CMedia – 6 Channel. Based on the CMI chip, it supplies a quite high quality sound with supported 5. 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. The A7V motherboard is no exception. ASUS bundled a separate bracket with the board that has 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.
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Log in Don’t have an account? You can disable the controller through an on-board a7v3333 but it’s much more convenient to have the option in the BIOS.
The on board audio is better a7v333 most on board audio solutions that are offered to date. You can either use an extension on the CPU fan connector or reorient the fan so that the cable is closest to the fan connector on the motherboard.
VIA KT333 Motherboard Roundup – June 2002
A simple BIOS option that most other motherboard manufacturers offer would clear up this frustration in an instant. 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. 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.
What was the best tech product of ? ASUS bundled a separate bracket with the board that has 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. Unfortunately here is also where we ran into the first problem with the A7V; the board will not work with Kingston’s DDR ValueRam at DDR speeds, though the same memory worked fine in all other motherboards.
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. Whether this is truly needed in a performance board is of course debatable. To be honest I was too chicken to test this, but I asjs take their word for it. Supported for use asuw the XP chips only, it automatically shuts down the computer if large degree of heat is detected, apparently before any damage is done.
There are two items here that clearly stand out.
The board worked just fine with all of the other DDR memory we tested. The A7V motherboard is no exception. 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 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. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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.
Based on the CMI chip, it supplies a quite high quality sound with supported 5. Normally, we don’t complain too much about layouts, unless there are some serious issues which was the case with the A7V Other than the issue with Kingston memory, the A7V exhibited no stability problems during our testing even with all three DIMM slots populated.
Q-Fan technology controls the speed of the fans on the system according to system load and slows them down or speeds them up accordingly. Asus are well known for quality of build in their products. 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.
ASUS A7V – VIA KT Motherboard Roundup – June
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. Our biggest issue with this RAID controller is that it does not offer the ability to select different zsus 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 devices attached to it.
The AGP Pro50 slot really only makes sense for workstation-users, as the only cards that require it are made by 3D Labs.