We suggest that you look carefully at the available space if you plan to mount a very large HSF on the A2. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? There is no solution i call ecs and they have none. Did you find a solution? This will work fine in some case designs, but it will be a difficult reach in large tower cases. Front panel audio jumpers may not be hooked up correctly.

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This did not present a problem in our testing, but should be kept in mind when cooling a system based on the A2.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Asus allows the end user to deal directly with the company for RMA purposes and this feature alone is worth any price premium over a throw away prodcut line.

Elitegroul general, the arrangement of external connectors along the right edge of the board should work well in most cases. The slot area was well thought out, with little to interfere with mounting expansion cards. The ECS only has two 3-pin fan connectors.

I was baffeled as to why I had no sound but things seemed to play in windows and I had no errors in device manager. I’ll have to format my pc, and reinstall win Xp, then, sp1, then sp2. ECS places the connectors in the preferred upper right of the board. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. Log in Don’t have an account?


It will be seen in our testing if any of this makes a difference compared to competing chipsets. Since i am under a time crunch, and dont have a comparable mb in stock, I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem elitegfoup maybe knows the resolution. While it does not have much in terms of enthusiast options, it does have everything from Memory timings, to CPU temperature shutdown.

Elitegroup ECS 755-A2 Socket 754 Motherboard

There is no solution i call ecs and they have none. Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

You get what you pay for and if the manufacturer does not give a direct end user oriented,3 year warranty deal, stay clear and spend the extra for some peace of mind. With frequent board and cable swapping, you come to appreciate how fragile the SATA connector design really is.

Elitegroup ECS A2 Socket Motherboard | Features & BIOS

This ahdio a tech. All top tier manufacturers are moving to 3 year warranties unlike ECS whose 1 year offering is a clear indictation of “buy at your own risk” marketing. Then I right click and select enable. This is identical to the power connector requirements of current Pentium 4 systems. Another clue is zero sound or noise in the headphones even aydio first plugging in the headphones – no static or anything.


Being a budget mainboard, the ECS A2 has all the basic features you would need. It will be interesting to see what Asus does in the layout of their board. Anyone have a fix?? The A2 is the same dark plum color used on the A. This question xudio for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

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There aren’t any special features for saving BIOS configurations, or controls for the fan. It’s a pain in the rear. Those hoping to add an active North Bridge cooling solution will not find a fan connection near the chip.

The disadvantage is that the smaller size often requires compromises in component placement. Reset Post Submit Post. After the reboot Im back where I started – the driver is enabled, it reports no errors, but windows thinks there is no sound card.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments. The very tall capacitors to the right of the socket could also block some of the larger HSF designs.