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MSI™ Launches New VIA® KT133 Based Motherboard K7T Pro2

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Sun, 31 Dec 2000

MSI™ (Micro-Star International) was the first company in launching products based on VIA® KT133 chipset. In response to market demands, MSI™ is announcing a new full-featured motherboard product based on the same VIA® KT133chipset - the K7T Pro2.

MSI™'s K7T Pro2 is based on ATX form factor design, and applies Socket A architecture, supporting AMD™ Duron™ and Athlon™ processors up to 1GHz. The K7T Pro2 motherboard possesses flexible expandability with one AGP slot supporting 2X/4X AGP graphics card.

There is also one CNR and six PCI slots supporting the most versatile expansion needs. 3 DIMM memory slots support PC133 SDRAM memory modules up to a maximum size of 1.5GB. The specialty of the K7T Pro2 is its design of adjusting the processor frequency ratio in the BIOS setup, allowing power users to optimize unlocked Athlon™ and Duron™ processors.

MSI™;'s K7T Pro2 also brings the following features:

Live BIOS™
A brand new MSI™'s own developed intelligent tool, the Live BIOS™ is constantly monitoring the BIOS releases from MSI™'s web site, and compares with the one on the motherboard. Live BIOS™ will automatically download the newest BIOS version and automatically installs after download, ensuring an error free BIOS updating process. Live BIOS™ provides an automatic and user-friendly interface, completing the process of downloading and installing new BIOS versions under WindowsR environment.

Smart D-LED™
The new value tool developed by MSI™;, it is now in voice mode. Besides the traditional combination of 4 LED light signals to represent 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up, Smart D-LED™ now literally tells you the status of the boot up process, so that you can easily find the cause of any possible failure.

T.O.P. Tech.™ III
The MSI™'s own developed intelligent tool precisely monitors the temperature and voltage of the CPU, video card, hard drive and system chamber. This tool ensures the proper function environment of the system, enhancing system stability.

PC Alert™ III
Another MSI™'s own developed intelligent tool, it monitors the temperature, voltage, system fan speed, hard drive status and memory status of the system. User is alerted at any abnormal situation, preventing the component damage due to abnormal usage.

MS-6195-Ultra ATA 100 Specification (Optional)
For ATA 100 IDE device support, MSI™'s MS-6915 32 bit ATA 100 PCI add-on card can be purchased as optional. The optional add-on card supports two IDE Ultra ATA 100 devices, and fully accelerates the system data transfer speed, enhancing overall system performance.

200 MHz F.S.B. (Front Side Bus) Support

STR (Suspend to RAM)
The STR function would save system configuration data on to the system memory when the system is set into suspend mode. The system memory is sustained with the minimum electrical power to avoid data loss. When the system is reset back to full operation mode, the original configuration status is restored in just a few seconds.

Integrated Audio Controller
A 3D PCI bus audio controller is integrated, saving the cost of an additional audio card. It also supports AC'97 standard.

4 USB Ports
The K7T Pro2 motherboard is equipped with 4 USB ports, two in the rear panel and two front connections, providing the widest flexibility of connecting different peripheral devices.

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