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ECS AMD690GM-M2 Motherboard

Former staff writer    -   July 30, 2007
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The installation drivers for the motherboard are on an auto-play setup disk, which if you choose to use, will guide you through installing all the necessary chipset, video, lan, sound and utility drivers needed, in order to operate the motherboard. Below are some pictures of what is contained on the disk.

 

 

By going into view files on the disk, all the individual folders are listed in which the software drivers are found. In the install folder, you will find an icon that says boot. ECS has come up with a great little gadget. When installed, the icon is put in your startup folder. This program allows Windows to dump stored memory etc quicker, allowing the computer to shut down and reboot quicker. Total time from shut down to reboot on this system with programs installed including antivirus was 40 seconds. Amazing!

 

 

VGA drivers for the onboard video are also included. As a suggestion, it is usually better to go to the manufacturers site to download the latest drivers. With the time it takes to develop a new product, I have found that the drivers contained on an installation disk can be one to two versions old by time of release.

 

 

On occasion and depending on the version, some motherboards may have two different Lan connectors. Always be sure to install the correct one when choosing a manual install.

 

 

Since this is an AMD chipset, you will need to use the ATI SB600 RAID drivers.

 

 

Finally we've arrived at the sound drivers. Again, make sure to check which soundboard is installed. On this particular motherboard, there is a Realtek HD 8.1 channel sound board.

 




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