View Full Version : Motherboard and graphics card

28-04-2003, 11:41:54
So, geeks, advice please!

Currently I have a ECSK7S5A mother board. Works ok. But my present Aopen Geforce 4 MX440 64 MB TV-out graphics card isn't performing that well in certain games. I can buy a Radeon 9700 pro from a friend for a nice price.

But will the motherboard stall the graphics card? If so, what would be a good card to go with the radeon 9700 pro?

28-04-2003, 11:54:08
I love it when you make up these bullshit tech threads.

28-04-2003, 12:51:00
I'm so torn now. :(

28-04-2003, 14:44:40
Excellent parody

28-04-2003, 16:11:09
yes, yes, that's what it is! I'm making fun of all the nerds!


Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
28-04-2003, 19:33:36
I'm guessing it'll be fine. And heck, you can upgrade your MB for next to nothing these days. Depending on the price, go for it!

Sir Penguin
28-04-2003, 20:05:02
Upgrade to anything except ECS. And Matsumi.

Oh, and that graphics card sucks. It's probably worth about $10, but I'll buy it off you for $20.


28-04-2003, 21:16:54
I allready have 512 mb. That should be enough, right?

Why is ECS that bad?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
28-04-2003, 23:23:40
MB == motherboard

Mb == Megabytes

mb == millibytes

Therefore, 512mb equals, what, 0.0005% of a byte?

I'll pay $22 - the load of crap I've got now was cheaper, so even the Radeon 9700 would be a (small) step up.

29-04-2003, 11:01:26
SP, I read about the ECS L7S7A2 which seems to be a very good motherboard for a really low price (57 euro).

Sir Penguin
29-04-2003, 21:12:19
ECS makes cheap boards. They're cheap because they're not high quality. It's a tradeoff: if you don't want to do anything heavy duty, then a cheap board is the way to go (unless you're like me and have VDS and need as much power as you can buy).


Sir Penguin
29-04-2003, 21:14:01
Oh, and you were right Drekkus, MB=Megabytes; Mb = Megabits.

Although the fact that you said mb just makes you suck again.


Sir Penguin
29-04-2003, 21:14:22
I wonder if that's, like, a triple 100-0.


30-04-2003, 07:35:33
ECS cuts corners, even by Taiwan standards. MSI is one of the better brands. I've heard that the K7S5A has issues with Radeon cards. I wouldn't know, but there's probably some support info at the manufacturer's website.

Scabrous Birdseed
30-04-2003, 08:38:16
What ever happened to the Mibibyte, MiB, anyway?

30-04-2003, 11:00:25
They just made MiBII