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. There seem to be three revisions of this board in existence, one with Onboard Audio, one with Multiplier Dip-Switches and one with both of these features. Even with the processor running at 1. As AMD slowly shift their processor packages from Slot A over to Socket A, a new crop of compatible motherboards have started to emerge. Large Size might be a problem for smaller cases.
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ASUS A7V Socket-A KT133 ATX
The version that I tested is revision 1. The voltage range on the A7V is between 1.
The latter is very rear, but the one with Multiplier Dip-Switches is the a7b interesting, as it allows limitless overclocking potential when used with a willing CPU. There are four drilled holes, one in each corner of the Socket A.
Review: ASUS A7V – Mainboard –
Click to find out more. Therefore a standard heat sink and fan combo will be insufficient for overclocking. After a lot of tweaking, I managed to get the CPU running stable at Mhz, which is what its set at now as I type this review.
Vd with the processor running at 1. I used a small drop of heat transfer compound to aid the heat sink in its duties. While it is difficult to say exactly why ASUS chose to mount these components vertically, there are a number of possibilities that could hold true. The thought of an upgradeable VRM module had come to mind upon first seeing the A7V, especially with the power needs of the higher clocked Socket-A processors rising dramatically.
ASUS A7V Socket-A KT ATX
The Asus was one of the first Socket A motherboards to be released, and appears to have vs advantages over its rivals. Being on a riser board means that a large heat sink or other cooling devices can be fitted onto the board without fear of lack of space.
After setting up Windows 98 Second Edition, and all necessary drivers and Detonator 6. The larger board size means that all necessary connections are nicely laid out and in well thought of locations. The A7V is a very competent motherboard, with a host of impressive features. It holds all of the necessary voltage regulating capacitors that create a stable voltage for the chip.
ASUS A7V – motherboard – ATX – Slot A – KT133 Series
As AMD slowly shift their processor packages from Slot A over to Socket A, a new crop of compatible motherboards have started to emerge. Unlike other markets that we are report on, there seems to be much less bashing of competing companies in the motherboard industry, and more competition based solely on the merits of a company’s products. A little bit of case modding later resulted in correct placing of riser supports to mount the motherboard on.
ASUS has always been one of the most solid and well-respected motherboard v in the industry. Voltage selection is adjusted by using a series of four jumpers close to the CPU.
Reference pictures on the box indicate that there were no heat sinks present originally; they must have been added after concerns were raised possibly after stability testing proved the chipset to generate a lot of heat.
Without an unlocked processor, only the FSB can be altered to gain extra speed. The advantages of an overclocked PC are apparent here as the speed of is only a whisker slower that an Athlon 1Ghz and on par with a 1Ghz Pentium 3 Processor.
There seem to be three revisions of this board in existence, one with Onboard Audio, one with Multiplier Dip-Switches and one with both of these features. The A7V is definitely the motherboard to get if you have an Unlocked Duron or Thunderbird Athlon processors as it will allow you to get maximum performance from your hardware.
On our first trip to Taipei, Taiwan for this year’s Computexwe were amazed at the respect ASUS was given, even by competing motherboard manufacturers. The most interesting feature on the A7V is its various dipswitches that control Multiplier adjustment and front side bus adjustment.
The excellent overclocking potential. Memory bus operates at MHz or MHz.