Check the reviews at Tom’s Hardware Guide and other reputable, independent evaluators. Manufacturer is not indicative, although there are ones that are more consistent throughout their line of products. Download a copy of the PDF file to file for reference. Right Channel It is possible that 1 and 4 are reversed just flip the connector if needed The 2 middle ground holes are particularly difficult to unsolder. The chipset manufacturer also tend to be more consistent across their product lines.

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It’s worth a thousand words. The two Asus adio failed after I shipped them through the Christmas rush and both appeared to be run over by a fork truck! Just remember that not everyone is as lucky as you, these boards are not consistently made and some will not work out of the box.

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If you don’t have this, your almost guaranteed problems, if you do have it you will still probably have problems. Soh Jan 28, At this time, mouse could still move around but could not do anything else. They come in ,1gb,2gb catagories Cut the black end off, and strip the wires. I suppose it could be really useful if you intend to use the onboard sound in some situations. Board or ports defective? Low HD benches seem to be a hit or miss proposition.


VIA, Taiwan’s number one chipset manufacturer, had particular cause for concern. Looking forward to a XP next or thoroughbred which the latest bios supports, but cache changes vv3.1 req a bios revision.

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Don’t get me wrong i have also had problems with other ECS board before and i am only standing by this one, i can not speak for boards i have not used or worked with. If it helps you, more power to you. They were all headaches that I do not wish to inflict upon myself again If not, it’s at least good enough for a 2nd computer for the internet station in your home.

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I have wires i don’t know where they go If you have the technical talent to remove the solder from those holes It is not as easy as you think!

In-fact heres a quote from Tomshardware. I’m not saying that there aren’t some bad ones out there, because there are.

I hope I did not miss anything in the list above. After your search, you will know exactly why the tier one and two MB manufacturers stayed away from this chipset in its entirety. Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya.


I done gave myself a headache. I built one for my daughter, but it locks up on occassion and stutters on DVD playback on occassion and drops a few frames on DScaler on occassion and the USB ports lock up sometimes.

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I’ve also sudgested this board to a couple friends who have also purchased it. Black and some times white is ground.

The downside is the BIOS does not allow manual configuration of the Interrupts sometimes required in very full systems and no overclocking features to speak of. ACPI has always been a problem with that board so you always install from scratch.

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Line in jack 3. Go figure that one out? Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! All her games, old and new, work just fine.