Nearly every feature one can hope for in a motherboard is here. With processors and video cards improving every day, it is not too surprising to see that the motherboard market has also sped up their product cycles. Apparently there is a new bios available, which gives even more voltage settings, as well as the ability to manually set the Bank Interleave function. Those caps made the installation of the CPU cooler a bit difficult. They called it the K7T Pro2. If you compare the rate companies push out new products now to that of a year ago, you will be amazed at how much faster it is now. The stability is one of the best I’ve ever experienced.

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There are just so many awesome Socket A motherboards on the market right now, I think I’d be doing everyone a disservice if I didn’t mention the little details.

MSI K7T Pro Supplementary Manual

The K7T Pro 2-A is an prl overclocker’s motherboard for someone who don’t want to pay an arm and leg. You would expect to pay a lot more for this type of motherboard. Although MSI engineers used some pretty big capacitors for signal filtering that doesn’t affect the space around the socket so installing a big Alpha cooler is really not a problem.

I don’t want to be limited. Built in ATA support is a great feature to have, especially if you don’t want to purchase a separate controller card. Motherboard manufacturers face all kinds of challenges in supplying new products at a faster pace, and only a few manufacturers can keep up with that.


Share on Digg Share. You will just have to be extra careful. The K7T Pro2 is a very good motherboard. There was only one gripe I had and that was with the placements of those big caps near the CPU socket.


The most important m7t multiplier changing and Core tweak. With so many competitors and so many KT solutions out there already, what can Microstar bring us this time with the K7T Pro2? The first one being that I was unable to get any multiplier above 8. If that can’t make your TBird or Duron stable, nothing will.

Share on Pinterest Share. And of course your warranty void if you solder anything on your mainboard! Hell, pick up two or three of ’em.

The last thing you want to do is break off a cap while trying to install the cooler. This single device makes finding and solving initial system problems extremely useful. As you can see, the Multi-Media benchmark is right up there with the best of the best.

This is because the KT chipset is not stable at anything over Mhz. Easily the best performing SocketA motherboard I’ve ever used. The power connector is placed high up on the motherboard and doesn’t interfere with anything. Very few motherboards have the complete package of available tweak options that the Pro2 has. After installing the motherboard, you can turn the motherboard box into that cool calendar you see at the top.

[H]ardOCP: MSI K7T Pro Review

So be very careful with a variable resistor! And most importantly, can they still maintain the high quality and stability as they did with the previous motherboards? That would have been useful for the next Voodoo card but since nVidia now owns 3dfx, oh well.


With that said, O7t wouldn’t buy it, nor would I recommend that any of you, the overclocking minions of the [H]ard OCP buy it. Something I might have been negligent in doing in the past as a few of you have pointed out. For starters, the the VIA North Bridge is rotated 45 degrees with respect to the edges of the motherboard.

Microstar K7T Pro2 KT133 Socket-A ATX

I find out that a 6,5 K Ohm resistor blue, green, red from PIN 6 to ground give an increasement of 0,22 Volt to msj selected value. Sure this is not practical since most processors cannot handle the heat, but everyone knows that changing the multiplier for AMD processors is a much better way to overclock the CPUs than by just increasing the FSB.

While this is very useful, the more sophisticated solution to a problem would be to use the built on Diagnostic LED system, a group of four lights that are either green or red. Among them is Microstar, who seemingly never stops and is constantly releasing new products.