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Strong performances all-round here. Can you say consistent? The layout of the board is generally good with the exception of an oddly placed floppy drive port. The software package, although not as impressive as some we’ve seen, is more than adequate. Click to find out more. On-board sound is having something of a renaissance of late.

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We’re looking at speeds greater than real-time here. Part of Asus’ reputation is a7b266 on producing extremely stable motherboards. We could successfully run our XP 13x on the board without any problems, an upgraded BIOS may be needed for future processors. The Asus is almost unique in that it offers both jumper and jumper-free modes of operation.

We don’t like to see this happen, but in the cut-throat world of motherboard manufacturing, any increase in performance, however gained, is more than welcome. This is Asus’ interpretation of how a KTA should look and perform. Click to find out more. We’ve found this combination to be the most stable in our stress tests.

This AGP Pro uses 2 extra bays, 1x20pin at the front and 1x18pin bay at the back. 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. Once again, the impression of quality is evident here. The words that spring to this reviewer’s mind are stability, quality and reliability.


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On-board sound is having something of a renaissance of late. Let’s have a look at the specification in a little more detail. These extra bays are to provide extra power for those hungry video cards, but how many AGP Pro video cards have we seen lately? Starting at the top and working our way down, we firstly see the rotated ZIFF socket. We re-ran the test a number of times and found the results to be consistent.

Here’s a quick rundown of our test system and benchmarks used. The socket has plenty of room around it ensuring that even large coolers are relatively easy to fit. FSB adjustment can be made in 1Mhz increments from – Mhz respectively. We liked the use of the C-Media sound chip, we also appreciated the quality of the manual and general appearance of the package.

The usual power and system setup options are present too. Previous Page Next Page.

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. It’s well presented, has a multitude of features and is a champion in the stability stakes. The BIOS itself is fairly intuitive and reasonably easy to navigate. The layout of the board is generally good with the exception of an oddly placed floppy drive port.


Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Asus also show the relative running speed of the PCI bus.

What was the best tech product of ? However, even when set to jumper-free, you still have to manually change the DDR voltage by jumpers.

What have we here??? MP3 encoding is something that I regularly do, anything that saves time in that process is most welcome. The modes can be toggled by changing the position aidio the JEN jumper located at the bottom right of the board.

Motherboard Watch: Asus A7V266

We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast. Can you say consistent? We would also like to see a completely jumper-free mode in BIOS.

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