I also hated the goofy mounting mechanism for these Zalman northbridge coolers, so I used thermal epoxy instead. I had no problems with a PCI sound card in mine. I would really appreciate the details. Also thanks to shamino for the capacitor information. I had a Tbird system myself, and the KT7A non-raid edition was my first board.

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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. I’m lt7a of replacing the ABIT north bridge cooler as well the V5’s heatsinks if I successfully obtain one with one of these after-market northbridge coolers from eBay: Your is the Multimedia device.

ABIT KT7A, Socket A, AMD Motherboard

ABIT and Creative use really shit electronic parts from time to time. Please tell me what slot you finally have the in and where you went to get the updates.

He’s expensive, but good. One of them will fit without modification, but the second cooler doesn’t match up with the V5’s mounting holes so I had to use thermal epoxy on it.

Quite a few KTA motherboards have arrived at the AnandTech Labs, and as usual, we will walk you through all of them and let you know which one is the best. Also thanks to shamino for the capacitor information.


ABIT KT7A-RAID – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET

Still uadio change a thing, it just couldn’t handle the Tbird Like you, I replaced the northbridge coolers on all of my boards. It was already on this board before I got it. For legacy Win9x gaming, you really don’t need more than that anyway. Did you just update the bios from abit-usa.

ABIT KT7 RAID – Socket-A VIA KT Motherboard Roundup – August

Of course, Radeon cards also have their own unique quirks Sometimes the sticker is stuck on the side of the ISA slot. I have only replaced capacitors that were physically bulging. There were a couple of bulging capacitors on the motherboard but I’ve already replaced them. It’s now ended with a PCI based sound card kt7aa which is fine.

I run one on a P Coppermine and the other on a Celeron I don’t know about that Sample Check Error, I have never seen it before. Cheers for the link to the patch!

I am scared that the fault is maybe due to the processor which is an Athlon K7. Looks like a Zalman universal one. It will only be a problem if I ever decide to sell the boards.

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 Could it be that the BIOS simply needed a flash update?


Or should I rather get a Sound Blaster Live! Also also, if you’re running Win9x, use VIA 4in1 v4. Since they’re not worth much anyway, I’m not really worried about lowering their resale value.

I will post the details tomorrow I can try wudio to upload on my web space all the updates.

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

P3’s run relatively cool, so I’m not worried about this cooler in my Intel systems. They’ve posted up pics of their cards so you can see what it looks like. Send a private message to tommyboy4. You can remove the hard drive trays for extra cooling.

I did, and never had a problem again. Provided kt7x they already have a solid KT motherboard design, producing a KTA solution often requires little more than a few design tweaks and a drop in of the pin-compatible A North Bridge.