The system failed at MHz, and failed again at MHz with the core voltage boosted to 1. But Asus added the ability to change the multiplier right on the motherboard. PS-if you do have ATA drives then there is a problem if they are not being detected. I increased the bus frequency in the BIOS in steps, to see how far it would overclock before failing. Thanks for the quick response, I just flashed the Bios yesterday with the first one at the top of this page:

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PS-if you do have ATA drives then there is a problem if they are not being detected. Asus outdid themselves when they decided to add the ability to change the CPU multiplier setting on the A7V. Well you have a Promise Raid contoller on that board as an option. Except for the potential risk when clamping the heat sink clips, installation was easy. The board has the 5 PCI plus 1 audio modem riser configuration of peripheral slots, rather than the preferred 6 PCI slot layout.

The time now is There are a few design goof-ups in my opinion, but overall, the Assus is a good socket-A motherboard. This is the longest boot time we have ever recorded for an IDE motherboard. I’m much more interested in things like layout of components, selection of features, ease of installation and setup, and especially stability.


Here’s what Asus has to say about the A7V: This can be helpful when overclocking the AGP slot, for example. It’s got an additional power board mounted at right angles to the mainboard, which you can see in the picture below.

ASUS A7V – Socket-A VIA KT Motherboard Roundup – November

On first bootup, I was very surprised by the length of time required for the system to boot. Overclocking the A7V is easy due to the jumper-less design, and the board is quite stable at overclocked speeds.

The A7V is a full-sized ATX motherboard, so make sure the case you are using will take a full-size board. I used the Detonator-2 5. Joined Jan Posts Joined Jul Age 40 Posts 5. While booting off of an ATA66 drive with Windows 98SE installed, and without any ATA drives attached, the cold boot time varied between 2 minutes 20 seconds and 2 minutes 40 seconds!

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Thanks for the quick response, I just flashed the Bios yesterday with the first one at the top of this aa7v For more information on the Windows shutdown bug, go here.

If you do not have drives that are ie-they are 66 then it does not load it. It’s late and im tired so maybe im completely miss-understanding this. We had been worried that bus overclocking would be all we could get with the new T-Birds and Durons.


We were able to run the MHz T-bird at 9. However, fast shutdown times on new systems can actually be a problem. Up to 7 USB Ports max. If you are still having the issue, maybe just try right clicking on the USB device and “uninstall” then boot a couple of times, see what it does. I tested the A7V revision 1. Having components in the way makes getting to the clips difficult. It also sports an AGP-Pro slot.

And while the A7V has 4 built-in fan connectors, none of them is located near the bottom of the qsus for the front case fan. At first, I thought there might be a problem, but it eventually booted normally.

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This cut the boot time by about 30 seconds, but the boot time still remained in the 2 minute range. All times are GMT The graph below shows how the testing went. This alarm can be disabled in the BIOS, but the warning alarm should have been pre-set above 3.