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!
MSI K7T Turbo-R w/ voltage mod (2,15v)
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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...
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...
------------------ Tryin is the First Step Towards Failure. ~ Homer Jay Simpson
Tryin is the First Step Towards Failure. ~ Homer Jay Simpson
I bought mine only one week ago and I´m very pleased with its performance. Except for I/O Voltage it has all the tweaks you need for professional oc`ing, but as I´m still waiting for my Volcano7 and using an oem cooler right now I´m running my XP1600+ with standard freq. I´m 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 CD´s 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 - I´ve heard people reached 164mHz with quality RAM and unlocked CPUs, and that doesn´t 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 didn´t 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.