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MSI K7-Pro Motherboard Review

MSI K7-Pro Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The K7-pro represents MSI's second attempt at the AMD Athlon motherboard market. Did they get it right this time, or fumble trying?
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Jun 02 2000   Bao Ly  
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Overclocking by FSB

Here's the WCPUID snapshot of the CPU overclocked to the 110Mhz FSB:

As you can see, we managed to overclock our CPU from 550Mhz to 605Mhz by simply setting the FSB to 110Mhz in the bios.

SiSoft Sandra 2000 Benchmarks:

As expected, the 605Mhz Athlon was able to slightly beat the reference 600Mhz Athlon, although in the real world, there is not a noticeable increase in performance.

The slight increase in clock speed allows the 605Mhz clocked Athlon to beat the 600Mhz clocked Athlon.

The increased FSB also increased Memory Bandwidth scores, after all, 220Mhz is better / greater than 200Mhz.

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Contents of Article: MSI K7-Pro
 Pg 1.  MSI K7-Pro Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Features of the board
 Pg 3.  Going D-LED
 Pg 4.  Overclocking
 Pg 5.  — Overclocking by FSB
 Pg 6.  Gold Finger Device fun
 Pg 7.  Conclusion

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