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GIGABYTE GA-7VRX V2.0 462(A) VIA KT333 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • VIA KT333
  • Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron
  • DDR 333
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  • Anonymous
  • 11/5/2002 12:24:03 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsMine's OK

Comments: Just bought board last week, runs like a champ with 2000XP and 2100 512MB Crucial DDR. This is the second board I have bought from Newegg and I guess I was lucky, it seems there was a bad batch out lately...........wheew!
Board is very stable and runs UT2003 on XP Pro very well.
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The Board
Crucial 2100 512 DDR
2000 XP OEM
Cooler Master SILENCE 2700 RPM....Quiet at full load 50C
WD 40Gig 7200 RPM OEM
Gainward GF4 MX 440 4.0ns 64MB DDR / TV out 4X AGP
Linksys 10/100 PCI LAN
ICEBERG Aluminum Case 360watt Silver

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/5/2002 8:10:26 AM
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4 out of 5 eggs

Comments: rev. 1.1 Not a bad board for the money. Easy set up (just make sure you flip the FSB to 133 fromm the default 100). Not the most stable board with the a GeForce4 4200, but still solid and this appears to be getting better with each BIOS upgrade. I hear that the rev. 2.0 has been improved also.

As far as Newegg goes... Their delivery is getting so fast that I sometimes feel they've moved in down the street from my house. My last order with them was placed on a Monday, and the package arrived on Wednesday - with FREE shipping!!! Newegg rocks!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/3/2002 6:30:47 PM
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1 out of 5 eggsStay away from

Comments: Stay away from this one. I've dealt with two of these boards. the first one simply wouldn't post, and burned out my Duron chip. The ps, chip and ram all known to be good before installation. So I shipped it back for a replacement. (I'm out time and $7.) Replacement comes. This time it posted about half-way and quit. Threw in a different board using same parts, worked fine. Moral of the story: I'm out another $7 and time. Never again Giga-byte. Oh, I should also mention that my inquiry regarding this board went unanswered by Giga-byte. Nice touch.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/24/2002 3:51:32 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Comments: I like this motherboard... The best KT333 board for the money in terms of performance and quality. Paired with Athlon XP 1900+, it works flawless. As always, NewEgg is the best site for great service.

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  • Alton H.
  • 8/14/2002 6:25:51 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsIncredibly stable board!!!

Comments: I've built two different systems around this board. Both systems were unbelievably easy to setup, and a month later they are both rock solid! Gigabyte packs a punch with this one, with it's via kt333 chipset, dual bios, 10 on-board usb ports (two of which are on the form factor), and awesome overclocking applications, this board competes admirably with boards which cost twice as much. This board is, hands down, the best socket A board I've ever used. You can buy a cheap piece of crap ECS socket A, but it isn't even in the same class as this one. If you are rich and have an unlimited budget, go buy a Tyan or Abit. If you are like the rest of us, BUY THIS BOARD!

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  • Joachim S.
  • 8/2/2002 10:39:07 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsJust fine...

Comments: Almost bought a different MB after reading some of the reviews that had bad luck. But.. "Tom" was right, at least for me. Board runs very stable, smokin' fast here with an XP2100+, GeForce4MX440, 512MB Corsair RAM, SBLive! Platinum under WinXP Pro (not using on board Audio and RAID, but the Ethernet)
Maybe the secret is the power supply? Running a 360W Enermax here (which is not as 'silent' as I thought it is). Anyway - this board is just fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2002 3:57:46 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Comments: Hey Agent Orange: You're compleatly wrong. Though those are all good things, I got my mobo up and running before I even knew how to do that.

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  • Kenneth R.
  • 7/24/2002 9:50:12 AM
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2 out of 5 eggs

Comments: This is in response to an earlier rating. I got my RMA board finally(took 2 weeks-small mix up between RMA department and shipping but resolved quickly after I called about the long wait). Would not run AGP4x until I upgraded the bios to the newest revision. Still got the occasional(once every 2-3 hours) lock up during intense 3d apps so I upped the Vcore by 5%(like many forums suggested) and it has been stable ever since(about a month and a half now). Overall a good board for the money. If you have problems with the board, check out the gigabyte forum at amdmb.com.

Although the mix up with the RMA created a longer than normal wait, I am pleased with the service and prices from Newegg.

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  • Mary S.
  • 7/20/2002 9:40:22 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsBest Motherboard Around!!!

