MSI KT4V-L (MS-6712)
By Robert Jon Cox

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 08:27                                        Created on: 11 January 2003

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ABOUT THIS SITE

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This page is about my MSI KT4V-L (MS-6712) mainboard.  

I provide this information for you to use as a reference point.

Iím not guaranteeing anything here. 

The information posted is for the average user.  I am an average user.  I am NOT into overclocking. I am trying to....and have achieved.... rock-solid system stability.

If you have any questions I'll try my best to help.  

This is the first system I have built from the ground up.  My knowledge is limited though....  If you have any recommendations you would like to share I'd appreciate it.

You can email me here:


  

SOLVE YOUR KT4V-L / CPU HEAT PROBLEM
(start here)

 

MY NEW CREATION:  A NEW MSI K9N DIAMOND SYSTEM!

My Computer is made up of the following components

BIOS & SYSTEM DRIVERS INSTALLED

  • Born-On Date:  19 December 2002
  • Last Problem Date:  23 January 2003

This system has been run nearly every day for over 6 years and counting.  Aside from my initial heat problems which were resolved its been a rock-solid machine and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MSI!

  • MSI KT4V-L (MS 6712-02) Mainboard
  • VIA VT6103 LAN Controller
  • Verizon FiOS (5Mbps/2Mbps)
  • RealTek ALC650 6-channel audio
  • USB 2.0 Controller/6 USB Ports
After my PC was up and running (stable) I uninstalled the D-Bracket, opting instead to have 6 available USB ports (4 in back/2 in front).  Never had any problems.
  • CPU AMD XP 2100+ CPU @ 1.73 GHz (Palamino 0.18) Socket 462
  • DDR DIMM Slot 1 256MB Kingston PC2100 CL2.5 DDR RAM
  • DDR DIMM Slot 2 256MB Kingston PC2100 CL2.5 DDR RAM
  • DDR DIMM Slot 3 512MB Kingston PC2700 CL2.5 DDR RAM
I wanted to add more RAM to my system but could not find PC2100; I had to go with PC2700.  Due to the RAM speed mix I know the system will run at 2100.
  • IDE-1 Master Western Digital 40GB 8MB cache 7200 RPM HDD (NTFS)
  • IDE-1 Slave Sony 16x DVD (DDU 1621)
  • IDE-2 Master LITEON 52x32x52 CD-RW
  • IDE-2 Slave Western Digital 120GB 7200 RPM HDD (NTFS)
  • AGP MSI FX5200 8X128MB DDR
  • PCI-1 Open
  • PCI-2 SuperaMax 56i modem
  • PCI-3 Open
  • PCI-4 Sil 3112A SATALink PCI Host Controller
    • Slot 1: Open (moved to new PC)
    • Slot 2: Open
  • PCI-5 Open
  • PCI-6 Open
  • CNR Open
  • Windows XP Home 2002 w/SP2
  • Thermaltake Highest Performance SMART & SILENT VOLCANO 9 Cooler
  • Antec Reference Silver Thermal Compound
  • 350W Enermax Neon/Window (CS-3051L) S3A ATX case
  • 5 80mm fans
  • Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse USB
  • Samsung 19-inch 913T monitor Analog
     
  • Current temps in PCAlert4 (Bios indicate about 4c lower):
  CPU HALT Command in Bios
Disabled Enabled
CPU Idle 36c -
System

30c

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OTHER STUFF

Designed for WIN XP

MS Windows XP

 

 

 

 

 
KT4 LINKS

KT4V-L HEAT ISSUES

KT4V information and support

Computer forums I hang around in:

Most folks tell me their KT4V-L Mainboard runs very hot.  My initial CPU idle temp was 61c.  Look at my photos to see how I got my CPU idle temp down to 36c! 

 

Honor the Missing in Action and Killed in Action of Taffy III

We do remember.  We won't forget.


Robert Jon Cox - webmaster@bosamar.com
Last revised March 14, 2009
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