ASUS A7A266 motherboard review

Memory performance

Like many other Asus bios setups, the A7A’s did not have too many settings for memory other than frequency and latency. With default “auto” settings for CAS 2.5 PC2100 memory, and a 100/133Mhz FSB, I set about benchmarking in Sandra.


Whilst this may look very disappointing, it has to be pointed out that this is a synthetic benchmark. The Reference chipset/memory 4 is an Ali Magik with PC2100 CAS Latency (CL) 2.5.

My second benchmark is with the FSB overclocked at 120/240Mhz, with the memory logically running at 160/320Mhz. CAS latency (CL) is 2.

As you can see, memory performance is improved, but is still not what it should be (i.e. inline with the Reference benchmark 4). I can put some of the blame on the processor, which is not the 133Mhz FSB version used in all the other benchmarks, but it is highly unlikely that the processor FSB accounts for all of the equation.


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