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MSI™ Introducing VIA® KT266A Motherboard-K7T266 Pro2-RU

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Wed, 03 Oct 2001

MSI™ today announced the most recent addition to its award-winning K7T266 family-K7T266 Pro2-RU.

Based on the new VIA® Apollo KT266A chipset, the K7T266 Pro2-RU is designed to provide the highest performance and the most scalable chipset solution for the latest AMD Athlon™ XP, Athlon™ and Duron™ processors.

With the capabilities to support the latest high-speed PC 1600/2100 SDRAM and 4x AGP, the K7T266 Pro2-RU offers unprecedented advantages in graphics performance and I/O transfers. Whether you're a business user running multiple applications or a hardcore gamer searching for the most reliable system, the K7T266 Pro2-RU enables you to maximize the benefits of the latest AMD™ processor technology.

The K7T266 Pro2-RU conforms to ATX form factor and has a total of three DIMM slots, supporting up to 3.0GB DDR SDRAM. Expansion slots are available for 5 PCI, 1 CNR, and 1 AGP 4x Port. Looking for overclocking support? With the help of the BIOS setup, users can tweak the FSB speeds and the CPU core voltage from within the BIOS. With a design rich in standard features, this extremely stable motherboard will appeal to average users and performance enthusiasts alike!

MSI™ always has products of the highest quality and the K7T266 Pro2-RU is another example of our efforts to keep our promises. On top of its excellent performance and stability, the K7T266 Pro2-RU also brings the following features:

Supports D-Bracket™ (Optional)
This hardware monitoring device helps the user diagnose computer hardware problems from outside of the computer chassis, eliminating the trouble of having to open up the chassis every time. The D-Bracket™ has a combination of 4 LED light signals that are either green or red, representing 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up.

Supports USB 2.0 (Optional)
USB2.0 provides users the ability to connect to high performance peripherals in the least expensive way. With much higher bandwidth, USB2.0 can reach data rates of up to 480 Mbps, that's nearly 40 times faster than the current USB1.1. Today's USB devices will operate with full compatibility in a USB 2.0 system.

Supports Live Driver™
MSI™ Live Driver™ is a useful and powerful application for you to download and update the device drivers automatically. You do not have to spend much time in searching the whole website to find the drivers you need.

Supports Live BIOS™
An useful software tool from MSI™, Live BIOS™ examines the BIOS version automatically with the latest version available on the web, links to the site for users to download the latest version of BIOS and updates the BIOS. With an "automatic and user-friendly" interface, Live BIOS™ allows BIOS download and update to be completed under the OS easily.

Supports 266MHz Front Side Bus

Supports Ultra ATA 100
The Ultra ATA100 with RAID Bus Master interface provides an excellent and faster connection for IDE devices.

Supports IDE RAID 0/ 1 (Optional)
As a hard drive matrix, RAID enables users to integrate several hard drives to form a unit hard drive at a larger size, aiming to provide error correction (error tolerance) of system data and to enhance system operation. RAID 1 is for data mirroring or data deposit, it enables error correction (error tolerance) of system data; while RAID 0 is for stripping, whose fast access extensively enhances system operation efficiency.

Fuzzy Logic™3
A smart automatic overclocking tool exclusively from MSI™, Fuzzy Logic™3 automatically adjusts the CPU to its best condition in real time under the OS to accomplish the overclocking function with AI. While system hanging is a common experience in overclocking, Fuzzy Logic™3 will detect the problem and automatically restart the system, making the system always run at its best.

D-LED™
D-LED™ has a combination of 4 LED light signals to represent 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up, allowing users to find the cause of any possible system failure quickly and easily.

STR (Suspend to RAM)
With STR function, system configuration data is saved onto the system memory when the system is set into suspend mode. The system memory is sustained with 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.

STD (Suspend to Disk)
With STD function, system configuration data is saved onto the system computer hard disc. The system computer hard disc is sustained with 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.

PCI 2.2 Specification Compliant and Certified

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