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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In the end, we can say that the large passive heatsink is effective in cooling the VIA Northbridge. When we consider that nForce2 Ultra was designed to be a “value” chipset by NVIDIA, we can only wonder what aa7v600 single-channel chipset, designed for top performance, could really do on the Athlon.

In the end, while we can find consensus on many things related to board layout, there are others that depend on your actual case design. This means that you will be able to install optical drives in the 1st and 2nd bays. However, with the KT so quickly becoming slotted as a value board, it is difficult to fault manufacturers who are looking for cost savings.

So do the features of the Aeus make this the KT board to own? This is likely a feature that also fell victim to last minute cost-cutting, since there are several available positions on the board.

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The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. 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. VIA would certainly prefer that manufacturers use their excellent VT audio codec.


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 or top right of the motherboard.

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. The connectors are placed so they are out of the way of other connectors on the board — at the middle of the awus to the right.

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Due to the limitations of the Athlon architecture, there is no inherent reason why a dual-channel chipset would be the performance leader on the AMD Athlon platform. Board Layout The A7V generally has a good layout, especially considering the price it is selling for.

This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. There are no Firewire ports, but ASUS does include a game port connection and bracket, which will be important to some.

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.


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I stripped the computer down to just the motherboard and memory. Skip to main content. 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.

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Log in Don’t have an account? This location also allows better air flow and case organization to be possible and allows the user to make use of the Slave connector on the bundled IDE cables. Gave up and built a brand new computer.