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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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Log in Don’t have an account? The next day, on first turn on, it would not boot and was giving error beeps. Show less Show more. This is a question, however, that we will probably never see answered in the marketplace.

Asus A7V600-X AMD Athlon/Duron Socket A Motherboard

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. Three mini-jack connections are used for standard audio, but like all 3-jack solutions, a 6-speaker setup will eliminate wsus to both microphone and line-out jacks by redefining the jacks as speaker connections.

These features are certainly not native on the more expensive nForce2 Ultra motherboards. So do the features of the A7V make this the KT board to own? Excellent computer pdts vendor The A7V floppy connection is also well placed with the IDE connectors in the above mid-right z7v600. VIA would certainly prefer that manufacturers use their excellent VT audio codec.

The optional module, when it becomes available, allows 11 Mbps transmission with a fall-back to 5. There are no Firewire ports, but ASUS does include a game port connection and bracket, which will be important to some.

Log in Don’t have an account? Save on Motherboards Trending price is based asys prices over last 90 days. 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. But as we have said in other reviews, we have yet to see the perfect board layout, and if we did, it would ashs likely meet the needs of some other end-users.

ASUS A7V – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT Overview – CNET

However, a quick check of other KT boards found that almost all of them provide only the pin ATX connector. The connectors are placed so they are out of the way of other connectors on the board — at the middle of the board to the right.


The KT boards are loaded with up-to-date features, and provide some added value compared to nForce2 motherboards. 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.

ASUS A7V600 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT600 Series

In auss testing, the KT is a solid, trouble-free chipset that is likely one of the best ever produced by VIA. Skip to main content. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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.

KT seems to have quickly settled into the zsus chip” category, which is really amazing when you consider the feature set that is potentially available in the VIA design. This means that you will be able to install optical drives in the 1st and 2nd bays.

ASUS A7V Board Layout – ASUS A7V Feature-Laden – Value-Priced

This is likely a feature that also fell victim to last minute cost-cutting, since there are several available positions on the board. 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. 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.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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.


I stripped the computer down to just the motherboard and memory. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. See all 3 pre-owned listings. 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.

Best Selling in Motherboards See all. Log in Don’t have an account? There is plenty of room around the Socket Show More Show Less. Board Layout The A7V generally has a good layout, especially considering the price it is selling for.

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item doesn’t belong on this page. We have known this in theory since a7c600 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.

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. 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. Additional Product Features Networking Type. 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 market. But it is not the performance equal of nForce2 Ultraand will likely get dismissed by aus. In the end, we can say that the large passive heatsink is effective in cooling the VIA Northbridge. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.