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Expansion slot spacing is as good as it gets with four slots on a micro-ATX motherboard, so the only thing that really bugged us out was the extreme lack of fan headers. Because the G-M3 is an entry-level motherboard to start with, it isn’t overly crowded with components. For one, it has a faster core running at MHz and is able to utilize more 95g, up to MB. This choice was probably made to make the motherboard comply with the Viiv standard, but we’re not complaining since it is still an upgrade to the previous Realtek PCI based controller.
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Despite its already overclocked speeds and lack of voltage controls, the G-M3 is still a decent overclocker. The board even has a trick or two up its sleeves as our review unit came factory overclocked j3 on this in the next page resulting in a default FSB of MHz and boosting memory to DDR speeds. If you’re new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers: Physical damage is not covered by warranty Users who have videocards with large coolers or dual slot coolers have to use a bit of caution when installing them on the ECS G-M3 motherboard.
It’s not the greatest overclock we’ve ever seen, but then again this is a Micro ATX motherboard intended for media PC applications so it is hardly surprising.
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Knowing that the ECS G-M3 motherboard is not designed for overclocking, I was gentle during the overclocking session. Intel Pentium D Users who have videocards with large coolers or dual slot coolers have to use a bit of caution when installing them on the ECS G-M3 motherboard.
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With only two DIMM slots and a structured design, the board has a spacious layout that should provide good ventilation features to the memory, CPU and power components. This means that users will have 945 better control of memory timing and less restrictive menus. Singapore Malaysia Philippines Indonesia. Yes unlocked CPUs only As you can see from the limited options available, the G-M3 is clearly not designed for any serious overclocking activity.
The ECS ,3 is designed to have a small footprint for workstation or entertainment PC’s and definitely will not be an overclocking powerhouse. Standing almost 2 cm tall, the top of the CMOS battery can come in contact with the videocard cooler which can potentially damage the videocard and motherboard.
If gaming is high on your to-do-list however, a discreet PCIe graphics card is the way to go. Keep this in mind, it pays to do a bit of homework and measure things first. Layout Because the G-M3 is an entry-level motherboard to start with, it isn’t overly crowded with components.
In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel G based system is to be compared against. The GMA has sufficient capabilities to deliver decent video quality with support for resolutions up to x which covers even p contentdual stream decoding and hardware motion compensation for HD MPEG2.
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Looking 945f at the G-M3 motherboard, it seems that ECS has also decided to stick with the basics. Users who are careless could potentially snap the CMOS battery right off if they force things This leaves the user with no other option than to purchase media expansion or ADD2 cards separately if they need dual view, TV-out or PVR capabilities.
Now what all this means is that the onboard graphics will be powerful enough to handle high resolution videos and high bitrate DVD quality decoding, but will still have to rely on the CPU for true HD decoding like H. Transformation and Lightning is still not hardware accelerated, so don’t expect great improvements to 3D performance though you will see a noticeable jump from using a dual core processor.
Doom 3, Quake 4. The details of how the ECS G-M3 motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. You may also be interested in Users can also adjust the onboard memory options here.