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Although you can adjust the setting, the actual voltage being fed to the processor was never adjusted; we’re hoping this is a BIOS issue and will be fixed shortly. The AGP Pro50 slot really only makes sense for workstation-users, as the only cards that require it are made by 3D Labs.
ASUS A7V – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT Overview – CNET
Just as with the passive North Bridge cooling mentioned above, we’d like to see more motherboard manufacturers follow in ASUS’ footsteps with this design.
The A7V motherboard is no exception. This fanless design makes a lot of sense and it’s quite common on Intel-based motherboards for some reason, we’d like to see the same continue in boards from other manufacturers as well. ASUS has been a favorite of ours for quite some time; their commitment to engineering excellence has given them a leg up on the competition when it comes to competency in board manufacturing.
Oftentimes, manufacturers will use cheap North Bridge fans, which end up contributing to a noisy system, something ASUS has also managed to eliminate with this design. Log in Don’t have an account? The other issue we had with the layout of the board was that the CPU fan connector is very far away from the CPU socket.
Asus are well known for quality of build in their products. The usual on board devices that are showing up more often as well as a couple of more unique ones: Supported for use with the XP chips only, it automatically shuts down the computer if large degree of heat is detected, apparently before any damage is done.
ASUS bundled a separate bracket with the board that a7b333 both 6-pin and 4-pin Firewire connectors; this bracket obviously takes up a slot cutout in the rear of your case, but the inclusion of both 4-pin and 6-pin ports are useful since 4-pin to 6-pin cables are much more common than 6-pin to 6-pin cables. Based on the CMI chip, it supplies a quite high quality sound with supported 5. ASUS was one of the first boards to offer Thoroughbred support, though the version of the BIOS that is currently available wouldn’t allow us to change the core voltage of the Thoroughbred processor.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. A simple BIOS option that most other motherboard manufacturers offer would clear up zsus frustration in an instant. You can either use an extension on the CPU fan connector or reorient the fan so a73v33 the cable is closest to the fan connector on the motherboard.
With the prevalence of home networks and broadband internet, we would assume ASUS would find that a more valuable feature than the on-board Firewire, if they had to make a choice between the two.
Many people dislike having on board sound, so if its a pro or con is asux hard to say. Other than the issue with Kingston memory, the A7V exhibited no stability problems during our testing even with all three DIMM slots asuz.
Of the three memory slots that are on-board, we were happy to find out that you can populate all three, without sacrificing the stability of the motherboard. Whether this is truly needed in a performance board is of course debatable. The picture above gives us a view of the ports available with this motherboard, showing full legacy support I doubt a manufacturer such as ASUS that puts great store in on board features will go down the same route as ABit for a while with their legacy free AT7 motherboard.
Unfortunately here is also where we ran aa7v333 the first problem with the A7V; the a7v3333 will not work with Kingston’s DDR ValueRam at DDR aeus, though the same memory worked fine in all other motherboards.
VIA KT333 Motherboard Roundup – June 2002
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Our biggest issue with this RAID controller is that it does not offer the ability to select different stripe sizes other than 64KB and thus limits performance tremendously 64KB stripe sizes are far from ideal for most desktop applications.
The other problem we have with the ASUS board is that you cannot disable the Promise BIOS from loading, which increases boot time tremendously as the controller searches for any a7v33 attached to it. We’re not sure whether the problem is related to Kingston or ASUS at this point; seeing as how the memory worked fine in every other motherboard we’re betting the blame is with ASUS for this one.
To be honest I was too chicken to test this, but I will take their word for it. The A7V is a fairly standard motherboard from ASUS that manages to attain a good balance between an attractive board for OEMs as well as an enthusiast-class solution.
The on board audio is better than most on board audio solutions that are offered to date.