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ECS A740GM-M AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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2 out of 5 eggs Poor support, mediocre quality 10/26/2008

This review is from: ECS A740GM-M AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Works for the most part. For basic computing (workstation stuff) it's probably more than fine.

Cons: Terrible support, poor driver support and utilities, poor fit and finish (it took some doing to get it seated right in the case).
Do not use for a gaming computer, even a cheap budget build. I have had nothing but trouble getting it to play nicely with my graphics card (a 8600GTS, also cheap, but good quality) and any sound card. I understand that there is a bios update that should help with the compatability of 8 series cards, but after reading all the horror stories of people cooking the entire board simply by trying to flash the bios, I haven't done this.

Other Thoughts: Spend a bit more $$$ for a better MOBO. This one just requires to much tweaking and fussing to work. If you are building a work station PC on a tight budget, though, this is probably fine.


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Display Name: Andrew S.

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