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andreadebiase
02-06-2001, 01:49 PM
hi, I would like to know, based on your experience, which of these 2 mobos you recommend: FIC AZ11E or Microstar K7TPro-2A? The price is aprox. the same $90-100, they both support IDE100 and FSB200 for Athlon. If there is a third brand/model you recommend I would like to hear about it. I want to avoid spending $150 for an Abit.
thank you

hacker
02-06-2001, 03:54 PM
They're both pretty good. FIC's are noted for thier stability, but slightly slower preformance. Allthough, the speed difference can really only be noticed in benckmarks.

MICROSTAR's are stable, minimally faster and a little better overclockers.


Good Luck!

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kenja
02-06-2001, 08:08 PM
I like the idea of using AMD's list of recommended motherboards. (Ditto for power supplies.)

Had my heart set on an Abit KT7-RAID, but the online vendor couldn't deliver (I'll never waste my time with Bzboyz again). Then I saw Abit was releasing the KT7A (with 266MHz FSB), and I decided to wait and see if the prices of the original models would go down (they haven't, yet).

So...I decided to scale back and bought an 800MHz Duron (instead of a Thunderbird) and a Soyo K7VTA-B (has Ultra100 and frequency multiplier switches). (Krex.com has the board for $99 + $11 shipping.)

The original K7VTA is AMD approved up to 1.2GHz, and reviews of it can be found here (http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/Motherboards/sy-k7vta.htm) and here (http://www.slota.com/reviews/soyo/k7vta/).

andreadebiase
02-07-2001, 08:55 AM
Thanks for the hint! i`ll give a look to this soyo.


Originally posted by kenja:
I like the idea of using AMD's list of recommended motherboards. (Ditto for power supplies.)

Had my heart set on an Abit KT7-RAID, but the online vendor couldn't deliver (I'll never waste my time with Bzboyz again). Then I saw Abit was releasing the KT7A (with 266MHz FSB), and I decided to wait and see if the prices of the original models would go down (they haven't, yet).

So...I decided to scale back and bought an 800MHz Duron (instead of a Thunderbird) and a Soyo K7VTA-B (has Ultra100 and frequency multiplier switches). (Krex.com has the board for $99 + $11 shipping.)

The original K7VTA is AMD approved up to 1.2GHz, and reviews of it can be found here (http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/Motherboards/sy-k7vta.htm) and here (http://www.slota.com/reviews/soyo/k7vta/).

Reid
02-09-2001, 11:02 PM
This link (http://www.onlyinla.com/~dsilveira/computer.html) has links to several Microstar K7T Pro reviews. My order just arrived today, so it is too soon to tell you about how it works. (AllStarShop shipped on the same day it was ordered)

I had been tending toward the Abit KT7, but I found things I liked about the K7T.




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Randy_tx
02-10-2001, 01:09 PM
I like the Epox 8KTA2 for about $120.....has everything.

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kenja
02-11-2001, 08:49 PM
[Update:]

Good thing about the Soyo SY-K7VTA-B: comes with Norton AntiVirus 2000 and Ghost.

Not so good thing: the driver CD (in autorun) refused to show the driver selection options. This occurred under both Win95 and Win2k. I had to manually thrash through the CD contents using Windows Explorer to find what I needed. (A time-waster, as I am not familiar with VIA.) Didn't find anything on the support site about this.

Misc: I believe my BIOS needs to be updated to K7VTA-B_2AA2 in order to recognize a drive as being UDMA100 (instead of PIO).

[This message has been edited by kenja (edited 02-11-2001).]

Jim T
02-27-2001, 02:35 PM
I had my selection down to the Epox 8KTA+, the MSI K7t Pro, and the FIC AZ11E.
I have not overclocked. (yet) and wanted a good stable board, with ATA100.
I have an Epox 7KXA slot A that has performed flawlessly.
Ended up with the AZ11E, let you know how it works out.
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