Find More Posts by jrau. I don’t know why this board seems to divide people so much? What are your thoughts on ECS boards in general. You posted two months after I did I got it to work with RedHat 7. Call me lucky or what ever but this doent include my friends computers who’s also run flawlessly. One of the reasons we now use the K7S5A in a lot of our builds is because I was sick and tired of the amount a messing around that is required to get a VIA board working properly.

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Tony Lai is offline. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure. I don’t know why this board spund to divide people so much?

Alls you need is a good hard drive that can keep up works great even at 1. A motherboard that’s rock stable.

Try to play a CD, Windows Media Player runs, but no sound, plug audio connector from speakers into the back of the motherboard. This site uses cookies to only capture URL parameters, count visitor number, share functions and etc.

If it helps you, more power to you. I’ve found really bad manuals, but that is another story. Do you know what a kernel is It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package. Well perhaps the sound being soft is to do with the onboard sound. Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.


Any help would be appreciated. Other than that remove all additional cards you don’t need and disconnect drives as well and see if you can bring it up with just video and memory. I can get it to work with windows xp, but still going thru the hassle of getting it to work with redhat 7. Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. The system fans all spin and I can feel the hard drive spin if I rest my hand on it, so the system is getting some power at least.

I’m no OC’er but I’m guessing it’s not that easy so I changed it immediately.

ECS K7S5A – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – SiS Overview – CNET

Sometimes it was the hardware, sometimes the physical layout, sometimes the BIOS. For those unfamiliar with the board, it is a real bargin Athlon board in cost, but very good in features and performance. Another guy with a possessed K7S5A? Adjust timing for stability and compatibility 2.


help with c-media AC97 sound on ECS K7S5A Pro

The chipset manufacturer also tend to be more consistent across their product lines. The only problems I’ve had were because of a cheap immitation Radeon card I was using.

The time now is I’ve had three Ece thru my very early k7s5a revis.

It is rock solid. Is this what it suppose to be? BB code is On. Now tack solder those wires to those 4 pins cxrd 3 pins – either ground is OK Good Luck. Adjust timing for stability and compatibility.

It also has an Aux Port input that is not available because they did not put a 4 pin header on it Gee it would have cost them sounv cents to do this!! I think this board works well and has good value for the price. Join our community today!