However, there wouldn’t be anything wrong with using it for “office” needs. The frequency response result also doesn’t allow us to consider this integrated audio solution flawed, because the other tests produced results similar to those of Realtek ALC codecs, which objectively should be recognized as the best in their class. Video 3Digests Video cards: A rather ordinary choice of settings. Only the effectiveness of the automatic clock rate restore function deserves a positive mark. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: The package doesn’t include a utility for updating BIOS and system drivers with an ability to search for the latest version on the manufacturer’s webs-site.

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However, there is no guarantee that the board won’t choose an even lower value for some strange reason for certain expensive high-quality DDR modules.

ECS NFORCE6M-A – 3.0 – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – GeForce 6100

However, there wouldn’t be anything wrong with using it for “office” needs. The board manufacturers have adopted these chipsets specifically in order to add ultra-light models to their series of boards. Sure, in order to assemble such computers one can take a cheap board with an integrated graphics core, which thankfully there is a variety of, and fit it with a graphics card using a corresponding port.

A rather ordinary choice of settings.

It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit. The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by nforec6m-a board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes.

ECS NFORCE6M-A – – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – GeForce Overview – CNET

After all, despite everything, MS Vista has gained acceptance and will continue its expansion into the office computer sector. This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc.


One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics. Of course, a lot depends on the price, but this is most likely just the “first try”.

Video 3Digests Video cards: In order to evaluate the overclocked system’s stability, we load Windows XP and run performance tests built into WinRAR Tools menu – Benchmark and hardware test for 10 minutes.

In other words, we call upon the manufacturers to give the users back the exact memory clock rate setting. Chipset cooling is provided by a low-profile heatsink, which is quite adequate. The board’s layout stands out because of its spacious distribution of expansion slots.

It would be reasonable to expect that in time these boards auvio occupy the lower parts of price lists. It is clear that rear panel’s space wasn’t used in a rational way. On the other hand, this board is still of the ATX form factor, which not only negatively affects its production cost, but also prevents it from being installed into a compact chassis.

The graphics port, despite the fact that the chipset itself is located in the area of the peripheral ports and is not obstructing it, is moved away from the CPU socket, nfoorce6m-a there are no problems with installing even a large CPU cooler.

Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed CPU to the highest frequency possible that also allows for stable operation. The package doesn’t include a utility for updating BIOS and system drivers with an ability to search for the latest version on the manufacturer’s webs-site. The developers of such a solution in part may be excused, because memory with low clock rate is likely to be used on such system boards.

In addition to that, there are two SATA ports, a TPM module socket and some extra rarely used ports, which were intended, perhaps, for a more expensive version based on the chipset without the LE suffix. The performance drop that we have observed is quite significant and, more importantly, absolutely unjustified. For this reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision.


Applying this test procedure, we are able to effectively use all of the test board’s supported abilities, including increasing processor core voltage, and if necessary, correcting multipliers and adjusting system and peripheral bus frequencies.

Perhaps, it may even lower the bottom limit of audii board prices in nforce6m-q, which in return may become an additional small incentive for buying configurations with inexpensive graphics cards. Time will tell, but for now let us return to our modest task of examining a board with ecw the least functionality of any one nforce6m–a on the market, which nevertheless falls into the ATX form factor category.


Suppose a nfforce6m-a is accustomed to building and upgrading computers for himself, his relatives, acquaintances, colleagues and friends. On one hand, the set of peripheral ports, BIOS settings etc. In that case his motivation is quite obvious. Besides, the solution suggests itself – intuitively such computers should be built using microATX boards with restricted functionality based on a chipset without an integrated graphics core. On the other hand, es isn’t possible to download a new version from the developer’s web-site, in contrast to Realtek.

However, having looked into the details and having heard the board’s audio output we find nothing terrible in the way it actually sounds.

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