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Asus K7V-RM Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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First Look

This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.

Asus' initial unwillingness to acknowledge their own growing Athlon market with their Asus K7M motherboard was changed with the release of their new set of motherboard, the K7V and K7V-RM. Unlike the previous run of boards, these were not placed in OEM white boxes and sent out to customers, and these boards are well advertised on the Asus website (http://www.asus.com/). This change can definitely be seen as a welcome change for supporters of the Athlon format; the largest and most successful motherboard manufacturer now supports them.

Lets start out the review by getting you the specs of the board:



Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Slot A


Chipset

VIA KX133

VIA 571 North Bridge

VIA 686A South Bridge


Form Factor

micro-ATX


Bus Speed Options

90 / 92 / 95 / 97 / 100 / 101 / 103 / 105 / 107 / 110 / 112 and 115MHz


Voltages

1.3 - 2.05 in .05v increments


Memory Slots

3 168 pin DIMM (PC100 and PC133 Supported)


Expansion Slots

3/1/1 (PCI/AMR/AGP)


AGP Support

4x AGP Pro50


USB Support

4 USB Ports


BIOS

AWARD Medallion BIOS


Memory Recommendations:

As always, for any Athlon system running at PC133 speed, Athlonmb.com recommends:


Mushkin PC133 222 SDRAM - Mushkin.com.

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