The A8V Deluxe is the top-of-the-line Asus board for Socket , as you see reflected in the feature set. You know- the newer boards have SATA2 sockets to spare.. Computer powers off in sleep mode Which brings us back to the pale brown Asus A8V motherboard. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Asus tells us that Revision 2. Too often, we forget to mention that Asus is a huge proponent of Wi-Fi, and most of their boards include Wi-Fi capabilities.

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The passive heatsink Asus slap onto the A8V should be fine for regular use, but I’d recommend overclockers in the crowd get an active heatsink for this puppy. I JUST got this thing purring smoothly – with your help: I am three steps away from finding the inspiration in pursuing a fine spiraling career in alcoholism!

Asus A8V Deluxe User Manual: Via Raid Configurations

rwid Standard onboard goodies consist of 7. The IDE connectors are in our preferred upper right edge of the board. I don’t remember if windows it depends also of the version of course natively recognises the Promise RAID controller or not.

One drive I boot from, the other is just for data.

Via Raid Configurations – Asus A8V Deluxe User Manual [Page ]

Here is what I assume but it’s merely an assumption because I did NOT try it out and thus it’s mainly based on theoretical level, knowing that in IT matters there is only one truth: Did you disable the Promise controller and try it like I suggested earlier?????


Another is located at the bottom right hand corner of the board for the system fan.

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I had been using the wrong driver all along and there was no possible way to get it to work! Privacy policy and Terms of Use. I’m not sure if I’m lacking yet another needed harddrive to accomplish this, or if I just plugged things into wrong slots.

Originally Posted by Tang69 My God! Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Asus tells us that Revision 2.

Features and Layout Abit AV8: Turn off that fasttrack controller by disabling it and see what happens. Our only complaint here is that CPU Clock is a little short for a board that can do at 1: Have you unplugged the drive and booted up in effect removing the drivethen shut down and rebotted the computer to see how the drive behaves? AMD’s situation has since cleared itself up, and the socket AMD Athlon64 processor with support for dual channel DDR memory has been enthusiastically received by consumers looking for a long term edge.

Though, before we get too far ahead ourselves in this review of the new socket ASUS A8V motherboard, we should look back at where bit processing was headed with respect to AMD. Here is a free trial program that might assist you: The time now is I tried connecting an additional sata drive to sata1, but the MBFastBuild utility still only saw the original 3 drives, so that did me no good. The next recognition screen where my new drive is being detected, the top of the screen shows: Asus even includes a desktop antenna to ease your communication with a wireless router or to serve as host for other Wi-Fi computers.


The overclocking controls are excellent in their range as we have come to expect on Asus boards.

Serial ATA hard drives are definitely easier to use than IDE drives, but I’m not ready to part with the gig’s of storage I have right now just because the industry has switched from one connector, to another.

Sure it saps a lot of CPU resources, but an Athlon64 of any speed has a lot va8 spare. Originally Posted by BlueDragon. Originally Posted by BlueDragon Hi heartsy, As I have been spending a couple of nights trying to make this bloody A8V Deluxe board to work with 4 HDD’s the way I wanted it and due to the fact that I finally could succeed thanks to a post in this forum https: Asus A8V Deluxe – Revision 2.

So basically the 4 HDD’s should be connected to the Fasttrak controller!