VIA KT600-based solutions are now more affordable than ever with the ASUS A7V600-X motherboard. This motherboard, though caters to value-conscious users, still offers excellent performance with 400MHz FSB, DDR 400, AGP 8x, SATA, 6-channel audio, and a wide range of innovative features.
Asus A7V600-X Motherboard Specifications
Part # A7V600-X
Manufacturer Part #
AMD Athlon XP/Athlon / Duron / Thoroughbred/ Barton Core Support
Front Side Bus Speed (FSB)
VIA KT600 VIA VT8237
2Mb Flash ROM, ASUS JumperFree, Award BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2, ASUS C.P.R.
Number of Slots
3 x 184-Pin DIMM Sockets
Storage / Raid
2 x UltraDMA 133/100 2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, 1 function
ADI AD1888 6-channel CODEC S/PDIF out interface
Integrated 10/100 Mbps LAN controller with external PHY
1 x AGP 8X 6 x PCI
PCI 2.2, USB 2.0
ASUS JumperFree ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall) CPU voltage adjustable SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 100MHz up to 250MHz at 1MHz increment
ASUS EZ Flash ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 ASUS Instant Music Lite
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Parallel1x Serial 1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x PS/2 Mouse 1 x Audio I/O4 x USB 2.0 1 x RJ-45 Port 1 x S/PDIF output
Internal I/O Connectors
CPU/Chassis FAN connectors 20-pin ATX power connector Chassis Intrusion GAME/MIDI connector CD/AUX audio in Front panel audio connector 2 x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports 2 x SATA ports
Dimensions (W x D)
12" x 9.6"
Includes in the Box
User's manual Ultra DMA cable FDD cable I/O shield Drivers ASUS PC Probe Trend Micro PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus software(OEM version) ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
Asus A7V600-X Motherboard Features
400MHz FSB Athlon XP CPU Support AMD's Athlon XP 3200+ and all follow-up CPUs now support 400MHz FSB for increased office productivity and enhanced digital media experience.
DDR400 (PC3200) Support DDR400 (PC3200), the latest and fastest DDR memory standard, supports bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s to provide enhanced system performance.
AGP 8X Technology AGP8X (AGP 3.0) is the next generation VGA interface specification that enables enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth speeds up to 2.12GB/s. With a bus of 533MHz, AGP8X is twice as fast as AGP4X.
Serial ATA Technology Serial ATA is the next generation ATA specification that provides scalable performance for today and tomorrow. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility.
S/PDIF out port on back I/O The A7V600-X provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an S/PDIF out interface. Experience 5.1-channel surround sound and enhanced 3D audio while playing your favorite DVDs or games.
8 USB 2.0 ports support USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backward compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection) ASUS C.O.P. is a hardware protection circuit that automatically shuts down the system power before temperatures go high enough to permanently damage your CPU.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear the CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.
CrashFree BIOS 2 The CrashFree BIOS 2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. A7V600-X now enables users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.
ASUS EZ Flash With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS directly from the BIOS setup menu. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
ASUS Instant Music Lite Through this unique feature, A7V600-X is conveniently designed to allow users to enjoy their favorite music without the need to enter Windows.