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ECS GF7100PVT-M3 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • NVIDIA GeForce 7100
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron
  • DDR2 800
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Bryan C.
  • 8/8/2009 4:43:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGF7100 PVT-M3

Pros: Cheap board - Lasted exactly 1 year and 2 days and its DEAD

Cons: great if you like to replace boards each year on the date

Manufacturer Response:

If you haven't already please contact us so we may help you to resolve your issues and to find out more about your system configuration.

We can be reached at newegg.support@ecsusa.com or 510-771-0284. Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

When contacting us, you can refer to case # ECD09081010050

Thank you,
ECS

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  • Anshen C.
  • 5/3/2009 9:37:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsa decent low-cost but poerful motherboard

Pros: ECS GF7100PVT-M3 motherboard is designed and made for low-cost system. four (4) layers PCB instead of six (6) layers, flimsy.
So far I verified its every features. all functional. nothing wrong. many people posted DOA, short-life board (4 ~ 6 months the dead), easy to break, VGA/DVI ports flimsy. I paid attention to all of these issues and worked very carefully, didn't run into any of these issues.
In my past, ECS boards were good low cost boards. so is this one.
My new PC runs XP SP3 with box Intel E5200, CORSAIR 2GB DDR2 PC6400 TWIN2X4096 (was dual, but I took only one for this PC since the board running single channel. 2 x 1GB HP PX976AT PC2-5300 DDR2-667 also working), dual-LCD (VGA + DVI), 2 x WD SATA 500GB, IDE DVD burner, plus an old TEAC 1.44MB FDD. Antec NSK 4480 380w case. I believe for my settings, old 300w, even 250w should be enough.
I bought two Intel E5200 and considering buying 2nd this board to build one more PC. the hardware cost is $100 ~ $110. very inexpensive.

Cons: no parallel (IEEE 1284) port. My laser was using this port.now has to use USB port.

Other Thoughts: OC. ECS is well-known not good for overclocking.
At 1333MHz PC won't boot. 1066MHz is highest memory clock could go. CPU E5200 runs 3.33GHz. Others reported high as 4.0GHz on other boards.
Hard to set Intel HD audio. I have to use its option: IDT audio.
No FDD cable even the manual says there is one.
1920x1200 setting on my T260HD is not strong. moved back to 1280 x1024 often. I have to select 1280 x 1024 for stable run.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/26/2009 2:46:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of junk - tech support???

Pros: I tried to think of one but couldn't.

Cons: I could never get the RAID to work and the drivers on the accompanying CD wouldn't load for everything. ECS 'Tech' support (more like no-help desk) was condescending and of very limited help. They suggested that I flash the BIOS, which I did. After that any driver loaded would result in the inability to reboot. Tech support directed me where to download a driver zip - most of the files it contained had mutliple copies with different dates and sizes.

Is the definition of HDMI a DVI converter??

I am so fed up I didn't even try to have it replaced - I just don't want to deal with it and them.

I will never, ever, buy from ECS again even if THEY paid ME.

If you are foolish enough to buy this board do so with the knowledge that tech support is no help.

Other Thoughts: How can you give it zero eggs??

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  • Jan U.
  • 4/25/2009 10:28:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood enough for video editting

Pros: Good little board; original purchased as cheap bundle elsewhere; surprisingly stable and reliable after 5 months. Used primarily in video rendering; onboard video is surprisingly fast enough for video editting; crisp displays using DVI and D-sub dual 1280x1024 monitors; 5 SATA II and 8 USB2 ports.

Cons: Several ECS boards we own at work have failed with bad caps after 4-5 years; so far this one is OK; single channel DDR

Other Thoughts: 4 GB Crucial DDR2 800
Q8200 Processor @ stock speed
Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX cooler from Newegg
Windows XP3 32-bit
Sabrient SA-IDE88 (VIA6421) e-SATA I card; using IDE and e-SATA
Firewire PCI card

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/24/2009 6:36:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDOA..

Pros: NONE IF DOES WORK

Cons: GOES INTO BIOS,THEN SHUTS DOWN. JUMPERS DON'T HELP BAD CHECKSUM LIKE SOMEONE OWNED BEFORE AND IMPROPERLY FLASHED IT.

Other Thoughts: WANTED A CHEAP BOARD TIL CAN AFFORD A BETTER ONE.USING MY P4,GOOD OLE RELIABLE,SHES 5 YRS OLD AND KEEPS GOING STRONG.

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  • Allen Y.
  • 4/22/2009 4:16:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAutorun on cd didnt work

Pros: Everything works...after manual driver install.

Cons: The autorun did not work with windows vista 64 bit home premium
I am sure thats a popular OS for newegg crowd. The error message was "OS not support"

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  • Peter G.
  • 4/10/2009 5:51:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood little board

Pros: Been using this for my Windows Home Server install. It's a good little board. Has plenty of connections and has been stable so far. NIVIDA chipset, onboard graphics. It's got what you need for a budget build. The HDMI adapter is nice to have but I haven't used it.

Cons: The support for this board is a little lacking. Don't bother going to their site to pick up drivers. Hit up NVIDIA's site and get the XP 32-bit nForce drivers if you plan on running this w/ Windows Home Server.

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  • Bernard M.
  • 4/1/2009 2:14:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStable, TROUBLE FREE

Pros: Not only it's cheap, it has couple extra goodies and runs flawless. Combine w/ Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz, CORSAIR 4GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) and LOGISYS PS575XBK 575W ATX12V. Runs 14- 16 hrs/day 7days a week and this thing still runs. Perfect for budget computer, and office computer, daily use. I 've build several systems with ECS boards since 99. All of them still runs flawlessly.

Cons: STILL RUNNING, wait that's NOT cons

Other Thoughts: This was my 1st purchase w/ newegg. Been a loyal cust since then. Very satisfied w/ the service. Super fast delivery. Never had a problems.

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  • Michael L.
  • 3/14/2009 4:48:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsRotten bios

Pros: It has HDMI support through adapter and pretty easy to set up. I bought it as an opened box item which no accessories.

Cons: 1. Poorly written bios which is rediculously stripped down with no features to mention of.
2. Bios totally lacks any overclocking and memory adjustment provisions. Overclockers don't buy this board.
3. This board seems to be very slow comparing to the cheaper ECS GF7050VT-M which has overclocking capability.
4. ECS ruins this motherboard by giving it a lacklustered bios.
5. The built-in VGA port is very flimsy and could break off if used too many times.
6. Cannot update bios through windows bios utility in Vista 64. This is something I have not experienced in ECS motherboards.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 other computers running in ECS motherboards. The GF7050VT-M3 is the worst motherboard I have ever owned. I am really sorry to buy this motherboard. Could have bought another GF7050VT-M which is a couple dollars cheaper after rebate.

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  • Luke G.
  • 3/6/2009 6:32:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt was a short run

Pros: Ran fine while it was working for 5 months. Started to notice the video would go out at random times. That was just the beginning...

Cons: Leaky capacitor actually caused one of the microboard leads to flake off of the bottom of the board. I can see a discoloration on one of the capcitors as well. I had the board for about 5 months with non issues, I guess it is just a matter of time with bad caps.

Other Thoughts: When I had it running it was great, now that it is dead, and may have harmed other components not too happy. I am going to try to contact the mfg to see if they will do anything about it, but not too optimistic. I will post an update.

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