i have built 6 computers with this board because of its price and performance and none of the computers I've built have had any problems... I keep mine overclocked at 143/143 and use the honeyX bios. http://pub65.ezboard.com/bk7s5amotherboardforum
The honeyX bios will provide some bug fixes and enables overclocking the front side bus and more memory options.
The stock ECS bios are crap. Also I remove the stock heatsink from the chipset and install an old 486 heatsink and fan on it using artic silver 3 and superglue. Instructions to do this can also be found on the above link.
Once those two things are done the mobo works and performs great and its able to handle what ever I throw at it.
on that page i linked above download the flash tool and the BIOS file ( .rom file) put them on a floppy disk and boot into DOS, or if you are using winXP or 2000 use a win 98 boot disk to get into DOS. at the promt type
C:\ aminf***.exe *******.rom
(*** = exact name of files you have on the disk)
and the program will then proceed to flash the BIOS to the new one.
also on that page you can find somewhere in the forums a link to download a bootable cd image so you don't have to use a win98 boot disk, but not sure where.
but you also have to realize that the same people that grab those up are the same type of people that don't know much about building comps. so half of the boards are probably fiine, they were just inexperienced.
but you still have the other half of the stack. }:>