For those who still have yet to venture out into the overclocking world, we suggest that you take a look at the ABIT AN7 and consider its rich. In our Athlon XP-M article, we achieved our greatest success using Abit’s AN7 board. During the course of that test, we decided that the AN7. Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia. AN7 FSB, Dual DDR, SATA RAID, IEEE ABIT μGuru Technology.

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Tech specs First off, let’s take a look at the feature set of the AN7, written down in, ummm, blue and white. Motherboards Previous page Next page. 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 immediate lead in the contest.

Inside the package, you’ll find the following zbit The inclusion of wbit manuals is a great addition. One very strange thing I noticed was that the silkscreening the writing on the PCB itself wrongly labels the Power-On switch on the block of front-panel connections.

One thing I like is comprehensive, well-written manuals. ABIT seem to have changed the power-regulation components on the Abiit, but I am unfortunately not in a position to be testing super-high core voltage due to the cooling I have available. Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, you get a manual that reads strange or isn’t very clear.

One abih the complaints about the NF7-S v2. I wasn’t too keen on this idea at first, but while using the AN7 I’ve become a fan of this location.

ABIT AN7 – Overclockers Australia

Fortunately I was suspicious about the need to change the layout of this jumper-block from the NF7-S, abjt checked the AN7’s manual and found that the pins were mislabelled on the board. Hopefully this will be corrected in future revisions. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews abih news.

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The space for the 6th slot is empty making the fit of a Ultra 2 slot AGP card an easy fit. Neutronbeam Besides money, let us know Seth what WE can do to help out–there’s a lot of sma The 4-pin cable can be routed the same way because that socket is right next to the main ATX one.

There are reports now that the more recent retail boards do not have this cut. The cut on AN7 has no effect to the board so won’t effect your review. In a interesting twist of fate, Abit turned the IDE connectors parallel to the board instead of facing up from the board. Therefore, we picked out the ABIT AN7 and decided to have it featured in our reviews section today aren’t you tired of all the new things you read today that you can’t even buy?

Six-channel audio, USB 2. Add us to your bookmarks. The back panel consists of 4 USB 2.

There is protective film covering the 2 sides of the CPU holder. The AN7 you have was the first lot of engineering samples. As you can see, the AN7 has a lot to offer, much of it due to the feature set of the nForce2 Ultra chipset. Be cautious when mounting 5. DRAM ratios and a whopping 3.

About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. The board we received did indeed have the cut trace which you can see in the picture below. The BIOS chip is socketed on both boards so it can be changed in case of disaster.

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As such, the Socket-A form factor will continue to live on until AMD decides to pull the plug on the aged K7 technology – which is still going pretty strong even by today’s demanding compute intensive environment. From memory the first manufacturer to provide such a diagnostic display was MSI, and recent EPoX boards have had them too. 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.


How to Guides Interviews Tech-planations. Of course, taking advantage of that potential requires the right equipment, and that starts with the motherboard. This is an ahit archive page of HWZ prior to revamp.

However, if xn7 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.

A few extra notables wn7 make overclockers happy, such as the wide variety of bus dividers and the abiy large range in CPU voltage which tops out at 2. This is a welcome change from the earlier motherboard.

CuttinHobo I heard he prefers to be called a Seth Lord There are two IDE channels on the motherboard. This location unfortunately has not changed on the AN7. Normally I don’t use the adjacent PCI slot, so 5 slots is sufficient for most uses.

This mislabelling could be disastrous.

Abit’s AN7 motherboard

This is of no major significance, but I’ve heard a few complaints from people about putting the power connectors in this area at all. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

It’s no different really to the small peices of wire or other minor modifications we see on motherboards or video cards from time to time. Longer cards such as the high-end GeForce FX cards may have this issue, though. Customize The Tech Report 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. Make us your homepage.

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. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.