Hell, now I want to complain a "little"!
...and I hope this is the right tread too
I want to complain about MSI KT6V mobo. This one:
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_sp ... l=KT6V-LSR
...well, let's start, shall we?
For a testing/backup machine I can overlook the fact that there are no holes around the Socket 462 - witch is IMHO serious flaw todays
But what I can't overlook is, that they claim it to 200Mhz (400 for DDR values) FSB, while I found that maximum FSB the mobo handle (no, it's not a memory problem, my mems run at 216Mhz w/o glitch) is only 185Mhz when on air on open desk and 174Mhz when are inside my fanless case
So much for 200Mhz. For fun I should add that in bios it allow me set up even 280Mhz FSB - what a sick joke!
I even installed much bigger NB cooler:
...but no help for FSB
The mosfets are kinda overheating too:
...running at 174x14 (2436Mhz only) at 1.850Vcore
However the main flaw is up to come - right now! The mobo DID NOT ALLOW ME TO CHANGE MULTIPLIER ON UNLOCKED mobile Barton CPU!!!
I use AXP 2500+ with default 166x11
http://ax2.wz.cz/show.php?p=badthingsha ... 7&d=1&v=v2
...and it of course allow me to change the multiplier any way I want into Abit KD7-G mobo or Epox 8RDA+ mobo - and sure with others too - except this MSI KT6V one
Now to stop only blaming MSI, it's nice that they at least recognizing the mobile CPU: http://ax2.wz.cz/AXPmobile.gif
...however the multipler issue are IMHO very serious!
That is not a support for any AMD cpu then!
Not to mention that the voltage control looks nice:
Vcore 1,35 - 2,30
Vdimm 2,50 - 2,85
Vagp 1,50 - 1,85
...but only untill I tell you, that for Vcore case, there is nothing betwen 1.850 and 2.0Vcore...!
So, i took the time and write to them about mentioned issues, and this reply I got next day:
Unfortunally, all desktop boards will not support the Mobile processors. Please use desktop processors for desktop boards.
You can also try with the attached bios update for the mb.
Sincerely, Technical Support Division, MSI Computer Corp.
Attached was a nice bios 1.51 beta, witch did not fix a thing
...well, at least did not make things worser