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LinuxLookup: Abit KT7-RAID MotherBoard Review

Dec 28, 2000, 07:26 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonny5)

"With Socket A motherboards now being almost a dime a dozen, Abit steps in with it's contender, the KT7-RAID. This board packs a killer punch, and there is no question it is one of the top boards for Socket A processors. In the past, Abit has been quite innovative with its products, and the KT7-RAID continues this tradition. Lets see how this baby shapes up under Linux...."

"I think it was a good decision on Abit's part in the layout decision of 1 AGP slot, 6 PCI slots, and 1 ISA slot (shared with a PCI slot) over an ISA-free design. I don't know about you, but I still use my ISA slots, and I would hate to be forced to get new cards for my peripherals just because I upgraded my motherboard. Since this board isn't aimed so much towards the OEM market, this is a definite plus for Abit."

"There is one pressing issue with the KT7-RAID's layout, and that is the location of several 2200uF electrolytic capacitors very near to the Socket 462. There are actually some heatsinks that will not fit on this board because of this, and will in-fact damage the board (such as the Thermaltake Super Orb)."

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