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VIA In Shape: 6 Motherboards using the renewed KT133A Chipset


Board Revision : 1.0

ABit’s latest motherboards with the KT133A chipset is very well equipped : Six PCI slots, three DIMM sockets, ATA/100 RAID controller and the default ATA/100 controller. There is one ISA slot available, just in case you want to use an older expansion card. Unfortunately, the KT7A does not feature a sound system, which would have made the hardware features list even better.

Performance is on a very good level ; in some benchmarks, the board even scores the #1 ranking. Overclockers will likely be very happy about ABit’s well-known Soft Menu, which offers a great number of options to influence the system performance. Just be careful. You can easily make your system horribly unstable by tuning around without knowing what you are doing.

The North Bridge chip has been equipped with an active cooler - that’s particularly important for experiments at higher FSB clocks. You may also attach up to four fans to the motherboard.

The package contains a good manual, driver CD, several cables and a USB adapter, which allows you to use the USB-ports 3 and 4.

Memory testsResult
Crucial/Micron 128 MB PC133 CL2ok
Corsair 128 MB PC133 CL2ok
Wichmann Workx 128 MB PC133 CL2ok
Viking 128 MB PC133 CL3ok
Mushkin 128 MB PC133 CL2ok
Memory Solution 128 MB PC133 CL3ok