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PC CHIPS A15G (V1.0) AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6100
  • Phenom / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 800
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  • Daniel R.
  • 9/27/2009 4:06:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood, cheap, works fine!

Pros: Quick to setup, works right, right out of the box, very inexpensive! Makes a cheap media server possible. I added an 8500 gt videocard for better video, but the onboard works fine too.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Bought this to setup a media server and worked so well I have done 3 more using this mobo. If you're looking for a low-priced mobo for a desktop, media server, etc then this will do fine. If you want a gamer's board, spend more $$$ and get all the bells and whistles on a different board. As long as these do what I want I'll keep using them.

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  • Scott H.
  • 9/10/2009 11:19:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: The board is a great deal knowing that you can put a killer processor in it and save money for the board price.

Cons: I had the board for about two months and the PCI-Express slot fried making my video card not useable. I've plugged my card into another PC and it works there, and I also tried different video cards into that slot on my board and it is unreadable. Its half ridiculous.

Manufacturer Response:

Does your onboard video work? If not, you may be having issues with other components.

If you haven't already, please contact us sowe may look into your video issues.

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 #PCD09091110034

Thank you,
ECS

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  • Mark D.
  • 9/6/2009 5:43:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Solid board at a great price, no problems at all.

Cons: Only supports up to 4GB ram....

Other Thoughts: Bought 2 of these separately over the last 6 months. They both perform perfectly. I Highly recommend for an entry level motherboard.

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  • Mitt D.
  • 9/4/2009 2:46:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Board

Pros: Good board, easy configuration. If it boots and runs for $50.00 with 100baseT lan, video, & sound. Man what do you want for your money. This is a great board for an dual core, inexpensive build. I wouldn't stick a quad on this, but if you want a build for less than $200, you can't hardly beat this board.

Installed & up and running in less than 30min on a new system. No complaints and is still up and going.

Cons: None, what do you want for $50. Buy it, it is worth it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2009 12:16:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Incredibly cheap, AM2+ can take an AMD quad-core processor when you're ready to upgrade, onboard LAN, audio, and VIDEO - The GeForce 6100 plays 720p mkv files perfectly fine in my HTPC...also tested a 1080p mkv movie trailer for an action movie and didn't notice any hiccups! (with 4gb DDR2 800mhz ram, 2.3ghz AMD Brisbane dual core). Also runs wireless keyboards onboard, for when you're editing BIOS settings or setting up a new OS. This is a true HTPC motherboard! Room for improvement with a new graphics card if you need it for gaming, too.

Cons: None really, but since Newegg is forcing me to complain: 4 SATA ports but 6 would have been nicer, why do motherboards still have parallel ports? All printers are USB now (but this still has 4 USB ports). A firewire port would probably be appreciated for Apple/film school dorks, too.

Other Thoughts: I thought this was DOA but it turns out it was scr*wed (Newegg thinks scr*wed is a bad word) into the case too tightly, causing a short somewhere. Don't make the same mistake! The onboard HD-capable video, LAN, and audio make this an excellent value and not needing to add 3 cards makes it a great choice for a low-profile HTPC case.

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  • Scott H.
  • 8/14/2009 9:39:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA worthy board for an inexpensive build

Pros: I have reviewed this previously but considering the new price, I thought I would offer some advice. If you are looking to replace a dying motherboard or a new build for a loved one, I would not hesitate in recommending this item. I have 2 in service that I bought over a year ago and they have been problem free and reliable.

For this price range, that is saying a lot.

I would have bought another one, but this sale showed up after I made another purchase. doh
I haven't been disappointed with PC chips yet. (crosses fingers)

Cons: Well, it doesn't have the latest features for HTPC, so I wouldn't recommend it for home theater use. UNLESS you are adding a video card anyway, in which case it will do just fine.

The sound is somewhat limited, but again if adding a video card with hdmi out it would be quite suitable for multimedia.

For me, the onboard lan is only 10/100 so I wouldn't use it as a file server, but again at this price you could afford a nice add-in nic card. Fast enough for regular cable/DSL service.

Other Thoughts: I have two of these boards, one in my wife's machine and one in my stepdaughter's. Here's the specs:

Wife: A15G MOBO, AMD 9850 140W Quad core, 2 gigs crucial ballistix DDR2 800, Evga 8800gt graphics, dvd burner, dvd reader, card reader, Apevia case, 680W PSU, and lots of lights and fans. Yes, the quad core works just fine with this mobo, thank you.

Daughter: A15G, AMD 5000+, 7600gt, 2 gigs corsair DDR2 800, 400W PSU, Raidmax O2 pink case, DVD burner, about 2 tons of peripherals; she is a shutterbug and has several cameras, printer dock, etc. About 8 USB devices, which required adding a hub.

