Another example of the ASUS standard would be their K7M, quite possibly the most highly anticipated motherboard for the Athlon processor. When I review motherboards, I don’t spend much time doing benchmarks, because the benchmarks between motherboards are usually very close. The A7V is a full-sized ATX motherboard, so make sure the case you are using will take a full-size board. This cut the boot time by about 30 seconds, but the boot time still remained in the 2 minute range. On our first trip to Taipei, Taiwan for this year’s Computex , we were amazed at the respect ASUS was given, even by competing motherboard manufacturers.
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It’s got an additional power board mounted at right angles to the mainboard, which you can see in the picture below. ASUS has always been one of the most solid and well-respected motherboard manufacturers in the industry.
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There are a few design goof-ups in my opinion, but overall, the A7V is a good socket-A motherboard. We also were able to run the Duron at MHz, with a core voltage of 1. Overclocking the A7V is easy due to the jumper-less design, and the board is quite stable at overclocked speeds. When I review motherboards, A7c don’t spend much time doing benchmarks, because the benchmarks between motherboards are usually very close.
For more information on the Windows shutdown bug, go here. We had been worried that bus overclocking would be all we could get with the new T-Birds and Durons. While booting off of an ATA66 drive with Windows 98SE installed, and without any ATA drives w7v, the cold boot time varied between 2 minutes 20 seconds and 2 minutes a7 seconds!
This alarm can be disabled in the BIOS, but the warning alarm should have been pre-set above 3. One slip with a pliers while trying to hook the spring clip on the catch, and you could gouge the motherboard surface.
ASUS A7V, Slot A, AMD (A7V/550/WOA/5P-UAY) Motherboard
As we continue the comparison to the KT7-RAID, the heatsink on the VIA North Bridge isn’t actively cooled like that on the ABIT board, which is fine, since we saw no need for it, at the same time, there is no thermal compound placed between the North Bridge and the heatsink itself to aid in transferring heat.
So you need to do all the settings for overclocking with the DIP switches on the board. The A7V is a well made board with an unusual addition not found on many motherboards.
Getting Athlons and Durons to run stably at MHz is about as good as you can expect. There is plenty of room to the left and right of the socket, but the catches for ass heat sink are above and below the socket, where components get in the way.
ASUS A7V Socket-A KT ATX
The lack of a convenient way of clearing the CMOS can be frustrating if you are overclocking the system. Except for the potential risk when clamping the heat sink clips, installation was easy.
Also, the placement of DIMM sockets and the additional power board near the CPU socket means that you may have problems attaching large heat sink and a7 units, such asks the Golden Orb. Having components in the way makes getting to the clips difficult. Up to 7 USB Ports max. Asus A7V Motherboard mini review Dr. I used the Detonator-2 5. I increased the bus frequency in the BIOS in steps, to see how far it would overclock before failing.
I’m much more interested in things like layout of components, selection of features, ease of installation and setup, and especially stability. There are just two solder joints on the board, and you need to find a U-shaped piece of metal which you can use to short out those two solder joints.
This cut the boot time by about 30 seconds, but the boot time still remained in the 2 minute range. The A7V is a full-sized ATX motherboard, so make sure the asu you are using will take a full-size board. It’s an arrangement we think needs reworking.
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The board has the 5 PCI plus 1 audio modem riser configuration of peripheral slots, rather than the preferred 6 PCI slot layout. Just to be sure it wasn’t a bad board, I tried a second A7V board, which exhibited the same slow boot behavior. As motherboards go, the A7V is a well rounded product.
This can be helpful when overclocking the AGP slot, for example.