We have seen this layout, or at least a similar variation of it on other Abit boards, so we have become used to it. Stores Availability Store Hours. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Compared to the version that we recently tested, Abit includes 3 Firewire ports on the AV8. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It also has 5 pc1 slots which is great for expandability.

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Abit’s AV8 motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1

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Thus, the AV8 fills in the role of the entry level Socket solution. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. This being said, the new A64 hsf is much easier to install than the previous generation AMD offerings.


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Abit’s AV8 motherboard

We like the edge connectors, but some case designs make it very difficult to connect the edge-connectors. But aslong as you know that this is wrong it’s a small price to pay. All connectors are near the edge of the board, which makes things very nice for installs and for keeping cables out of the way.

Abit AV8 Motherboard Specifications. The only surprise here is memory voltage, which is somewhat limited to 2. The overclocking controls are typically Abit in that they are a wonderful selection of voltages and frequencies to get the most from the K8T PRO and the Athlon Professional Testing Page 6: A bit frustrating cuz I had to order another stick but it was on sale, so I don’t really care.


Japanese capacitors were largely immune to the leakage problems that plagued some cheaper capacitors several years ago, so it’s comforting to have the Rubycons onboard. I agree to terms above and have a “.

The transit time will vary by delivery address and our chosen ship method. The Layout Page 3: It also has 5 pc1 slots which is great for expandability. Log in Don’t have an account?

I had another board with my DELL that ran off of 3 slots. Thank you for signing up! You cannot use just 3 out of 4 slots on the board gigablt RAM, either 2 or 4. View this thread in our forums!

The North Bridge is passively cooled by a nice bluish aluminum heat sink. As you can see in the picture, the DIMM slots are also color coded to help you properly run your ram in dual-channel mode.