The Bad

We've yet to see any KT133 boards available with the ability to unlock the multiplier of AMD's Socket-A CPU's, but if such a feature does come to market, it will be sorely missed on the GA-7ZX by all overclockers. So far, the possibility of unlocking the Thunderbird and Duron is looking gloomy, but we're still holding out hope that someone will figure it out.

Also along the lines of overclocking, we'd like to see a jumperless CPU setup from Gigabyte with more bus speeds and the ability to tweak the CPU's core voltage. These features have proven to be quite useful for overclockers everywhere.

The second biggest complaint with the GA-7ZM, which is relatively minor overall, is the fact that Gigabyte continues to not include the header required to take advantage of the second set of USB ports.

USB Compatibility

  • Number of Front Universal Serial Bus Root Ports: 2

  • Number of Rear Universal Serial Bus Root Ports: 2

  • USB IRQ Enable/Disable in BIOS: Yes

  • USB Keyboard Support in BIOS: Yes


Recommended SDRAM

Recommended SDRAM: 1 x 128MB Corsair PC133 SDRAM; 1 x 128MB Mushkin PC133 SDRAM

SDRAM Tested: 1 x 128MB Corsair PC133 SDRAM; 1 x 128MB Mushkin PC133 SDRAM

Manufacturer: Corsair
Purchase Website: http://www.corsairmicro.com

Manufacturer: Mushkin
Purchase Website: http://www.mushkin.com


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