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ECS P55H-A P55 Lynnfield Motherboard Review

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Introduction and Specifications

ECS throws P55H-A into fray of P55 motherboard offerings



Courtesy of ECS

Intel's LGA 1156 and P55 chipset was released a few months ago and since that time we have reviewed several offerings from high-end vendors like ASUS and Gigabyte. Today, we have a more budget-minded board from ECS called the P55H-A that has many features users will find on higher-end P55 boards, but for a fraction of the cost.



Courtesy of ECS

The P55H-A Black Series motherboard features support for DDR3 2130 (overclocked), quality CPU power design with ferrite core chokes and solid capacitors, and support for dual CrossfireX graphics cards. 
ECS is marketing this board toward gamers so we will definitely pay close attention to how it performs in our synthetic and real-world gaming benchmarks.

ECS P55H-A LGA 1156 Motherboard Specifications (Taken from ECS's website)

CPU

  • Support the Intel® LGA1156 Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processors

    

CHIPSET    

  • Featuring the Intel® P55 Express Chipset

MEMORY    

  • Dual-channel DDR3 memory architecture
  • 4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socket support up to 16GB
  • Support DDR3 up to 2130+(oc)/1333/1066/800 DDR3 SDRAM

EXPANSION SLOTS    

  • 2 x PCI Express Gen 2.0 x16 slots
  • 1 x PCI Express x4 slot
  • 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 2 x PCI slots
  • *When using two VGA cards, the bandwidth is x8 bandwidth; when using one VGA card, the bandwidth is x16.

STORAGE    

  • Support by Intel® P55

    6 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s devices

  • Support by JMB 361

    1 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 port

    1 x eSATA

    RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID 10 configuration

AUDIO    

  • Realtek ALC888 8-channel HD Audio codec
  • Compliant with 8CH HD audio specification

LAN    

  • RealTek 8111DL Gigabit Fast Ethernet NIC

REAR PANEL I/O    

  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
  • 1 x Audio port (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in)
  • 1 x SPDIF port
  • 1 x Clear_CMOS button
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 8 x USB ports

INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS & HEADERS    

  • 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector\
  • 1 x 4-pin power connector for VGA card
  • 1 x 4pin CPU_FAN connectors
  • 1 x 3-pin CASE_FAN connector
  • 1 x 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
  • 1 x 3-pin SYS_FAN connector
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 1 x Power on button
  • 1 x Front panel switch/LED header
  • 1 x Front panel audio header
  • 1 x SPDIF out header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS header
  • 1x CD in header
  • 1 x Serial port (COM1)
  • 1X Power on LED (Green light)
  • 1X Stand by LED (Red Light)
  • 6 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • 3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports
  • 1 X onboard Buzzer

SYSTEM BIOS    

  • AMI BIOS with 16Mb SPI ROM
  • Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
  • Support Page Up clear CMOS Hotkey
  • F11 hot key for boot up devices option
  • Support over-clocking
  • Supports ACPI 3.0 revision
  • ECS M.I.B.II Support Over-Clocking:

    - CPU voltage adjustable

    - Memory voltage adjustable

    - External Clock Adjustable

    - Multiple Frequency Adjustable

    - PCH Chipset voltage adjustable

FORM FACTOR    

  • ATX Size 305mm*244mm 
November 9, 2012 | 01:10 PM - Posted by Purushoth (not verified)

How to change boot order to usb in this bios setup?

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