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Old 04-29-02, 03:25 PM
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I'm looking at some motherboards and I found a cheap one that looks good, ABIT KT7E.

Does anyone know if this board will support the ATHLON XP 1600?

<--specs--------------------------------------------------------------->

KT7E


AMD Socket A ATX Based Mainboard With Ultra DMA 100, SoftMenu™III Technology
CPU Socket A
CONVERAGE PCI Y
CONVERAGE ISA Y
CHIP SET VIA KT133E
MEMORY SLOT SDRAM
SOFTMENU 3

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CPU
Support AMD Athlon/Duron 700MHz ~ 1.2GHz Socket A Processors based on 200 MHz
Chipset
VIA KT133E /VIA 686B
Memory
Three 168-pin DIMM sockets support up to 1.5 GB PC100/PC133 SDRAM module
BIOS
SoftMenu™III Technology to set CPU parameters
Multi I/O
2 Channels of Bus Master IDE Ports support 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100
Miscellaneous
1 AGP slot, 6 PCI slots and 1 ISA slot
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I recommend avoiding a VIA chipset MB.
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Any reason to avoid the VIA?
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Originally posted by icondude
I recommend avoiding a VIA chipset MB.
Why? I have no problem with mine Abit KR7A-RAID
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Originally posted by ottofunk9
Any reason to avoid the VIA?
some people have had issues with via motherboards. I personally have been happy with them. they also provide frequent updates to drivers which often helps correct these issues.


I would avoid a cheap motherboard and spend a few more dollars for a better one.

I tend to stay with ASUS and have been quite happy with the MB's.


if you need to go with an Abit get this one
Abit VIA KT266A Chipset Motherboard Model KR7A $15 more dollars from newegg.com but a far better board.

or EPOX EP-8KHA+ VIA Apollo KT266A (VT8366A) 200/266 MHz Motherboard - For AMD XP, Athlon & Duron Socket A. Retail Box for $3 more.

personally this is what i would get
Asus VIA A7V333 KT333 Chipset ATX Motherboard OEM
AMD Athlon XP Ready, C-Media CMI-8738 6-Channel Speaker Onboard Sound. ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection), Support DDR333 (PC2700) **ATA133** USB 2.0 Ready, Asus Q-FAN (Variable Fan Speed Control) 5 x PCI 1 x AGP4X 3 x DDR DIMM Sockets. Max 3GB PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 DDR

for $128 shipped or $37 more than the cheaper Abit. you will need DDR ram however the cpu overheating protection alone might be worth the added money.

good luck

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