i really wanna buy that stuff for my new water cooling machine. i just wanna see if the abit kd7 has a 1/6 divider...or any other kt400 board for that matter. i doubt my scsi controller can run that far outta spec.
Of the two KT400 boards I've seen reviewed (Gigabyte and Abit's AT7 MAX2), neither have 1/6 dividers. The KT400 just offers official synchronous memory and CPU bus support at 166/333MHz. The name of the chipset is very misleading. I'll wait for the KT400a. There will have to be a 1/6th divider then.
I almost forgot to mention, it seems that VIA is demanding that the KT333 chipset be relabelled as KT400. The only difference being AGP4x vs. 8x. nVidia's nForce2 can't come soon enough, that is if it's ever ratified by AMD...
yea i have read serveal things. i have heard the kt400 chipset won't support a 1/6 but i have heard the setting is there on some asus boards. i have yet to hear of anyone using it. there is also some word that i read saying the max2 doesn't have it but the kd7 does....it would be very sweet if they did include it on at least some boards but it doesn't seem hopeful. it is stupid as hell that they call it that and yet include basicaly no support for it.( i guess u can run the ram at 400/333bus?) didn't kt333 allow a 333/333 bus?
Yeah it allowed it, but the setting wasn't official. It's too bad there weren't any KT266A mobo's with locked PCI/AGP frequencies- none of VIA's current chipsets really outperform it they just offer more dividers and integrated features...
The PC-166 uses 6ns like the DDR333. That would make it PC2700 not PC3200 (or DDR400) so it IS running overclocked and not true PC-3200. It is kind of like the differance between "true" PC2700 and PC-2100 overclocked to 2700 with a heatspreader mounted on it so you cant read that it is realy 7.5ns memory chips. True PC3200 would be 5ns. Now I've been seeing PC3500. That's DDR 415Mhz or so and that would be about 4.5ns. Man that is insane. Don't you wish you could get some of those memory chips on your graphics card on memory for your PC. Something like 3ns for DDR 667. Boy I can't wait for the Hammer.
I've heard that my MSI KT3 Ultra has 1/6 dividers, but now that I think about it, it doesn't act like it does. Thought the Abit KX7-333 and the EPoX 8K3A+ did as well, but I guess I was wrong. If I would've known current boards don't support 1/6, I probably never would have purchased my KT3 Ultra yet, but that's ok. I couldn't have waited long enough for my upgrade if I hadn't
i never remeber seeing a kt3 even hit 200..have you? i know that epox and abit boards can get that high but they are running way outta spec.
now here is a question. pretty sure the iwill prefroms a fair amount worse than the kt400 but i wonder with teh kt400 at 333 and the iwill at 400 if the iwill would be faster? that is of course running the cpu bus at those speeds as well.
Yeah, I've seen in reviews where the KT3 hit 200+ rock solid. I'm at 187 rock solid. 190 is 99% stable when I drop the multiplier to 9.5x. 193 seems to be where I max out. I was thinking it was my RAM because it was at maxed timings. Then I realized that the same thing happened when I switched to the most laxed timings. Still S.O.L. over 193. I can hit the BIOS at 200, but can't boot, and the screen is a bit messed up. Maybe AGP? Wouldn't think so, but I guess it is possible. At 200, it would only be running 80MHz. Then again, I haven't really tested for AGP bus stability with this card in another system. My hard drive sucks for OCing, but that wouldn't cause artifacting on the BIOS screen. Either system RAM or AGP card I guess. PCI is a possibility, but I only have a NIC in, and that NIC has been good up to 41.5MHz in another board...