Entry by Carlos S. M.
Asus A7N8X

Asus A7N8X Revision 2.0

Specifications

CPU support

Supported sockets:
  • PGA462
Front Side Bus speed: 200/266/333/400 MHz
Supported architectures:
  • AMD Athlon Palomino
  • AMD Athlon Thunderbird
  • AMD Athlon XP Barton
  • AMD Athlon XP Palomino
  • AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred A
  • AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred B
  • AMD Athlon XP Thorton
  • AMD Duron Applebred
  • AMD Duron Morgan
  • AMD Duron Spitfire
  • AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M (K7) Barton
  • AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M (K7) Thoroughbred A
  • AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M (K7) Thoroughbred B
  • AMD Mobile Duron Spitfire
  • AMD Sempron Barton
  • AMD Sempron Thoroughbred A
  • AMD Sempron Thoroughbred B
  • AMD Sempron Thorton
Note! Some steppings might require updated BIOS/microcode to work properly.

System memory

  • Type: DDR 266/333/400
    2 memory channels on 3x 184-pin DIMM
Max supported: 2.00 GB
Only 2 slots can be used at a time.

Platform

Northbridge/MCH: nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400
Southbridge/ICH/PCH/MCP: nVidia nForce2 MCP
SuperIO: ITE IT8708F-A
Realtek ALC650 audio IC over AC97 bus
Integrated nForce MAC + Realtek RTL8201BL PHY for 100M operation
2 Mbit LPC BIOS ROM

Power supply

Main board power: 20-pin ATX
Additional power sources: Revision 1.0 and 2.0 use slightly different BIOSes.
2 3-pin DC fan headers

Expansion slots

AGP Pro 3.0 8x slot with 1.5 V keying
5 PCI slots
1 Audio and Modem riser

Rear I/O ports

PS/2 keyboard
PS/2 mouse
4x USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s)
1x DE-9 serial
1x RJ-45
Audio connectors: Line out, Line in, Microphone in

Internal I/O headers

2x USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s)
Audio headers: Aux in, CD in, TAD/modem
Header for front AC'97 Audio
MIDI/gameport header
SMBus header

Storage

2 IDE channels, up to 133 MB/s
Floppy connector, up to 1 drive

Circuit board

ATX form factor
PCB manufactured in the year 2002

Notes

There exist versions of this board with coax SPDIF out, a SATALink SATA controller, and with a second NIC.

Gallery

Attachments

Documentation

BIOS image

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Disclaimer

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  • I'm an idiot and I misread/misspelled something
  • I have a different board revision from yours
  • The production date/plant is different and they might have used slightly different components
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