One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance. Physical installation of the board was a cinch. Sandra Memory Benchmark 9 x Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark 9 x So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement. It’s certainly striking and with the gold Northbridge heatsink, I think MSI have tried to appeal to those who like to show off their PC’s in the case modding world. I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system.

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As you can see, the numbers fall exactly in line with the 1. K7266 you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

However, I’ve had nothing but problems with the onboard sound driver under Windows XP. All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed increases are there to be used if you can take advantage of them. I think a VapoChill or any large heatsink would fit fine and the board provides smi 4 mounting holes for a Swiftech MC heatsink.

MSI K7T266 Pro2-A – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A

All in all it’s a good layout with only the RAID connector orientation being the problem for me. It’s nice to see different colours being used on motherboard PCB’s to make a change from the usual green. I was a bit sceptical of its position at first, but, in my case at least, it seems to get the ATX connector out of the way very well seeing as though the ATX connector is the most bulky connector you’ll attach to a motherboard and also the most inflexible making a poor connector placement an extra hassle.


Otherwise, thumbs up to MSI. However, the little push rod to lever the card from the socket is flanked closely by a capacitor making it very hard to operate with your fingers, even for someone like me who has quite small hands.

If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade. I must stress that the layout of motherboard is pure personal taste and some problem item in one case might be perfect in another.

The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent. Lastly, as you can see, the PCB is bright red! I didn’t install the extra Windows software component due to it being a review motherboard but rest assured the hardware side of things works well. Share your thoughts with other customers. A couple of BIOS tweaks and a general mssi over and that should be that.

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All it can hope to measure accurately is the air temperature in the socket which is quite a big disappointment. I’m very hopeful that a newer revision of the BIOS for the board will extract even more performance and bring things up to speed on this test setup. Get to Know Us. The software integrates with the screensaver to provide extra security. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


: MSI – MB K7T Pro2 ver, (K7T Pro2-RU): Computers & Accessories

MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. 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 see, notably Distributed.

Before we get to the benchmarks, let’s take a look at the test system. Download Alexa for your Windows 10 PC for free. Thanks to The Overclocking Store. The numbers in this benchmark fall right into line with the Reference numbers provided with Sandra in this new version. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine.


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This is in contrast to the KG7-RAID and AMD chipset where manual ;ro2-a of the chipset settings is essential to make the board perform well and no high performance defaults setting is provided. Performance One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance.

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