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Item#: N82E16813135075

ECS BLACK SERIES A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 780G
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1066/800
  • DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU only
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • annette j.
  • 7/17/2013 12:27:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed customer support

Pros: Not with this. This is the 2nd one. Guess I didn't learn the 1st time.

Cons: Board started to fail. Did all the required troubleshooting.
Customer service kept coming up with all sorts of new methods of troubleshooting. I replaced with another board and my computer is up and running. I'm just trying to get a simple RMA to replace. Customer service section is conveniently unavailable after going through all the hoops to fill out online.

Other Thoughts: Epic fail on customer service and this is the 2nd ECS board I have bought. No more. :(

Manufacturer Response:

We sincerely apologize for any miscommunication that you may have encountered and would like to look into your concerns. Please contact directly at the email or phone number below so we can look into your previous case. Please be aware ECS brand Motherboards warranty cover from ECS Invoice 36 months for parts and 24 months for part and labor.

When contacting us, you can refer to case #ECD13071810006

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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  • Russ B.
  • 9/27/2012 11:27:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat motherboard

Pros: Great MB I have upgraded to a new computer but this thing is still working in my backup PC.

Cons: none

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  • Thomas J.
  • 4/7/2012 11:03:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHad my fun

Pros: Supports 1066mhz ddr2 across 4 dims, at a reasonably price for its day.

I owned this board for 2.5 years before it died. Half of the expected lifetime I had anticipated. That death was 1 year ago.

Cons: it only lasted 2.5 years, but I didn't bring the egg rating down because of that. The death may have been my fault. My powersupply died, and I hooked another previously used, but working powersupply up to it, and didn't clear the bios before installing the powersupply. At least that is what I'm thinking made the Memory controller chip get fried. Who loves smelling burnt silicon for 10 minutes?

The death of the board though didn't kill any components. I still use my Kingston hyper-x memory I used with it, I recently put my phenom 9600 into a new board, and found that it still works, my video card/hard drives still work, etc.

-The southbridge maybe could have used a fan because it did get somewhat hot.

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  • William M.
  • 1/3/2012 1:12:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood starter

Pros: Easy setup. If using Windows 7 you don't have to bother with driver installations. I have not tweaked any settings. I have 4GB installed. I also have used the on-board graphics which seem to be fine for day-to-day stuff. I don't play video games all that much and the ones I do play I can see a small lag when loading some sections of the games.

Cons: Since this board is now 3 years old upgrading memory and CPU will cost more now.

Other Thoughts: For the gentleman that posted recently (stinky wizzleteeks on 8/30/2011 10:53:03 AM) the on-board video "chipset", not a card. Getting an external card would be an improvement if it is a higher grade than the Radeon 3000 series video cards, since the chipset is based off that series. As well the PCI-E 16x slot is compliant for PCI-Express generation 2.0 cards (it states this in the manual for the board).

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  • Neal R.
  • 8/30/2011 10:53:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: cost effective, works great. i know the ins and outs of computers, and this was my first system build from the ground up, worked flawlessly, still works flawlessly 2+ years later. lots of built-in features

Cons: some confusion on the features. comes with built in "ATI Radeon HD3200" graphics card, but for the life of me i cannot find any specs on that card. how fast is it? i have no idea! also conflicting reports on PCI-E 16x. is it PCI-E 2.0 compatible? some websites say 'yes', others don't mention it.

Other Thoughts: i would like to upgrade the graphics card from the built-in video card, but i can't find out the specs of the ATI card, so i can't be sure if the card i purchase is an upgrade or not. i also cannot find out if this board actually supports PCI-Express 2.0 x16 or not. not sure who to go to to find out this information!

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  • Howard H.
  • 7/28/2011 6:05:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Died little over 2 years

Other Thoughts: Never heard of ECS and normally a Asus person but they're kinda expensive. Purchased as part of a bundle and right off the bat the computer wouldn't boot up. Tried contacting support but no one got back to me. After fiddling around I was able to get the pc to turn on and worked great for two years. Now it boots up but nothing is being displayed. After running through basic troubleshooting found out the motherboard is the issue and sent another email out to support. Hoping for a solution since it's still under warrenty but from the other reviews not sure if I'll get any help.

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  • Thomas J.
  • 4/20/2011 3:21:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWas fun while it lasted

Pros: It was relatively cheap.
It had a lot of slots and ports, and had all the right specs

Cons: Died after 2 and a half years of use. I did no clocking, but one morning I turned it and, left the room to print a document on a different computer, then came back to find the computer off. couldnt turn it back on. I tried it later in the day then I saw one of the memory controller chips near the memory glow red and smoke.

Other Thoughts: There were many flaws in the board ever since I built my machine that I noticed. such as dirty looking shadows, and sky in games. I still had great fun with this board while it lasted. It was brought down to 3 stars because the longevity, and the flaws.

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  • Kullin E.
  • 3/9/2011 6:55:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This board has lasted me almost 3 years and i still can't find a reason to replace it. I have found this board is easy to work with 90% of the time. I've done what i could to push it so i can buy a new motherboard but it just wont break.

Cons: I've had minor issues with it like over-clocking, but mainly its been this hybrid tech its supposed to have. I have not yet figured this out.

Other Thoughts: The hybrid tech was a nice idea but getting it to work would be great. placement of the PCI Express is a little in the way for accessing the hard drives.

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  • J H.
  • 1/17/2011 7:15:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice while it lasted

Pros: Idk what to say. It was OK. PCIe 2.0, thats about it.

Cons: When I bought this, there were hardly any AM3 CPU's on the market, so my AM2+ CPU worked fine. But this WILL NOT SUPPORT AM3 CPUS!!! I HAVE TESTED IT. EVEN THOUGH THE MANUFACTURER'S WEBSITE SAYS IT DOES SUPPORT AM3, IT DOESN'T! Oh and the Crossfire hybrid graphics are terrible. Besides, it only works with like one or two models of a low-end Radeon HD 2xxx series or 3xxx series.

Other Thoughts: Definitely would not recommend buying this mobo. Although I didn't have problems until I installed an AM3 CPU, it doesn't have many features, and the Hybrid Crossfire is terrible once again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/20/2010 9:42:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt was working great now it won't even post.

Pros: This board looks great,great price,well laid out but you get what you pay for too bad.

Cons: I can't understand why it looks like it's well built but failed too soon. I have used Ecs boards in the past and lasted many years. Something has gone wrong with them QC control??They need a better manual,cd drivers and tech support.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

I am Vincent from ECS, and like to work with you to see how the product have failed in a short time.

Like you said, we had sell plenty of this very well built product ( ECS Black Series.) and very rarely the product fails, especially after its been working with out changes in hardware.

ECS is striving with our Quality and Support to make sure our customer is satisfied with our product, please contact me at your earliest convenience. I will do my best to make sure your product is replaced as soon as possible

Thanks.
Vincent Wu
ECS Elitegroup Inc.
44259 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538
Office - (510) 771-0267 Mobile - (510) 329-2388
Email: Vincent.Wu@ecsusa.com

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