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ECS HDC-M/C-60 (v2.0) AMD Fusion APU C-60 (1.0 GHz, dual core) AMD A45 FCH Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo

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  • DDR3 1333/1066
  • AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Alfred B.
  • 11/19/2013 3:33:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Form factor, power usage, and price point were all very attractive.

Cons: Assembled all components for machine but system will not boot or POST. Power supply and case fans run, but no display or indication of hard drive activity. Unable to enter BIOS. Tested power supply successfully in separate machine. Tested both VGA and HDMI connections but not video. Ticket opened with ECS tech support.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. Your case 13111910005 was updated. You can check your case status at the link below.

Prior to shipping from our factory, all motherboards are tested to ensure that they are working properly. A DOA issue can be caused by any of the main components, including CPU, memory, power supply and motherboard.

Along with verifying the power supply we would recommend the following. Remove the motherboard from the case, with only memory and power supply connected. Place on a flat non static surface. Test with only one memory at a time and reseat memory. Connect the power button from the case or short the power pins (6 and 8) to power on the system. If still have any issues or questions, please contact us and we can work with you to find a solution.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Phone# 1- 510-456-9836

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  • BRYAN H.
  • 3/27/2013 4:11:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner


Pros: It's a fan less motherboard that actually doesn't overheat.
It boots up.
It was so close to being what I wanted initially.(see other thoughts).

Cons: It does not play any video media file very well! There was terrible lag, artifacts were prevalent, and the board had a hard time handling a windows 7 environment. I tried to play every type of encoded media file I had, mpeg4, h.264, mkv, but to no avail would this board handle any of it!

The company who manufactures this board is lying about the product they are selling!


Other Thoughts: The board is actually ok, but you have to pick some other task for what you want to do with it than being a HTPC. Having bought this for a HTPC (Which was touted on company's website), I hooked this machine up with no hope of getting out of the product what was promised for me.

So after some deliberation and some internet searching I decided that the machine is actaully more suited for a NAS build I was working on and so far it has worked perfectly. Since the low CPU clock is all good for a NAS and it has four SATA ports and GIG ethernet, it is far more suited for this task.

I'm giving one extra egg (instead of just one) because the board isn't a total waste, just needed a re-purposing.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the isues you experienced with your video playback. The issue you describe could be related to the overall bitrate of the file and the media player being used. A change of media player software could possibly help. We realize that you are now using this motherboard as part of a NAS but if you have any questions or feedback (always appreciated), please feel free to contact us.

When contacting us, you can refer to case #ECD13032810011

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Phone# 1-510-456-9836

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  • Justin M.
  • 3/17/2013 3:26:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFifth Times The Charm

Pros: Dual-core 1GHz CPU with low power consumption.

Theoretically supports low-voltage memory, while only single-channel, it uses desktop-size memory.

Has a PCI-E x4 slot plus two PCI slots, which is good because I need to install two network cards, one of which is a dual-LAN PCI-E x4 card.

Cons: The motherboard I finally have working is reporting that my "low voltage" memory is running at 1.5V. There is no manual override to select the correct memory voltage (1.35V).

It took five tries to get a working motherboard. I was able to kill motherboards 1-3 by changing the IGD Memory Size BIOS setting. [The first one was returned to Newegg. ECS told me they couldn't reproduce the problem on the second, so I reproduced it on the third while recording the process -- they then told me I was using "the wrong BIOS", but I was using the BIOS that shipped on the board. ECS then replaced the third board with a DOA board -- which was annoying because they had promised they were going to test the board "to make sure it had the right BIOS on it". They then supposedly "repaired" the fourth board and returned it to me, but the serial numbers don't match.]

At least they did test the fifth board and send it to me with the IGD Memory Size setting changed to prove that with the "right" BIOS, it can be done.

It seems, to me, as if the root cause is they had two BIOS versions with the same date (10/15/2012). One that was "wrong" (text-based with no Windows 8 support), and one that was "right" (GUI-based with Windows 8 support). Since I will be running pfSense, I had no need for the Windows 8 BIOS, or so I thought.

