We would also like to see a completely jumper-free mode in BIOS. We’ve found this combination to be the most stable in our stress tests. Asus, like most other manufacturers, simply replaced their KT offering by substituting the more efficient KTA North bridge in place of the older KT North bridge chipset. The black borders are cropped to save unnecessary encoding time. Another aspect to bear in mind is the relative running speeds of both systems when set at CPU defaults. We tried to find the limit of the motherboard by using a factory-unlocked 1.
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We’ve found this a7c266-e to be the most stable in our stress tests. The fact that certain jumpers still have to be manipulated is a negative point.
Here’s a quick rundown of our test system and benchmarks used. Let’s have a look at the specification in a little more detail.
Motherboard Watch: Asus A7VE – ExtremeTech
Asus have always impressed me with their presentation and the A7VE is no different. Another aspect to bear in mind is the relative running speeds of both systems when set at CPU defaults. Aasus a brief glimpse reveals that Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies. Click to find out more. We had to manually set the DDR voltage to 2.
Either way, the times posted are extremely impressive in their own right. Vcore can be raised from 1.
ASUS Ships A7VE Motherboard
We also disliked the inability to be able to turn the RAID controller off, this increased the boot up times by at least 10 seconds. When set to 1.
Perhaps we’re being a bit over-critical, but we’ve seen some truly excellent motherboards come through the door recently. We feel that Asus have done a pretty good job with the A7VE.
Benchmarks Our trusty synthetic friend, SiSoft Sandra, leads the way. Although the memory benchmarks hinted at a difference, we are still surprised to see it almost 3 seconds behind the MSI albeit running asynchronously. We see three DDR banks that are thoughtfully placed. 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. This one takes a while to complete. The words that spring to this reviewer’s mind are stability, quality and reliability.
Motherboard Watch: Asus A7V266-E
The Asus is almost unique in that it offers both jumper and jumper-free modes of operation. We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast.
That heritage seems to have carried through to the A7VE. One seemingly annoying feature is the inability to manually turn off the RAID ports when booting. It seems Asus’ lack of bandwidth is negatively impacting on results. We would also like to see a completely jumper-free mode in BIOS.
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We see the mark barrier breached once more courtesy of an overclocked XP The bulk of Asus’ revenue is accrued from the OEM channel. Starting at the top and working our way down, we firstly see the rotated ZIFF socket. We tried to find the limit of the motherboard by using a factory-unlocked 1. FSB adjustment can be made in 1Mhz increments from – Mhz respectively.