Comments: Since the first of July, I began looking into purchasing a new motherboard, processor, and memory. I am a hardcore gamer, and unfortunately my system (at the time) had pc100 ram, which as all of you should know sucks as a gaming rig. I began searching for the biggest, baddest Athlon XP motherboard I could find.

My choice for hardware reviews is TomsHardware.com, and they had a feature article in which they reviewed 18 new KT333 Mobos. I checked it out, and they came to the conclusion that the Gigabyte GA-7VRXP was the best performer. I began looking at this motherboard, and was ready to purchase it.

I realized that some of the features on the 7VRXP were not things I needed, and I have heard that unused features on a motherboard still "hog" bandwith and pull on the system. I wasnt too happy to see that it had RAID (just because I didnt need it).

Then, I saw the GA-7VRX, which is EXACTLY the same, except it doesnt have RAID, onboard LAN, or a USB 2.0 Bracket (although you can buy one). I fell in love with the 7VRX. I obsessed over it. I drooled on my monitor.

After saving up enough money, I ordered the 7VRX, an Athlon XP 2100+, and 256Mb PC2700 DDR333 Ram from Accessmicro.com. They called me that night and told me that the mobo and processor were on backorder and they didnt know when it would come. I cancelled the order and ordered it from Newegg. They packaged it that night and had it sent out the next. I ordered it on a Monday, and with Express Saver shipping, It got to me on Thurs.

All I have to say is WOW!!! The product packaging was unbelievablem, and the products were exactly what I had seen on the website.

This motherboard has never crashed on me yet, and even through the hardest stressing bechmarks, I can not manage to crash it (not that I want to or anything).

So, in conclusion, this is an EXCELLENT MOTHERBOARD from an EXCELLENT STORE... NEWEGG.COM ROCKS!!!

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  • Gary H.
  • 7/13/2002 6:36:49 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsStable and Fast ! Tips to get set up

Comments: I just completed building 5 GA-7VRX ver 1.1 systems and 1 GA-7VRXP ver 1.1 system. All are up and running flawlessly. I used XP 1800 & 1900 cpus and GeForce 2 GTS V and GeForce 4 4200 gainward video cards. I used the least expensive PC 2700 and PC 2100 DDR 256mb memory chips. The power supplys are 400 watt units that were in $30 cases from a computer show ($30 for case w\400 watt ps), clearly a "cheapie" case and PS, not an expensive one. These are the fastest and most stable systems that I have ever built. I run Unreal Tournament with no problems at all... no lock ups.

This was not easy. It took a LOT of trial and errors before I discovered the necessary things that you MUST do to get these MBs running, ALL OF WHICH ARE NOT MENTIONED IN THE USER MANUAL! I used WD and Maxtor hard drives.A few things you MUST do to get the systems to work.

1. Update to the latest bios BEFORE you try to install anything. Ver F3 for the 7VRX and ver F7 for the raid 7VRXP

2. After you upgrade the bios, then enable TOP PERFORMANCE in the Chipset features setup screen in BIOS setup. I could not get Windows XP to install until I did this.

3. Any hard drives MUST be set up as MASTER or SLAVE on the first two hard drive controllers. NOT CABLE SELECT. The Maxtor drives that I bought came with the jumper set to cable select, this WILL NOT WORK! If you boot up with a HD set to cable select on either of the first 2 IDE controllers, you will get a blank screen. The motherboard will not boot again until you remove the cable select setting on the HD and clear your CMOS with the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard. The automatic DUAL BIOS will NOT automatically fix this situation. Removing all hard drives from the mb will NOT fix this either. You will have a DEAD mb until you use the jumper to clear the CMOS.

After following these steps, this motherboard is a screamer. I do not have any use for benchmark programs that tell me that I have a fast machine and then it seems to run like a dog. I test my machines by making a drive image backup With powerquest Drive Image Pro 2002 in its DOS mode. This eliminates everything but the actual speed that the system can make a compressed image of the hard drive. These systems create a backup at 600 megs per minute and restores that same backup at 1 gig per minute. The best that I get with ANY other system is CREATE at 280 meg per min and restore at 600 megs per minute.

PAY the extra money for the GA-7VRXP, you get on board 10/100 networking, a better sound system (Creative instead of AC97) with additional speaker output options, an extra USB header with 4 USB ports, and the ability to add non raid hard drives to the promise raid controllers.

As always... NewEgg is the BEST place to buy. I get all of my orders in Ohio in 3 working days using their standard shipping! Great prices, the best service and.... a very informative users review area for all products make NewEgg the only place you need to shop!

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