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jamie derfaust Jan 22, 2004, 11:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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actually... since your asking....i need to find drivers for a A7V8X-LA(compaq model) motherboard....

can anybody help me with this????

thanks


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ray Stephens Jan 23, 2004, 05:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A7V8X-LA(compaq model) drivers
A7V8X LA? Never heard of it? I think all you need is the VIA Hyperion 4in1 drivers. that is what I use.

Minh Nguyen Jan 25, 2004, 04:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A7V8X-LA(compaq model) drivers
I just got my Compaq S6000Z today and checked that it is a A7V8X-LA. Compaq usually uses the same Mobo for different series lines. You can get the drivers from HP/Compaq site or this link


http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/softwareList.jhtml?reg=&cc=us...=softwarep

Make sure u copy the entire link

Minh Nguyen Jan 25, 2004, 04:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I did some looking up. Found out it's an Asus Mobo. Asus has a A7V8X, A7V8X-X, and A7V8X-MX. The A7V8X-MX is the same as the HP OEM A7V8X-LA. Drivers

http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7v8x-mx/overview.htm

Mark Walters Jan 29, 2004, 05:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I think it is a hybrid... Asus board with VIA KM 400 chipset, but newer VIA Southbridge than the A7V8X-MX. The A7V8X-MX has the old Southbridge (VT8235CE) while the A7V8X-LA has the new Southbridge (VT8237). This motherboard gains 2 more USB ports, 2 "firewire" ports, and 2 SATA connections.

Anyone know how to turn on AGP Fast Writes on this Compaq setup with a Radeon 9600 in the AGP slot? I'm trying to get WMP9 HDTV files to run at 1080P, but without fast writes I'm getting lots of dropped frames due to 100% CPU cycles. (3000+ Athlon XP in mine) You can find the files here to test: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/content_provider...wcase.aspx

Thanks in advance for any help on the Fast Writes!

-Mark

Don Ziehm Feb 01, 2004, 09:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a A7N8X-LA which is the nVidia ver. from ASUS. Board installed in a HP PC.

For ref., these MBs are made by ASUS under contract from HP. ASUS will disown them as retail MBs that they support.

As far as any advanced BIOS setting adjustment capability - forget it! My opinion is HP is trying to save a couple of bucks by using a stripped down AMI BIOS. They also purposely don't want to give their home based predominately novice users the capablity of hosing their systems. Forget asking HP/Compaq anything on this subject. The boys in India don't have a clue what you are talking about. On my HP system, pressing F11 at the logo boot screen will get me into any advanced BIOS settings that exist.

You might want to check with one on the third party BIOS mfgs. on what an Award BIOS chip would cost for your MB. ASUS uses Award BIOS on most of their retail A7 MBs. My guess is the third party BIOS chip will cost almost as much as a full retail MB. There is software available on the web that will allow some advanced settings that are activated at WIN boot time. Check the NVidia web site for their system utility. It will allow for some limited WIN activated BIOS advanced settings. On my PC that consists of AGP bandwidth, FSB, and basic memory timings.

derick wong Feb 11, 2004, 03:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi guys,

i just bought the Compaq Presario S6000Z desktop with this motherboard, m thinking about getting a new video card, does any of u guys by any chance know if this model support GeForce FX 5900(that's the one m thinking about buying at this moment)?

major thx in advance

John Braithwaite Feb 21, 2004, 12:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yes it will run the Geforce card, I got the same motherboard and Im runnin the 9800 Pro

Duy Nguyen Mar 05, 2004, 04:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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A little off topic but does this motherboard support SATA hard drives? I saw 2 slots on motherboard to do so. However I was informed by a Compaq online chat specialist that Compaq disabled this feature along with on board raid and I'd have to buy a SATA card. Is this true? I'm thinking of getting a SATA 36gb raptor for this MB. Thanks in advance.

