Written on: 31/01/2011
I have the GA-7n400 pro2 motherbord for 7 years and is the best motherboard for my AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton cpu. I even done some overclocking bring my cpu to 3200 MHz with 2GB kingston memory kit and a Sapphire Radeon X1650 Pro graphycs all this in a custom ventilated case an powerd up by a RaidMax rx520W powersuply and it was great at every thing: games, movies, iven on some CAD programs. Cpu temp in 100% load was 56 degres C (using a cooper base coler from Spire) the internal case temp... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by Snoopy2418 (1 review written)
As you said great to set up, good board.
All told once its in an you go surfing it's very fast. However, every time I try to burn it crashes an printing is same. Therefore I do not recommend Gigabyte motherboard... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2007 by vexedscorpion (1 review written)
The Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 is ok for a start up board (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2006 by willyboy (2 reviews written)
The Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 is an excellent motherboard. It is very reliable. I have 2 and they are both superb!
I have had slight problems with running 3Gb memory.
I read mushymarlil's comment. And don't know how mushymarlil manged to run full memory. Is it 3200, 400 or running at 333? (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2006 by dhollfelder2 (1 review written)
All things considered, You can't go wrong. However, this is a "techies" board - It took a little tweaking to slow it down to spec. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2006 by ltooz06 (3 reviews written)
I built my computer with 2500+ Barton core, 1GB Dual channel Kingston 2700, ATI AIW9000, NECDVDburner, BENQ lightscribe (new), 5 drives (200GB SATA-Maxtor, 120GB SATA-WDC, 2-120GB MAXTOR-133, 120GB-WDC), generic case with (5) 80mm fans (top,side,front,back).
I make lots of DVD movies for my family and I used many types of software: Pinnacle studio 9, Premier 1.5 pro, DVDlab pro, TMPEG authoring 1.5, Jasc photos. Although there are many problems with these software listed which cause computer... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2006 by Pasannothome (1 review written)
The Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 is a great motherboard, and supports almost everything you need in a motherboard - Sata Raid Gigabit Lan, 5.1 surround sound. What more can you ask for? Even after 1 year I can say that I have a good spec computer, unlike other motherboards on the market. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2006 by Jedi
In review I would say the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 board is nice for LOW end systems that want to support higher end equipment.
The capacitor problem is not all gigabytes fault, but the fact that so many have faild in the past, that I do not recommend these boards to anyone. Currently I recomendation on motherboards would be ASUS or their lower end AS-Rock. -Jedi (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2006 by mushymarlil (1 review written)
I have had this Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 Motherboard for about 2 years now and I'm running an AMD ATHLON XP 2800+ the processor stays at about 45-50deg.c when on 100%load and the same when idle, 25-30deg.c when on standby and the case temperature is round about 20-25deg.c i have an ATI RADEON 9800 ALL IN WONDER PRO and because all the exhaust fans are above the card it tends to get quite hot but i'll change that with a new cooler for my card, I have coolers on my 2 stripped RAID HDD's they... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2006 by tywater (1 review written)
I know there are many factors to consider for a smooth, cool running computer. The Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 for me, was a great motherboard, but short lived. My 1995 Compaq Tower lasted 8 years, but it was never as stable as the Pro 2.
Forgive me, but I do wonder if many are putting blame on the hardware when in fact they are overlooking proper installation habits. Reading the instructions carefully, and installing the hardware or software with patience, is a must to avoid instability. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2005 by bluoval351 (1 review written)
I am very happy with the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 motherboard. I have owned it for almost a year now, and is truly the most stable board I have owned. Blue screens are now a problem of the past for me! Whoohooo!
It was very, very easy to install and get running. No board is perfect though, and with this one, like a couple of the other reviews stated, the CPU gets really HOT!!! Mine runs close to 70c!! I don't have it overclocked either, but since it has given me no problems, I've learned... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2005 by mikemos
The Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 is a low cost board and fuctions fairly well. The overclocking software is pretty poor but isn't most overclocking software.
I don't know much about the "dual bios" but again, I didn't buy this board for the software. I don't know if I'd recommend this to a novice but for someone fairly technically savvy it's fine. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2005 by triumvirat (1 review written)
Errors, file loss and freeze-ups pretty much sums up the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 motherboard. These issues are a never ending problem. Cannot accomplish anything, like burning a CD. Just when you think it's running good and smoothe it crashes. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2004 by FlyingWizard (1 review written)
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 - This board is quite nice until it allows the system to generate CPU temperatures close to 70 degrees.... It generates a massive amount of heat, although not entirely to blame. The Radeon 9800 Pro faces the wrong way and the fan doesn't push the airflow towards the case or power fans.
The installation of additional IDENTICAL memory modules is near impossible (I used memory made by CRUCIAL.COM, 2x512 SS 3200 modules) The board happily accepts one module, but try to... (read more)
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