Normally I don’t use the adjacent PCI slot, so 5 slots is sufficient for most uses. Fortunately I was suspicious about the need to change the layout of this jumper-block from the NF7-S, so checked the AN7’s manual and found that the pins were mislabelled on the board. One of the complaints about the NF7-S v2. This is of no major significance, but I’ve heard a few complaints from people about putting the power connectors in this area at all. This particular cut attracted attention because people thought it may have been accidental or shipping damage, but it seems that all the early boards had an identical cut. One thing I like is comprehensive, well-written manuals.
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They can be handy for troubleshooting booting problems, but I found the two most common error codes I received during overclocking testing aan7 not listed in the manual.
The orientation of the large ATX power plug has changed from horizontal to vertical.
The space for the 6th slot is empty making the fit of a Ultra 2 slot AGP card an easy fit. Downloads Mobo ID Tools. Including the one powering the NorthBridge fan there are 5 fan connectors in total, up from 3 on the NF7-S.
There is protective film covering the 2 sides of the CPU holder. It’s no different really to the small peices of wire or other minor modifications we see on motherboards or video cards from time to time.
It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Thus the need for more than 6 PCI slots is alleviated, since most of the possibly needed accessories are included.
ABIT AN7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 Ultra 400
I wasn’t too keen on this idea at first, but while using the AN7 I’ve become a fan of this location. It amazes me that many motherboards still lack this vital overclocking safety-net. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Abit AN7 uGuru Review:: This mislabelling could be disastrous.
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Not a big thing but it is different. The AN7 you have was the first lot of abi samples. Fortunately I was suspicious about abjt need to change the layout of this jumper-block from the NF7-S, so checked the AN7’s manual and found that the pins were mislabelled on the board. The BIOS chip is socketed on both boards so it can be changed in case of disaster.
This is a welcome change from the earlier motherboard.
Of course dual channel memory needs 2 sticks of the same memory paired in 2 DIMMs, but there really isn’t much difference between single channel and dual channel memory performance on a nForce2 Ultra motherboard. If you want to upgrade your motherboard, without changing the CPU, a nForce2 is just the ticket for most people. This is of no major significance, but I’ve heard a few complaints from people about putting the power connectors in this area at all.
ABIT seem to have changed the power-regulation components on the AN7, but I am unfortunately not in a position to be testing super-high core voltage due to the cooling I have available.
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Steam names the best-selling games of Longer cards such as the high-end GeForce FX cards may have this issue, though. There are two IDE channels on the motherboard. The main complaint is that the bulky bundle of power cables from the PSU to the motherboard passes right over the CPU cooling area, blocking airflow or interfering with watercooling pipes.
This location unfortunately has not changed on the AN7.
All trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners. One very strange thing I noticed was that the silkscreening the writing on the PCB itself wrongly labels the Power-On switch on the block of front-panel connections.
Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, you get a manual that reads strange or isn’t very clear. The simple solution to my mind is to cabletie the thick ATX cable to the back of the case so that it runs along the bottom of the PSU, down the inside back of the case and to the socket. Neutronbeam Ann7, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing