Released October, 2008
The Pros:Runs stable for years once you have it set up right. Performance gives good value for the price.
The Cons:SATA connectors feel a little flimsy. Not the easiest system to set up, has a few quirks. Lacks extra power connectors for fans.
The ECS P43T-A2 is a low-end, budget minded board for users not interested in all the advanced extra features of more expensive motherboards such as additional PCI-E slots, RAID support, and overclocking functionality.
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The P43T-A2 takes advantage of the installed Intel P43 chipset, and provides socket LGA 775 support for Intel Quad-core, Core 2 Duo, Pentium D and Celeron processors. It supports a FSB (Front Side Bus) frequency of 1333MHz. For memory the motherboard includes 4 240 pin DIMM slots with support for dual channel DDR2 800MHz ram modules up to a maximum of 16GB. The device includes 1 PCI-E x16 slot, 3 PCI-E slots, and 2 PCI slots. The P43T-A2 also features a Realtek ALC662 audio chipset which provides support for 6 channel analog audio. The motherboard comes pre-installed with 4 USB 2.0 ports but includes 4 USB headers for up to a maximum of 16 USB 2.0 ports. The ECS P43T-A2 was released in October, 2008 and has an MSRP of $75.
- Chipset: Intel P43
- Socket: LGA 775
- CPU Support: Intel Quad-core, Core 2 Duo, Pentium D and Celeron processors
- FSB: 1333MHz
- Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC662
- Memory Support: Dual DDR2 800MHz up to a maximum of 16GB
- 6 channel analog audio
- 1 PCI-E x16, 3 PCI-E, and 1 PCI
- 6 SATA connectors
- 4 USB 2.0 ports with 4 headers for up to 16 USB 2.0 ports max
- Release Date: 10/01/2008
- MSRP: $75
User Reviews (3)
runs stable for years once you have it set up right
performance gives good value for the price
SATA connectors feel a little flimsy
not the easiest system to set up, has a few quirks
lacks extra power connectors for fans
some compatibility problems occur that are hard to predict ahead of time
gets a little hot under normal operation, needs good cooling
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