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ECS A780GM-A Black Series, any experience?

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July 3, 2009 3:13:54 PM

that black series looks good...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or is this mobo enough: ECS A740GM-M? i have my own sound card, gpu card and doesn't have OC'ing habit...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or should i use ECS anyway? never use it before and this thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248189-30-boards-qual... seems to scares me up
a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2009 2:11:26 PM

I'm using the ECS A780GM-A Black Series. Been good to me. Very stable, has all the components/features I need. I have my Phenom 9600 BE oc'd to 2.7ghz right now. Be warned though: it does not seem to like increases in the FSB. Get a BE cpu if you plan on oc'ing and do it with the multiplier.
July 10, 2009 7:11:28 PM

I've owned the ECS A780GM-A Ultra AM2+/AM3 (AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard Black Series) for a little over a week now (picked it up during a Newegg sale), it has been rock solid stable. All six (6) x SATA ports are functional, using AHCI too! The chip I'm using is an AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz processor and it's a beast: it tears through compiles of glibc and gcc under Gentoo. This is my second ECS board and am very pleased with the build quality. There's no reason to be hesitant toward this manufacturer: I went through two really expensive (had to RMA them both for defects) Gigabyte boards before deciding on this one. And Gigabyte is pretty much a household name at this point, right up there with ASUS. I say look no further! This board performs, and I love that it has the AM3 upgrade path, in case I decide to replace the chip at a later time!

~sp4rk
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July 10, 2009 10:03:45 PM

Looks like this board solid...despite underlooked brand,
Thx!
August 7, 2009 1:55:30 AM

I've had mine for about 4 months now. I get random resets without any warning. I contacted ECS Support and get no response at all.
a b V Motherboard
August 7, 2009 1:25:00 PM

Are you overclocking? If so, that sounds like a voltage issue and it needs to be increased. Can you see the error message when it BSOD's?
August 7, 2009 9:59:51 PM

CooLWoLF said:
Are you overclocking? If so, that sounds like a voltage issue and it needs to be increased. Can you see the error message when it BSOD's?



No, no over clocking. It doesn't BSOD.. it just resets. I'll be surfing the web and all of a sudden the screen goes black and the main screen comes up and Windows loads again.
August 9, 2009 5:11:01 AM

i have this board and it seems that ever since i upgraded to it, i have had continual crashes while gaming. I just made a post about it on this forum.

I dont over clock or mess with any voltages or timings either.
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