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 10/09/2003 04:25 PM
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kaasKnabbel
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Hello,

Maybe one of u can give me some info.

Ordered me an Asrock K7VM2 3.0 a few days ago. Now, I can get another Asrock, the K7VM4, for the same price.

Main difference, I think, its the FSB between these two.

the K7VM2 3.0, has FSB: FSB: 200-266 MHz

the K7VM4, has FSB: 200-333 MHz

Also, the K7VM4 supports more types of processors, and DDR PC2700. The K7VM2 3.0 only supports PC1600 and PC2100.

So im tend to order the K7VM4 instead. Although, I cant find anything about the K7VM4 having AGP slots! Which ill be needing for my graphics card, right? So without these, this MoBo is pretty useless to me, and I ll just stick to the K7VM2 3.0.

So, does anyone of u own the K7VM4, and know if it has the ' full pack'. Cause its certainly has more apps over the K7VM2 3.0, but seems to lack the most important thing: AGP slots.

thx for ur time

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:: MSI KT4V-L / Apollo KT400 / FSB: 200-333 MHz............................. Club3D Radeon 9600 Pro
:: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 166Mhz............................................SoundBlaster 128 PCI Soundcard
:: DIMM 512 MB / PC2700 / DDR333................................Maxtor D.M.Pl
 10/09/2003 04:41 PM
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The K7VM4 specs:

CPU:
Socket Socket 462 , supporting AMD Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron
FSB 333/266/200 MHz

Chipset:
VIA KM400
Hybrid Booster CPU Multiplier,
CPU Vcore adjustment,
CPU Frequency Stepless Control
ASRock U-COP, Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G)

Memory:
Max. 2GB DDR
2 x DDR, DDR333/266/200

Slots:
AGP 8X/4X 1.5V
PCI 2 slots, PCI 2.2
AMR 1

VGA:
Integrated UniChrome 3D Graphics
Memory Max. 64MB

Audio:
AC97 CODEC
5.1 CH Audio

LAN:
802.3u, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, WOL supported

Modem:
(optional) ( MR card optional )

Connector:
IDE 2 x ATA 133/100/66/33
Floppy 1 connector
SIR/CIR 1/0

ASROCK I/O:
Keyboard PS2 x1
Mouse PS2 x1
USB2.0 4 ports default on rear panel + 2 ports upgrade via header
Serial 1COM port bracket
Parallel 1
Game/MIDI 1
LAN 1 x RJ45
Audio I/O Line In/Line Out/Mic.
VGA 1

ASRock U-COP:
ASRock Universal CPU Overheating Protection

Other Connector:
CPU/Chassis FAN connectors
20 pin ATX power connector
CD/AUX/ audio in
Front panel audio connector

BIOS Feature:
2Mb AMI BIOS with ACPI, SM BIOS 2.3.1, PnP

Manageability:
WOL,WOR

Support CD:
Drivers,
Bundle CD includes:
PC-cillin 2002,
ASRock PC DIY Live Demo,
Audio Player, etc..

Accessories:
Multi-languages Quick Installation Guide,
Support CD,
Floppy/ATA 133/100 cables,
1x COM port bracket

Form Factor:
MicroATX 9.6"x8.6"


If you really want to get asrock, then get the vm4. Personally, I'd go with an nForce2 chipset, and a motherboard with that has a good reputation.

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 10/09/2003 06:39 PM
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Can u tell me some more bout the chipset, the nForce2. Does it has better performance (prolly), and whats the advantage above a 'normal' chipset?

thx

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:: MSI KT4V-L / Apollo KT400 / FSB: 200-333 MHz............................. Club3D Radeon 9600 Pro
:: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 166Mhz............................................SoundBlaster 128 PCI Soundcard
:: DIMM 512 MB / PC2700 / DDR333................................Maxtor D.M.Pl
 10/09/2003 10:35 PM
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nForce2 Ultra has:
support for 400MHz FSB (on newer boards)
Dual channel memory
Hypertransport for extremely fast data transfer between the SB and NB
SATA (on certain MOBO's)
Soundstorm (onboard sound using the ACR slot) - only on certain boards

Make sure that the nForce2 is an ULTRA.

A couple of MOBO's to check out with the ULTRA are:

http://usa.asus.com/products/m...a/a7...-d/overview.htm' ">http://usa.asus.com/products/m...a/a7n8x-d/overview.htm = ASUS A7N8X Deluxe

http://www.abit-usa.com/produc...oduc...ories=1&model=6' ">http://www.abit-usa.com/produc...p?categories=1&model=6 = ABIT NF7-S

The ASUS board is recommended for people that are looking for extremely rock solid performance from their computer and not looking to overclock heavily. The ABIT board is stable, but the overclocker's dream...

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 10/10/2003 04:40 AM
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Ok tnx for info, ill do me some research =)

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:: MSI KT4V-L / Apollo KT400 / FSB: 200-333 MHz............................. Club3D Radeon 9600 Pro
:: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 166Mhz............................................SoundBlaster 128 PCI Soundcard
:: DIMM 512 MB / PC2700 / DDR333................................Maxtor D.M.Pl
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