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MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU KT266A Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI


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Throughout the nearly two years of running in its various forms, there have been only a few constants in the business. The one of interest now, is the relation to a board or manufacturer’s popularity to the popularity of the corresponding forum in the AMD Forums. Whenever we see a new motherboard manufacturer becoming prominent or a particular motherboard gaining momentum, I have always notice the influx of traffic to that forum. That is true in MSI’s case recently, as well. The MSI Forum has been getting quite a lot more traffic than it had only a couple of months ago.

Why all the excitement then? MSI has been making Athlon-based motherboards since the beginning including the K7T Pro, the K7T266 Pro and the K7 Master-S. All the past boards have been very high quality and been reasonably fast. The K7T266 Pro2 motherboard will be trying to continue the tradition as they move onto the latest AMD chipset, the VIA KT266A.

Here are the board specs:

Motherboard Specifications

CPU Socket

Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)



Form Factor


Multiplier Options

6x - 15x

Bus Speed Options

100 - 164 MHz in 1 MHz Increments


1.25v - 1.85v in 0.05v increments

Memory Support

3 x 184-pin PC2100 DDR DRAM

Expansion Slots

5/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)

AGP Support

4x AGP

USB Support

4x Standard USB ports

4x USB 2.0 ports

Integrated Components

AC'97 Audio


AMI Bios

Onboard IDE

2 x ATA100 EIDE

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