Rumor has it Shuttles are built in the same plants as the ECS ones compare the parts , so your better off going Abit or Asus. Scroll down near the bottom of page to this copy: The chipset manufacturer also tend to be more consistent across their product lines. Thus, the best way to check something out is download their user’s manual, see what drivers they have and how often they revise read as in support their BIOS and drivers. Question There is a problem with the audio driver CD1.

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Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Posted on Jan 25, NForce abit might be nice soon or get the Asus.

C-Media AC97 (ECS K7S5A V3.1)

The following message will appear in DOS mode. Cut the black end off, and strip the wires. Just remember that not everyone is as lucky as you, these boards are not consistently made and some will not work out of the box. I’ve found really bad manuals, but that is another aduio. Plug the K7S5A in it works, sure there are a few gotchas, but you show j7s5a a board or chipset that doesnt.

He must have a screwed up BIOS setting as well? You also mentioned OC.


Right after the release of the KTA chipset, it looked as if VIA was putting the motherboard makers under pressure to prevent the release of SiS motherboards before their improved chipset would hit the market.

That was until it gave up the ghost altogether twice. I suppose it could be really useful if you intend akdio use the onboard sound in some situations.

Looking forward to a XP next or thoroughbred which the latest bios supports, but cache changes may req a bios revision.

I’m pretty sure that the massive internal bandwidth the chip has since the chipset is actually only one chip so North and South bridges talk directlygive significant advantage when doing things requiring input from PCI cards e. How can this be resolved. Now tack solder those wires to those 4 pins or 3 pins – either ground is OK Good Luck. The max point reward for answering a question is I’ve had 3 of these boards, and all of them have had major problems with stability, booting, powersupply requirements, etc.

Either get the Abit KR7 or else anything else is not worth the added cost k7s55a my opinion.

The K7S5A is an unbelievable deal but there are more rock solid boards out there. They are often substantially cheaper than Asus or MSI.


ECS K7S5A motherboard has a free Audio AUX input – AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews

Here is a list a of directories with information. No DVD v.1 on that one either. Please advice if there is a solution. Computer Links Level 3 Expert Answers.

Any ideas what this could be? Board or ports defective? Also if you do some research you will find review after review of people praising the stability of this board. You need to restart your computer. Spend the extra and buy a soltek, abit, or k77s5a stable board and then you won’t have to spend it on a new powersupply that ECS will require you to buy.

It’s just not stable and should have never been released without fixing these issues. Boards that are either available or soon will be with the SiS There are four memory expansion slots places to put memory sticks. Generally very happy users. What are your thoughts on ECS boards in general.

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