Something others and I have found with the board though is that the system temperature probe is very inaccurate. Put everything back together and connected a spare W PSU and everything was fine for another 4 hours, until exactly the same thing happened again. Apr 11, Posts: Smirks Seniorius Lurkius Registered: So, I’m a bit confused here. This makes installing a heatsink such as the Alpha PAL very difficult indeed – extreme care must be taken to ensure you don’t damage the tracks on the rear of the board, of crush the components on the top of the board.

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Abit KX7-333R KT333 Motherboard Review

I’d say 7 times out of 10 it will not work. I was trying to put it all together and make it work, but after about 8 hours of fiddling I’ve determined either the mainboard or the CPU is faulty. JohnMcboy Ars Praetorian Tribus: I’m hovering back and forth between which I think is the xk7, so I want to get other opinions. I later discovered this was because the board did not have the correct BIOS.

Installation was a breeze.

Sep 9, Posts: Al Ars Praefectus Tribus: It’s also worth noting PC is only supported in 2 slots max, as is unbuffered PC Mon Sep 09, 7: It also has the mounting holes, and clearance around the socket is fine for the larger heatsinks, but the positioning of the components around the holes is terrible.

This is a smart decision as not many people own devices that require these slots anymore and they usually end up taking up space on the motherboard that can be used for other things.


This is a big negative point – the holes are obviously provided for large heatsinks and water cooling blocks etc, so failure to ensure adequate clearance around them is very bad indeed. You’ve got 4 memory slots, kc7 to start with looks like a good feature but when you consider that for use of all 4 slots the board only supports Registered PC, it looks a little less inviting.

Originally posted by ttimoney: Infact the only complaint about the layout is a minor one – the floppy connector is at the very bottom of the board when it could have done with being in the middle, given that most aabit drives are mounted in that area. According the the group the later boards, revision 1.

I’m pretty sure it’s either the board or the CPU, but I can’t figure out which based on my problems. Smirks Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. Here’s what’s going on First was the difficulty in fitting the Alpha due to the close proximity of the components to the mounting holes, as described above.

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– ABIT KX (Via KT chipset) motherboard

What do y’all think? The board does not use a standard ATX back plate because of the onboard sound and LAN connectors, and as such a revised back plate is included in the box.


At least the feature is there for those who need it. The IDE and Floppy connectors were also smartly placed, allowing easy installation of drives once the board has been installed into your PC.

There is also a temperature sensor located inside the socket which is where most motherboard monitor software gets its CPU temperature readings. None of mine do. If by chance it makes it past the memory, ide post ypt hpt post it go whacky and hppt monitor will display an out hhpt sync range error.

Something others and I have found with the board though is that the system temperature probe is very inaccurate. Firstly the Northbridge fan is different – it’s not the standard ABIT black fan, but a much nicer looking crystal-orb like fan. This is no bad thing – the layout of the board is fantastic with most things exactly where you need them.

It looks to be something to do with the FSB of the chip its not broken, its jsut not been set rightit should be at Mhz, but it is at Mhz.

What was the best tech product of ? Mon Sep 09, 3: Some of the holes have components right up to the edge, and on the reverse of the board the tracks on the PCB also approach the side of the holes.