Summary: Bought it to replace another PC Chips board that went belly-up when the PSU died. Am running 1GB DDR333 RAM, Duron 1.8Ghz processor, Geforce 4 MX 4000 video, and Windows 2000. I would highly recommend this board, and when needed (and if available, out of stock right now) I will buy again.
Summary: Since I've have good luck with these boards so far, you have old hardware, you better get these boards while you can. Looks like they might be towards the end of the lifecycle of these boards.
Pros: Hi, I have two of these boards, and they worked out correctly without any hitches. With XP my A-bit NF7 decided one day to just stop working. So when I put this board in, I first replaced the battery, cleared the CMOS, and booted in to safemode. I was then able to remove all of the Nvidia drivers...
Cons: If you don't know anything about building computers, this board is not for you. The manual sucks. It was fairly easy to figure out which LED went where.
Summary: I thought a bios or driver upgrade might fix these problems but, after exhaustive research, All recommendations pointed to putting in a PCI USB card. This works fine, but shouldn't have to be done.
Pros: Decent board. This is a good performer for the money, as long as you don't have widely varied types of USB devices to use with it.
Cons: PC Chips and the chipset manufacturer admit compatibility problems with the chipset and USB devices under Windows XP. No updated drivers to fix it either. You'll find that certain USB devices cannot coexist. Like: I have to unplug my Magic Jack for Flash Drives or Cameras to be recognized, and my...
Summary: It is a great deal for its price, when it is available. How do they make such a good board for that price anyway?
Pros: My PC Chips M848A board has been surprisingly solid. It runs great with Windows XP Pro and equally well with Linux. I have never had any problems with this board. My brother uses it to play games while running Ubuntu.
Cons: The only cons I can think of is with the instruction manual. The manual is often vague, gives few explanations and not a quality production. The drawings in the manual are of low quality.
This board exceeds you "OFF THE SHELL" factory installed motherboard!
7 March 2009
Summary: Flawless installation. Replaced my burned out hp board. Booted straight to bios, of which lacks ability to change the cpu voltage, set my specs, installed windows and have had no blue screens.
Pros: This board will take your old motherboard to school. I admit I was skeptical. It's not asus abit msi, but will server you well. Unlike my old hp board this one has dual channel capability. Even with my amd 1100/1700mhz cpu. I have Ati x1650 512mb video card, WD 160g/8m cache, ran 512mb pc3200 hyp...
Cons: Not a con just expected. Why couldn't I have my 80pin conductor ribbon. Throw away the provided ribbon.
Summary: I have always been an ASUS & Gigabyte Motherboard guy. I build and fix computers for a living and those are by far the best brands I've used. However, I could not find a Motherboard by either brand for a computer this old that was less then $200!
Pros: Very affordable, works without any problems. No jumpers, easy to setup.
Summary: Computer tech and i wasted night after night being to pig headed to just see this board is posion.But when i finally low level formatted the hard drive and ran memtest and get 1000s of errors on know good ram.You know the motherboard is causing it ,tried 3 differnt known good sticks and on this...
Pros: I bought it from a Newegg customer for 1500 pennys
Cons: Only a 1000 words? Bios is garbage and the only update is the 4/22/05 bios which is already on board.But i hoped the new flash could fix the corrupt on.BUT GUESS WHAT IT DOESNT SEE TO BOOT FROM FLOPPY so no go.Sometimes it doesnt even run post unless you re jumper it ,plus in a card reader and it...
Summary: No SATA & no firewire, but expansion cards come easy enough. My nForce2 motherboard died and I didn't want to upgrade yet. This is my second PC Chips board; I made another system with an Athlon MP from a broken HP notebook.
Pros: Arrived today. I read _all_ the reviews, which was quite helpful. 1. Cable select does not work, set IDE devices by the jumper. 2. When you set the BIOS*, disable automatic FSB and DRAM frequencies and set these by hand too. Use a PS/2 keyboard in the BIOS, they work better. 3. Use 2.5V DIMMS les...
Cons: The BIOS looks like the big deal-breaker for those that failed. It refuses to POST with a 2.5V PQI 1GB DIMM. It refuses to post if I don't manually set the FSB & DIMM speeds in the BIOS. It refuses to post if I didn't set the IDE jumpers to master/slave. It did not give beep error codes. Based on...