SmartKey is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package. The jumperless aspect of the board is great since fiddling around on with jumpers to adjust things that the BIOS was made to take care of is silly. The notable additions include the USB 2. Overall conclusion So how do we find the MSI as a whole? As you can see, the numbers fall exactly in line with the 1. MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2.

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Not to confuse matters but this board is a K7TPro2 series. Performance is good and overall the board seems great.

The time now is You have to be pushing the current memory bandwidth limits on a previous chipset to really see the difference. So what of this new chipset? Just to clarify matters your motherboard only supports USB 2. 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. So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up? Considering this, here’s the formal spec for the chipset.

MSI K7T266 Pro2 USB problem

I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. In this case, that means the Northbridge and Southbridge. It’s nice to see different colours being used on motherboard PCB’s to make a change from the usual green. Okay, back to the board I guess 22.0 thread is filled with a great deal of confusion for which I very well may be the source.


Performance is best at 3. Don’t rely too much on your own manual tweaking on the MSI to extract all the performance.

They connect to a header on the motherboard and mirror the 4 LED’s above the audio connectors on the ATX backplane that are visible if you open the case. Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample.

OS is Win XP. k7y266

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Joined Jun Location catford south london Posts 8, All in all it’s a good layout with only the RAID connector orientation being the problem for me. The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it’s generally unloved. It’s a decently complex scene and should stress CPU and main memory very well. Did you smi up mmsi board according to the Bios set up guide at the top of this forum and did you use the operating system guide to install Windows XP?

USB ver 2 for XP is not available for download because of licensing issues. SYS driver, BSOD’s on shutdown and the sound randomly seems to stop at any point during using the audio and doesn’t come back to life until you reboot. Not ideal at all. Where on MSI’s site is version 3. We’ll be looking to add a Flask encoding run to future reviews if possible to illustrate the performance increases across a new chipset or CPU.


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. All l7t266 can hope to measure accurately is the air temperature in the socket which is quite a big disappointment.

K7T Pro2-A Usb ?

I can also clearly see a chip that is stamped or rather has a blue label with the name USB2. If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade.

Here we see the extra memory bandwidth of the KTA pulling its weight. V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. 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.

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