Jump to content


Photo

ECS A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard Reviewed


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Bosco

Bosco

    OCC Boss

  • Senior Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32044 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

Tonight Greg takes a look at ECS's A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard.

 

Read his review here:

 

http://www.overclock...ews/ecs_a970ma/


Main Gaming Rig
Intel 3960X
MSI X79A-GD65 8D
16GB of Corsair Vengeance
NVIDIA 780TI's in SLI
Corsair Force 3 GT 240GB SSD
Coolermaster 932 Case
Noctua D14 CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275 Watts
3 X 24" LCD's
Donating to OCC :::: OCC Site Rules :::: OCC Reviews
RIP Verran and Nemo gone but never will be forgotten.


#2 d6bmg

d6bmg

    BMG FTW!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4120 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:02 AM

ECS and their wired color scheme... pfff!


boozei.gif


#3 MissAFanBoy

MissAFanBoy

    New Member

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:44 AM

please help me with this motherboard, i have serious throttling issues on it on my
AMD FX4130
i don't know how to disable apm,
my system specs are
PSU acteck blazar 750watts
Kingston hyperx 1600mhz 8gb
AMD FX-4130 @3.8ghz
gtx 660 nvidia Asus 2GB OC edition (non ti)
ECS A970M-A Deluxe
SSD ADATA S510
Windows 7 64bits ultimate
please help i have this problema and i just bought my computer

cpu throtles dowwn to 1.4ghz (x7 multiplier) for no reason!! and temperaturas are OK!! havent ever go over 40C° what is going on? help!

PS I have read your full review and closer look , and you guys mention you could manage to turn off all cpu power saving and throttling issues

"For the testing, all turbo, low power states, and any CPU throttling features have been disabled so as not to have any effect on the performance or the possibility of skewing the results."
 


Edited by MissAFanBoy, 04 May 2013 - 12:47 AM.


#4 MissAFanBoy

MissAFanBoy

    New Member

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

please help



#5 ohldboy

ohldboy

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 210 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Waterbury, CT 06704 USA

Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:12 PM

The 8 pin power connector seems it would be easy with a bottom mounted power supply case. I know I've had to run cable over the motherboard or use extensions on some more traditional layouts.

It does seem it would crowd the SATA and Header plug area though.



#6 MissAFanBoy

MissAFanBoy

    New Member

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

The 8 pin power connector seems it would be easy with a bottom mounted power supply case. I know I've had to run cable over the motherboard or use extensions on some more traditional layouts.

It does seem it would crowd the SATA and Header plug area though.

do you have throttling issues ? what CPU are you using on this motherboard?



#7 Prunes

Prunes

    Geek

  • News Editor
  • PipPipPip
  • 866 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

Is the throttling permanent? Else it's just a power saving feature, and the speed should ramp up when needed. If it's permanent, you should be able to disable all the power saving features in the BIOS. I don't know this brand well enough to guide you, but it should be pretty straight forward.


Formerly known as Ecofriendly

My rig:

Mobo: Asus P8Z68 Pro Gen 3
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.3
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i with 2x Corsair SP 120 Quiet Edition
GPU: MSI GTX 670 Power Edition
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
HDD: WD Cavier Black 1TB
PSU: Corsair AX860i
Case: Fractal Design R4 Black

 


#8 MissAFanBoy

MissAFanBoy

    New Member

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:25 AM

Thanks for your answer Prunes , No the throttling isn't permanent, and trust me there's no way yo turn the throttle off as far as i know but here is my motherboard manual
http://download.ecsu...V1.0 manual.pdf
wich one should i turn off?

here are some screenshots too (please click on the image to see the image on original resolution and click on magnifier )
THROTTLING :( on game... neverwinter dungeon and dragons
temperatures on cpu are FINE, tmpin2 seems to be hot, but afaik there is nothing to do with the cpu throttle (?)
b774da53-ecd5-4ef2-838e-f4d2610af9fe_zps
 

Non-throttle after closing down the game (not really happens when i close it down, usually always happens at random times)
cbf1eda6-06f2-4c8e-bc92-995e6c100829_zps

and some screenshots of cpu z and hardware monitor

 

CPUz_zpsb8d67359.png

tmpin2_zpsae040629.png

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


Edited by MissAFanBoy, 05 May 2013 - 01:27 AM.


#9 Prunes

Prunes

    Geek

  • News Editor
  • PipPipPip
  • 866 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:47 AM

I don't know what tmpin2 is, but it seems quite high. We need someone else's opinion on that. 

If you want to try and remove the throttling options, you should go to your BIOS and disable: Cool and Quiet (C&Q), Core Performance Boost, and Enhanced Halt. Look at page 37 in the manual. Those are the ones I know could be the cause. I've never really used AMD, so I'm not too good at the various names. But give it a try.


Formerly known as Ecofriendly

My rig:

Mobo: Asus P8Z68 Pro Gen 3
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.3
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i with 2x Corsair SP 120 Quiet Edition
GPU: MSI GTX 670 Power Edition
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
HDD: WD Cavier Black 1TB
PSU: Corsair AX860i
Case: Fractal Design R4 Black

 


#10 MissAFanBoy

MissAFanBoy

    New Member

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

yeah i would also like that someone else could help me in this, anyway i turned off core performance, c6 state and cool and quiet.. trottling still appears



#11 Waco

Waco

    Lab Rat 2

  • Reviewer
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15070 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Alamos, NM

Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

Is there a setting for APM or anything like that? I assume you've updated to the newest BIOS too?

Posted Image

Booyah.


#12 MissAFanBoy

MissAFanBoy

    New Member

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

Is there a setting for APM or anything like that? I assume you've updated to the newest BIOS too?

There's no setting called APM on the whole BIOS and yes i did flash to the newest bios too, here are some screenshots of the bios settings, there are some I do not understand like VSSlamtime and Slam time Mode perhaps it could be one of those options? anyway I click on those options and some weird menú comes up on VSSlamtime there are some values from 10us up to 500us and AUTO, and in Slam time Mode comes from mode 0 to mode 3, and auto

 

http://i192.photobuc...zps1fa81c03.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zpsc74189e9.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zpsd105f3a1.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zpsad60f779.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zps66a24aa2.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zps18739557.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zps71c010d8.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zps04894a97.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zpsbf42d053.jpghttp://i192.photobuc...zpsf4257590.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zps843781c0.jpg

http://i192.photobuc...zps3fd0acdb.jpg

 

forgot to say thanks for contribuite with your answers!


Edited by MissAFanBoy, 05 May 2013 - 04:03 PM.