Such a version, however, is currently not on the official model list. English language user’s guide and a multi-language assembling instructions sheet; Cables: The board manufacturers have adopted these chipsets specifically in order to add ultra-light models to their series of boards. Thus, a well-known misconception that the boards with integrated graphics are the cheapest ones would be disproved. The performance drop that we have observed is quite significant and, more importantly, absolutely unjustified.
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The board has wiring for 3 additional audio-out sockets, which would be useful for utilizing the full potential of the 7. The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes.
EliteGroup Computer Systems NFORCE6M-A, Socket AM2+, AMD (NFORCE6M-A(3.0)) Motherboard
This board is not meant for overclocking fans, despite its ability nforcem-a reduce the multipliers of HT bus and memory. For this reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision.
In that case his motivation is quite obvious. However, having looked into the details and having heard the board’s audio output we find nothing terrible in the way it actually sounds.
Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board motherbooard its BIOS, we overclock our testbed CPU to the highest frequency possible that also allows for stable operation. Non-standard settings were not tested for operability. Cheap speakers and headphones can’t output low frequencies anyway. 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.
It is mounted to the chassis using 6 screws, while the right edge up to the level of storage connectors remains unsecured. It just might be that the organization employees use exclusively old and nflrce6m-a large-screen CRT monitors.
One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit. Frequency response 40 Hz to 15 KHzdB: 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.
Such a version, however, is currently not on motjerboard official model list.
ECS NFORCE6M-A – 3.0 – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – GeForce 6100
Those who don’t want to explore the settings will keep automatic selection in any case. Imagine that some organization while ordering a certain number of computers for its ordinary office needs requires outboard graphics cards, regardless of the model, to be installed in each mohherboard.
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. However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead.
Taking that fact and the values obtained in frequency response test into account we, probably, wouldn’t recommend this board’s audio support to those who are interested in high quality sound.
Chipset cooling is provided by a low-profile heatsink, which is quite adequate. The chance of the customer, who favors discrete graphics configurations, and whom we have mentioned in the introduction, being interested in such a system board is all the more small.
Indeed, more than a few boards of the microATX form factor have by far more attractive functionality.
When manually setting memory clock rate in BIOS we are only given the option to limit the maximum clock rate while the specific value is set automatically. On the other hand, it isn’t possible to download a new version from the developer’s web-site, in contrast to Realtek.
Drivers are also met with approval. In such a case, of course, the supplier is free to have his opinion about the decision-makers, but doesn’t necessarily have a right to argue with them. 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. Thus, a well-known misconception that the boards with integrated graphics are the cheapest ones would be disproved.
ECS > NFORCE6M-A (V/VA)
The board’s layout stands out because of its spacious distribution of expansion slots. A rather ordinary choice of settings. Control of computer wake on signal from USB-devices that are connected to the rear panel ports and nfirce6m-a port brackets.
The board manufacturers have adopted these chipsets specifically in order to add ultra-light models to their series of boards. Perhaps, bforce6m-a may even lower the bottom limit of system board prices in general, which in return may become an additional small incentive for buying configurations with inexpensive graphics cards.
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