The socket has plenty of room around it ensuring that even large coolers are relatively easy to fit. The scaling of the Asus at Mhz informs us of that. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Impressive results all-round Let’s pay a visit to page 1 of our benchmarker’s Bible and try the old favourite that is Quake 3. 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. With only the 3 audio jacks on the standard ATX sound connector, the rear speakers plug into the blue line in and the center and sub channel’s share the mic port.

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Through preliminary tests we were able to ascertain that SETI is extremely sensitive to memory auddio. These extra bays are to provide extra power for those hungry video cards, but how many AGP Pro video cards have we seen lately?

ASUS A7V266-C – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A

We’ve been able to empirically prove that Pifast thrives not only on pure CPU speed but also on memory throughput. We weren’t surprised to see the board soldiering on even after extended abuse.

Part of Asus’ reputation is built on producing extremely stable motherboards. We found it audi to tell the difference between this and our Sonic Fury, praise indeed for the on-board solution. Previous Page Next Page.


We tried to find the limit of the motherboard by using a factory-unlocked 1. This boded well for our overclocking efforts.

We ran the board continuously for well over 16 hours with Prime95 and SETI both taxing the system uadio. The board also has a fail-safe booting mechanism.

We’re using Xmpeg 2. We would also like to see a completely jumper-free mode in BIOS.

ASUS A7VC – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET

We’ll try the test at Fastest to garner an idea of total throughput and then at Quality to represent something that mirrors actual playing resolutions. Here’s a quick look at our overclocking result. Another aspect to bear in mind is the relative running speeds of both systems when set at CPU defaults. RAID 1 is more commonly used to back up data as one drive simply mirrors what’s is on the other.

Although the memory benchmarks hinted at a difference, we are still surprised to see it almost 3 seconds behind the MSI albeit running asynchronously. You’ll typically find an Asus board sitting in a ready-built PC.

Although latency is cut in half, you do sacrifice some security as RAID 0, by it’s very nature, has no redundancy. We’ll start the ball rolling with one of our favourites, namely 3DMark SE. Our strict timings and use of the performance-enhancing 1T command certainly pay dividends here.

Motherboard Watch: Asus A7V – ExtremeTech

But no matter what we tried above just became too unstable. One thing to take away from this test is the impressive performance all-round. Let’s see 7av266 they shaped up. Out a7v26 is immediately drawn to the number of jumpers and dip-switches on the board, something we are seeing less of these days.


It appears as if the better memory optimisations, coupled with running memory asynchronously, really help the MSI here. Another fan header sits just to the right of the floppy port. Just a brief glimpse reveals that Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies.

ASUS A7V266 KT266 Motherboard

Can you say consistent? Will the trend that we’ve observed so far continue here? With CPU’s increasing in speed a7f266 more power than is needed, these devices don’t impact the system as bad as they have done in the a7g266. Top marks to Asus for once again producing an impeccably behaving motherboard. We could successfully run our XP 13x on the board without any problems, an upgraded BIOS may be needed for future processors.

We know that many of our readers x7v266 interested in SETI. The Asus seems to fall short of this little bit extra, it does a lot of things well but fails to set our world on fire. The words that spring to this reviewer’s mind are stability, quality and reliability.