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VDIMM is changeable from 2. Here is where all the connectors come together, and this backplane is laid out like Intel’s Desktop boards. 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. Continuing along with the elegance theme, ASUS is one of the first motherboard manufacturers to implement serious thermal protection on their Socket-A motherboards. Normally, we don’t complain too much about layouts, unless there are some serious issues which was the case with the A7V

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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.

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Here is where all the connectors come together, and this backplane is laid out networm Intel’s Desktop boards. Post Your Comment Please log a7v33 or sign up to comment. Previous Page Next Page.

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 a7v333 and 6-pin ports are useful since 4-pin to 6-pin cables are much more common than 6-pin to 6-pin cables. CE was supposed to be the official retail one that allows better overclocking; however, CD seems to be on a lot of boards at the moment. ASUS has been a favorite of ours for quite some time; their commitment to engineering excellence has given them a leg up on the competition when it comes to competency in board manufacturing.


Overclocking on this board was a dream. As for overclocking features, ASUS’ standard features are here. Then we have our Audio ports, 3 of them for the 3 connectors needed for 5. Oftentimes, manufacturers will use cheap 7av333 Bridge fans, which end up contributing to a noisy system, something ASUS has also managed to eliminate with this design.

The board worked just fine with all of the other DDR memory we tested. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. No AGP voltage changes are available on this board and not likely to be in the future.

In fact, they are in pretty good positions. 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. Next 2 serial and 1 parallel ports. 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, av333 they had to make a choice between the two.

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.

Though it can’t replace an Audigy, it can do the same job as a SB Live: This is a little disappointing but nothing to cry about. You can disable the controller through an on-board jumper but it’s much more convenient to have the option in the BIOS. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website.

A simple BIOS option that most other motherboard manufacturers offer would clear up this frustration in an instant. You can either have it output to the PC speaker or through the C-Media chip and out your speakers; excellent.


You can find products similar to this one for sale below. You get 4 USB 2. 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. Normally, we don’t complain too much about layouts, unless there are some serious issues which was the case with the A7V This device supports 5.

Subscribe to our Newsletter. This chip supports three IEE compliant ports, however, ASUS’ expansion bracket only has one port and the board only has one header. New to the market, this chipset brings all the great features that the KTA provided and a few extras. 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.

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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.

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 entwork is with ASUS for this one. Vcore can be adjusted from 1.

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