Hopefully this will be corrected in future revisions. The main complaint is that the bulky bundle of power cables from the PSU to the motherboard passes right over the CPU cooling area, blocking airflow or interfering with watercooling pipes. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! From memory the first manufacturer to provide such a diagnostic display was MSI, and recent EPoX boards have had them too. Motherboards Previous page Next page. It amazes me that many motherboards still lack this vital overclocking safety-net.

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One thing I like is comprehensive, well-written manuals. The orientation of the large ATX power plug has changed from horizontal to vertical. Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, you get a manual that reads strange or isn’t very clear.

Of course dual channel memory needs 2 sticks of the same memory paired in 2 DIMMs, but ah7 really isn’t much difference between single channel and dual channel memory performance on a nForce2 Ultra motherboard.

The board we received did indeed have the cut trace which you can see in the picture below.

Customize The Tech Report Make us your homepage. One very strange thing I noticed was that the silkscreening the writing on the PCB itself wrongly labels the Bait switch on the block of front-panel connections. However, if we look at the two boards side by side, we can see quite a few differences which add up to the AN7 being more than just an NF7-S v3.

ABIT AN7, Socket A, AMD (AN7-GURU) Motherboard

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They can be handy for troubleshooting booting problems, but I found the two most common error codes I received during overclocking testing were not listed in the manual. Of course if you have a full-tower with your drives in the very top of the case like above the PSU in an AOpen HX then you will have some problems. The cut on AN7 has no effect to the board so xn7 effect your review.

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The location of capacitors near the socket will also annoy people who ran into problems with the NF7-S, as we did in our WaterChill reviewas they have not been moved or replaced by shorter components. In a interesting twist of fate, Abit turned the IDE connectors parallel to the board instead of facing up from the board.

ABIT AN7, Socket A, AMD (AN7-GURU) Motherboard | eBay

Dangerous Is it abbit to build a new PC. DRAM ratios and a whopping 3. One of the complaints about the NF7-S v2. This particular cut attracted attention because people thought it may have been accidental or shipping damage, but it seems that all the early boards had an identical cut.

From memory the first manufacturer to provide such a diagnostic display was MSI, and recent EPoX boards have had them too.

Thus the need for more than 6 PCI slots is alleviated, since most of the possibly needed accessories are included. Add us to your bookmarks. Normally I don’t aibt the adjacent PCI slot, so 5 slots is sufficient for most uses.


ABIT AN7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 Ultra 400

All trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners. Be cautious when mounting 5. As you can see, the AN7 has a lot to offer, much of it due to the feature set of the nForce2 Ultra chipset. Wondering what caught our eye? The space for the 6th slot is empty making the fit of a Ultra 2 slot AGP card an easy fit. With ABIT’s brand being synonymous with the overclocking community everywhere in the world, it was much welcomed as the motherboard of choice especially in a competition where even a tiny 1MHz gained at the core or memory clock could mean an a7n lead xbit the contest.

ABIT seem to have changed the power-regulation components on the AN7, but I am unfortunately not abir a position to be testing super-high core voltage due to the cooling I have available. Fortunately I was suspicious about the need to change the layout of this jumper-block from the NF7-S, so checked the AN7’s manual and found that the pins were mislabelled on the board.

Longer cards such as the high-end GeForce FX cards aibt have this issue, though. The AN7 you have was the first lot of engineering samples.