Other Thoughts: ECS: having users confirm they have the correct BIOS by checking to see if it supports Windows 8 is a bad idea. Please give your BIOS a clear version number, and don't, even accidentally, release two BIOS versions that report the same revision date.

You need to update your BIOS if your BIOS is text-based and noes not have a Windows 8 configuration option.

The ECS website can be hard to navigate for this motherboard; sometimes it is classified as an "AMD CPU on Board" motherboard, yet other times it is classified as an "AMD Socket FT1" motherboard. (Mind you, the CPU is not socketed.)

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  • JAMES n.
  • 2/25/2013 9:37:05 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsJust for other want to be owners out there

Pros: liviorn who wrote the above feedback.Well i have to say the best review i have read to date and i have been doing computers many years.Great job and very informative.It will help out a lot of people.I suggest read his review and then do some homework.

Cons: Really owners who write feedback saying oh i didn't like the color or it came late from shipping.First off if you want color then please do us all a favor and get a can of spray paint that tickles your fancy and spray it.(sarcasm) ;)
next who cares about shipping this is review about the product not shipping.I used Newegg for as long as i can remember and never had any issues with shipping or what color things should be.

Other Thoughts: I just want to say Newegg is Great place to put together what you want either Gaming or just basic.I always tell people if want something specific check them out.
Because most of the stuff they sell in the stores are,well let's face it useless.I mean you don't need all that extra junk on there and who the hell wants it anyway.

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  • Donald S.
  • 2/5/2013 8:25:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Linux Combo!

Pros: This is a great platform for Linux. Using ASUS DVD burner and WD 500G harddrive.
Using PCLinuxOS-2013.2, PCLinuxOS-Full Montey, Linux Mint 11 - 14, OpenSUSE 12.2, Fedora, they all work. Just plug in the cables, switch on, install OS. Enjoy. Oh ya, installed 2gb mem, using 978mb avg!!!!!!!!!with Firebox, Thunderbird, Kpat and system monitor active.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Kill-o-watt indicates an active use load of 39 watts!!!!!!!

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  • 12/16/2012 6:44:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for my needs

Pros: Compatibility to windows 8, 64 bit. Dual core. On chip HD video. Very low power consumption. Perfect as media and file server. Runs cool, without cpu fan, in well designed case. Cheap upgrade upgrade. Any other micro atx with specs and price?

Cons: Single channel RAM. USB 2.0. Only 8 GB RAM? Driver cd was 32 bit. CMOS shipped was not adequate for me. Still, pros far exceed cons.

Other Thoughts: After installing Win 8, updated BIOS, and had to reinstall after change BIOS to sata ahci and boot preference win 8.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Gorman8,

Thank you for your feedback. It is appreciated. We need your feedback in order to improve the quality of our products and service.

*** Please take a few minutes to review our products. We want to hear from you! ***

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any ECS prodcuts, please contact us. We are here to help.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Phone# 1-510-771-0284

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/9/2012 3:43:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy 4th build

Pros: I built this system to replace aging GA-MA78GM-S2H + Athlon X2 4050e which I was using as a HTPC for playback of various video\audio formats in my living room. I actually have other PC that is for storage, this one is for playback only. After updating myself on the progression of computer technologies, I still decided to go my usual route. I mean if you need a cheep HTPC mobo+cpu+vga combo, AMD (AMD APU)+ATI is still the way to go! I was wondering which motherboard combo to pick, but instead of going E240-E450 route or Atom\VIA route (I don't know why anybody would buy those right now) I ended up with this one. I needed something that has at least one PCI + one PCIe (x8 -x16 link at least). I did not care about SATAIII or number of SATA ports, so this one turned out to be almost the perfect one. I can always add some extra expansion cards if I'll need to. Actually, I already tested PCI wireless network controller card and it worked just fine.
Now about the power efficiency, because I was quite surprised!
I took some measurement with P4400 Kill A Watt and here what I've got on Windows 7 Ult SP1 freshly installed system (No monitor included in overall wattage):
No BIOS changes:
PSU (Antec EA430) on, everything else is off = 1.1W
Loading into Win 7 with DVD spinning = 35W
Idle, the only things running besides the mobo are 1x80mm fan, DVD Burner (idle mode), USB mouse + wireless keyboard = 21.7 to 22.0W
Load, watching some hardcore encoded 1920x1080 H264 video, utilizing UVD3\DXVA2 with PotPlayer (flawless playback by the way, I'm VERY HAPPY :) = 23 to 25W
After disabling Serial and Parallel port support (I'm not using them, why keep them on?):
Idle: 18.5W
Idle: (no fans, no DVD player, but with USB mouse and wireless keyboard still attached) 16.5-17.1W
WOW! That is less than one 75w equivalent CFL bulb for sure!
I really tried to stress out CPU+ram with OCCT 4.3.2, but my readings never went higher than 29W. I guess DVD player need a lot (relatively speaking) to spin that disk, like an extra 11W or so that is why I had a reading of 35W the first time.

Cons: I'm overall satisfied with this product as it meets my needs, just some minor things I wanted to tell you...
1. No PATA port. I actually need that, but, oh well.
2. I really had to apply some strength to insert that super cheap 2GB memory stick in the slot, don't know why. (No dual channel support by the way) I though I'm going to crack the mainboard before it's going to go in place.
3. I would NOT recommend leaving that main heatsink without some cooling, It gets hot. More like 70*C+ hot without cooling. One low RPM 80mm fan did the job for me. Keeps it a little under 50*C
4. No HDMI port, so finding solution how to make my TV get along with this built took some time, but! I got a dual link DVI to HDMI cable and it worked as expected. I even got a surprise as it transmitted audio using that cable alone, which is quite frankly I thought should be impossible under normal circumstances!
5. I would imagine that playing games on this thing would be painful. OCCT standard GPU test showed only 6 to 9 FPS rate or something like that.
6. It's not manufacturers fault, but an overall comment. Unfortunately UVD3 or the codecs or whatever is responsible for hardware accelerated video playback is still does not support 10bit video. So they probably are not going to play very well on this system as of right now. I hope in a coming years some smart people are going to enable that type of a support, hopefully I would not have to upgrade my hardware, but rather software. Anyways, I plan for this system to be good for 4 more years, as the previous one was.
7. I bought it before it got cheaper, as always! :(

Other Thoughts: This is the first not a GIGABYTE motherboard I bought!
Just for comparison, I did some Kill-A-Watt measurements on my old build (GA-MA78GM-S2H + Athlon X2 4050e). It idles @ 23.5-24W Still quite impressive. BUT under load, when HD3200 (which is too old to support any video playback acceleration I think) chokes on the same videos that are playing without problems on ECS HDC-M/C-60 it puts out up to 53W, and under full load almost 70W. Technologies improved over the years, what else can I say.

So, my new HTPC built:
MB+CPU+VGA = ECS HDC-M/C-60 @ $89.99
RAM: G.SKILL F3-10666CL9S-2GBNS @ $8.60
HDD: Some old Toshiba 80GB laptop HDD @ free
Case: 4 year old Antec Fusion 430 @ free
PSU: Antec EA430 @ free
Monitor: Samsung 55'' LCD TV LN55A950D1FXZA @ free + must have DVI-I\DVI-D to HDMI cable.
After looking through a LOT of them I settled on Rosewill RC-10-HDM-DVM-BK @ $10.39
The one I got is DVI-D, but other reviews claimed this to be a fair game to which you are going to get: DVI-I or DVI-D.
Heatsink fan: Actually I think of getting the one that supports PMW. 80 to 92mm one, since the one I'm using now is 3pin.
OS: Win 7 Ultimate.

I think I just wrote a whole lot more then I had to, hope this helps!

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