You can read about a couple of folks who used those here. After dropping to mb RAM, it worked fine. So I sent it back twice, second time I got a new board. Also, as others have mentioned, ABIT used cheap crapacitors on their products. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here.

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I had Chris at BadCaps. AWE64 Gold would be very appropriate. I know it’s far too late for troubleshooting this now, but I have a couple of theories about the problems you experienced.

Change of topics here is my northbridge heatsink on mine. This is exactly why so many manufacturers are concentrating on releasing KTA based solutions. I still have that system, and it still works, still nice and stable.

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Then all is good! Send a private message to tommyboy4.

Still didn’t change a thing, it just couldn’t handle the Tbird The revision of your board should be indicated on the sticker with the barcode in front of PCI slots 4 and 5. There is a demo available if you want to try it out. There were a couple of bulging capacitors on the motherboard but I’ve already replaced them.


I believe I have the V1. I think my next step would be talking to the Digi tech support people.


I don’t want to criticize your build, but if it were mine, I would replace that orb HSF with a better unit. Beyond that I would recommend a stronger PSU.

The next number is the IRQ it is using. I wouldn’t trust them on anything more powerful. It was horribly noisy and didn’t cool all that well. They look nice, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t the best coolers.

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This site hosts no abandonware. Board index All times are UTC. Since they’re not worth much anyway, I’m not really worried about lowering their resale value. Of course, Radeon cards also have their own unique quirks Regarding your HSF’s on the Voodoo 5: I am unaware of any patch through. I don’t know about that Sample Check Error, I have never seen it before.


Quite a aueio 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. It took a lot of trouble to convince these people that there is something wrong. Audlo have the 1. I have only replaced capacitors that were physically bulging. What did you do to get the RAID working?

Thanks for your reply I will try that now. I had a Tbird system myself, and the KT7A non-raid edition was my first board. Also thanks to shamino for it7a capacitor information.

I will post the details tomorrow I can try also to upload on my web space all the updates. I imagine it must be terribly noisy with the two blowers.