It’s been very helpful! History shows that MSI boards usually perform a bit above average, but are usually not at the very top of the charts. May 5, Posts: Apr 26, Posts: One of the caveats and consequently a major gripe about the K7M was this bad ATX power connector placement, which ruled out the use of big phat high-performance slotA heatsinks. Otherwise both are really nice boards for what they are. Although the Alpha P was designed with a notched area in the heatsink to account for the ATX power connector.
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One of the caveats and consequently a major gripe about the K7M was this bad ATX power connector placement, which ruled out the use of big phat high-performance slotA heatsinks. Thanks everyone for your feedback! Fri Sep 07, 5: But I would rather hear from anyone who has had any personal experience with either of these Athlon Classic Slot A boards.
K7Pro, much better layout. Basically, you can’t choose any multiplier below the default on your CPU. MSI only includes a normal mothfrboard heatsink to cool the North Bridge. It seems that Asus has changed the layout of the K7M. May 5, Posts: In fact, MSI does excel in the areas that matter in those markets – performance and stability. Fri Sep 07, 9: May 22, Posts: Log in Don’t have an account?
Apr 26, Posts: Mar 6, Posts: I’m very happy with mine. Otherwise both are really nice boards for what they are.
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Philippe Smack-Fu Master, in training Registered: The latter allowed more space from the ATX connector and a 4-layer design. Get the K7Pro, I love my mine. Fri Sep 07, Go to the Asus download page and see how many drivers and patches there are for the K7M.
While this doesn’t seem like such a big deal at first, it really poses a problem when trying to overclock mtoherboard a higher FSB speed, especially if you’re starting with a CPU designed for MHz operation.
History shows that MSI boards usually perform a bit above average, but are usually not mothwrboard the very top of the charts.
Jul 8, Posts: Surprisingly, the performance of the K7 Master-S is extremely good amongst the competition here, but still maintains rock solid stability. Of course, MSI is clearly targeting this board more towards servers and workstations with the inclusion of onboard SCSI and overclocking may not be such a big deal there.
Although the Alpha P was designed with a notched area in the heatsink to account for the ATX power connector. Both appear to have the ATX power nsi pretty close to the Slot A, but that shouldn’t matter for me as long as I use a bare Athlon with a Golden Orb which is narrow, so it shouldn’t bump into it, I think. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
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Fri Sep 07, 8: I dont know of any slot cooler that wouldn’t fit on the K7Pro. Overclocking is a relatively weak point on the K7 Master-S as well. It’s been very helpful! Fri Sep 07, 6: