MSI K7T266 Pro2-A Driver
MSI K7T Pro2-A (MSE) processor support and specifications. Home» MSI» K7T Pro2-A (MSE). Jump to. MSI K7T Pro2-A - motherboard - ATX - Socket A - KTA overview and full product specs on CNET. Introduction. MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. Building on.
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MSI K7T266 Pro2-A Driver
So what of this new chipset? The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it's generally unloved.
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But VIA have persevered and here it is. But what do we get over the KT? Is it the same again, not quick, hard to implement etc and have MSI done a good job with the board? Well MSI K7T266 Pro2-A take a look at the chipset specs before we make our way to MSI's implementation of it.
VIA MSI K7T266 Pro2-A KTA chipset Specifications 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. In this case, that means the Northbridge and Southbridge.
It's easier to visualise this using a diagram, so take a quick peek at the following VIA provided MSI K7T266 Pro2-A of the chipset. From the diagram, we can also see the VT Southbridge implements AC'97 and MC'97 audio and modem facilities of which the manufacturer of a motherboard using this chip provides the headers and support for.
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Considering this, here's the formal spec for the chipset. This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement.
In this case, moving from the KT to the new A version should really be as easy as dropping the new chipset into the place of the old. A couple of BIOS tweaks and a general going over and that should be that.
V-MAP chips are the MSI K7T266 Pro2-A size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. A smart move on VIA's part indeed. The answers at first glance appears to be very well and a resounding yes!
MSI K7T266 Pro2-A User Manual
Here are the official specifications. The notable additions include the USB 2. This is the first motherboard directly supporting USB 2. I could be wrong however.
They connect to a header on the motherboard and mirror the 4 LED's above the audio connectors on the ATX MSI K7T266 Pro2-A that are visible if you open the case. If the password doesn't match up, the board refuses to boot.
Software is also installed on the operating system that stops the OS from functioning properly if the correct SmartKey isn't detected. The software integrates MSI K7T266 Pro2-A the screensaver to provide extra security. The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable a working MSI K7T266 Pro2-A 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.
It's a nice addition and gives you an extra piece of mind and seems to work well. MSI K7T266 Pro2-A 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.
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Analysing the layout MSI K7T266 Pro2-A always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. A bad layout for me can be the difference between getting and ignoring a new motherboard, regardless of what features or performance it offers. So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up?
Taking a look at the picture of the motherboard and starting at the top, we can see that the ATX MSI K7T266 Pro2-A is to the left of the CPU socket, right in the corner. 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 MSI K7T266 Pro2-A is the most bulky connector you'll attach to a motherboard and also the most inflexible making a poor connector placement an extra hassle.