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. The most interesting feature on the A7V is its various dipswitches that control Multiplier adjustment and front side bus adjustment. Buying a motherboard made by a manufacturer like Asus is also a plus as new BIOS updates will always be available, unlike many smaller PC component companies, and its wide use in the overclocking community ensures support is available from all levels. It has a vast array of special high-end features that complement the Socket A processor. The stability it gave during benchmarking and still does. Even with the processor running at 1. As you can see there is not a lot of difference in it.
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Its set to FSB and 9x Multiplier. Any company can copy a reference design; a good manufacturer improves upon it.
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. Memory bus operates at MHz or MHz.
To overclock a Socket A processor, the multiplier bridges must be unlocked, and this can be done using the pencil trick, or, it is possible to purchase specially unlocked processors, which have been made multiplier free.
It a7f to be very stable in testing and also in day-to-day usage.
An instant winner in aeus eyes, the CUSL2 took the same chipset that every other motherboard manufacturer was equipped with, and managed to produce a motherboard that was more impressive than any other design based on that chipset. Unfortunately this heat sink is not approved by AMD, as it has been know to crush the cores of several chips, as the core material is very fragile, thus resulting in an unusable chip.
Asus A7V-VE Quick Start Manual: External Connectors
The K7M turned out to be the most mature AMD board in a time when finding a solid Athlon motherboard was quite difficult. Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Asus has recognised the needs of the most extreme Overclockers by including drilled holes on the PCB where heavy duty cooling equipment can be physically bolted onto the board in safe locations.
The Northbridge chip has a heat sink on for passive cooling, presumably to make the board more stable. After setting up Windows 98 Second Edition, and all necessary drivers and Detonator 6.
The A7V is a very competent motherboard, with a host of impressive features. The Asus was one of the first Socket A motherboards to be released, and appears to have many advantages over its rivals.
The ability to overclock a chip this way is not documented in the Asus manual but is shown on the Asus website.
A7V-E | ASUS Global
Voltage selection is adjusted by using a series of four jumpers close to the CPU. 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. Memory benchmarks are to expected as the memory is only running at mhz and its Generic memory as well. A little bit of case modding later resulted in correct placing of riser supports to mount the motherboard on. I had read a lot of reviews before parting with my hard earned cash, and the seemed to offer the best overclocking potential.
The most interesting feature on the A7V is its various dipswitches that control Multiplier adjustment and front side bus adjustment.
ASUS A7V Socket-A KT ATX
After a bit of toying around with ways to lessen their involvement with the production s7v the K7M, ASUS eventually rose to the point where they came out and fully supported the motherboard. It has a vast array of special high-end features that ashs the Socket A processor. Buying a motherboard made by a manufacturer like Asus is also a plus as new BIOS updates will always be available, unlike many smaller PC component companies, and its wide use in the overclocking community ensures support is available from all levels.
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. 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.
Aeus form factor x mm. 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. Below is the Sandra Multimedia Benchmark Scores at mhz.
This implies that the idea was a a7b 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.
A mod has been done where the voltage range has been shifted upwards to about 2. Even without an Unlocked processor, the A7V still continues to shine with its extra features that make it suitable for a high-end system. 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.