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Asus A7V133 Motherboard Review

Asus A7V133 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: When VIA released the KT133 chipset last year, only a few motherboards had multiplier adjustments.
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External Mfg. Website: Asus Jul 30 2001   Colin Sun  
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Setting up the Test System

I was really surprised at the A7V133's overall stability. I did have a few minor problems with a few of the hardware configurations though - for some odd reason, I couldn't install my Logitech Wingman Wheel using my SB Live! Platinum 5.1 card. It seemed like it didn't get enough power. Luckily I did have onboard audio (never thought I'd say that), so with it enabled, I was able to use the onboard game port. Yes, the two soundcards work fine together and I haven't had any resource conflicts.

Other then that, I must say, I'm pretty happy with the motherboard. Let's see how it performs when it's teamed up with a fast processor, some memory and of course a hard drive!

Test System Specs:
Computer: Athlon "T-Bird" 1 GHz AVIA 0110 at 1.52 GHz (10x152)
Asus A7V133 BIOS 1004 BETA 003-A Via 4in1 4.30V
2x 256 MB PC-100 Apacer Ram
30 GB IBM DeskStar 75 GXP
20 GB Quantum Fireball AS
ATI Radeon 64 DDR VIVO (183/183) 4.13.7103 Beta Drivers
ATI TV Wonder
Realtek 10/100 NIC
AOpen 56k Modem
SB Live! Platinum 5.1
Software: Windows 98 SE
Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2001 SE
HD Tach 2.61

Well let's see how Sandra likes this combination of hardware...


Of course our T-Bird is killing it's competition. This has more to do with the processor then motherboard though.


Personally, I think this benchmark is useless, but it does put the system into a good light.


Having up the VIO to 3.6, I was able to get the ram stable at 152 MHz CL2! =)

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Contents of Article: Asus A7V133
 Pg 1.  Asus A7V133 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  What are the full specs on this motherboard?
 Pg 3.  The Asus BIOS - Revolutionary?
 Pg 4.  — Setting up the Test System
 Pg 5.  Sandra Drive Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  HD Tach Benchmarks
 Pg 7.  Conclusions

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