Summary: I had this Motherboard for Playing Battle Field 2 and Battlefield 2142 and Plays really smooth with 1 gig stick of Ram , I Have a 2600 xp processor with 6600 Geforce AGp installed and runs great for 3 years no probs untill I went to clean the fans!..
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.