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Gigabyte GA-7VM KX133 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte


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Over the past generation of VIA chipsets, we have seen the motherboard manufacturer Gigabyte grow to become one of the more popular to retail consumers. Their Super 7 boards were top quality and stable for Socket 7 overclocking.

Gigabyte entered the Athlon motherboard world with the introduction of the GA-7IX, an AMD 750 chipset motherboard. One of the original distributors and pioneers of Athlon technology, Gigabyte received a large user base for their initial trial at allowing overclocking options to the user and keep stability at the helm. The GA-7VM, reviewed here, is a micro-ATX motherboard using the second generation Athlon chipset, the VIA KX133.

Here are the specs on the motherboard:

Motherboard Specifications

CPU Socket




VIA 571 North

VIA 686A South

Form Factor


Bus Speed Options

100, 110, 115, 124, 129, 133, 138, 143


1.70v - 2.05v in .05v increments

Memory Slots

3 PC100/PC133 168-pin SDRAM slots

Expansion Slots

3/1/1 (PCI/AMR/AGP)

AGP Support

4x AGP

USB Support

2 USB ports



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