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InnoDB BD-7300 D in the test: Market entry with VIA KT266A

InnoDB BD-7300 D in the test: Market entry with VIA KT266A

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After we first saw the deep black and then the fact that after installing the board there wasn't much of it anyway will remain behind for the eyes of the beholder, our first glance wandered in the direction of the CPU socket. This is offset by 90 ° C compared to the usual design, which has a positive effect on the assembly of a cooling body. The BD-7300D also offers plenty of space and the so-called mounting wholes, which AMD removed from its specifications at the beginning of the year, are also still available. For the cooling fanatics, InnoBD has chosen the position of the ATX power connection above the 'AirFlow' base. This effectively prevents the cable harness from 'running over' the CPU fan.

InnoBD BD-7300D with KT266A

Incidentally, the active cooler mounted on the northbridge can be understood as a rather quiet representative of its craft. However, as the past has shown, it holdsgood impression with mainboard fans often only last a few weeks. What would be necessary, MSI does not show the air whisk on the mainboard.

InnoBD BD-7300D with KT266A

The BD-7300D does not offer any special upgrade options. Five PCI and one CNR slots are currently the quasi-standard, only the AGP-Pro port stands out slightly. So far, however, this is really only used in the CAD area, in which the power consumption of the graphics cards would otherwise not be manageable.

InnoBD BD-7300D with KT266A

The EIDE ports turned out to be unproblematic at first glance. But after installing the very wide GeForce2 Ultra, the cable assembly turned out to be relatively tricky, as the end of the card hid the EIDE ports unfavorably. The undertaking is by no means impossible, but one could certainly have found a more user-friendly place here.

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