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ASUS A7V8X Motherboard Review



System 1 (A7V8X):
  • Asus A7V8X motherboard
  • Athlon XP 2100+ CPU
  • Samsung PC-2700 DDR Memory
  • MSI 40x16x40 CDRW
  • Windows XP

    System 2 (KX7-333):
  • Abit KX7-333R motherboard
  • Athlon XP 2100+ CPU
  • Samsung PC-2700 DDR Memory
  • MSI 40x16x40 CDRW
  • Windows XP

    SiSoft Sandra

    Quake 3 Arena




    Because of the problems I had with the my bolted water block, this motherboard may not be the ideal board for a water cooling enthusiasts. If it wasn't for that flaw, I would have given this board our OCC Recommended Award for Excellence. I still recommend this board to any other user that is seeking the best and latest technology packed in to one motherboard. While there are a lot of overclocking and memory tweaking settings inside the BIOS, it still isn't an "overclockers delight". My KX7-333R has a few other tweaking options that this board does not have, which may explain why the KX7-333R beat this board in one or two tests. The 3DMark2001SE benchmark with this board was astonishing. I'd really like to test this board with an AGP 8x capable video card to see what kind of scores I can get. Bottom line, this is a great performing board with tons of extra features and I recommend this board to anyone that doesn't have a bolted heatsink or water cooling setup.


    • Tons of features
    • Good Performance
    • Lots of tweaking and overclocking options
    • Great CPU Socket location
    • Gigabit Ethernet!
    • (4) USB 2.0 Ports
    • KT400 chipset :)

    • The layout of the board, needs some work
    • The holes around the CPU socket are too close to the CPU socket

    1. Introduction & Specifications
    2. Closer Look
    3. Configuration
    4. Testing & Conclusion
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