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    Who is running the MSI K7T266Pro2-RU ..........

    This will probably be my next board since I want to keep my RAID capability and the Abit is priced to high IMO. So, I was wondering who here at HWC is using this board?

    Does it overclock well?

    How is the RAID performing for you?

    Is it a stable board?

    Overall, what is your opinion of it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Not impressed with the support level of the MSI.
    Had first hand experience just this past weekend,
    Never did find the bleepin' manual for an older mobo

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    Well...I don't use this board yet. I haven't made the jump to KT266A/DDR yet...I might not...may skip to Intel! Anyways, I have found the MSI K7T Turbo-R to be a very stable board even at 152MHz FSB. Not a single problem (except I keep frying my processors ). This is a very fast and stable board, so I would assume they've only improved on that. If there were more replies, I wouldn't have posted this, but I figure its better than nothing for ya!

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    Yeah, MSI are as stable as dead elephants but Tom's said something about that particular not having much leeway in terms of overclocking.. have a look for his 13-board review to make sure I haven't missed something...

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    I put one in a friends comnputer that didnt want to pay for the Abit or Asus. I thought it was a very good board. Stable and cheap. Just what he was looking for. Couldnt get the fsb past 148 but I think it was the cpu holding us back. He didnt want to unlock it and see...

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    Thanks guys!

    From the sounds of things, I may rethink going with the MSI.

    Anyone else?

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    TBird 1.2 @ 1.3
    (2)128mb Crucial@CAS2
    Antec SX1030B
    ALPHA PAL6035 w/Delta
    Abit KT7-R
    (2)Diamondmax+ 7200rpm 30GB
    RAID Level0
    Prophet 2 MX 200/200
    HP9110i + Creative 52x
    Main DVD MM Rig:
    CoolerMaster Storm Scout
    AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
    Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
    4.0 GB AData DDR3
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
    Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
    PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
    Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
    Logitech z-640 5.1's
    Logitech Wireless Mouse
    Win 7 Ultimate........

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    I bought mine only one week ago and Im very pleased with its performance. Except for I/O Voltage it has all the tweaks you need for professional oc`ing, but as Im still waiting for my Volcano7 and using an oem cooler right now Im running my XP1600+ with standard freq. Im using Apacer CL2-Ram and there were no problems with the most aggressive timings so far. The RAID controller is the Promise Lite with HD support only and only 2HD-Arrays, no CDs etc. but hey no problem there are two more IDE channels with the Via chipset. Performance is Promise standard though, e.g. very good but maybe a little slower than the latest Highpoint controllers.
    Someone in here wrote that he could only reach 148mHz FSB but that probably was a CPU issue - Ive heard people reached 164mHz with quality RAM and unlocked CPUs, and that doesnt seem to unusual with this board, although the chipset is only passively cooled. I like the board very much, I haved seen any bluescreen since I installed it... and I didnt even reinstall Windows98SE after upgrading ;-) There are configuration issues though because the bios offers only limited possibilities for IRQ-Routing. There is one very good (german...) config guide at www.teccentral.de which helps circumventing most problems.
    Hope this helped.
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    My K7T266a will do 152 stable with generic DDR2100. I love this board and it rocks with my H20 cooled AXIA 1.2

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