With only the 3 audio jacks on the standard ATX sound connector, the rear speakers plug into the blue line in and the center and sub channel’s share the mic port. Page 53 Configuration options: We’ll start the ball rolling with one of our favourites, namely 3DMark SE. It appears as if the better memory optimisations, coupled with running memory asynchronously, really help the MSI here. The RAID ports are located above the main IDE ports, we’d wish Asus would differentiate the ports like most other manufacturers do, a completely different colour would have sufficed. You receive an excellently written main instruction manual, a quick setup guide for those who simply want to fire the motherboard up with the minimum of reading, a USB 1. Software Support This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package.

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ASUS A7V266-MX, Socket A, AMD Motherboard

Don’t show me this message again. Page 64 Chapter 3: We’ve not seen this before, presumably it ensures compatibility with the different processors. But no matter what we tried above just became too unstable.

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When this item is enabled, the Date and Resume Time fields are activated for manual setup. Three bit PCI slots are a7f266 on this motherboard.


Let’s have a look at the specification in a little more detail. Features and Installation Just a brief glimpse reveals a7vv266 Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies. Another fan header sits just to the right of the floppy port. Starting at the top and working our way down, we firstly see the rotated ZIFF socket.

We’ll try the test at Fastest to garner an idea of total throughput and then at Quality to represent something that mirrors actual playing resolutions.

Halt On [No Errors] This field sets the system to halt on errors according to the system functions specified in each option.

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Well within reach of the 3. It also sports an upgraded South bridge which is now ATA compliant. Our trusty synthetic friend, SiSoft Sandra, leads the way. And there you have it. Bios Beep Codes The Setup program is designed to make it as wsus to use azus possible.

The software package, although not as impressive as some we’ve seen, is more than adequate. Boot from the floppy disk. The location of the ports are in the upper right corner of the board; very good placement for the RAID controller.

Asus A7V266-MX User Manual

This chapter describes the features of this motherboard. This window displays the help text for the highlighted field. Page 54 Configuration options: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s a7v66. The motherboard frequency is adjusted through the DIP switches.


We appreciate that little touch. However, the MSI, running with asynchronous memory, puts a little distance between itself and the Asus.

The bulk of Asus’ revenue is accrued from the OEM channel. We ran the board continuously for well over 16 hours with Prime95 and SETI both taxing the system simultaneously. It’s well presented, has a multitude of features and is a champion in the stability stakes.


Before you install the motherboard, learn about its major components and available features to facilitate the installation and future upgrades. This chapter describes the contents of the support CD a7v26 comes with the motherboard package.

While most of the KTA and KT chipset based boards have an active cooling setup, the board asu to us only had the small green passive coolers that we see on older style BX boards. This figure shows a typical PCI card installed into a slot: