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ECS GeForce6100SM-M2 (V1.0A) AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6100
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 800
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ECS (EliteGroup) GeForce6100SM-M2 (V1.0A)

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  • Ezra G.
  • 4/23/2008 6:55:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Starter Board

Pros: Good Board to install and set up. No problems so far and since i used it for my first build i like how the labels are not written in code that only a computer could understand. I highly recommend it to anyone who is using is just starting out.

Cons: Very small and compact. PCI x16 port is too close to other PCI ports so my video card covers 2 other ports.

Other Thoughts: Could use some restructuring but for a mini its very goo. two thumbs up

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/17/2008 4:35:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It worked alright... I usually always buy ECS boards, but lately i've had a few issues with them.

Cons: I had a few complications at first installing XP. When it went through the first stage of installtion and then restarted it would always say that there was a disc read error. I didn't understand it because the first boot device was cd and second hard drive, but it shouldn't matter because after the format and installing windows setup files on reboot it always asks to boot from cd then goes to windows installation. After messing with it for a day or two using different hard drive's I finally reset the cmos and it worked.

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  • Tomas L.
  • 3/31/2008 11:58:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsPerfect when it worked

Pros: Ok, great begginers motherboard. Easy to install, manual is great, nothing tricky on it. Enough USBs, and good enough sound. 2 DDR2 800 mhz memory slots. For me also a good customer support

Cons: one of the two memory slots stopped working, on two of these motherboards. Read below

Other Thoughts: Ok, I had the first of these motherboards for about 6 moths when one of the two memory slots stopped working. It would not post with any memory sticks what so ever. I talked to the customer support from ECS over an email and after little bit of troubleshooting they said that i can return it and they would give me a new one. I was happy like a kid. The new one arrived and I put my 2 gig memory sticks in there and it works. Great, well it's again 6 month later and of the memory slots stopped working again!!! The same one like on the first motherboard. I am not going to exchange it again. I am just going to buy new motherboard with memory slots anyway. Overall, if the motherboard works, good for beginners. If you plan to put Vista on it be careful, drivers are tricky on their website. No drivers for Vista 64bit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/27/2008 8:09:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggssuper clean build

Pros: Great board, price point, decent onboard video, DDR2-800, AM2+ support, nvidia chipset, build went smooth

Cons: C'mon folks, its not gunna play crysis out of the box

Other Thoughts: Excellent board for the price point, installed without a hitch.

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  • Raymond K.
  • 3/23/2008 8:02:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggssome annoying problems

Pros: I still have a functioning computer despite some problems. Driver CD is one of the best ones I've ever used and contains minimal bloatware.

Cons: No customer support whatsoever besides the FAQ on their website. Non-functional front audio panel. Problems with DVI when using a secondary video card.

Other Thoughts: I use this board with Windows Vista Ultimate SP1. The biggest annoyance with this board is that when I installed a secondary video card (Sapphire ATI Radeon X1050) with DVI, there were problems with the signal. The display picks up a signal on boot up but if I manually turn off the monitor and turn it on again, the signal is lost. I can get around this by putting the computer on stand-by and then resuming it while the monitor is on. I have done some research and it looks like it's the S3 to VGA problem that was common on many boards, but the firmware doesn't address this.

Also, I have front audio connectors connected to the board and they do not work, even though it is an advertised feature. I rely on front audio/mic jacks a lot so this is also another big problem for me.

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  • Donald M.
  • 3/9/2008 11:02:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsnightmare

Pros: Didn't catch on fire! Was cheap when purchased in a bundle.

Cons: Worked twice and then it went kaput. Would no longer recognize keyboard and would not post.

Other Thoughts: Worked long enough to install OS and all application software. At the time of demo to the end user, everything was working perfect. Shut it down for the end user to take home (freebie build for my daughters' friend) and then she had another question, so attempted to reboot for additional demo and low-and-behold, it would not boot. Bought the bundle months ago so S0L on a return/refund. Did not expect much from this mfr, but come on, stop shipping cr*p.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/9/2008 12:17:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBefore you purchase....

Pros: Economical. Many features.

Cons: Very poor support after the sale

Other Thoughts: For years I had been an avid ECS fan. I had one of their early boards and it was great. Last year, I purchased a KN3 SLI2 AM2 mainboard and for a while it worked great. I am an experienced repair technician and have done service on computers for many years. This mainboard failed 1 year and 1 day after purchase. Suddenly the board is not so economical as I now have to purchase another basically within 1 year.
If ECS had reasonable customer support I would probably still give them a shot, however, I am no longer confident in their products and they seem to neglect customers after the purchase.
The price and features make it attractive, but do your research and shop around. Good luck.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 3/1/2008 8:24:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsFor the non discriminating buyer

Pros: It works. Cheap

Cons: Aweful integrated video, 2 memory slots, 2 sata connectors, chintzy integrated audio, the worst of Nvidia

Other Thoughts: Another NVidia junky integrated chipset. I've had these in both ECS and Gigabyte, and they are both aweful. The NVidia integrated graphics are totally lousy, analog VGA only, combined with NVidias nasty software make these boards only for the desperate who won't spend the extra ten bucks (like me until I learned my lesson!!) I should have learned my lesson after the Biostar 6100/939... I'm not that bright

I recently started using the 690G boards, what a HUGE difference!!! Just a bit more money (less than a seperate GPU), and amazing video quality.

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  • Cody P.
  • 2/26/2008 10:44:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExellent Solid Low End Board

Pros: Its Solid, Easy to Setup, Manual is very easy to understand, Website is very helpful for finding updated drivers, Memory Banks are far enough apart to fit Ram with heat shields (such as G.Skill). Cheap, but doesn't perform like a cheap board.

Cons: Memory is hard to seat, make sure all your risers are in place to keep from cracking the board while seating memory. (Most likely one reason for some of the "DOA" reviews I see here.)

I have owned many ECS boards in the past 5 years, MOST of the time Front Audio doesn't work including on this one.

Other Thoughts: For those of you having on board audio issues, this is a Microsoft problem! Not a problem with the board. Do your homework and you will find people with ASUS boards having the same issue with boards using the same audio controller. Microsoft has a fix for it on their website.

Also for the ignorant (not stupid, Ignorant, look it up in the dictionary before you get angry). ECS is a very well established company. The reason they aren't "mainstream" is because they are based in Taiwan and just havn't earned enough trust due to the reputation of Taiwan making mostly cheap products.

If ECS made more top tier boards, I would buy one for my gaming rig, maybe top it off with one (or two) of the ECS 8800 GTS cards that happen to be giving BFG and EVGA a run for their money.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/26/2008 1:20:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Board

Pros: Price, Included software loaded nicely, loaded up first boot just fine.

Cons: Onboard NIC went on and off for a couple days, after numerous reboots and letting it sit for a day seems to have come back to life (hopefully for good). Onboard sound compared to my last pc (i believe had a sound card) seems a bit rough and fuzzy. PCI 16x only operates at 8x

Other Thoughts: Nice board. Why the hell does the PCI x slot only operate at half the speed?! Anyone know of any bios updates that will fix?

Good board that I received for xmas gift, happy overall.

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