KT133. I would suggest listening to previous comments and to go with a motherboard that does have the KT133A chipset.

I would suggest A7V133 or the Abit KT7A (with or without RAID - your choice)
 
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jeff_harrison_344

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See, now Im confused as hell, I am hearing **** from so many diff. people, I dont wanna invest in a mobo, and realize I got the wrong kind.
 

Reggie

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Everyone has their own opinion.

It's a price vs. preformance issue to some extent. After that it is mostly personal preference.

I've read one other thread you started and you should notice similar names appearing frequently. Asus A7V133 - Abit KT7A - MSI K7T Turbo - ect.

To make an informed desicion, goto Toms Hardware or Anandtech's website. Look around for independant reviews and benchmarks for all of the boards you are considering. You should be able to find all of the above listed boards reviewed against each other. You should also be able to search for 'KT133a' and get a listing of motherboards with that chipset.

My suggestion would be to go for any motherboard with a KT133A chipset. I am sure others have their own opinion. All of the motherboards I listed above sport the KT133a chipset (someone please correct me if I am wrong :) ) and are all excellent choices for a new T-Bird system. My personal preference is the Asus A7V133 - I have a soft spot for Asus :D
 

Tachyon

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jeff_harrison_344 (Feb 23, 2001 06:58 p.m.):
See, now Im confused as hell, I am hearing **** from so many diff. people, I dont wanna invest in a mobo, and realize I got the wrong kind.

Everyone has their fav brand (like cereal), but the performance difference between the top 3 aren't enough to lose sleep over. I'd hesitate on Asus only because of their "possible" issue with RMA'd products.

Take reviews with a grain of salt also. Remember, these have been tested for hours/days, not in a 24/7/365 environment. :)