Tue Jan 22, 5: It’s now ended with a PCI based sound card instead which is fine. I know it’s far too late for troubleshooting this now, but I have a couple of theories about the problems you experienced. Aug 26, Posts: It will only be a problem if I ever decide to sell the boards.

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Oh and yes, my first cooler was one of those Dual Orb things I’m actually using it as my primary legacy gaming machine right now. What amazed me most was that the tech actually booted up the machine, noticed the problems of the thing not being able to just boot the OS in one go Now look at the list of cards. Others have also had issues with that variant.


Or should I rather get a Sound Blaster Live! Then take out the disk and reboot. The time kt7w is You can easily make your system horribly unstable by tuning around without knowing what you are doing.

AWE64 Gold would be very appropriate. In the picture on the left we can see the KTA Northbridge.

ABit KT7A-RAID – VIA In Shape: 6 Motherboards using the renewed KTA Chipset

I don’t want to criticize your build, but if it were mine, I would replace that orb HSF with a better unit. It took a lot of trouble to convince these people that there is something wrong as I later found out, the specs of the KT7A board actually don’t specify CPUs above MHz, so they should never have sold this board in combination with this CPU in the first place Unfortunately, the KT7A does not feature a sound system, which would have made the hardware features list even better.


The Athlon also uses quite a bit of power. Change of topics here is my northbridge heatsink on mine.

VOGONS • View topic – [Build Log] ABIT KT7A-RAID Based System

Mon Jan 21, 8: DOS see’s the drive with success and the slurring ot7a issue is gone! Apr 21, Posts: ABit’s latest motherboards with the KTA chipset is very well equipped: Last edited by KT7AGuy on We have discussed before that with KT chipset neither the heat sink nor the fan is necessary for the North Bridge, even though the chip gets relatively hot during heavy usage.

When you boot up after the Windows splash screen, when the system goes back to text for a second, hit pause on your keyboard. Aug 26, Posts: Previous Page Next Page.

VIA should have made sure everyone with one of their afflicted boards knows about it and how to fix it, by skund a big public announcement and making sure every hardware site under the sun has a section about the fix. I then rebooted and since then, I have experienced NO Problems whatsoever.


ABIT KT7A-RAID – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT133A

I did, and avit had a problem again. I will post the details tomorrow I can try also to upload on my web space all the updates.

Since they’re not worth much anyway, I’m not really worried about lowering their resale value. It was horribly noisy and didn’t cool all that well. Yeah, they should say something about it. Jul 13, Posts: Such a simple thing that can fix all of my problems I still love and use VIA motherboards, but I’m disappointed in their marketing-over-honesty, blame-it-all-on-Creative coverup approach to this bug.

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