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Tyan Trinity KT-A Motherboard Review

Tyan Trinity KT-A Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Tyan have generally been known as the manufacturer of highly stable server boards. While the groundbreaking dual AMD Thunder K7 has recently propelled them into the spotlight somewhat.
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External Mfg. Website: Tyan Aug 11 2001   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Tyan S2390B

A BIOS built not for Overclocking

I didn't even try overclocking with this board as the KT-A is simply not built for it. I think it's important to mention that consumers considering purchasing the KT-A wouldn't be classed as 'computer geeks' either.

To use a 133 MHz based Athlon, there are 2 jumpers you have to adjust - not the greatest design - but it works. The jumpers make switching between 200MHz and 266MHz FSB slightly safer than if you had to make the adjustments in the BIOS where newbies could get into trouble.

The usual Adv. Chipset options.

Hey, this isn't a oc'ers board!

As I mentioned before, stability has always been Tyan's trademark. However, it seems that the Trinity KT-A doesn't follow suit as well as it really ought to. During the testing, I saw several registry errors, BSOD's and other forms of crashing that indicated their might be some stability issues with the KT-A. Next up we have a list of benchmarks on the Tyan KT-A.

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Contents of Article: Tyan S2390B
 Pg 1.  Tyan Trinity KT-A Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  KT-A Spec Sheet
 Pg 3.  Notes on the KT-A layout
 Pg 4.  — A BIOS built not for Overclocking
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: WinBench 99, Content Sandra
 Pg 6.  Quake III Arena Benchmarks

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