ASUS A7V – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT overview and full product specs on CNET. Asus A7VX AMD Athlon/Duron Socket A Motherboard overview and full product specs on CNET. As with most KT motherboards we’ve seen, the ASUS A7V has native Serial ATA support courtesy of VIA’s new VT South Bridge.
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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. VIA a7g600 certainly prefer that manufacturers use their excellent VT audio codec. This is likely a feature asu also fell victim to last minute cost-cutting, since there are several available positions on the board.
One location we are particular about is the ATX pin connector position, because the cable is very bulky and difficult to connect if poorly placed. The next day, on first turn on, it would not boot and was giving error beeps.
With Athlon64, a new socket, and a new Architecture due to debut next month, we do not expect to see new and improved solutions for Socket A Athlons. This location also allows better air flow and case organization to be possible and allows the a7v60 to make use of the Slave connector on the bundled IDE cables.
We always seem to like six slots, and dislike tight DIMM slots, but you will usually have to choose one or the other with six PCI slots. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
The ADI SoundMax will be a fine solution for most users, but if you prefer a higher-end audio solution using a PCI audio card, the on-board Audio can be easily disabled.
It is in this climate that we take a look at a full-featured KT from one of the major players in the motherboard asud. Three mini-jack connections are used for standard audio, but like all 3-jack solutions, a 6-speaker setup will eliminate access to both microphone and line-out jacks by redefining the jacks as speaker connections.
Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last asu days. Show less Show more. However, with the KT so quickly becoming slotted as a value board, it is difficult to fault manufacturers who are looking for cost savings. I stripped the computer down to just the motherboard and memory.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This means that you will be able to install optical drives in the 1st and 2nd bays.
I removed the memory so it was it a bare board and it still put out error beeps. Of course, this may or may not be true for your hard drives as well, but the more normal situation will be hard drives placed in bays to the right a7c600 top right of the motherboard.
Log in Don’t have an account? We are no longer seeing reviews asking if the KT can beat nForce2 Ultra — the consensus now seems to be that nForce2 Ultra will remain the performance leader barring a major surprise.
We have found that SATA connectors and cables can be quite fragile, so they are best when their location allows them to be disturbed as little as possible. The KT boards are loaded with up-to-date features, and provide some added value compared to nForce2 motherboards. Board Layout The A7V generally has a good layout, especially considering the price it is selling for.
A7v060 seems to have quickly settled into the “value chip” category, which is really amazing when you consider the feature set asjs is potentially available in the VIA design. In the end, we can say that the large passive heatsink is effective in cooling the VIA Northbridge. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The optional module, when it becomes available, allows 11 Asjs transmission with a fall-back to 5. The above midline-right location is safe for most case layouts, but you should look carefully at the case you own, or plan to buy, to be sure the floppy location will work well with your intended motherboard.
So we are left with the very pleasant feature-rich VIA KT chipset that will likely not get the attention it otherwise deserves because it is not the single-channel chipset to finally compete with nForce2. There is plenty of room around the Socket While this is not part of the current AMD specification, it is important to those who use water-cooling or extremely large and heavy air-cooling solutions.
This makes it difficult to impossible to add or remove a memory module without first removing the video card. But as we have said in other reviews, we have yet to see the perfect board layout, and if we did, it would not likely meet the needs of some other end-users. Additional Product Features Networking Type. In our testing, the KT is a solid, trouble-free chipset that is likely one of the best ever produced by VIA.
These features are certainly not native on the more expensive nForce2 Ultra motherboards. Show More Show Less. We have known this in theory since the original nForce made its appearance, but we have recently seen, with the single-channel nForce2that single-channel can indeed compete effectively with the dual-channel nForce2 Ultra in most performance areas.
It’s hard to find someone reputable regarding IT or Computer components, so when you find someone who you can trust, it’s a good thing. When we consider that nForce2 Ultra was designed to be a “value” chipset by NVIDIA, we can only wonder what a single-channel chipset, designed for top performance, could really do on the Athlon. The above mid-right location usually works well here also, but we are much less picky about the locations of IDE RAID or SATA connections simply because the hard drives usually do not have the “reach” problem of top-bay optical drives.
The motherboard continuted to give an continuous error beep pattern that did not correspond to any of those identified in the manual or on-line.