I've never heard of the company that makes it, SiS chipsets suck (SiS = S**t In Side), it has onboard video and no AGP slot to upgrade to better video (don't expect to play any games that require 3D), the Micro-ATX size makes upgrading really limited, and onboard AC97 sound is terrible. I wouldn't touch that motherboard with a 10 foot pole.
Though it really depends on the use. It would be fine for websurfing, email, Microsoft Office, etc; but don't expect it to do much more.
Haha, Everything that JJB said is right. Except for the make, I know that Novatech make some good stuff, mate has a notebook by them, nice little machine shame everything else (as mentioned by JJB) add up against the board making it quite nasty
I have an onboard AC97, but recently got a SoundBlaster PCI 128 for free. And I haven't noticed a difference in sound. But I wanted to get away from onboard crap. I have onboard video but mu mobo has an AGP slot .
If the budget is tight look for a UK supplier of PCchips MBs. A friend of mine builds and sells low cost systems and that's all he uses. 3 of the 4 computers he has at home are PCchips brand. He has never had a board fail or one dead from the supplier.
Thanks guy's I'll have a look at your recommendations.
The thing is he's on a budget of £180 (which he saved himself) and out of that he's hoping he can get a mobo,processor,memory and harddisk.
I've been told it can be done but we just don't have any idea where to look and what to look for
marge i had that motherboard ..... it was a giveaway by a mate ... and i must say that it caused me nothing but problems .... ran hot ... crashed /.. installed it about ten times before giving it back .... when i handed it back to my mate he said "oh i thought it was something else that was casuing that to happen all the time"!! .... i wouldnt touch another novatech product ever ...... i also found there technical support to be absolutly terrible .... apart from all that .... hmmm no no and no ....
on another note in the uk if your budget is tight go to www.scan.co.uk and look at their today only page ... they have daily offers that can work out up to 30% cheaper than the rrp!.....
i hope this helps.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS