I have a 1. I guess I got my answer Performance doesn’t vary especially much with the new KTA boards, they all essentially use the same components, the KTA and the new VIA B Southbridge which has native support for ATA transfer rates, the Abit does however offer lots of features to improve memory performance, these features aren’t implemented on all KT boards, and yet again Abit leads the pack in this area, the key area where Abit seem to lead is in the swift rectification of problems with the boards, usually this is a new BIOS release which fixes and improves speed and offers extra features. I saw something yesterday and now cannot find any information on it. Well that’s the drive benchmarks covered in some detail now on with the other bits, obviously there are a wide variety of different factors which influence the overall speed of the motherboard, CPU choice for one, memory speed for another and probably the most. The fan keeps the Northbridge cooler and adds stability at the higher bus speeds offered on the newer boards.
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I guess I got my answer Supports up to 1. This is one place where the Abit really shines above other socket A boards on the market it offers lots of tweaking possibilities. The fan keeps the Northbridge cooler and adds stability at the higher bus speeds offered on the newer boards.
I have a raaid/kt7e.
I’ve heard about that problem too, and I’ve heard people who have had some bad luck taking the risk. Jan 15, Posts: Already have an account? From what I remember the version was being phased out but the is still being sold everywhere Can anyone confirm this beyond the one source?
The only bit where RAID doesn’t seem to increase the performance is in the random read and write tests, though these results are certainly no lower than a single drive, the buffered and sequential transfer rates are much higher than with a single drive.
The only slight improvements Abit could make in my eyes would be to offer a wider voltage adjustment within the BIOS maybe up to 1.
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Will a BIOS upgrade fix the older versions? I do like this board a lot though, it offers overclockers all the facilities we need to get the best out of the system, rwid/kt7e you cant really expect much more from a motherboard, this along with Abit’s experience in this market and there continual abiy fixing BIOS updates and web presence ensures that the Abit KT7 series motherboards are winners in my eyes. They have been trying to make them work using the latest 4a bios for the KT7A 1.
I can’t remember where I saw it, but my cloudy mind remembers it was somehow related to Azzo computers. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
Jan 2, Posts: Click to find out more. Phew with that little bit about RAID over lets see what it means for your computer and the all important Benchmarks. Ars Tribunus Militum et Subscriptor.
should i risk putting an athlon xp into my abit kt7a raid v1.1?
Fri Oct 12, I ran it with a MHz Athlon Thunderbird CPU and it easily got the Tbird up to MHz, obviously this has a lot to do with the choice of CPU, but the Abit board with all it’s tweaks offers the best possible chance of overclocking the CPU and running it successfully, Abit have been loudly touting the 3 phase power circuits built on the board whilst over manufacturers stick with a 2 phase voltage circuit design, the 3 phase power design is supposed to offer better stability under the high current loads of the latest CPU’s and especially the overclocked Tbird’s, and it also offers much better heat dissipation, throughout the boards components.
Ask a question and give support. Thu Oct 11, 8: Enjoy the spped increase!!
Otherwise I wouldn’t try it, just go for a TBird. Military necessity does not admit of cruelty nor of torture to procure confessions. I recently got one of Abit’s current socket A motherboards, from past experience with the Abit KT7 RAID the previous version I knew I was in for a rair/kt7e, Abit motherboards have built up an enviable reputation for building extra features and options on their motherboards.
Join the community here. When the CPU’s a bit faster and the performance delta a bit larger, I’ll upgrade.
Performance doesn’t vary especially much with the new KTA boards, they all essentially use the same components, the KTA and the new VIA B Southbridge which has native support for ATA transfer rates, the Abit ot7a however offer lots of features to improve memory performance, these features aren’t implemented on all KT boards, and yet again Abit leads the pack in this area, the key area mt7a Abit seem to lead is in the swift rectification of problems with the boards, usually this is a new BIOS release which fixes and improves speed and offers extra features.
In another trend setting move Abit where among the first to include Jumperless setup, all the functions of the motherboard are available within the SoftMenu in the BIOS, this makes setting up the Abit motherboards as painless and easy as possible, fumbling about for tiny jumpers and poring over board diagram layouts trying to find hidden jumper JP23 has become a thing of the past.
Fri Oct 12, 1: My suggestion would be not to try it.