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ECS A790GXM-AD3
5.4 out of 10

ECS A790GXM-AD3

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Reviews and Problems with ECS A790GXM-AD3

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Overall 8
8.0

It's okay

Micheal M., Newegg
18 June 2013
  • Summary: I would buy a newer mother board at this time that runs the new ADM CPU with video card built in. It will save you money, and run cool.
  • Pros: This mother board runs fine. The problem is that the older CPU run hot.
  • Cons: I have to run an 24 inch box fan to keep things cool. More of the CPU fault.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Joseph V., Newegg
8 July 2012
  • Summary: I'm being to easy on ECS
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Too many to list
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Overall 6
6.0

nothing but problems

joel p., Newegg
20 July 2011
  • Summary: purchased this MB in april 2009 more cons: 4. the pcie 1x slots are so close together you can only use one and it you have one huge graphics card you cannot use either or the second 16x slot 5.
  • Pros: 1. I bought the board because it supports 32GB of RAM, I wanted to build a linux box that ran VMware virtual machines and planned on remoting into it (like an ESX server, but with linux and VMware workstation), lots of not related to the MB problems, but I'll skip those here. 32GB of RAM IS FREAK...
  • Cons: 1. the chips over heat at very low temperatures and shut off the system 2. the auto temp shutdown sensor is Bad, my system was running CPU 50C and case temp of 38C and the system shutdown because of the thermal sensor??? (happened after 3 minutes of running the system every time till I disabled t...
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't post

Edward N., Newegg
26 December 2010
  • Summary: ECS site does not have much info on any issues. I would at least expect to see some basic troubleshooting guide in case of basic issues (I think that posting issue is the first possible issue one can experience, don't you think?).
  • Pros: Features: mem support, IDE, RAID 5
  • Cons: The motherboard does not post with the new AMD Phenom II X6 (1090). before I bought the board I specifically went to ECS website and made sure that it supports this CPU!!! Looks like it does not!
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Overall 4
4.0

doa

Trevor S., Newegg
8 December 2010
  • Summary: Went with an MSI board after my run in with the tech guy.
  • Pros: N/A
  • Cons: Well when i got the board it was dead. I called their tech support and they said to flash the bios but I kindly informed the guy that if I can't get it to post then I can't flash the bios.
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Overall 8
8.0

pci-e slot not working?

Jordan S., Newegg
3 November 2010
  • Summary: really a sweet board, just ecs didnt reply to my first email, maybe they'll see this.
  • Pros: Overall a great board, have not had many problems with it despite running it for awhile up until now recently on the factory bios.
  • Cons: my second pci-e slot doesnt appear to be functional. i'm trying to install a second graphics card but it appears the slot is non-functional. both cards work in the other slot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Weird Board

Anonymous, Newegg
25 October 2010
  • Summary: thought board came dead on arrival, however it turned out that I misinterpreted the manual.
  • Pros: The board has a lot of pci slots and it supports AM3.
  • Cons: some overheating issues.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good board, could be better

Christopher S., Newegg
28 September 2010
  • Summary: I can monitor my temperature through my OS. The automatic hardware shutdown would have been a nice feature if it worked as designed, but I've found it unnecessary. It's better to just avoid the false alarms, since the reported temps are accurate and it was only the shutdown that was triggering on...
  • Pros: lots of SATA, two PCI-E x16 slots, plenty of USB, easily reached CMOS reset, HDMI on board for the integrated graphics, 4 DIMM slots for up to 32 GB, mostly works
  • Cons: I had seemingly random shutdowns under Windows XP, Windows 7, Fedora 11, and Mandriva 2010. I tried several ways to fix it. Finally, I figured out that although I have plenty of cooling and the motherboard's sensors never read near the configured thermal shutdown limits that if I disabled the the...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy ECS!!!

Jonah J., Newegg
7 September 2010
  • Summary: NO CONTACT INFO!!! DOES NOT HONOR WARRENTY!!! DO NOT BUY ANY ECS PRODUCTS!!!
  • Pros: Mobo's work great out of the box, then they slow down and die!
  • Cons: I have had this mobo about a year. It was nice and fast at first, but then they slow down and even after a clean install they never pick up full speed again. I built a computer for a woman with another ECS mobo that turned out to be defective and when I tried to contact ECS, it turns out that the...
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Overall 2
2.0

Overheating Issues

T M., Newegg
12 August 2010
  • Summary: Purchased computer from Newegg.ca Feb/2010. Experienced problems from the start, crashing, blue screen of death. Upgraded to 64bit Windows 7, severe heat issues started. Tech said northbridge was overheating, causing RAM to heat up severely. My defective MB was out of Newegg's 30 day warranty.
  • Pros: Great Features and Price Point, purchased for $105
  • Cons: Overheating northbridge, Ram became extremely hot, graphic card issues, board was plagued from get go!
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