ECS 945G-M3 Motherboard Review :: ECS 945G-M3 Features

05-07-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Tulatin

ECS 945G-M3 Motherboard Review Box Front

Box Front

ECS 945G-M3 Motherboard Review Box Rear

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In what seems to be a ploy to sway the consumer, most every product today comes with an excessive listing of features, often dwindling down to the trivialities, a method which seems to often leave the unknowing seekers of the best purchasing whoever has a longer list. In that spirit, we've a fresh list of all the motherboard's features, kindly and conveniently provided by ECS themselves. Let's take a look.


ECS 945G-M3 Motherboard Review Features

Features


In short, all of the features that you expect from your typical motherboard in the modern day. One thing to note, though, is if you want to use 4GB of memory, you'll have to procure heinously expensive (and usually dangerously slow) 2GB sticks of memory, to which ECS guarantees no compatibility. Heck, the qualified memory section of the manual was dangerously short (try three sets of ram tested), though any memory that can operate at 400, 533 or 667MHz with 1.8V should be fine.

Coming in hand with the features of the motherboard, of course, are the specifications. Rather than be plastered about the box, as are the features, these are often left to be discovered, either by the user, or via the clever use of the web. For our purposes though, a quick look into mobot should sate any desires.

ECS 945G-M3 (1.0b) Spec Sheet
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Part Number945G-M3 (1.0b)
ManufacturerECS
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DownloadsBIOS
Drivers
Manuals
ChipsetIntel 945G Express ICH7
North BridgeIntel 82945G MCH
SocketLGA775 Socket
Processor TypesPentium 4, Pentium D, Celeron D
Number of CPUs1
Front Side Bus1066/800/533MHz
Memory TypeDDR2
Memory ChannelsDual
Maximum Memory2GB
External GraphicsPCI Express x16
IGPIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
South BridgeIntel 82801GB ICH7
Audio8-channel
IDE100/66/33
SCSINone
SATA3.0 GB/s
RAIDNone
LAN10/100/1000
FirewireIEEE 1394a
USBUSB 2.0
Expansion Slots
BIOSAMI
Form FactormicroATX
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Rating and specs aside, it's a good time to get onto the board itself, which we'll promptly do... On the next page.