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Item#: N82E16813135325

ECS A55F-M4(1.0) FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A55 (Hudson D2)
  • A4 / A6 / A8 / E2 APU
  • DDR3 1333/1600/1866* memory architecture
  • *Duo to limitation of AMD chipset spec, it supports up to 1866 MHz for motherboards with a single DIMM per chann
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Learn more about the ECS (EliteGroup) A55F-M4(1.0)

Model

Brand
ECS
Model
A55F-M4(1.0)

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
FM1
CPU Type
A4 / A6 / A8 / E2 APU

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD A55 (Hudson D2)

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1333/1600/1866* memory architecture
*Duo to limitation of AMD chipset spec, it supports up to 1866 MHz for motherboards with a single DIMM per channel
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
1
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA RAID
0/1/10

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
VIA VT1705
Audio Channels
6 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Atheros AR8151
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
Video Ports
D-Sub
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
1 x 4-pin ATX Power Supply Connector
1 x 4pin CPU_FAN connectors
1 x 3-pin SYS_FAN connector
1 x COM header
1 x LPT header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x Case Open header
1 x Speaker header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x SPDIF out header

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.06" x 7.09"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
M.I.B. III

AMD APU Platfor

Support 32nm processors

AMD Dual Graphics

eDLU - Drivers Live Update Utility

eBLU - BIOS Live Update Utility

Support Windows 8

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ECS (EliteGroup) A55F-M4(1.0)

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  • John M.
  • 12/14/2013 12:58:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFrustration; no support

Pros: Inexpensive and a (formerly) trusted name

Cons: I can't really review the board only the lack of effective (absent) tech support from ECS. I've been trying off and on for almost a year to get this board to render graphics running Ubuntu. The process started out well with them asking me what CPU I was using and they would try to emulate the problem. I never got a direct answer on this except to view the case log which I had been unable to do as the login would always fail. I've tried several of the Ubuntu builds but when It tries to render accelerated graphics I can't even see the desktop. I've tried to get help from ECS tech support but the only way to do it is to fill out a form. I can't see any way to respond or reply to a suggestion from them using the login with the case Id# and email address. In an attempt to respond to the initial request I couldn't log in and was forced to fill out a second request form which I was admonished for by them. They do not use email correspondence except to notify you that a reply has been posted and to login to view it. The last thing I was able to see was a link to the BIOS update file but no freaking flash utility. I have no way to tell them this problem but they should have known it based on my complaint. I guess I'll just have to start an RMA process since they don't seem to want to help. Very disappointing, ECS.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced. We sincerely apologize for any miscommunication that you may have encountered. Please contact us by email or phone, listed below. We would like to look into your previous case and address your concerns. For reference, along with our support site, we do have email and phone contact for support. Currently both BIOS available for download on the ECS website have flash utilities included.

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,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Jack M.
  • 8/7/2013 1:39:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied just under 3 months

Pros: Plain board simple board. Low price.

Cons: Died just under 3 months of of use.

Other Thoughts: I have tried to contact tech support and still have yet to hear back from them (going on 2 weeks).
What a joke.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jack,

It does appear that you submitted a webcase on 8/7/2013 (case # 13080710005) which was responded to that same day. You can check your case status at the link below. If you have a previous case with us, please let us know and we can look into it's status. We sincerely apologize for any miscommunication that you may have encountered.

You can also reach us by email or phone at the contacts below.

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,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Peter K.
  • 6/21/2013 6:37:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: advanced micro devices ...

Cons: it does not make coffee ...

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  • john m.
  • 5/18/2013 10:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscould be better

Pros: it does what a motherboard is supposed to do.

Cons: this is a pretty big con.. the board does not have any kind of back plate on the bottom of it to prevent the board of bending. the stock heatsink was enough to bend the board enough to stop posting. this is a serious flaw. i had to RMA this board. i was shocked to see how far the board had bent in just one week of use with the stock heatsink. i was sure to buy a metal backplate for the second board so that it would not happen again.. its been more than a month now, so i'm sure that the problem is solved.

Other Thoughts: this board was for a HTPC and the board sits horizontally inside the case, if your computer is a tower where the board sits vertically this might not happen. but it is a serious problem.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced. This motherboard is designed with stock cooling fan in mind and normally this should not be an issues. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

When contacting us, you can refer to case #ECD13052110006

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,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Vishal K.
  • 4/23/2013 8:18:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Great price (at the time I got it for $20 after rebate), Simple, Easy to install.

Cons: REBATE TOOK OVER 3 MONTHS TO COME.

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  • Donovan B.
  • 4/3/2013 10:43:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice board

Pros: Great board, I normally buy gigabyte but I was on a budget with this build, Everything worked great easy burn-in. board has great features that you would pay extra for on any other motherboard.

Cons: none

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  • Jeff M.
  • 3/15/2013 6:24:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdied

Pros: Plain board simple board. Built cheap system for my father. A4 330, 4gb ram. Apparently i went to cheap

Cons: Died just under 3 months of of use. Sound cut off a couple nights ago. Next morning wouldn't turn on. Sent in RMA request today. Cant wait for another fine piece of equipment.

Other Thoughts: Hate the fact i have to pay shipping for a RMA on such a cheap item. Is it even worth it?

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you have had with your system. For this week we have not received any new cases for this model motherboard. Please contact us so we can look into your issue and help ensure that your case is proceeding as it should.

When contacting us, you can refer to case #ECD13031510007

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,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Yuguang J.
  • 3/10/2013 4:18:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBudget build HTPC

Pros: Low price, works (so far), expandable pci-e slots, no 90 degrees side sata port which benefited slim cases.

Cons: The 4 pin cpu power socket is too close to one of the capacitor next to it, as result the capacitor is blocking the plug.

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  • Robert S.
  • 2/19/2013 8:28:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor customer service, poor mobo

Pros: None, the thing survived long enough to install the OS and then died.

Cons: Where to begin. The onboard video was the first to go. Thinking it might have been an issue with the bios, I took the coin battery out of the mobo and tried resetting the bios. No dice. I then moved to taking a working PCIe video card and installing it. Still no video. The motherboard would not POST with the card in the slot.

Other Thoughts: I have tried to contact tech support and still have yet to hear back from them (going on 2 weeks). I then tried contacting Andy (andy_K@ecsusa.com) since I found him responding to issues on here, but have yet to hear back from him. What a joke. If this is the way their customer service is, there is no way I will be a return customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Please accept my apology for any inconvenience caused. Based on our record, you submit the case at 02/08/2013 with the case# 13020810023. We have already replied to you at the same day with some suggestion how to solve your issue. Please kindly check the following link in order to review your case:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/Technical_Support_List.aspx?MenuID=50&LanID=9

On 02/15/2013, we received your follow up email and we also updated your same case#. In addition, our support phone number was provided in the case note. 510-226-7333 Option 6. Based on our company policy, the response time is within 1-2 business days.

Again, we're sorry for the mis-communication. If you need RMA service, you can directly request 99-hours VIP service from the following link:

http://www.ecsusa.com/ecswebsite/member/loginpage.aspx

When contacting us, you can refer to case #13020810023

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,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Christopher B.
  • 2/19/2013 1:01:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood basic mobo

Pros: Runs a A8-3850 just fine for HTPC. HDMI port is very nice to have. Stable and has been running for about a month non stop now without any issues.

Cons: Updated the bios and noticed a pretty bad grammar error in the boot options section. Its pretty inappropriate and I am not to sure if its a joke or they actually had a typo. None the less the board works fine.

Other Thoughts: Good for HTPC.

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