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

AMDnut

AMDnut

Small Form Factor Advisor
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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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TBird 1.2 @ 1.3
(2)128mb [email protected]
Antec SX1030B
ALPHA PAL6035 w/Delta
Abit KT7-R
(2)Diamondmax+ 7200rpm 30GB
RAID Level0
Prophet 2 MX 200/200
HP9110i + Creative 52x
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#2
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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DuronClocker

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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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MSI K7T Turbo-R w/ voltage mod ;) (2,15v)
deal fell through...lookin for yet ANOTHER chip
256MB Corsair PC150 CL2
12x DVD, 12x CDRW
Water-cooled 118w Peltier
 
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Treg29

New Member
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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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AMDnut

AMDnut

Small Form Factor Advisor
#6
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 [email protected]
Antec SX1030B
ALPHA PAL6035 w/Delta
Abit KT7-R
(2)Diamondmax+ 7200rpm 30GB
RAID Level0
Prophet 2 MX 200/200
HP9110i + Creative 52x
 
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Schutzfaktor12

New Member
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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.
 
crane

crane

flaccid member
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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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geforce 2mx watercooled
384 DDR2100
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