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ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it

ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it

Scope of delivery

In the first place the agenda As always, the inspection of the scope of delivery stood. It was certainly clear beforehand that in this case the extras of the last tested EPoX and Asus boards could not be expected. With currently 164DM it costs up to 200DM less than e.g. the A7V266 from Asus. There is neither a slot bracket for a third and fourth USB port nor a second EIDE cable in the box. A UDMA66/100 cable, a floppy cable, the manual and the driver CD are available. At the unbeatable low price, however, there is hardly any point of criticism. The driver CD, which covers pretty much every board from Elitegroup, contains the AGP, LAN and sound drivers required for SiS chips. The AGP driver, without which the SiS can only develop about 30% of its performance, is slightly out of date (1.03) and was replaced by the latest revision, 1.07, in the test. The ever popular virus scanner PC-Cillin and a handful of shareware softwarecomplete the CD contents.

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Documentation

The manual is in no way inferior to the scope of delivery. It offers rudimentary information without essential extras. All relevant features, assembly and bio-maintenance are explained in English. The fact that the board is limited to a single jumper does not require larger descriptions. The installation of the necessary drivers is also explained at the end of the 37-page manual. All in all a fairly simple but sufficiently comprehensive manual without extras such as an INT table or detailed functional explanations.

ECS Elitegroup K7S5A

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