Mar 18, Posts: I’m getting by with one USB port hooked up to the hub on the back of my monitor. All were integrated mobos with video and sound, three had built-in modems, and two also have built-in NICs. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. I have two different PC Chips boards that have given me widely different experiences.

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Intel I440 LX User Manual

I regularly do solder rework and chip flashing so upgrading the bios shouldn’t be an issue. In addition, the floppy drive header is located directly above the CPU slot, which means that it is underneath the drive bays and very difficult to reach in many AT cases.

Well, that’s great for you, but don’t base your opinion on one board. This motherrboard fixed, but only 3 months after the release. Mothherboard Tools Show Printable Version. We’ve gone through no less than twelve of their motherboards here in the past three months.


Will the highways on the internets become more few? So while it is clearly true that PC Chips is capable of making extremely poor quality boards, that doesn’t mean that everything they touch is junk.

Last edited by Skyscraper on Apr 23, Posts: What about if its like mine? Well I returned all of them, so I really can’t check that now.

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But generally with boards you can’t really hunt for a specific motherboatd. Total pile of steaming crap and the M slot-a which worked fairly well. Flashing the BIOS is a pretty dodgy business – if something goes wrong you can stuff things up permanently so it should only be done as a last resort or when it really needs to be done. However, if your motherboard is truckin’ on fine, then good-o for you. Mar 7, Posts: I share the same motherboarx, the “magic” of the is the vlb.

The only problems I’ve had were with a gigabyte and an Abit board, and 3 PC chips ones worked flawlessly. Chipset Features Setup Ver.

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There are pros and cons to each one but, in the end, I think your biggest deciding factor will be availability and price since motherboards are becoming more scarce and pricey. Three of them have been running for more than two years, one for about a year, and the latest for about 4 months. And ironically enough, because it was from PC Chips you blamed the motherboard, whereas the myriad of problems you folks seem to have that you post on these forums are all of course, hmm, maybe the generic RAM’s fault.

mmotherboard Mon Mar 19, 3: I found out later when i was working on it the boards were hard to work with. Even good manufacturers make bad boards occasionally, so it stands to reason that a bad manufacturer might accidentally make a good board.

I’m getting by with one USB port hooked up to the hub on the back of my monitor.