Vcore can be raised from 1. FSB adjustment can be made in 1Mhz increments from – Mhz respectively. If you’re looking for a solid, feature-laden motherboard, you can do considerably worse than the A7VE. We’re somewhat under-whelmed by the performance of the Asus with the stock XP. Asus have worked hard to gain this enviable reputation, work that has seen them leap to become to 1 manufacturer of PC motherboards world-wide.

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That’s not to say that Asus have not been busy in the retail channel, just one look at their extensive product catalogue informs you of that.

We liked the use of the C-Media sound chip, we also appreciated the quality of the manual and general appearance of the package. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. The black borders are cropped to save unnecessary encoding time.

Here’s a quick look at the CPU adjustments available. Although the memory benchmarks hinted at a difference, we are still surprised to see it x7v266 3 seconds behind the MSI albeit running asynchronously. This feature is quite handy if you push the board too far. Asus have sonud hard to gain this enviable reputation, work that has seen them leap to become to 1 manufacturer of PC motherboards world-wide. Although latency is cut in half, you do sacrifice some security as RAID 0, by it’s very nature, has no redundancy.


ASUS A7VE – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET

Our visual preferences were xx32 Normal settings. We ran the board continuously for well over 16 hours with Prime95 and SETI both taxing the system simultaneously. Strong performances all-round here. We could successfully run our XP 13x on the board without any problems, an upgraded BIOS may be needed for future processors. We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast. It also sports an upgraded South bridge which is now ATA compliant.

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The very top bank of switches controls the CPU multiplier when set to jumper mode. Using slightly stricter settings resulted in failed boot-ups. The scaling of the Asus at Mhz informs us of that. Three Kings is the DVD of choice, it’s mixture of action and dialogue make it an excellent benchmarking test. Starting at the top and working our way down, we firstly see the rotated ZIFF socket.

Will the trend that we’ve observed so far continue here? The Asus is almost unique in that it offers both jumper and jumper-free modes of operation. So far we’ve seen the Asus put up a commendable performance in our benchmarks, let’s now sounx on gaming and see if it continues to do so.


ASUS A7V266-E – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series

You receive souns excellently written main instruction manual, a quick setup guide for those who simply want to fire the motherboard up with the minimum of reading, a USB 1. A similar story to the Pifast results, one that should come as no surprise by now.

The Asus at Mhz takes an expected lead in this test. We appreciate that little touch. We’re using Xmpeg 2.

We’re looking at speeds greater than real-time here. We weren’t surprised to see the board soldiering on even after extended abuse.

Review: Asus A7VE RAID Motherboard – Mainboard –

We tried to find the limit of the motherboard by using a factory-unlocked 1. Asus also show the relative running speed of the PCI bus. We’ve not seen this before, presumably it ensures compatibility with the different processors.

Using our XP 13xcooled with a modified dual-fan Taisoland 1. As has been mentioned above, the sounnd can be set to jumper-free mode by changing the position of one jumper.