GARY!!!my computers hate me

Discussion in 'Computing' started by C9productions, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. yesterday yet again another ECS motherboard died on me... so i'm through with ECS..
    i just bought a
    Abit NF7-s... its a nvidia chipset MB.. so i figured it would be the best buy seeing that they're usually stable..

    i also added a Nvida MX440-se agp video card with it...
    let me know if you think this is a stable and if you have any tweaks for this setup..i'm using a xp2200+
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001

    Sounds like you won't be going the ECS route anymore indeed.

    Can you tell me what has gone bad with the board? Is it the CPU socket area or it just won't power on anymore? etc etc etc?

    Maybe it's how you are cooling it? Are you using a proper fan? Are you applying thermal paste to the CPU to make sure it's properly heat resisted?

    Abit are ok but a lot of people have been saying their QA(Quality Assurance) has gone down.

    As far as chipsets go...people have had great success with all AMD based systems and the Nforce systems...

    stay away from Sis and Via..that's my recommendation

    Opus :D
  3. the ECS boards i've had all have been sis chipsets.. the problem with this one.. a cap blew up.. really blew up.. the damn motherboard was on fire.. the cpu never went over 57degrees.. and the system overall was always under 40.. i kept the computer very cool..

    i had that problem once before about a year ago were a cap blew on the motherboard.. i was thinking it was my power supply back then.. right now i have a 550watt true power power supply that i got from mircocenter.

    the board is done but the cpu and delta 1010 are cool.. thats all that i care about.. the NF7-s seems to be great.. very stable and fast.. i had to upgrade to ddr ram and i'm running 1gig of pc2700 k-byte ram.
    the cpu cooler is a arctic cooling copper silent2 tc. it keeps the cpu cool and its very quiet..i've overclocked the cpu to a xp2400 and it was still only running at 62 degrees. my overall case fan is a huge one from one of my dell keeps the computer cool
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