Banusflakes & tekzone
Yup, luck has a lot to do with it and like all MFGs some batches are ok and some are junk - so you have to do your research before you buy.
For better results I would strongly recommend ASUS, DFI, Epox, Tyan, Abit or MSI.
I would put ECS at the very bottom of the list.
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