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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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Best Selling in Motherboards See all. 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. KT seems to have quickly settled into the “value chip” category, which is really amazing when you consider the feature set that is potentially available in the VIA design.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. We are no longer seeing reviews asking if the KT can beat nForce2 Ultra — the consensus now seems to be that nForce2 Ultra will remain the performance leader barring a major surprise. Using old electronics is always a risk, particularly motherboards with asuw huge number of electrolytic capacitors. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

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We have known this in theory since the 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.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. 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.

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.


However, a quick check of other KT boards found that almost all of them provide only the pin ATX connector. The A7V floppy connection is also well placed with the IDE connectors in the above mid-right location. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

There is plenty of room around the Socket This location also allows better air flow and case organization to be possible and allows the user to make use of the Slave connector on the bundled IDE cables. VIA would certainly prefer that manufacturers use their excellent VT audio codec.

Board Layout The A7V asux has a good layout, especially considering the price it is selling for.

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

This means that you will be able to install optical drives in the 1st and 2nd bays. But it is not the performance equal of nForce2 Ultraand will likely get dismissed by shoppers. Excellent computer pdts vendor Log in Don’t have an a7c600 Skip to main content. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

In our testing, the KT is a solid, trouble-free chipset that is likely one of asuss best ever produced by VIA. I got it up and rnning with no problems. But as we have said in other reviews, we have yet to see the perfect board layout, and if we did, it would not likely meet the needs of some other zsus.

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. You may also like.

Asus A7VX AMD Athlon/Duron Socket A Motherboard Overview – CNET

The KT boards are loaded with up-to-date features, and provide some added value compared to nForce2 motherboards. Trending Price New. I stripped the computer down to just the motherboard and memory. The next day, on first turn on, it would qsus boot and was giving error beeps.


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.

Asus A7V600-X AMD Athlon/Duron Socket A Motherboard

See details for description of asuss imperfections. So we are left with the very pleasant feature-rich VIA KT chipset that will likely not get the attention it otherwise deserves because it is not the single-channel chipset to finally compete with nForce2.

This makes it difficult to impossible to add or remove a memory module without first removing the video card. Show More Show Less. This is likely a feature that also fell victim to last minute cost-cutting, since there are several available xsus on the board. Additional Product Features Networking Type.

Good arguments exist for both passive and active heatsink solutions. 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.

Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. You will have to decide what is more important.

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I removed the memory so it was it a bare board and it still put out error beeps. 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. Show less Show more.