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Need advice on ECS K7S5A motherboard!

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January 17, 2002 9:45:05 PM

I've heard good things about this mobo in many hardware reviews but wanted to know first hand what people actually think about it. I plan on upgrading to a 1.4ghz athlon or even possibly an Amd Xp processor (this mobo supports all of them). My main concern is stability (under windows xp).
Should I get this mobo or go for something else?

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January 18, 2002 8:35:02 AM

well, right now i am running this board with windows xp professional.
the only prolem i have had so far was when i installed my wintv pci card, it kept trying to install like 4 devices related to that card, when there is only two.
i even used the drivers from hauppage's site. but to no avail.
so oh well.
no wintv.
until they come out with a fix for it...
i can manage until then
other than that, the board installed without a hitch on winxp, and runs stable as a rock.
the only crash so far has been when i tried to open the wintv program, and it couldnt because the card was screwed up.
that was it.
other than that..i have pretty much had my computer running 24/7 with no problems.
very good board.
i have ran it with windows 98, 98se, and windowsxp pro.
so it has some range.
the onboard lan is good, and saves a pci slot.
havent used the onboard sound...but it is acceptable (used it on my friends rig when his sound card wasnt working, he has the same board as me)
i like the pcb being black..looks sweet, and when i put my window in my case, it will really get shown off.
i like this board, and think that it will be good for you.


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January 18, 2002 1:42:08 PM

The only downside is that ECS has a high DOA rate.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .