Bij Hardware One is een erg uitgebreide review online gezet van de Asus K7M Athlon moederbord. Blijft toch jammer dat de overklokbaaarheid zo tegen valt. Hier liep het bord alleen op max. 107MHz stabiel.
Utilising the Athlon 650, I couldn’t achieve stable speeds above 107MHz FSB (ie. CPU@700MHz). At 110MHz, it would hang intermittently during IE5 browsing. I could even replicate the failure a few times, but once I gradually decreased the FSB to 107MHz, it worked perfectly without lockups even after several hours of benchmarking. So despite the extensive, friendly overclocking capabilities of the K7M, it is unlikely one can practically make use of the higher FSBs, owing to inherent chip limitations on Athlons themselves.
However, another plus point to note is the speed in which the K7M boots up. In comparison with my normal P3 450@558MHz, I can vouch that the K7M booted up close to 50% faster. This could be predominantly attributed to the higher CPU running speed, but also in part to the K7M itself.