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ECS A740GM-M
5.1 out of 10

ECS A740GM-M

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Overall 10
10

Still Going Strong!!!!

Johnny L., Newegg
10 August 2014
  • Summary: ECS A740GM-M 4 Gigs RAM Windows XP Windows 8 ASUS Bluray Burner Samsung DVD Writer A REALLY old PlexWriter that still makes great music. CDs:)
  • Pros: I doubt if anyone ill see this unless they just want to check out the reliability of ECS boards. I installed this one in my machine almost four years ago and it is still going strong.
  • Cons: Won't last forever. :(
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Overall 10
10

Nice Board

Juan G., Newegg
16 March 2011
  • Pros: Installed on a clients HP Pavilion a1730n. Once the computer booted up all was fine running Windows Vista Home Edition. Board is nice and works as it should.
  • Cons: The board was not free..~~!
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Overall 10
10

Great for HTPC use

David W., Newegg
4 February 2011
  • Summary: You don't want a lot of extras on a 24/7 machine to suck up juice.
  • Pros: It is a basic micro board with some over clocking ability. I have been running it as a HTPC and telephone system for 24/7 during the last two years. Very reliable, solid performer with a Be2400 45 watt cpu and 2 gigs of ram.
  • Cons: For the price, none.
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Overall 10
10

It works

Graham F., Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: I do some light gaming, digital art and 3D work on this. Granted, the 3D work is near impossible on my measly 1GB of ram, but that's next up to be upgraded.
  • Pros: Did the same as the previous reviewer and bought it as a combo with the Phenom x3, but not from here. Currently have it running Windows 7 32 bit, Ubuntu 10.10 and Arch Linux 64 bit on just a gig of ram and with a GT 240. It's a pretty big step from my previous rig, a Radeon HD3450, Sempron 3200+ ...
  • Cons: None really, other than the fact that it doesn't run the newest and greatest CPU's, but that's to be expected.
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Overall 10
10

No Complaints

Chris R., Newegg
24 January 2011
  • Summary: Purchased as a combo with a Phenom X3 8450e, CPU is on back order, so I popped an old am2+ X2 3600 cpu in for the time being. I'm impressed with the boot time of this board. Running Windows 7 64bit, didn't even need the included driver cd (but glad I have it in case I ever run an xp box or ubuntu...
  • Pros: Low, low price. Works as expected. Read the DOA complaint below. I have had DOA's from many of the top motherboard manufactures out there (Asus, MSI etc.) so a DOA is always a possibility.
  • Cons: None come to mind, I read the specs before hand so I knew what I was expecting. Got exactly that.
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible

peter p., Newegg
17 December 2010
  • Summary: You get what you pay for
  • Pros: cheap price
  • Cons: Faulty motherboard out of box
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Overall 10
10

Good Service/Solved Issue - IDE control and boot up issue

Zhenqiu W., Newegg
19 October 2009
  • Summary: Kind of surpprised because the bios on the motherboard is quite new, and new bios just updates some cpu id. This really should not happen.
  • Pros: ECS service guys are knowlogible, and willing to help. Through a few email discussions, they suggested to update the BIOS. Updating the BIOS solved problem. I think they are doing great job. So, give them 5 eggs to be fair.
  • Cons: not really, though spent some time on the board.
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Overall 10
10

One more thing.....

Thomas p., Newegg
5 October 2009
  • Summary: I wanted to add that I believe the newegg ad has an error, this motherboard v1.0a does have a gigbit ethernet interface
  • Pros: Gigabit ethernet
  • Cons: No utilities for the 690 chipset
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Overall 10
10

IDE issue

Lei Z., Newegg
3 October 2009
  • Pros: This is for the reviewer who had issue with IDE. There are times IDE HD will have issue if your CD/DVD is also IDE. Try to boot without it and make sure you HD is the master. Make sure your IDE cable is ATA/66 instead of ATA/33.
  • Cons: I wish 4 IDE port was still the industry standard. I have plenty of old smaller IDE drives that I can make a software RAID out of.
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Overall 4
4.0

IDE control and boot up issue

Zhenqiu W., Newegg
2 October 2009
  • Summary: Can ECS help to repair/replace this board or should I just throw away this thing?????
  • Pros: I already gave a review at the first week. Everything seems acceptable at that time.
  • Cons: The second week I had problem with the board. Right now it will boot to halfway (sometimes to windows) and then quit. I reset the cmos, it would work again for a few bootups, then have problem again. I changed power supplier, the problem is still there. Unfortunately, I have already sent out reba...
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