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. The on board audio is better than most on board audio solutions that are offered to date. Whether this is truly needed in a performance board is of course debatable. 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. Many people dislike having on board sound, so if its a pro or con is too hard to say.
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ASUS A7V333 Motherboard Review
The usual on board devices that are showing up more often as well as a couple of more unique ones: Asus are well known a7f333 quality of build in their products.
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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.
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. 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. A simple BIOS option that most other motherboard manufacturers offer would clear up this frustration in an instant.
You can either use an extension on the CPU fan connector or reorient the fan so that the cable is closest to the fan connector on the motherboard.
Log in Don’t have an account? Many people dislike having on board sound, aaus if its a pro or con is too hard to say. Other than xsus issue with Kingston memory, the A7V exhibited no stability problems during our testing even with all three DIMM slots populated.
You can disable the controller through an on-board a7v3333 but it’s much more convenient to have the option in the BIOS. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. What was the best tech product of ? Click to find out more. Normally, we don’t wsus too much about layouts, unless there are some serious issues which was the case with the A7V Based on the CMI chip, it supplies a quite high quality sound with supported 5.
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. 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. 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 motherboard is no exception. 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.
Unfortunately here is also where we ran into the first problem with the A7V; the board will not work with Kingston’s DDR ValueRam asuus DDR speeds, though the same memory worked fine in all other motherboards. CMedia – 6 Channel.
ASUS A7V Motherboard Review
There are two items here that clearly stand out. 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. 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.
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.
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 common 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.
ASUS was one of the first boards to offer Thoroughbred support, though the version of the BIOS that is currently available wouldn’t allow us to change the core voltage of the Thoroughbred processor. The other problem we have with the ASUS board is that you cannot disable w7v333 Promise BIOS from loading, which increases boot time tremendously as the controller searches for any devices auss to it.
The AGP Pro50 slot really only makes sense for workstation-users, as the only cards that require it are made by 3D Labs. We’ve brought up the issue with ASUS but have not received an answer yet.