You have to understand that the CPU isn’t the only component using the memory bandwidth. Ram This board is very picky when it comes to Ram. Although you can get it to work with some generic Ram, it’s not advised. Already have an account? To go with the specs in the last few posts, I will add a real life experience with this post as I own one of these motherboards. Spread your USB devices across the different controllers. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

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Yes, my password is: Make sure to check your USB cables which are often overlooked when a problem occurs. Enable the 3Com from the BIOS before installing Windows as enabling it later seems to bring more problems than anything. Performance-wise, its a go-getter.

ASUS A7N8X-X, Socket A, AMD Motherboard

For the nVnet NIC: Failure to do so will result in the inability to support USB 2. Ask a question and give support. Aus drivers are included in the nForce Drivers so no extra install necessary.

Linux Installation First you need to download the latest nVidia nForce drivers from nvidia.

Here’s a list of devices known to have problems with this board: These drivers should be installed on-top of a successfull nForce driver install. Having a chipset capable of offering more then the CPU can handle means the extra bandwidth can be used by other devices without having to compete with the CPU at all.


Kudos to 7an8x-x sound controller.

If you have a different kernel, it is better to download either a source rpm to rebuild it or the drivers sources in tar. Ram This board is very picky when it comes to Ram.

ASUS A7N8X Deluxe – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP Series

I like the hardware buffer that most integrated sound solutions dont have on cheaper boards, it takes some strain off the cpu while playing games when its enabled. This applies whether the board is running in Dual-Channel or Single-Channel mode.

As you can imagine, this would make it difficult to install multiple devices because most cards have only two channels. Performance is also much better when running the Ram with very aggressive timings. What do i have to do to be friends with my new board so we can get on ussb terms.

A7N8X Deluxe | ASUS Global

There’s only one device known to have problems on this board. Let’s start with the High-End version 7an8x-x this board. You must log in or sign up to reply here. I had heard that they are hogs when it comes to CPU utilization. Run the Ram in sync with the FSB for best performance. Add your comment to this article You need to be a 2.0 to leave a comment. You just need the following files in the root of the floppy: If I am mistaken, maybe someone would care to post a link showing how it is possible to connect more devices.


Overall, this board is a great one at the moment, but kind of spendy, as most ASUS boards are. As you can see from the picture, there are only two connectors on a SATA data cable. Already have an account? When you hook up speakers to the onboard sound card, it will use them for the Speech Reporter but I do not know if it is capable of using speakers hooked up to another sound card for the same functions I doubt it.

If the Ram permits, running aggressive timings will result in a performance increase. Although you can get a7nx-x to work with some generic Ram, it’s not advised.

Many people will argue that the K7 architecture isn’t really capable of using the 6. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

This board has two S-Ata connectors to which you can connect 2 SATA devices 1 on each However, is it possible to connect two per connector?