However, if the task turns into a mass-production, vendors begin to look for ways of optimizing the process. On the other hand, it isn’t possible to download a new version from the developer’s web-site, in contrast to Realtek. In that case his motivation is quite obvious. Of course, a lot depends on the price, but this is most likely just the “first try”. This board is not meant for overclocking fans, despite its ability to reduce the multipliers of HT bus and memory. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: The board’s layout stands out because of its spacious distribution of expansion slots.

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ECS NFORCE6M-A – 3.0 – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – GeForce 6100

For this reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision. Indeed, more than a few boards of the microATX form factor have by far more attractive functionality.

In any case, even large system integration companies sometimes have to assemble a batch of computers nfogce6m-a have to comply with modest office-duty requirements and provide an outboard graphics card under minimal budget.

Only the effectiveness of the automatic clock rate restore function deserves a positive mark. Thus, a well-known misconception that the boards with integrated graphics are the cheapest ones would be disproved.

ECS NFORCE6M-A – Motherboard Based on NVIDIA nForce LE (Socket AM2) Chipset

This board is not meant for overclocking fans, despite its ability to reduce the multipliers of HT bus and memory. However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead.

In such a case, of course, the supplier is free to have his opinion about the decision-makers, adio doesn’t necessarily have a right to argue with them. The graphics port, despite the fact that the audii itself is located in the area of the peripheral ports and is not obstructing it, is moved away from the CPU socket, therefore there are no problems with installing even a large CPU cooler. The board has wiring for 3 additional audio-out sockets, which would be useful for utilizing the full potential of the 7.


When manually setting memory clock rate in BIOS we are only given the option to limit esc maximum clock rate while the specific value is set automatically. In order to evaluate the overclocked system’s stability, we load Windows XP and run performance tests built into WinRAR Tools menu – Benchmark and hardware test for 10 minutes. Non-standard settings were nofrce6m-a tested for operability. After all, despite everything, MS Vista has gained acceptance and will continue its expansion into the office computer sector.

Time will tell, but for now let us return to our modest task of examining a board with almost the least functionality of any one available on the market, which nevertheless falls into the ATX form factor category. The frequency response aucio also doesn’t allow us to consider this integrated audio solution flawed, because the other tests produced results similar to those of Realtek ALC codecs, which objectively should be recognized as the best in their class.

The chance of the customer, who favors discrete graphics configurations, and whom we have mentioned in the introduction, being interested in such a system board is all the more nforce6m-w. One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics. Perhaps, it may even lower the bottom limit of system board prices in general, which in return may become an additional small nforce6-ma for buying configurations with inexpensive graphics cards.

English language user’s guide and a multi-language assembling instructions sheet; Ajdio A rather ordinary choice of settings. On the other hand, this board is still of the ATX form factor, which not only negatively affects its production cost, but also prevents it from being installed into a compact chassis.

Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed CPU to the highest frequency possible that also allows for stable operation. In other words, we call upon the manufacturers to give the users back the exact memory clock rate setting. Control of computer wake on signal from USB-devices that are connected to the rear panel ports and additional port brackets.


This model on the manufacturer’s web-site Dmitriy Laptev lpt ixbt. They may justly fear that integrated graphics might not provide as clear a picture via analog output, as a discrete graphics card would.

However, there is no guarantee that the board won’t choose an even lower value for some strange reason for certain expensive high-quality DDR modules. Sure, in order to assemble such computers one can take a cheap board with an integrated graphics core, which thankfully there is a variety of, and fit it with a graphics card using a corresponding port.

Such a version, however, is currently not on the official model list.


Of course, a lot depends on the price, but this is most likely just the “first try”. This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc. The developers of such a solution in fcs may be excused, because memory with low clock rate is likely to be used on such system boards. He doesn’t want to pay more for the options that he doesn’t intend to use, but he does want to be able to install all the peripherals that he has accumulated and that require formally obsolete ports and connectors.

Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. The performance drop that we have observed is quite significant and, more importantly, absolutely unjustified.