pasang RAM-nya salah bang, kalo seperti itu jadinya single channel. harus selang-seling (pasang di putih-putih atau abu2-abu2) biar dual channel.
Suaranya lemes bang...kurang semangat..
Nf7s 2.0 was the first board I saw do a 1ghz overclock. With 1700+ tbred B. Such an amazing setup.
i had this board, frys cobos were fun....
the sis based l7s7a2 was far better, if you can ever get one, seriously, get it, even if you have to re-cap it, its worth it...
the nvidia chipsets dont handle async ram well, the sis can actually gain from async ram... for example... also... i had little trouble overclocking higher on the sis745/746 boards, very close or better then the abit nforce 2 top end board i also had... (i swapped back and forth and tested both ended up trading off/selling my nforce2 boards...
btw, those Cmedia chipsets arent bad at all, far better then similar gen realtek and such, the drivers are actually decent... unlike later/newer cmedia chipsets that got abandoned...
Hello. I know it is an old video... But can someone tell me if this board is able to boot from USB Stick?
These boards were 39EUR back in mid 2005. in my country :)
Many years ago, my main computer system had one of these in it. Great board with lots of excellent features. I think I actually still have the board.
This is great. But where are you able to get a new N2U400-A motherboard?
i had this board
got one today.
I found an Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo with nForce2, would this be good for a Dos/Win98 machine?
Oh goodness not ECS ...
Everyone that was buying pc parts at NCIX and participated in the community frowned on this hardware but no I had to cheap out and get an ECS board at one point and yep I think it eventually was the culprit that went in the pc. Thank goodness I had unloaded the pc by the time it went as I knew it was sketchy. I see they still make motherboards but I don't see them in NA ever. Too many other reliable brands to pick from so no need to risk going ECS.
My first PC was motherboard with nforce2 chipset, and sempron 2200+ processor and 512mb ram
i got this motherboard with an amd 2.0 ghz processor , 1gb ram and a 64 mb video card for 7 bucks
I remember pretty clearly the only Asus A7N8X lack the ATX12V connector amongst the first gen nForce2 mobos. Abit then was still in it's prime, and in hindsight the only nForce2 mobo with Rubycon caps, so there's no reason to buy other brands anyway.
Good review, interesting board. I myself had the ECS K7S5A (Non pro) back in the day, as my first true "budget" build.
Omg i hate ECS! Really poor and bad MB all of time!
Hey phil! Would this motherboard accept a modern psu as well? SOYO SY-K7VM333. I see it has the 20 pin and a 4 pin connector.
unfortunately nVidia nForce2 400 Ultra does not support changing multipliers, as it have some important signal not connected internally (not fault of any board, but chipset itself)
nVidia nForce2 IGP does support changing multipliers, but I never used this cost, so cannot confirm
I have used Abit KG7-RAID (AMD761 + VIA686B)
Abit NF7 (nForce2 400 Ultra)
Abit AN7 (same as above)
all this with AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+ (11 x 166MHz = 1833MHz in stock at 1.35v)
on KG7-RAID it run at 1466MHz (11x 133MHz)
on NF7 and AN7 it run at 2200MHz (11x 200MHz 1.65v 68W)
Hi Phil, do you still have the link for where you found the updated bios???
You need a XP-M 2500+ for socket A testing.. Mine still runs at 2.4-2.45 Ghz
sick lookin' motherboard and it's preforms great with retro games
I got an asrock k7s41 for £2 at a car boot sale brand new 😂
There were many bios modded to this motherboard.
I had one of these too. Fond memories.
I wonder what happened to ECS?
Hello Phil, could you share a CD image (iso) to this MB on your website? I have the same MB, but no drivers for it
Aaaaargh... get it away! get it away! Those ECS K7S5a's were and still IS shit. I had SO many problem with mine when new, and so did my friends. They overheat the northbridge in the die, and resets the bios (that was the explanation from the dealer, when getting a new one again, when it failed again for the x times). And then you have to set everything again (sometimes mine only needed to set clockspeed again, and other times it had turned bottoms up completely, and lost the HD too). All of these boards just need to be buried in the ground, and forgotten about. I quite amazed, you found one working...
My first true power station was on that purple board. Duron 1ghz.
