ASUS has attained this high level of respect by consistently delivering some of the most reliable, high performing and flexible motherboard designs we have ever seen. I’m much more interested in things like layout of components, selection of features, ease of installation and setup, and especially stability. This cut the boot time by about 30 seconds, but the boot time still remained in the 2 minute range. This alarm can be disabled in the BIOS, but the warning alarm should have been pre-set above 3. Another example of the ASUS standard would be their K7M, quite possibly the most highly anticipated motherboard for the Athlon processor.
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The reason it is so bad, is that there is no jumper! We had been worried that bus overclocking would be all we could get with the new T-Birds and Durons. The connector, being positioned just along the asux of the first DIMM slot, doesn’t get s7v the way of much and it is a better location than we’ve seen others place it; however, ABIT’s “along the edge” positioning would be even more desirable.
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. Except for the potential risk when clamping the heat sink clips, installation was easy.
ASUS A7V, Slot A, AMD Motherboard
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 fan units, such as the Golden Orb.
When I review motherboards, I don’t spend much time doing benchmarks, because the benchmarks between motherboards are usually very close.
This cut the boot time by about 30 adus, but the boot time still remained in the 2 minute range. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Here’s what Asus has to say about the A7V: But Asus added the ability to change the multiplier right on the motherboard. But on the A7V, when I moved the jumper from it’s normal position at 3. And while the A7V has 4 built-in fan connectors, none of them is located near the bottom of the board for the front case fan.
Once again, ASUS was armed with the same chipset as everyone else, but they were simply able to produce a better implementation than the competition.
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At first, I thought there might be a problem, but it eventually booted normally. I’m much more interested in things like layout of components, selection of features, ease of installation and setup, and especially stability. The board has the 5 PCI plus 1 audio modem riser configuration of peripheral slots, rather than the preferred 6 PCI slot layout. So you need to do all the settings for overclocking with the DIP switches on the board.
Getting Athlons and Durons to asys stably at MHz is about as good as you can expect. It’s got an additional power board mounted at right angles to the mainboard, asuw you can see in the picture below.
It’s an arrangement we think needs reworking. For more information on the Windows shutdown bug, go here. I tested the A7V revision 1. On first bootup, I was very surprised by the length of time required for the system to boot. This can be helpful when overclocking the AGP slot, for example. Shutdown times were another story altogether. However, fast shutdown times on new systems can actually be a problem. As motherboards go, the A7V is a well rounded product.
ASUS has always been one of the most solid and well-respected motherboard manufacturers in the industry. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
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. Another example of the A7 standard would be their K7M, quite possibly the most highly anticipated motherboard for the Athlon processor. Since their cautious entry into the Athlon motherboard market, ASUS has become much more comfortable with releasing boards that support AMD’s flagship.
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The A7V is a well made board with an unusual addition not found on many motherboards. Up to 7 USB Ports max.
The A7V is a full-sized ATX motherboard, so make sure the case you are using will take a full-size board. This alarm can be disabled in the BIOS, but the warning alarm should have been pre-set above 3.