K7T266 PRO2 USB DRIVER DOWNLOAD
Before we get our hands dirty in the specifications, remember a chipset is just that, a set of individual chips that work together to provide the services the AMD platform needs to function. MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. Ships with the following: This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement. There are also 2 fan headers near the top edge of the board, to the left and right of the DIMM slots. Test software comprises the usual suspects, MadOnion’s 3DMark and SiSoft Sandra current version , I’ve also added a couple of benchmarks you don’t usually see, notably Distributed.
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Before we get our hands dirty in the specifications, remember a chipset is just that, a set of individual chips that work together to provide the services the AMD platform needs to function. Lastly, as you can see, the PCB is bright red!
BSOD’s do occur however and the audio stops sometimes. I must stress that the layout of motherboard is pure personal taste and some problem item in one case might be perfect in another. Would it totally sweep me off my feet and carry me into a glorious world of high overclockability where DDR is the only way to go? The plastic is there to protect the motherboards trace lines from being damaged when a heatsink is installed.
However, the little push rod to lever the card from the socket is prp2 closely by a capacitor making it very hard to operate with your fingers, even for someone like me who has quite small hands.
Everything else is standard. It’s simple to attach your own fan, but it’s always nice to see these things as standard. Analysing the ussb I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. This is the first motherboard directly supporting USB 2.
MSI K7T266 Pro2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series
Beginners Guides Cases and Access. This is in contrast to the KG7-RAID and AMD chipset where manual tweaking of the chipset settings is essential to make the board perform well and no high performance defaults setting is provided.
Test software comprises the usual suspects, MadOnion’s 3DMark and SiSoft Sandra current versionI’ve also added a couple of benchmarks you don’t usually k7t2666, notably Distributed.
Click to find out more. Performance on the MSI never dropped below the performance of the KG7-RAID when the performance issues had been ironed out so we can say with confidence that it’s faster than that board.
POV-Ray streams plenty of data from main memory to the CPU and back to perform its intensive calculations required to render our test scene. I wish these extra connectors would run parallel to the vertical edge but that’s only personal preference.
Here we see the extra memory bandwidth of the KTA pulling its weight. All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed increases are there to o7t266 used if you can take advantage of them. Here we see the corresponding A thermistor is present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor and comes nowhere to touching the CPU. Thumbs up to MSI and if they can sort out the small issues in a later revision, they can’t fail to succeed with this board.
Otherwise, thumbs up to MSI. Load of room around the socket is always a welcome bonus. If the password doesn’t match up, the board refuses to boot. Ush up we have POV-Ray. So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up? The answers at first glance appears to be very well and a resounding yes!
If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade. I don’t know whether it’s the test configuration since other reviews of this board seem to have great performance and there may very well be issues running the KTA on the test setup we’re using here. It’s certainly eye catching, that’s for sure.
Performance is us and overall the board seems great. This is an optional feature and one we were very glad to see MSI had included on the board.
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As you can see, MSI has taken the chipset and added its own twists. While I think comparing temperatures, even across identical motherboards is a futile exercise, being able to measure CPU temperature as accurately as possible on the board in use is very important and l7t266 MSI can’t hope to do this unfortunately.
So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for.