Summary: Wanted to upgrade my CPU, but my old ECS board couldn't handle 89w processor. Bought this at a bargain and was not disappointed. This board can handle the CPU and comes with some many more features not available on my previous board.
Summary: Inexpensive "all-in-one" motherboards typically do not deliver great performance. But, I've found this one to be an exception. I'm using it in a media center PC with an AMD X2 3.0 Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM and running 64 bit Vista Premium Edition. -It is 100% compatible with Vista and delivers quick, flawless performance. -The onboard graphics capabilities are very good.
Summary: Good board. 1. Not a first choice for overclocking but you can squeeze a little something out of it if you need it ;-) 2. Only ONE IDE controller, so if you want to re-use older drives, make sure that you understand that you will only be able to use TWO drives! In my case I was using SATA drives so it didn't matter. 3. Layout is good, even though it is a small board, you'll be able to use extra long video cards without bumping anything on else the mainboard. 4.