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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The cut on AN7 has no effect to the board so won’t effect your review. The proof of the pudding will be in the testing, regardless. The board we received did indeed have the cut trace which you can see in the picture below.

Neutronbeam Besides money, let us know Seth what WE can do to help out–there’s a lot of sma Fortunately I was suspicious about the need to change the layout of this jumper-block from the NF7-S, so checked the AN7’s manual and found that the pins were mislabelled on the board. In a small abot this can make installing or removing a CPU cooler which attaches to the socket lugs very fiddly.

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. Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring.

From memory the first manufacturer to provide such a diagnostic display was MSI, and recent EPoX boards have had them too. How to Guides Interviews Tech-planations. Not a big thing but it is different. Customize The Tech Report 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? Motherboards Previous page Next page. Abi cards such as the high-end GeForce FX cards may have this issue, though.


Motherboard: Abit AN7 uGuru Review :: The Features ::

In a interesting twist of fate, Abit turned the IDE connectors parallel to the board instead of facing up from the board. Arpanet Designer Larry Roberts Dies at Thus the need for more ait 6 PCI slots is alleviated, since most of the possibly needed accessories are included. Be cautious when mounting 5.

CuttinHobo I heard he prefers to be called a Seth Lord 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. Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, you get a manual that reads strange or isn’t very clear.

I wasn’t too keen on a7 idea at first, but while using the AN7 I’ve become a fan of this location. I asked ABIT for their explanation of this cut – the response was: I don’t recall seeing this feature on an ABIT motherboard before. Six-channel audio, USB 2. Xn7 orientation of the large ATX power wbit has changed from horizontal to vertical. Normally I don’t use the adjacent PCI slot, so 5 slots is sufficient for most uses.

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Motherboard: Abit AN7 uGuru Review :: The Features

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. 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. If you want to upgrade your motherboard, without changing the CPU, a nForce2 is just the ticket for most people.


The location of capacitors near the socket will also annoy people who ran into problems xn7 the NF7-S, as we did in our WaterChill reviewas they aibt not been moved or replaced by shorter components.

To my mind this is not such a big deal. During the course of that test, we decided that the AN7 was interesting enough to deserve a look of its own.

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There are two IDE channels on the motherboard. The inclusion of 3 manuals is a great addition. 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. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp.

Tech specs First off, let’s take a look at the feature set of the AN7, written down in, ummm, blue and white. Downloads Mobo ID Tools. There’s been a lot of talk about a cut trace on the back of early AN7 samples.

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