I’ll be looking to expand the test suite over the coming weeks into a well rounded comprehensive test suite, something which previous Hexus reviews may possibly have lacked in the past. There is no conventional thermistor in the socket to measure CPU temperature. This is the first motherboard directly supporting USB 2. The notable additions include the USB 2. So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up? Next up we have POV-Ray. I’d have preferred a less fancy actively cooled heatsink to the gold coloured passive heatsink provided.

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I didn’t install the extra Windows software component due to it being a review motherboard but rest uusb the hardware side of things works well. It also seems like the BIOS setup is critical. The immense room around the socket will please users of waterblocks, Swiftech’s usg VapoChill units.

Performance is good and overall the board seems great. Physical installation of the board was a cinch. As you can see, the numbers fall exactly in line with the 1.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Finally before we hit the pretty pictures, the tests are performed at the default system speed of Mhz 9 x and Mhz 9 x showing the improvements to be gained both in clock speed and memory bandwidth via a higher front side bus clock.

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This board initially faired just as badly. Applications k7t26 shift a lot of data between main memory and the CPU will be the obvious benefactors with the KTA.

However they ARE quicker and that’s what we are expecting. 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.


Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. 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. Okay, back to the board Three operating systems, Windows 98, Windows and Windows XP were installed without any problems.

For the average home user playing a few games here and there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really. Here we see k7t626 corresponding It’s a decently complex scene and should stress CPU and main memory very well.

K7T Pro2-A Usb ?

The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable a working motherboard if the SmartKey is lost you can use a new SmartKey as long as you provide the correct password and the password is then copied to the new SmartKey and you enter the wrong password 3 times, locking the BIOS and the system completely.

When VIA first announced their DDR chipset the KT, the whole hardware community was gearing up for quite an intense battle among the chipset makers. Windows 98, while having little testing on this motherboard, seems to be OK. Load of room around the socket is always a welcome bonus.

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. At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds. Taking a look at the picture of the motherboard and starting at the top, we can see that the ATX connector is to the left of the CPU socket, right in the corner.


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

So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. This is never really the ideal situation and definitely not the best for a chipset which does quite warm during testing.

Performance on the MSI never dropped below the performance of the KG7-RAID when the performance issues had been ironed out so we pfo2 say with confidence that it’s faster than that board. Something like DivX encoding should see a handy increase in encoding speed, knocking a fair few minutes off the time of a usual full length movie encoding. The plastic is there to protect the motherboards trace lines from being damaged when a heatsink is installed.

MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU KT266A Motherboard Review

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. There are also 2 fan headers near the top edge pgo2 the board, to the left and right of the DIMM slots.

Notice that SSE benchmarks are performed in this test. A couple of BIOS tweaks and a general going over and that should be that.