• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

About A7V8X-MX

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

roll+call

Member
Joined
May 31, 2004
Location
ontario, canada
Hey,
a friend from school says he's going to pick up the A7V8X-MX board. I'm very unfamiliar with Asus boards & the VIA chipsets. Just wondering what these (or related) boards are all about. What max vcore/vdimm etc.? I know the -MX & -MX SE have the VIA KM400 chipsets which apparently handle only up to DDR333. Can they do nothing above?
How about the regular A7V8X & -X? Asus says DDR400 using the VIA KT400 but on the VIA site it says the KT400 only goes up to DDR333... unless it's the KT400A that Asus uses.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any info on these boards and/or personal experiences.
TIA
 

Steelpuma

Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2004
Location
Melbourne
The '-MX' boards are smaller than normal ATX boards.
I beleave that they have Video-Cards built in too. (GF4 MX-4??)
As far as i know they only support DDR333 and only have 2 slots.

P.S. Tell your friend he'd be better off to get a a7N8x not an a7V8x. The 'N's use the N-Force chip-set.
 

heeroyuy

Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Location
GTA, Ontario
A7V8X-MX is a microATX board with S3 Unichrome Graphics built in(gets like 1300 pts in 3dmark01, probably worse than Geforce2mx). There are no voltage adjustment for CPU as for memory, it'll be minimal too. It is not gonna overclock much.
 
OP
roll+call

roll+call

Member
Joined
May 31, 2004
Location
ontario, canada
thanks for the info..
figured it'd be pretty bad but was just curious
going to prod as much as possible tho.. can't have enuff ppl experiencing the satisfaction of spending hours priming or running memtest :) ... or reading ocforums :p