Mar 6, Posts: I’m very happy with mine. Of course, MSI is clearly targeting this board more towards servers and workstations with the inclusion of onboard SCSI and overclocking may not be such a big deal there. But I would rather hear from anyone who has had any personal experience with either of these Athlon Classic Slot A boards. Fri Sep 07, 8: Fri Sep 07,
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Socket-A AMD 760 Motherboard Roundup: Farewell to a Beauty
Philippe Smack-Fu Master, in training Registered: Mar 6, Posts: Farewell to a Beauty by Mike Andrawes on November 3, 4: Although the Alpha P was designed with a notched area in the heatsink to account for the ATX power connector. Jul 8, Posts: It’s been very helpful! The fact that it uses an AMD southbridge is a definate plus.
Apr 26, Posts: Go to the Asus download page and see how many drivers and patches there are for the K7M. K7Pro, much better layout. In fact, MSI does excel motherboafd the areas that matter in those markets – performance and stability.
Fri Sep 07, 6: Overclocking is a mso weak point on the K7 Master-S as well. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Blacktree Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Tribus: Mar 14, Posts: Of course, MSI is clearly targeting this board more towards servers and workstations with the inclusion of onboard SCSI and overclocking may not be such a big deal there.
It seems that Asus has changed the layout of the K7M. May 5, Posts: Log in Don’t have an account?
ASUS K7M vs. MSI K7 Pro – The Better Athlon Classic Slot A Motherboard?
Fri Sep 07, Basically, you can’t choose any multiplier below the default on your CPU. One of the caveats and consequently a major gripe about the K7M was o7 bad ATX power connector placement, which ruled out the use of big phat high-performance slotA heatsinks.
I’m not sure what advantage this would be, however. While this doesn’t motherborad like such a big deal at first, it really poses a problem when trying to overclock to a higher FSB speed, especially if you’re starting with a CPU designed for MHz operation. I am running a k7m right now as we speak.
History shows that MSI boards usually perform a bit above average, but are usually not at the very top of the charts. May 22, Posts: Both appear to have the ATX power connector pretty close to the Slot A, but that shouldn’t matter for me as long as I use a bare Athlon with a Golden Orb which is narrow, so it shouldn’t bump into it, I think.
Thanks everyone for your feedback! MSI only includes a normal sized heatsink to cool the North Bridge. But I would rather hear from anyone who has had any personal experience with either of these Athlon Classic Slot A boards.
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I dont know of any slot cooler that wouldn’t fit on the K7Pro. Don’t get me wrong, the K7M is a good board.
Fri Sep 07, 8: I think the southbridge was a bit buggy in the beginning, but Asus has come out with updated drivers and patches for it.