Bij CTNews hebben ze een review in elkaar geflanst rondom de K7M Athlon plank van Asus. In de test zijn verder nog benchmarks opgenomen van een 3D Blaster Annihilator en een V3-3000 PCI videokaart. Hieronder een plakkie:
We discovered that the Over-clockability of this board was limited by the AMI Bios and the Jumpers. You have to use them as a team to make the system stable enough to work. There are limits to the FSB (Front Side Bus) setting. Those that are available work once you learn the easy set-up configuration of the AMI BIOS and the Jumpers. A point to remember. This might change in the final shipping version. It might have fixed setting and auto detect for the Speed setting!
How fast can you get this baby? We achieved stable setting by setting up our system using the printed manuals selectio process. On the 'published' External Frequency Settings we chose the DSW1 and DSW2 dip switches to every setting. Those setting are 100, 103, 105, 110. You may find more if you look! Try your hand at speeds up to 133 MHz! We got excellent results at the maximum published settings of CPU=110 MHz and RAM= 110 MHz.
Voltage Regulator Outputs are set automatically but can be changed by using the Jumpers at the base of the CPU mount. The setting range from CPU Default to 2/2.05 Volts. Wow, that is a large spread. Using the AMI BIOS Advanced function keys you can set up your RAMs timing by SPD. Use of this can cause power timing problems if you don't have the proper rated RAM. We had no problem bring on CAS latency timing of 2 and 2. Again, Wow!