Modifying An Asus A7V Motherboard For Duron-Overclocking

Modifications For Less Than 3 Dollars

Three components must be added to the Asus A7V to enable the multiplier settings according to the adjustments printed on the circuit board. A listing of the necessary components is shown in the table below.

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Component NameTypePosition on the boardPrice
DIP Switch6 DIPadjacent to first DIP$1.50
Logic IC (SMD)74F125U42$0.80
SMD Resistor8-pin, 100 OhmR16$0.70

These components must be purchased for the modification of the Asus A7V. The financial expense is about 3 dollars.

The next picture shows what the individual components look like. The DIP block is available from most mail-order stores for electronic components. Getting your hands on the two SMD components might be a little more difficult: they should be available in stores specializing in electronics that usually offer a large variety of SMD components.

These are the individual components: 1 - DIP block with 6 switches, 2 - Logic-IC and 3 - multiple resistor.