The excellent overclocking potential. The inclusion of an AMR slot and onboard Audio features mean that this board is not only geared for the overclocking community, but also for OEM manufactures who like to use boards with many onboard features to keep the cost down. The most interesting feature on the A7V is its various dipswitches that control Multiplier adjustment and front side bus adjustment. On of the biggest advantage to extreme Overclockers is the presence of a riser board next to the positioning of the Socket A. The FSB can be increased in 1mhz increments in the — mhz range. Asus has recognised the needs of the most extreme Overclockers by including drilled holes on the PCB where heavy duty cooling equipment can be physically bolted onto the board in safe locations. With a specially unlocked processor at my disposal, I was able to tweak the settings to gain every extra Mhz from the chip.

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The ability to overclock a chip this way is not documented in the Asus manual but is shown on the Asus website. Asus has recognised the needs of the most extreme Overclockers by including drilled holes on the PCB where heavy duty cooling equipment can be physically bolted onto the board in safe locations. The FSB can be increased in 1mhz increments in the — mhz range. If you remember, the release of the K7M wasn’t as clean cut as most of ASUS’ earlier motherboard launches, simply because the company’s close ties to Intel made releasing an AMD based motherboard for use with the AMD Athlon far from the best way to maintain a healthy relationship with Intel.

Review: ASUS A7V – Mainboard –

Its set to Asuus and 9x Multiplier. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. This implies that the idea was a late one, and is further backed up by the fact that there are many revisions of this board, the original with Audio being without the necessary switches.

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Memory bus operates at MHz or MHz. Unlike other markets that we are report on, there seems to be much less bashing of competing vve in the motherboard industry, and more competition based solely on the merits of a company’s products.

Integrated AC ’97 compliant 3D audio controller. On automatic settings, the BIOS can control these settings and to a degree can be used for changing the FSB and voltage input, but greater accuracy is achieved by using dipswitches and jumpers.

We have yet to see ASUS do something that didn’t have a very good reason behind it, so we’re going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that their engineers know what they’re doing.

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It proved to be very stable in testing and also in day-to-day usage. The A7V is a very competent motherboard, with a host of impressive features. ATX form factor x mm. After a lot of tweaking, I managed to get the CPU running stable at Aasus, which is what its set at now as I type this review.

ASUS A7V – motherboard – ATX – Slot A – KT133 Series

Voltage selection is adjusted by using a series of four jumpers close to the CPU. This way maximum system stability is achieved and a processor can be overclocked at the same time. SiSoft Sandra Standard Asks After a bit of toying around with ways to lessen their involvement with the production of the K7M, ASUS eventually rose to the point where they came out and fully supported the motherboard.

Large Size might be a problem for smaller cases. With a processor which is unlocked and the ability to change the multiplier, increasing the FSB becomes a much less desirable, as the processor can be overclocked and still be kept inside its rated FSB. If need be, ASUS could theoretically easily replace the VRM module it’s not plugged into a socket, so you would have to de-solder the connections before removing the board with a quick RMA back to the factory, but then again, we’re not sure if this was what ASUS had in mind.

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We haven’t seen an immediate need for including thermal compound in this location and it doesn’t fe stability as far as we know, so we didn’t count against ASUS for not including it. I used a small drop of heat transfer compound to aid the heat sink in its duties.

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Memory benchmarks are to expected as the memory is only running at mhz and its Generic memory as well. The inclusion of an AMR slot and onboard Audio features mean that this board is not only geared for the overclocking community, but also for OEM manufactures who like to use boards with many onboard qsus to keep the cost down.

Also on the board is support for up to 7 USB ports that is provided on a small hub that sits in a s7v bay. The advantages of an overclocked PC a77v apparent here as the speed of is only a whisker slower that an Athlon 1Ghz and on par with a 1Ghz Pentium 3 Processor. Buying a motherboard made by a manufacturer like Asus is also a plus as new BIOS updates will always be available, unlike many smaller PC component companies, and its wide use in the overclocking community ensures support is available from all levels.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The Northbridge chip has a heat sink on ge passive cooling, presumably to make the board more stable. The latter is very rear, but the one with Multiplier Dip-Switches is the most interesting, as it allows limitless overclocking potential when used with a willing CPU.

Asue reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. The most interesting feature on the A7V is its various dipswitches that control Multiplier adjustment and front side bus adjustment.