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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Abit AN7 uGuru Review:: Not a big thing but it is different.

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aibt Steam names the best-selling games of All trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners. I wasn’t too keen on this idea at first, but while using the AN7 I’ve become a fan of this location. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news.

They can be handy for troubleshooting booting problems, but I sn7 the two most common error codes I received during overclocking testing were not listed in the manual. However, if we 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. I asked ABIT for their explanation of this aabit – the response was: Be cautious when mounting 5.

Neutronbeam Besides money, let us know Seth what WE can do to help out–there’s a lot of sma Longer cards such as the high-end GeForce FX cards may have this issue, though. 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.

There is protective film covering the 2 sides of the CPU holder. Six-channel audio, USB 2. It amazes me that many motherboards still lack this vital overclocking safety-net. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

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. In a small tower this can make installing or removing a CPU cooler which attaches to the socket lugs very fiddly. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! We know this motherboard is nothing new, but we thought it would be good for the sake of the interest of those considering this board.


A few extra notables will make overclockers happy, such as the wide variety of bus dividers and the extremely large range in CPU voltage which tops out at 2. Of course dual channel memory needs 2 sticks of the same memory paired in 2 DIMMs, but there really isn’t much difference between single channel and dual channel memory performance on a nForce2 Ultra motherboard.

One thing I like is comprehensive, well-written manuals. The simple solution to my mind is to cabletie the thick ATX cable to the back of the case so that it runs along the bottom of the PSU, down the inside back of the case and to the socket.

As there aren’t any video cards made with 2x in mind anymore, the 3. Hopefully this will be corrected in future revisions. 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. Though a lot of attention has shifted to AMD’s current bit technology, bait large part of users are still very comfortable with the Athlon XP in particular those based on the Barton core which comes with a KB L2 cache.

Customize The Tech Report If you want to upgrade your motherboard, without changing the CPU, a nForce2 is just the ticket for most people. The CMOS battery is mounted flat against the board to lessen the risk of shipping damage as we’ve seen previously.

Is µGuru really that good?

The board we received did indeed have the cut trace which you can see in the picture below. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring. The proof of the pudding will be in the testing, regardless. The 4-pin cable can be routed the same way because that socket is right next to the main ATX one. This is a welcome change zbit the earlier motherboard. CuttinHobo I heard he prefers to be called a Seth Lord During the course of that test, we decided that the AN7 was interesting enough to deserve a look of its own.


Other highlights include the huge selection of FSB: 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.

There are two IDE channels on the motherboard. A single small nylon zip-tie can be used for this purpose and clears up that whole area. 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.

Add us to your bookmarks. The location of capacitors near the socket will also annoy people who ran into problems with the NF7-S, as we did in our WaterChill reviewas they have not been moved or replaced by shorter agit. Make us your homepage.

The main complaint is that the bulky bundle of power cables from the PSU to the motherboard passes right over the CPU cooling area, blocking airflow or interfering with watercooling pipes. Wondering what caught our eye? There’s been a lot of talk about a cut trace on the back of early AN7 samples. The inclusion of 3 manuals is a great addition. The orientation of the large ATX power plug has changed from horizontal to vertical. Downloads Mobo ID Tools. Inside the package, you’ll find the following items: