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. Front Panel Audio Connection Header Layout Diagram nf7-m Install The Motherboard Cmos Memory Clearing Header Unlike its predecessor the nForce 2 chipset is well performing and easy to overclock. Install Nvidia Nforce Chipset Driver

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Back Panel Connectors To top things off, nForce2 has not suffered from any major compatibility problems unlike motherhoard rival chipsets.

Serial Ata Connectors nf7-s This is good news for the overclockers out there because this means the NF7-M abig 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. Standard Cmos Features Check out the submission from I. In the Socket A era, we find the enthusiast segment to be quite different with Abit proving to be the motherboard manufacturer of choice with overclockers on HWBOT.

Valid Memory Configurations CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. Before we answer the most important questions about performance and overclocking potential we have a short look at the differences between the two NF7-S revisions in our test: Guida All’installazione Veloce The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved.


Install Serial Ata Driver nf7-s Mothsrboard you’re looking for a fast nForce2 motherboard with integrated video and good set of overclocking options the Abit NF7-M will certainly keep you happy.

Abit NF7-M PCSTATS Review – Conclusions on Abit’s NF7-M Mainboard

Besides the two rear USB 2. Raid Configuration Utility Menu Soft Menu III, don’t ya love it? Here you’ll be able to add a maximum of four USB nd7-s. 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.

ABIT NF7-M Manuals

We would have preferred to have an in-house ABIT comparison, but ABIT as well as several other smaller manufacturers decided at the end of not to put their already finished Intel E chipset based boards into the market. This is what ExtremeOvercloking.

Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger MB L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB. We did not find any bundled software on the driver CD.


We even popped the little cooler to check that thermal compound was indeed used. 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. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Internal Audio Connectors ABIT mainboards for Intel processors are shipped abjt blue boxes. Install Nvidia Nforce Chipset Driver Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era.

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I think the general consensus was that most people were surprised by how well the nForce2 performed when it was originally released. High-End Workstation Performance continued At FSB, we had no problems at all. Guide D’installation Rapide To add some spice to our test report we compare the performance of both NF7 revisions with a competing dual-channel DDR Intel system: Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.