[H/W] Motherboard support : Asus A8V-X ?

Lorin Pino ljpino at grm.net
Thu Nov 9 05:03:58 UTC 2006

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> Hello,
> I am considering buying a new motherboar dto replace my 5 year old nForce board that is dying.
> I have selected this one:
> Asus AV8-X 
> Anyone body running this board ? Does everything work, Sound, SATA, Ethernet ?
> The chipset is a VIA K8T800 Pro, but I think the audio chip and Ethernet chip are not integrated into the chipset, and I am not sure what they are exactly exactly. I mean, the vendor's website (http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00039742.html) says that the Ethernet chip is an "Realtek RTL8201CL 10/100" and that the Audio chip is an "ADI AD1986A" (never heard of the latter, has me worried! ) but I don't know how reliable these infos are (it's clearly stated on the page that they are not guaranteed to be accurate), and since the Asus website doesn't have any info about this particular board (they only talk about the A8V, not the A8V-X or any of the other variants), I don't have any reliable information ! 
> So if you have or have had experience with this particular board, or at least the chipset, I have my ears wide opened ;-)
> I am not too worried about the Ethernet chip, as I have a few bullet proof Realtek 8139 PCI Ethernet cards as a fallback. However I am worried about the sound chip, as I listen to music all the time and sound problems really ruin my computing experience, and I found that add-on sound card cost twice the price of the motherboard, so I would rather like the on-board sound to work...
> Any feedback welcome ! :o)
> Regards,
> --
> Vince
I am running an A7V8X-X. 

The chip set is listed in the manual as ADI 1980.  I am also using a 
SoundBlaster Audigy card, that shows up as an ALSA device.  The ADI is 
shown as an OSS device.  The onboard sound can also be used through the 
VIA VT8235 controller, that is listed as an alsa device on my machine.  
I have used the onboard sound without problems.

The ethernet is listed as Realtek RTL8201BL.  This shows up in the 
device manager as VIA VT6102 (RHINE).  I am using this device.

Yours is newer than mine, but unless someone writes saying they are 
having problems, you should be ok.  It may even use the same drivers as 

Using google, this is the only reference to what you want (that I found):
Maybe you could contact that person, and ask them if they have had any 


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