I had a good search trying to find what version I have but gave up. Then all is good! Make sure you get all the VIA drivers installed. Thanks for your reply I will try that now. I will post the details tomorrow I can try also to upload on my web space all the updates.

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Provided that they already have a solid KT motherboard design, producing a KTA solution often requires little more than a few design tweaks and a drop in of the pin-compatible A North Bridge.

What did you do to get the RAID working? Tue Jan 22, 4: Such a simple thing that can fix all of my problems Frequent lockups abit kt7a-raid, 1.

VIA should have made sure everyone with one of their afflicted boards knows about it and how to fix it, by issuing a big public announcement and making sure every hardware site under the sun has a section about the fix. I’m thinking of replacing the ABIT north bridge cooler as well the V5’s heatsinks if I successfully obtain one with one of these after-market northbridge coolers from eBay: It’s a bit scary the first time, but it’s really easy to do.


That means you only have 4 drive spots, but it most definitely will work. The problem surfaces most often with SBLive! But unfortunately VIA decided to cover up the problem, blame it entirely on Creative Labs, and be all hush-hush about the whole affair.

ABit KT7A-RAID – VIA In Shape: 6 Motherboards using the renewed KTA Chipset

Jan 20, Posts: So I sent it back twice, second time I got a new board. Then take out the disk and reboot. Tue Jan 22, 5: So-called “orb” coolers like yours were generally found to be less effective than traditional HSF’s. I had a good search trying to find what version I have but gave up.

I was amazed that this serious issue wasn’t publicized more, so that people with these boards would know to flash their BIOSes and fix it. Then all is good! You can remove the hard drive trays for extra cooling. They’ve posted up pics of their cards so k7a can see what it looks like.

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Its the SB live. Thanks and glad it is working now.


Cheers for the link to the patch! Thanks for suggesting to flash the bios. VIA stated to us that the mirror chip is the newest revision of the KTA, the ones without the mirror are earlier revision of the KTA chipset, so will this make a difference?

VIA In Shape: 6 Motherboards using the renewed KT133A Chipset

I will leave it there for a while, so you and maybe others will benefit from it read my spec. I had no problems with a PCI sound card in mine.

Here’s a photo of the basic system: The North Bridge chip has been equipped with an active cooler – that’s particularly important for experiments at higher FSB clocks. ABIT and Creative use really shit electronic parts from time to time. Did you just update the bios from abit-usa.