Last time I reviewed ABIT’s KT400 board, the KT7-G
A solid board, it had a lot of features that made it a good buy for enthusiasts. Well today I’m going to be looking at one of their nForce2 boards. The ABIT NF7-S
v1.2 is an update to their original NF7-S
design and from my month’s usage of the board it’s become a favorite of mine.
v1.2 board uses the nVidia nForce2 SPP with MCP2-T chipset. Front side bus supports are 100/133/166. One AGP port with support for up to 8X and five PCI slots allow for ample room for expansion. There is no onboard video solution in this variation. For memory, there are three 194-pin DIMM sockets that support three DDR 200/266/333 sticks for up to 3GB of memory. Moving to a DDR 400 stick allows for a max of two inserted and 2GB.
Two Ultra DMA 133 connectors are on board to connect storage items but this board like the KT7-G
also has two Serial ATA connections. And also like the KT7-G
package, ABIT was kind enough to include one IDE->Serial ATA adapter. Rather than go into the Serial ATA aspect, I’ll point you to the page of my KT7-G review
where it explains most of the advantages and use of the adapter. Serial ATA is the future and I hope it catches on quick.
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