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Differences between ABIT KG7 & KG7-LITE ??

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September 22, 2001 6:39:55 PM

I have read in ABIT`s web that apart from the number of memory slots there is another difference between them:

KG7-LITE:
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Two channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100

KG7:
Functions
Four channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100.

Does the number of channels make the performance of the mobo change? What is the difference beetween having 2 or 4 channels?

Thanks for any answer given.
Good luck.
September 22, 2001 7:12:29 PM

like you said lite has only 2 memslots raid has 4
lite has 2 ide channels (upto 4 devices)udma 33/66 speed
you can put udma100 device in these channels but 66 is the max transfer rate
kg7 raid has 4 ide channels 2 as per lite + 2 udma 33/66/100 +raid (upto 8 devices)
the 2 extra channels will transfer upto 100max mb/s
preformance should be the same (if your not using raid) as hds rarely transfer faster than 66mb/s anyway!!
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2001 11:17:35 PM

A Quote from the KG7/KG7-Raid user's manual Page 1-3, Section 5 (Multi I/O Functions):

"Two channels of Bus Master IDE ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66/100 devices (KG7)

And two channels (IDE3 & IDE4) of Bus Master IDE ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66/100 specifications HDD devices (KG7-Raid Only)"

I personally like the extra IDE channels because I don't have to run anything as a SLAVE. While I don't really have a good reason to believe this is better... some superstitions must be respected..

I think Mark was remembering the K<b>T</b>7 MoBo where you would have to buy the Raid version to get ATA 100. No, I am not trying to be a smartazz, just suffered the same confusion lately...

hope this helps!

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Insidious on 09/22/01 07:24 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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September 23, 2001 3:48:53 PM

your right insidious kg7-lite does support udma100
spose i should have read the manual ?????
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2001 4:15:53 PM

Well Mark, you gottta know I'm not gonna give you any crap about it. You have given me way too much good advise for that!

Errrg, I gotta go mow the yard :/ 

Happy 'putin to all!
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