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Item#: N82E16813131541

ASUS A8V 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • VIA K8T800 Pro
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR 400
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Learn more about the ASUS A8V

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
A8V

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
939
CPU Type
Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
FSB
1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
VIA K8T800 Pro
South Bridge
VIA VT8237

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×184pin
Memory Standard
DDR 400
Maximum Memory Supported
4GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

AGP Slots
1 x AGP 4X / 8X
PCI Express x16
None
PCI Slots
5

Storage Devices

PATA
2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
SATA 1.5 Gb/s
2
SATA RAID
0/1

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC850
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Marvell 88E8001
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
COM
1
LPT
1
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB ports

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
20 Pin

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year
Labor
1 year

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Scotty C.
  • 10/2/2006 10:28:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAverage motherboard

Pros: Good ammount of features. Good price.

Cons: I believe mine was defected because it would not detect one of my 512mb of ram in the 1 or 3rd slots. Only way i could get them to work was run them in 2nd and 4th slots. It ran for about a year now it wont boot up. I ran this and athlon 3200+ against a friends athlon 2800+ and an older asus board, my loading screens took longer... why i dont know.

Other Thoughts: If your looking to use this for internet browsing, listening to music, or anything besides playing video games, i would recommend this, but if ur planing on gaming, pick something else.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/17/2006 9:03:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Great mobo! Didnt have to buy an PCI-E card, still running my 6800otc. No problems, conflicts or and trouble. Asus and newegg rock.

Cons: cant think of any....

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  • Jeri G.
  • 9/16/2006 2:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggshmm

Pros: It works, and it is about the only socket 939 board that allows you to use agp graphics

Cons: I upgraded from Asus A7v880 and Athlon XP 2700 to this board and Athlon 64 3200. This runs much slower than my old system! BIOS is finicky, make sure you have jumpers for all ide drives..

Other Thoughts: Long time AMD-ASUS customer, but may have to look elsewhere for the next upgrade..

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/10/2006 7:44:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsASUS a failing brand?!

Pros: Feature-rich, good price.

Cons: I noticed as soon as I plugged in SATA drives that the SATA motherboard connections were EXTREMELY flimsy. I shrugged it off and made a mental note to be careful with them. Everything seemed fine for several months until it started locking up on me. That was annoying, but still bearable. Then came the time when I had to switch up some drives and, as a result, had to deal with the SATA plugs. I gently pulled the SATA cable (remembering that the connection was flimsy) and off comes the whole connection from the motherboard, exposing 4 delicate pieces of metal!! It took a large amount of patience and precise manuevering to get the plastic piece back onto the pins without bending or breaking them off in the process. At this point the lockups were happening more and more frequently. Finally, my PSU went out, thinking that was the source of my lockups, I bought another heavy duty PSU. Still lockups. A week later the motheboard died and took the PSU with it.

Other Thoughts: Now I'm stuck with a dead MB AND PSU. Last time I'm going with ASUS. I'm going with a three letter board that starts with an M and ends in an I for the next time around. Beware of ASUS, they used to be so good...

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  • Hassan H.
  • 9/9/2006 10:23:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard

Pros: Fast and stable. was able to overclock the PCI and AGP bus

Overclocked a amd 64 3200+ from 2000MHz, to 2527MHz with a multiplier of 9.5, a memory divider set to ddr333 and the FSB set to 266MHz.

Cons: Sometimes it will not post when you turn it on, but when that happens, just tapping the reset button fixes that.

The ai overclockint where you sleect how much you want the bios to overclock for you is junk. it will only give you a small overclock and even just a few mhz higher causes the pc to be unstable because it supplies a dangerous ammount of voltage to the cpu which can make it hit up to 80C while idle. and it will damage some meory.

always use manual overclocking and manually set the voltage

Other Thoughts: a amd 64 3200+ only needs about 1.42 volts when overclocking

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2006 1:47:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDid everything it promised

Pros: great brand, inexpensive, allowed me to reuse older hardware (PSU, AGP video, sound) with a X2 3800+ processor. Not using SATA yet, will later.

Cons: none... no problems.

Other Thoughts: very inexpensive rebuild to create PVR. Using two Hauppauge tuners, needed all 5 PCI slots. No problem at all with Audigy 2ZS. Don't shortchange on your PSU.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/17/2006 5:27:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Board so far

Pros: Cheap, AGP, 939 with x2 support, Easy OC ability with the Bios, Cood and Quiet ready,

Cons: Bios is kinda hard to understand, Asus guide is lacking in what bios settings do what

Other Thoughts: I upgrade to this board and an AMD64 3700 San Diego from a 2.53p4 northwood and I couldnt have been happier, Almost constant use for the past 5-6 months with a 5% OC and no problems at all! Very happy with this board...Raid 0 is next

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  • James R.
  • 8/16/2006 7:51:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDocumented Problem with Creative Sound Cards

Pros: One of the few remaining socket 939 AGP motherboards on the market. I picked this one because it is affordable, has five PCI slots and is a reputable brand.

Cons: Unfortunately, there is a documented problem with this MB unable to correctly boot up with various Creative sound cards. (Check out the Asus site for discussions of sound problems in the A8V forum, or do a search in the Creative forums under "asus a8v" and check out the thousands that pop up!) A problem in the BIOS causes distortion (cracking & popping) while playing games. And - even worse - Asus has never released an updated BIOS to fix this.

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  • Joshua C.
  • 8/16/2006 12:34:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHorrible Motherboard

Pros: It detected all my other hardware rigt out of the box. I had no trouble with installing my Athlon64 X2 3800+ processor and my 2gb of Corsair XMS PC3200 ram. It also let me keep my Radeon 9800 Pro AGP video card a little longer before switching to PCI-E.

Cons: This motherboard, even with the latest drivers and everything, has a horrible sound problem. The bus bandwidth isn't enough for a fully loaded system, meaning if your video card needs to use alot of bandwidth during a game, but the sound card is trying play sounds and music, you get a nasty popping and crackling noise from the speakers. I've tested it with other sound cards, other speakers, and even put the sound card in a different PCI slot, but the problem still remains.

Other Thoughts: I've had this motherboard for about 3 months, and I've had it with the poor sound quality. I've ordered an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo to replace this one. Apparently the newer boards don't have the bus bandwidth problem. Time to go PCI-E!

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  • Jan M.
  • 8/16/2006 8:46:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery fast board

Pros: Extremely fast board, even on stock settings--Via outruns nVidia, hands down. A tweaker's dream.

Cons: Some default bios settings are strange--need to be checked before installing Windows. PCI bus management could be better, can cause occasional bsod if stressed. Hopefully this can or will be fixed in a future bios or driver update.

Other Thoughts: Can and will boot and run off a single (non-raid) SATA drive. If you use the right drivers from Via's website during installation (not the makedisk from Asus), and adjust the bios appropriately, it's easy as pie. (BootRom to Yes, and move the Sata drive to the top of the boot list). I was able to load the Via SATA drivers from an external USB floppy, so no need to fuss with integrating them into the Windows install.

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