You can read about my troubles with it here. It sounds like there could be Interupt problems, so you need to make sure that card is in the one slot on the Motherboard that does not share an IRQ. I was amazed that this serious issue wasn’t publicized more, so that people with these boards would know to flash their BIOSes and fix it. After dropping to mb RAM, it worked fine. The third time the shop offered me the choice to swap it with an MSI K7T Turbo board, which had pretty much the same specs. I will know soon as I am expecting a Geforce3 ti to arrive whenever FedEx delivers. Apr 21, Posts:

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It’s a well-known issue with the B southbridge.

Change of topics here is my northbridge heatsink on mine. I had a good search trying to find what version I have but gave up. I know because flashing the BIOS on my similar board cured all my woes.

Could it be that the BIOS simply needed a flash update? I think my next step would be talking to it7a Digi tech support people.


The Siund Bridge chip has been equipped with an active cooler – that’s particularly important for experiments at suond FSB clocks. DOS see’s the drive with success and the slurring sound issue is gone!

Like you, I replaced the northbridge coolers on all of my boards. I run one on a P Coppermine and the other on a Celeron The Athlon also uses quite a bit of power. It sounds like there could be Interupt problems, so you need to make sure that card is in the one slot on the Motherboard that does not share an IRQ. You can remove the hard drive trays for extra cooling.

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In the picture on the left we can see the KTA Northbridge. Jul 13, Posts: Just to verify, you are running LE 5. You just need to edit your vcache settings to get it working right.

Cheers for the link to the patch! Also also, if you’re running Win9x, use VIA 4in1 v4. I have a pair of Antec’s version of the orb called “Antec Twister”.

Log in Don’t have an account? Regarding your HSF’s on the Voodoo 5: Although Intel has made other mistakes of its own I regret this modification because it is permanent, but I don’t plan to ever sell the cards anyway.



Flashing the BIOS is simple. I still love and use VIA motherboards, but I’m disappointed in their marketing-over-honesty, blame-it-all-on-Creative coverup approach to this bug.

So I sent it back twice, second time I got a new board. Google [Bot] and 1 guest. Aug 26, Posts: Overclockers will likely be very happy about ABit’s well-known Soft Menu, which offers a great number of options to influence the system performance. I was looking at your picture of your KT7A. I’m ahit sure how incompetent you are when you don’t consider this a problem, with a brand new machine.

I’m also in the process of trying to secure a Voodoo 5 AGP card. Mon Jan 21, 2: I had a Tbird system myself, and the KT7A non-raid edition was my kkt7a board. Psion Ars Legatus Legionis Registered: