How can you explain 35% better video performance with the A7V over the A7V133 @100Mhz FSB ???
There are still people that don't build computers to overclock and I'm one of them. I wish someone had reviewed the A7V133 @100Mhz FSB before I bought it so as to avoid it like the plague!! I don't have a 133Mhz FSB Duron and I could not find an A7V anywhere so I was forced to buy an A7V133 and now I'm very frustrated with the performance.
If someone is going to write a review of the performance of one motherboard compared to another, shouldn't they run them with all else being equal to get a true index ????
If someone tells me to set BYTE MERGE ON I'll hit them on the head with my useless A7V133 !!!
I have the exact same config. on both machines and I'm using the same hard drive to boot from either machine with a clean install of W98SE and 4in1 and video drivers (no sound, nothing else.)
Please someone write a review of the A7V133 compared to the A7V like it should be!!!! (Tom?)
I take it you've had problems with your a7v133. Me too. Win98se runs just ducky, but I finally got all the bugs out of win2k. I've been trying to crash it all day, with little/no success. I can get some graphic glitches from time to time, but nothing that prevents me from playing deus ex while burning cd's. I think revision 1005beta cured a lot of problems, right along with 4-in-1 4.29v. I'm running a gts overclocked with sidebanding, fast writes, and all the other bells/whistles that I can find to turn on. But i've nothing to benchmark it against.
you pissed off because you screwed up a bought a 200mhz fsb not a 266mhz fsb chip. That is our own stupid fault don't blame people who do reveiws. In fact if you would have read the review you would have understood the increased preformace came from the 133mhz bus and guess what you need a chip to match that wow what a comcept. Plus the AV7133 should not have been more that $20 more than the av7 so if all you could find was a av7133 why are pissed off agian??
Hey! If you knew where they sold 750Mhz 133Mhz FSB Durons a month ago then you were the only one!!! Like I said, there are still people that don't overclock and make a hundred tweaks to get 101 FPS instead of 100 FPS in Quake. I don't care as much about the weak performance of the A7V133 as I do unequal comparisons!
You all are missing the point! I'm not having any trouble with my A7V133. Anyway, I'm getting over this performance issue but am now considering going to an Intel platform 'cause I'm tired of Chinese products. It's good to vent in these forums isn't it?
"Playing Quake kills more brain cells than getting drunk"
There are plenty of reviews for the a7v133 that test the thing at 100mhz fsb look around the web also try www.anandtech.com if you still think that the board is useless then you can send it to me and I will make it usefull.
"How can you explain 35% better performance with the A7V over the A7V133 @100MHz...I wish someone had reviewed the A7V133 at the 100MHz FSB...so as to avoid it like the plague...I could not find the A7V anywhere so I was forced to buy an A7V133 and now I'm very frustrated with the performance."
This implies to me and most readers that you are claiming the A7V outperforms the A7V133 at the 100MHz bus speed. Perhaps you should repost and be more precise if this is not what you're trying to tell us.