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  Elitegroup K7S5A Motherboard 
  Sep 20, 2001, 03:00pm EDT 
 

Specs, Box Contents & Installation


By: Dan Mepham

 Board Specifications
Form FactorATX
InterfaceSocket-A, 462-pin
ChipsetSiS735, Single-Chip 735
Memory2 x 168-pin 3.3V SDR SDRAM (PC100/PC133) &
2 x 184-pin 2.5V DDR SDRAM (PC1600/PC2100)
GraphicsOff-board, 1 x AGP 2X/4X, 3.3V/1.5V
Expansion5 x 32-bit/33MHz PCI, 1 x AMR
I/O2 x ATA100 IDE Channels
AudioOn-Board, AC'97 Software
Bus Speeds100, 112, 124, 133, 138, 150, 166 MHz
VCore RangeNot Adjustable
BIOSAMIBios 2MB EEPROM

If you were hoping for a box full of goodies, then you best keep on looking. ECS includes a Userís Manual, Driver CD, IDE and FDD cable, and thatís it. The Userís Manual is sufficient, all connectors and slots are documented properly, as are each of the BIOS settings. The Driver CD includes drivers for all Windows operating systems (NT4, 2000, 95/98/ME), as well as a copy of PC-cillin anti-virus, and the WinDVD software DVD player.

Physically the board is of normal dimensions, and there are no layout issues that can potentially cause trouble during installation. The latest chipset drivers should be downloaded from SiSí website, and installed prior to installation of any other drivers in order to ensure maximum stability.



1. Introduction
2. Specs, Box Contents & Installation
3. The SiS735 Chipset
4. Layout & Features
5. Overclocking
6. Test Setup & Procedure
7. Test Results
8. Summary

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Elitegroup K7S5A
Performance: 10/10
Stability: 7/10
Quality: 8/10
Features: 7/10
Layout: 10/10
Documentation: 7/10
Price: 10/10
Overall Rating: 8/10
 

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