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While most motherboards using the nForce2 chipset only have passive cooling on the Northbridge, Abit have equipped the NF7-M with a small active heatsink. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. I always like seeing a manufacturer use components which have a good reputation for quality on their products.
An extra fan header is also located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra cooling to a temperamental videocard.
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The general layout of the NF7-M is good, I would have preferred to have the main ATX and auxiliary power connectors elsewhere, but I understand that being close to the MOSFETs provides the cleanest voltage signals to the motherboard powersupply circuit. We even popped the little cooler to check that thermal compound was indeed used.
Won’t you please notherboard this for us. Besides the two rear USB 2.
ABIT NF7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP
The current advantage of Serillel is that you can add an additional IDE drive to your system for a total of five instead of four.
ABIT has been trying to separate themselves from other motherboard manufacturers as much as possible lately.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. It indicates they care about the level of quality of their product and considering the wbit failure rates surrounding some low ESR capacitors, this is an important area for the longevity of the board.
Beginners Guides Cases and Access. If one were to buy a mid to high end motherboard or AMD “whitebox” system these days, they would be well advised to only seriously consider options which have ‘nVIDIA nForce2 inside.
Ships with the following: Knowing how well those other two iterations of the NF7 platform have mothrrboard, I’m sure you’ll agree we have some high expectations about what abot board will be able to do, so let’s get started! Something I was extremely happy to see was that the NF7-M was only using Rubycon capacitors, nothing else.
Here you’ll be able to add a maximum of four USB 2. In only half a year, nVIDIA have dethroned the previous champion chipsets from VIA and have created quite a reputation for themselves in the stable high performance chipset arena. This is good news for the overclockers out there because this means the NF7-M has the potential to overclock high – or at least that is what the word on the street seems to indicate – but you never with a hundred percent certainty.
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This goal couldn’t be better exemplified than by their Serillel converter technology. High-End Workstation Performance continued This seems nice, but remember that there will be some performance loss because of the Parallel to Serial conversion; on paper the performance loss nftwork be too great but we’ll be investigating that in the coming weeks.
Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists. Therefore, the NF7-S supports no more than four IDE drives total, which really shouldn’t be an issue with the vast majority of users and yes, even power users.
With five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either. Soft Menu III, don’t ya love it? Nothing exciting to note here, as this is pretty standard among nForce2 motherboards. The motherboard is very well labelled, if you do not happen to know what a header does just look closely on the PCB and you’ll find a description.