ECS and PCChips used to have a "run like hell" reputation back then.
Fun fact about that Geode CPU you have there. They are the last remaining legacy of the original Cyrix Media-GX processors from way back when. When Cyrix was starting to run out of steam, they were bought by National Semiconductor, who continued to produce some processors under the Cyrix name, including the M-II and M-III cpus. They eventually sold the Cyrix name and intellectual properties to VIA, with the exception of the Media-GX technology. Eventually, they renamed Media-GX to 'Geode'.. and in 2003, that was sold to AMD. So yeah, AMD is basically building off of the major beacon of light that Cyrix left behind.
I always bought JETWAY, QDI Legend and Sparkle branded motherboards, ECS were an OEM brand found in eMachines, as for the 5V rail, install a 25amp dedicated power supply in the case and disconnect the main psu's 5v connections (red wires) when i owned an athlon xp 3200+ i used a gigabyte board, back in the days when gigabyte were the best, unfortunately today they are really poor. also the C-media sound chips were a country mile better than anything from realtek, some of the very best PCI soundcards ever made in this era had a c-media chip, they were bloody incredible, especially the auzentech sound cards. try and find a "AuzenTech X-Plosion cinema" soundcard on ebay, i promise it will be the best you ever heard. they have swappable op-amps and super high quality circuitry, have a lovely warm sound to them, they sound very natural and crystal clear. have around 132db sNr
Well, well. Just found my old PC that was on the attic since 2008. With exactly this motherboard, athlon 1600+ and hercules gx mx400 64mb. It was full of dust and spider webs. Gave it good clean and I found that fan on graphics card was rusty and stuck. Removed it, put some other one. Plugged it with original power supply and well, it works, somehow :)
One of my all time favorite motherboards. Had one in my main rig when I was a teenager, and now I own a whole stack of them. They are all dead :(
My family had a computer store from 2001-2003 and we used the K7s5A in most of our builds. Looks like we sold them for $84 back in the day. https://web.archive.org/web/20021125132407/http://wittandsons.com/
Lol I just got it today
Used to have one of these boards back in the day, I used to have a strange audio issue where after installing Windows, as time progressed, the audio playback would slowly start to go glitchy. Really strange, MP3’s would work fine and then after a week or two, they’d start developing “pop” and “wuup” noises, was likely a driver issue but I could never fix it, the only solution was reinstalling Windows 🤷🏻♂️
I don't remember most motherboards I used but I remember this one pretty well. This board was the reason for me to upgrade. I had already invested a lot of money into SD-RAM and it would have been really expensive buy the same amount of DDR then. But with this board, it was possible to keep your valuable RAM at just 10% performance drop. That was great.... and if I remember right, at some point DDR dropped below SD-Ram and I could upgrade to DDR basically "for free" by selling my used SD-Ram :-) Thanks to this board, this was an easy and "cheap" way to upgrade step by step.
I had a K7S5A for a long time. Put a Thunderbird 1400/266 on there, bumped the bus speed to 138 and ran the chip at a stable 1.52 GHz. I had that for a long time. I still have the Antec SX1040B case that it was in, and a custom case badge that said AMD Thunderbird: Like a Pentium on Crack! I never ran a 3dfx card on it, pretty sure I was running a Radeon 8500 at the time, and flashed it to a 9100 later on. Also used it as a test bed for some weak-ass XGI Volari cards.
I never had a problem with that board. I can't say the same for the Soltek board that replaced it. Cheap Chinese capacitor hell on that one.
Modded BIOSes were great and with pin mod (change multiplier) you can manage good overclock.
i worked in a computer shop, repairing pcs. this board was by far the one which we swapped the most. the caps besides the cpu where almost always broken. i would not build a retro pc with this crap in a thousand years. go for an asrock instead. or better abit with nforce chipset.
abit, QDI and jetway were voted the 3 best brands around 2000, they were actually very good boards but the k7s5a had a few issues with the bios that were never fixed. that board you have is an absolute beast on windows95 probably the best board for it. SiS were definately the best chipsets.
I remember this board very fondly. :) good suff!
Is anyone still running this board? Hard to find reviews on these boards.
whare you get this motherboardi want buy it i dont see any market sell it
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