Summary: I have had two of these, the K7 and then the upgraded model in my wife's new machine. Both have been very reliable; the CPU died before the boards did (power supply failure which the board survived nicely).
Summary: I am currently running THREE K7S5A PRO's, all run fantastic with Athlon XP 2400+'s! I also ran a plain K7S5A with an Athlon C 1400 for three years before a lightning-caused power surge taught me the value of quality surge protection (at the expense of my beloved Athlon 1400, etc).
Summary: I purchased this exact board from FRY's Outpost about 4 months ago. And I have had problems with it ever since. AMD is known to run hotter than Pen/Cel. but this is just crazy. Even with a fan it still no longer is working. I was checking my email, when all of a sudden my monitor just died.
Summary: I have never been so happy with a motherboard upgrade. Problem free all the way I have upgraded 2 systems already and about to start another one. ECS motherboard really suprised me with value as well as quality..... Very happy with ECS.......
Excerpt: One person ask's, 'what is it?' A motherboard for a computer which is why its in the motherboard section under Hardware, under computers. Yet they rate it anyway. 'What does it do' they also ask....
Pros: Very fast, can take up to xp2600 with 333mhz fsb . can use DDR or SDR
Cons: if using usb ports at back, 1st pci slot cant be used
Excerpt: I have used many of these Mainboards to build systems for friends and customers and in general the boards are very easy to set up and in general give no problems at all. However there are a couple of things i would like to point out to any person wanting to buy this Mainboard.
Pros: Great Value
Cons: Some Revisons of this Board have memory problems . . . .
Excerpt: When I was reading my diary, I found some notes about my struggle to build a new personal computer (PC). It took place in September 2001; by the time I was thinking that my previous PC (a classic Pentium with an Intel 233 MMX inside!
Pros: This motherboard works in a great speed and stability .
Excerpt: Wie sicher schon bemerkt geht es heute um das K7S5A Pro von Elitegroup ein Mainboard das mir sicher seit zwei Jahre Gesellschaft leistet und doch aufgrund eines kapuuten Kühlers ebenfalls hochgegangen ist. Kaufgrund: Ja blöde Frage weil’s alte kaputt ist.
Pros: preis, leistung, Qualität, Dauer der nutzung,
Excerpt: Als ich mir das Board gekauft hatte, wollte ich eine Veränderung an meinem PC, wollte aber nicht viel Geld auslegen und es musste nicht das neuste sein. Bei der Suche stiße ich auf das K7S5A Pro von Elitegroup.
Excerpt: Mainboard für Nachrüstung Grundsätzliche Aufgabenstellung ************************* 1. Ein neues Herz für den jetzigen PC 3. Den ganzen Vorgang ohne unnötige Kosten. Ich entschied mich 2. Den 512 MB RAM Riegel mit dem neuen Board weiter zu verwenden.