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ECS A740GM-M


$74.00 Released July, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Supports lots of RAM - good enough for any modern operating system including Windows Vista/7. Lots of USB 2.0 ports. Onboard video - no need to purchase a graphics card.

The Cons:Aging product - difficult to find. Poor PCI-E layout - might block some SATA connectors. Lacks Gigabit Ethernet support.

The A740GM-M is a micro-ATX motherboard from Elitegroup Computer Systems.  The A740GM-M is based on AMD's 740G chipset, with an AMD SB700 southbridge.  It has support for up to 4GB of RAM.  For further information, please see the AMD 740G Chipset report

Features

  • Northbridge:  AMD740G
  • Southbridge:  SB700G
  • Socket:  AM2+
  • PCI Slots:  1x16 PCI-E, 1x1 PCI-E, 2xPCI
  • 12 USB 2.0, 6 SATA-2 connections
  • DVI Connection
  • Size:  244mm x 210mm

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Pros
  • 4

    supports lots of RAM - good enough for any modern operating system including Windows Vista/7

  • 3

    lots of USB 2.0 ports

  • 2

    onboard video - no need to purchase a graphics card

  • 2

    ATX power connector placement - good for newer cases with vertical layouts

  • 2

    supports 5.1 surround sound - suitable for a budget HTPC build

Cons
  • 2

    aging product - difficult to find

  • 2

    poor PCI-E layout - might block some SATA connectors

  • -1

    lacks Gigabit Ethernet support

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