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ECS PX1 – B – motherboard – ATX – LGA Socket – P Overview – CNET

Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. MondayNovember 20, ECS has recently begun manufacturing motherboards targeted at the PC enthusiast and gaming markets. The board also includes four fan headers and a nice Smart Fan control system. Fortunately for ECS, you can install and remove memory modules with a video card installed.

Inside the box are the following accessories: Customize The Tech Report Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The board is stable at stock speeds provided you stick with more relaxed memory timings. News [H]ard Forum Settings. The primary PCIe x16 slot operates at full speed, while the secondary operates in x4 mode.

Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack. I don’t doubt for a second the major players like ASUS and Gigabyte will catch up, but for now, I’d buy this board in a heartbeat.


The stock cooler has almost no clearance left over after installation. Secondly, the large gold colored heat sink behind the processor leaves virtually no clearance when even a stock Intel CPU cooler is used.

Overclocking and Memory Test Systems: The layout of the PX1 Extreme is good but does have some problem areas. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture.

Following industry trends the PX1 Extreme requires only a few components to operate as a full system. The north bridge is located just to ps1 left of the CPU socket, as is the case for most motherboards made today. Not too many boards have it yet since it has HDCP support.

Motherboards Previous page Next page. For HTPC use, it might simply be the best board available. The board looks like it is performance oriented and fooled us into thinking so until we met the BIOS. Single page Print Conclusions ECS has talked a lot about catering to enthusiasts exs the last year, but the PX1 Extreme shows that the company still has a lot to learn about the market.

ECS PX1 – 1.0B – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P965

The south bridge is located directly in front of the secondary PCIe slot. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. The PCB tested was revision 1. Power and IO connector placement is well thought out and their placement is nearly perfect. On a more serio The DIMM sockets are configured in a standard 2×2 configuration, and to achieve proper dual channel mode operation, one only needs to install memory according to the correct color coding of the DIMM sockets.


You can install lx1 while a large video card is installed which is something that all motherboard manufacturers should ensure is always possible. The BIOS’s meager assortment of tweaking and overclocking options is simply unacceptable for an enthusiast board, and I can’t eccs begin to understand how ECS thought it could get by with such a bare minimum.

This is VERY important. First, the two PCIe x16 slots are closer than they should be. MondayNovember 20,