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  • Harold E.
  • 8/3/2009 4:00:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot user friendly

Pros: Fix was good, all connection very similar to OEM Board. Installed in 10 minutes. Delivered right on time.

Cons: Installed, computer wouldn't boot off supplied CD/DVD or hard drive. Vista would ask to boot normally or into repair mode nothing else. Neither would let machine boot to info on Sata hard drive. All Bios function looked OK and you could change them. Took to IT guys where i work, three hours later after multichanges including windows registery changes vista went into repair mode and now all seems to work. Unless you have lots of time most of a day and are an expert might want to shy away from this one.

Manufacturer Response:

This type of issue can happen if you are transferring a drive from another system with Windows preinstalled; Especially if the chipset from the previous motherboard differs from the chipset from you new motherboard.

The reason for this is that every motherboard has an IDE controller. For IDE controllers, there are several different chip sets available, such as Intel, nVidia, ATI, VIA, and SiS. Each chip set has a different Plug-n-Play identifier (PnP-ID).

When you transfer a hard drive from another system/motherboard, Windows will try to find this PnP-ID. When/if it doesn't it considers this a serious error and restarts the system or stops at a blue screen error.

If you have further questions you can contact us at neweggsupport@ecsusa.com or 510-771-0284.

You can refer to case #PCD09080410019

Thank you,
ECS

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  • Rene F.
  • 7/29/2009 8:30:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Little Board

Pros: My buddy gave me an old x2 3800+ that he had no use for. I figured I have enough spare parts laying around to build another box, except for a mobo, figured I would build a test box for 2008 Server R2. So I looked for the cheapest AM2 solution on Newegg, found this one. Slapped it together with an 8500gt, 4gb of ddr2 6400, 80gb WD drive (also from newegg for cheap), and put Windows 7 on to test. Little board is running like a champ, crunching a few SETI wu's (2 ap and 1 cuda) to burn it all in. It's not a performance box (thats what the 720be is for) but it's a nice little performer, 'feels' quick and has a higher WE index than my year old laptop. Not bad for a chip that came out in 2005 and a $40 motherboard. Running at 2.1ghz from 1st post, going to shoot for 3ghz or as close as I can get on air. Much, much faster than the Pentium Ds we still have at work. Cores at 44c under full load with 8650 stock hs/fan.

Cons: Don't know any, maybe it will fail in a month, but for so little money it's almost disposable.

Other Thoughts: Have NOT installed any new games on this box, might pull out Half Life 2 just to see what it's capable of, but that's not why I built it. Going to put 2008 server on it this weekend to play with Sharepoint, sql, wsus, etc.,.

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  • Sam S.
  • 6/29/2009 10:51:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: This board is great: it works flawlessly, booted the first time I plugged everything in, and supports AM2/AM2+ for future upgrades! People complained about the driver CD, but seriously, it's not that hard to explore the cd and click setup icons... There's a full manual in the CD as well, so don't worry about just getting the quick install manual in the box. All LAN, sound, USB headers, and screw placement was all perfect. WONDERFUL!

Cons: The only con I have is that you can't overclock every aspect of the CPU and memory, but you can change a little. This is a budget board anyway, there shouldn't be any hardcore modding.

Other Thoughts: If you want a microATX board that is still capable of speed while being futureproof, buy this board. I paired it with a 4050e I got from newegg and this combo blows my P4 out of the water. Have a 9400gt and it plays modest games, nothing too serious. It's fast for computing, though.

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  • Jason H.
  • 6/27/2009 6:59:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Impressed

Pros: I've bought a few of these mobo's almost a year ago for less than $40 shipped each. (Got in on the be-2400 low voltage dualcore cpu combo deal for only $36.25 shipped each!)

Anyways, i've had NO problems at all of the 4 or 5 i've bought. They support Phenom (Only on the 1000mhz bus).

It comes with some ocing options out of the box like htt bus up to 300mhz.

BUT, what you want to do is update the boards bios to the 2008/08/12 version (If it doesn't already have it) as it adds multiplyer and cpu voltage options up to 1.4v.

Cons: Well, its not a feature-rich board by any means. If running a Phenom it only supports the 1000mhz(2000mt) clockspeed for the L3 cache and memory controller, but that is a chipset limitation. Absolutely NO dram cas settings available, only the MaxMemSpeed feature. Low cpu voltage adjustments only up to 1.4v using a 3800+ single core at 2.4ghz.

Other Thoughts: For the very low $36.25 shipped each it is definitely a great mobo. If you are ok with somewhat basic ocing features and don't care about changing memory timings, nor needing alot of extra features you should be VERY happy with this mobo at this very Cheap price! Definitely worth 5 *'s with the mobo price being so cheap. Definitely a great bang for the buck!

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