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. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. CMedia – 6 Channel. Based on the CMI chip, it supplies a quite high quality sound with supported 5. You can disable the controller through an on-board jumper but it’s much more convenient to have the option in the BIOS.

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Other than the issue with Kingston memory, the A7V exhibited no stability problems during our testing even with all three DIMM slots populated. 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.

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.

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.

The board worked just fine with all of the other DDR memory we tested. 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. We’re not sure whether the problem is related to Kingston or ASUS at this point; seeing as how the memory worked fine in every other motherboard we’re betting the blame is with ASUS for this one.

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.

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asks 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 aaus than 6-pin to 6-pin cables.

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. Click to find out more. Normally, we don’t complain too much about layouts, unless there are some serious issues which was the case with the A7V The A7V motherboard is no exception. The AGP Pro50 slot really only makes sense for workstation-users, as the only cards that require it are made by 3D A7b333.

Post Your Comment A7v33 log in or sign up to comment. Our biggest issue with this RAID controller is that it does not offer the ability to select different stripe sizes other than 64KB and thus limits performance tremendously 64KB stripe sizes are far from ideal for most desktop applications.

Review: Asus A7V – Mainboard –

Whether this is truly needed in a performance board is of course debatable. Continuing along with the elegance theme, ASUS zsus one of the first motherboard manufacturers to implement serious thermal protection on their Socket-A motherboards.

The usual on board devices that are showing up more often as well as a couple of more unique ones: The on board audio is better than most on board audio solutions that are offered to date. Many people dislike having on board sound, so if its a pro or con is too hard to say. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. This fanless design makes a lot of sense and it’s quite common on Intel-based motherboards for some reason, we’d like to see the same continue in boards from other manufacturers as well.

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CMedia – 6 Channel. Of the three memory slots that are on-board, we were happy to find out that you can populate all three, without sacrificing the stability of the motherboard.

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. 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 ssus searches for any devices attached to it.

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We’ve brought up the issue wsus ASUS but have not received an answer yet. To be honest I was too chicken to test this, but I will take their word for it. A simple BIOS option that most other motherboard manufacturers offer would clear up this frustration in an instant. 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. 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.

There are two items here that clearly stand out.

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Based on 7av333 CMI chip, it supplies a quite high quality sound with supported 5. You can disable the controller through an on-board jumper but it’s much more convenient to have the option in the BIOS.

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.