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Hoochie Momma
07-03-2003, 12:56 PM
Hello Iam new to the site as you can tell, a user named The Beast refered me to it. I was wandering if anyone else had one of these terrible motherboards. its a ECS P4VXASD2+ I swear the thing was hell since I got it! It would not except the video card at first, like no boot screen. It wont even run 3DMark2001SE! without freezing, it autorestarts all the time basically its a pile! I was wandering if any could get 3D mark to run on it?

heres my configuation.

256MB ram 2100 crucial

30 Gig Maxtor

52x Cd rom Creative

intel Ham 56k modem

VisionTek GeForce 2 Ultra.

Windows 2000 pro

BTW I bought a NIB Biostar motherboard off of ebay and I plan to install it soon. then my nightmare will be over.:afro:

Dyck15
07-03-2003, 02:24 PM
Dude, let me be the first to tell you, ECS is crap. The mobo was probably performing how it was meant to be, but its meant to be crap.

And, sorry to tell ya this, but Biostar wont be much better. They are both budget boards of the budget boards. Hopefully ya got that biostar cheap enough that it wont break the bank to know ya wasted your cash.

Nother thing, dont expect to get much more then 2500 on 3Dmark2001 with that GF2. Time for an upgrade there too.

Wiggo
07-03-2003, 09:27 PM
Well they ain't good for power users anyway as ECS along with names like PCChips, Biostar and other unfamiliar names are basically budget OEM manufacturers and should be kept as far away from as possible. :thumbs do

Stay with names like Abit, ASUS, EPoX, Gigabyte, MSI, etc,.. and you'll do a lot better though cheap cases with generic PSU's can be probs as well. :beer:

chezman
07-04-2003, 07:54 AM
Sorry to hear you got an ECS, then "upgraded" to a biostar. They are both crap.
Wiggo said it all. Stick with Asus, Abit, ect.

Hope that biostar works out for you. I haven't ever heard of anybody having very much luck with them.

Chez

swinger
07-18-2003, 10:04 AM
Dude, let me be the first to tell you, ECS is crap

I second that motion. I had a K7S5A and i had to mod the chipset cooling just to run stock speeds (133). Epox is definetly the way to go, or probly anyhting n-force 2 is good. ECS is only good for a really really tight budget, and thats pushin it too. Got a 8RDA+ comin in the mail and i cant wait.

Morgan_Lander
07-21-2003, 06:08 AM
ECS makes Jebus cry. I'm not sure what's more painful: using an ECS board or getting my nuts slammed with a sledgehammer.

There is a reason to pay some decent money for a motherboard.

Brian508
07-28-2003, 02:47 AM
:angel:
Pricewatch.com :smokin:
should be able to get a good Board Cheep
I found a place called target USA.Inc they have MSI with CPU and fan CHEEP under 100
then U can use your cpu get a nother board some memory then wala you know have a back up or 1 to sell
U make money eather way If you blow your 1 board u still have a back up saves money eather way you look at it
but please through that crap board away
:shoot3: run my child run :shoot3:

mxmai
07-29-2003, 09:32 AM
self computer building rule #1: don't cheap out on your mobo, case or psu.


sorry mate.

gh0stsurf
08-14-2003, 06:44 AM
I agree. You definitely want to get the best for your mobo, psu, case and even the harddrive

amd_man2005
08-14-2003, 10:27 AM
PCChips make the ****tiest budget mobo around IMO

Moctezuma05
08-15-2003, 05:36 AM
Sad to say i bought a PCChips mobo cuz it was cheap, like 20 bucks i think. I just wanted sumthin cheap since it was for my sister and wasnt gonna be worked too hard. First off i go the mobo and it was dead, is ent it back and got one that wont accpt the video card :( so i think i will hvae to buy a decent brand one now, more money to waste.

JediAgent
08-15-2003, 01:03 PM
#1 Worst Motherboard

CHAINTECH

Produced in the bowels of satan, packaged in blood and fecies by the demonic elves of the south pole. Im typing on a system right now powered by a Chaintech board. Worst decision of my life second only to that prince albert that one drunken nite.

Desktop_pilot
08-17-2003, 07:58 PM
Motion Moved By

Dyck15
Dude, let me be the first to tell you, ECS is crap. The mobo was probably performing how it was meant to be, but its meant to be crap.



Swinger
I second that motion.


Desktop_pilot
I Here-by Declare The Motion Passed Unanimously :rofl: :smokin:

ZEROKOOL
08-22-2003, 10:46 AM
I'm not sure what's more painful: using an ECS board or getting my nuts slammed with a sledgehammer.

that sound PAINFUL:tears: :tears: :tears:

AsianBatman
08-22-2003, 11:11 AM
that sound PAINFUL:tears: :tears: :tears:

I second that.....i rather go with the board :cry: