ECS C51G-M754 Motherboard Review

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How We Tested

During our benchmarking sessions, we used the configuration listed below. Between our benchmarking sessions the only variable was the motherboard being tested.

Hardware Configuration

  • BIOS: January 6th, 2006
  • Processor: Athlon 64 3200+ (2 GHz)
  • Memory: Two 256 MB PC3200 modules from TwinMOS
  • Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus (40 GB, ATA-133)
  • Screen resolution: 800x600x32

Software Configuration

  • Windows XP Professional installed using NTFS
  • Service Pack 1A
  • Direct X 9.0B
  • SiS AGP driver version: 1.21
  • SiS video driver version: 3.67
  • ATI video driver version: 7.95 (
  • NVIDIA nForce driver version: 8.22
  • NVIDIA video driver version: 81.98
  • VIA Hyperion driver version: 5.04A
  • VIA video driver version: 16944421

Used Software

We adopted a 3% error margin; thus, differences below 3% cannot be considered relevant. In other words, products with a performance difference below 3% should be considered as having similar performance.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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