Select a valid country. What was the best tech product of ? A similar story to the Pifast results, one that should come as no surprise by now. While using the CPU power to drive the devices on the ACR slot which has always been a big no-no here at TweakTown , we have recently had a new look at the software driven systems. With CPU’s increasing in speed and more power than is needed, these devices don’t impact the system as bad as they have done in the past. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. Add to watch list.

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The words that spring to this reviewer’s mind are stability, quality and reliability.

ASUS A7V266 KT266 Motherboard

What have we here??? Unlike on some other boards, you can remove the memory without having to remove the AGP card, there is just enough space for you to do so.

The location of the ports are in the upper right corner of the board; very good placement for the RAID controller. It appears so, the Asus can’t quite catch the MSI at default speeds but naturally edges ahead at overclocked speeds.

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Minimum monthly payments are required. Another observation we made was that the board takes a while to power up once the power switch is depressed, longer than any other board we’ve had in the labs.


While most of the KTA and KT chipset based boards have an active cooling setup, the board supplied to us only had the small green passive coolers that we see on older style BX boards. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. The item you’ve selected was not added audi your cart.

ASUS A7V KT Motherboard

With CPU’s increasing in speed and more power than is needed, these devices don’t impact the system as bad as they have done in the past. Using slightly stricter settings resulted in failed boot-ups. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab 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. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping sudio import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Please enter a number less than or equal to We’re using Xmpeg 2. Another aspect to bear in mind is the relative running speeds of both systems when set at CPU defaults.

It’s well presented, has a multitude of features and is a champion in the stability stakes.

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. Watch list is full. We would also like to see a completely jumper-free mode in BIOS. Just a a7v66 glimpse reveals that Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies.


I have counted a big “0”. We appreciate that little touch. Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Buffalo, New York, United States. Again, we see the Asus trailing the MSI at stock speeds but managing to overtake it when ‘clocked to the limit. Includes 4 business days handling time after receipt of cleared payment.

We tried to find the limit of the motherboard by using a factory-unlocked 1. This sound chip capable of 5.

ASUS A7V266 Socket A DDR Motherboard

We see the standard PCI slots 5, 32bit, 33Mhz flanked by a rather oddly placed floppy port. We’ll start the ball rolling with one of our favourites, namely 3DMark SE. Through preliminary tests we were able to ascertain that SETI is extremely sensitive to memory bandwidth.

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