Following the sobering test results of the first KT motherboards, voices demanding a revised version became louder. AntiVirus , for fending off dangerous software; Ghost , for making backups of entire partitions or hard drives; and Personal Firewall , for protecting your Windows PC from attacks from the Internet. Last but not least, there are also two IDE cables and a floppy cable in the box. No doubt about it: Different strokes for different folks We ran all the tests for this article using a different memory module: On the other hand, the correct clock speed is maintained to the letter.
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On the other hand, the correct clock speed is maintained to the letter. We ran all the tests for this article using a different memory module: Aside from all the discussions about the performance of the current generation of motherboards, we were happy to see the many features displayed by the test candidates.
Different strokes for different folks No doubt about it: However, over the years, ECS has built itself reputably with its strong and elitegtoup range of products not just for the average consumer, but sometimes catering to power users as well. Introduction Elitegroup has always been known to be the brand for the budget conscious consumer.
ECS L7VTA – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT400
You really can’t pack in more, but you have to live without serial and parallel ports. The manufacturer does not provide any options for changing the settings for memory timing in BIOS except for selecting the clock ; you can only activate a “Top Performance” mode. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp.
Because the heat transfer of a simple cooling element suffices, this step taken by many manufacturers is mostly just for looks. AntiVirusfor fending off dangerous software; Ghostfor making backups of entire partitions or hard drives; and Personal Firewallfor protecting your Windows PC from attacks from the Internet.
We are therefore unable to say whether CL2 elifegroup boost performance over CL2.
The question, however, is: Evaluation version September 4, Just before we were about to wrap up the tests for this article, Elitegroup informed us that this model is a preproduction model, which explains why the benchmark results were below average. Users like Elitegroup products for its simplicity and no-nonsense approach to giving them what they want out of the box.
The modules for operation in CL2 mode are affordable eiltegroup, by today’s standards, certainly not any slower than DDR In addition, some of the boards already feature interfaces for Serial ATA hard drives, as well as FireWire or network controllers. An adapter cable is included so you can use two of the additional four USB 2. The PDC can address up to four devices, two of which are designed for Serial ATA to the left and right of the chipand the other two that are realized through a conventional IDE channel.
The first thing to strike you is Biostar’s colorful board: You also get an elktegroup version of the installation instructions, a comprehensive manual, a Gigabyte sticker for the case and a CD containing all of the drivers as well as Norton AntiVirus and Personal Firewall This, however, is mostly on account of NVIDIA’s nForce2 chipset, which, thanks to its dual-channel DDR interface, offers substantially more memory bandwidth than conventional systems will ever be able to offer.
Elitegroup is the only manufacturer to put a cooling element on the Southbridge – a provision l7vts may sound elitergoup but fails to offers any benefits whatsoever.
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We welcomed the fact that Elitegroup decided against a fan on the Northbridge – these are generally of low quality and break down sooner or later, anyhow. In addition, we wanted to be able to draw meaningful comparisons to the KT, which is why we re-ran all the tests with DDR memory.
Two ports are on the board, the other two fell victim to a conventional IDE port. The board also comes with two Serial ATA cables which, unfortunately, are just as short as the ones that come with the Asus board. The board comes with the following: Most of the time it’s officially mentioned in the manual; at times mention is made of an optional MHz mode MHz DDRwhich then remains “unsupported.
Asus came out on top in the benchmarks, too. Last but not least, there are also two IDE cables and a floppy cable in the box.
L7VTA V ECS ELITEGROUP Motherboard Mainboard Drivers Manuals BIOS
The right one offers two FireWire ports. However, we were brought right back down to earth when we realized that even this memory didn’t boost performance much over DDR also with CL2 ; see our benchmark section for more details.
The packaging is as simplistic as the board is colorful – an elegant look, but with low brand-recognition value. Elitegroup has done without Serial ATA so far – considering the fact that the drives are not available, that’s certainly no loss.
Therefore, l7ta editor’s choice for the most useful memory is definitely DDR