Jeff Vogel Aug 07, 2006, 03:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 07, 2006, 03:30pm EDT

 
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My friend gave me a Hp With this mobo in it and the power supply was shot so i replaced it. I dont have a good video card yet but i put my visiontek 9250 in it (pci). I get nothing when i fire it up. My monitor says no sync input. How do i get started. that is the first thing i need to do. I tired clearing the cmos but i forgot how. i know you move the jumper, but do you turn it on or do you leave it off for a little while? Oh yeah it has a cover over the factory vga output that says do not remove can i use it to get it going if so how. Do i need to get any downloads for the bios or what

Audrey Hudgens Aug 18, 2006, 05:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The promised land! <3 Thank you for knowing about something no one else seems to acknowledge. Thank you so much.

mr moore Nov 26, 2006, 08:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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help i have the same problem this guy had . he posted a thanks reply...
but i never saw who helped him or their answer ....
help i need the same answer
here's his last post before the answer he must have gotten...
My monitor says no sync input. How do i get started. that is the first thing i need to do. I tired clearing the cmos but i forgot how. i know you move the jumper, but do you turn it on or do you leave it off for a little while? Oh yeah it has a cover over the factory vga output that says do not remove can i use it to get it going if so how. Do i need to get any downloads for the bios or what

bill macdonald Jan 13, 2007, 09:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I had the hardest time identifying my mobo as I've got a pre-built HP... I found this though, for anyone using the A7V8X-LA
Came in really handy for getting a positive ID on this board.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&c...true&#

steve diggins Jan 21, 2007, 06:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have one of these mother boards as pre installed on my hp pavillion t441.uk pc unfortunately the board has broken i like my pc as it has been running fine no probs, but can anyone tell me where i can get an exact model of this as i dont want to buy a new machine or different board due to the fact i can use the pc recovery system on the hard drive partition, or can anyone tell me if i can use any asus socket A board to keep this function thanks for reading

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jan 21, 2007, 06:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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A7V8X-MX is the same as the HP OEM A7V8X-LA, if you want to find your exact motherboard or the Retail board look on ebay.

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joe blow Mar 03, 2007, 10:48pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hello, need some help with this board. i thought all the usb ports were usb 2.0. but, every time i try and plug in my new pinnacle moviebox plus, i keep getting a usb 1.1 error message. is this board usb 2.0 or not? is there a bios update? i've looked in the bios setup and cant seem to find a 1.1/2.0 switch... can someone answer this for me? much appreciated.

Kevin Komara Jun 02, 2008, 04:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have an A7V8X-LA in my wifes Compaq SR1055CL system. I want to turn on WOL. Anyone have luck enabling WOL ? Some of the sites say that the A7V8X-LA supports WOL, others don't. Can't find any reference in the BIOS. Help !!!!
Thanks
KJK

lacy brooks Feb 08, 2009, 10:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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that is a big pile of fresh bull from a hp specialist, bro all you need is a 500 watt asus or 450 watt asus sata power supply, sata cables and you are good to go ,either or sata pin on the mother board will opticaly detect a hard drive or cd/dvd drive it is great because it is slimmer cords, ribbons ,more air flow to cool that mother board and processor, in consideration you have got to format a new hard drive, partion it ,upload o/s and you may also have to upload the drivers to your mother board when adding a new hd

lacy brooks Feb 08, 2009, 11:06am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ASUSTEK.COM ,ASUS HELP SUPPORT DRIVERS DOWN LOADS,ASUS.COM , HP HELP SUPPORT HAS THE DRIVERS YOU NEED

Ian Fischer Dec 18, 2010, 03:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Duy Nguyen said:
A little off topic but does this motherboard support SATA hard drives? I saw 2 slots on motherboard to do so. However I was informed by a Compaq online chat specialist that Compaq disabled this feature along with on board raid and I'd have to buy a SATA card. Is this true? I'm thinking of getting a SATA 36gb raptor for this MB. Thanks in advance.


You can use the Sata ports with hard drives. I know because I've done it. you have to make sure that the drives run at 1.5gbps (SATA I) speeds the board won't recognize the drive if it runs faster. Get a Sata drive that you can put a jumper in to force it to go 1.5 gpbs because the "smart drive" technology doesn't work with this board. Some hard drives can sense if the connection needs to be slower and adjust accordingly but it's best just to jumper the sucker and get it done. HP / Compaq rutinely gives out mis information, either because they don't know what they are talking about or they are purposefully trying to confuse and annoy. I assume it's the former reason but fear it may be the latter reason. just do you're own experimenting. this post is probably irrelevant by now but maybe I'll help someone who is still struggling with this. Cheers and good luck!


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