Written on: 28/05/2008
I would recommend PC Chips M810 for anyone not looking to do anything really big. Works fine. built in card is good though I have a Geforce4 440 MX series on mine. Looking forward to several more years of use not yet even thinking of upgrading. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2008
I am planning on buying a new computer and definitely feel nostalgic about letting this one go, helped me through my engineering career. Hours of effort and strong work are under this chipset. I am actually selling it and hoping to extract a few more ounces of rejoice from it. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2005 by billyg (4 reviews written)
This board is quite good if you are looking for a simple machine e.g. Internet and low spec games.
It is really stable when you use the stuff on-board i.e.. sound card and graphics.
When I used this machine on Windows 95 - XP Professional SP 2 there were no problems at all.
But... I had major problems upgrading my Graphics card from the on-board graphics to a NVIDIA Geforce 4 440MX SE AGP.
The machine became unstable and continually crashed. The only way around this problem was to... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2005 by mozart98 (1 review written)
I ran the PC Chips M810 motherboard for 2 years on Windows 98 with almost no problems. Then I loaded XP Pro in a dual boot configuration, which is kind of neat to do. In Win XP, the computer would freeze, the keyboard and mouse had no action, and looking at the reports of XP had no reason for the freeze.
I investigated everything, and logic said it must be the software (as Windows 98 is still perfect). I looked for over 6 months for the problem, then I bought a used video card, 64MB, and... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2005 by brian10161 (6 reviews written)
I got a new computer for Christmas of 2002 and I have been using a lot in the past two and a half years. I only made one upgrade to this computer about a week after getting it. I'm only 15, so I don't have a budget yet. Well anyway, the upgrade I made was going from the onboard AGP GPU, to a faster more dedicated video card, and ATi Radeon 7000, that I got for $50 brand new. I installed the card, it worked perfectly the first time I installed it. Now I can play some games on this that rival... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2005 by Morgwen (1 review written)
I've had the PC Chips M810 for a few years and have never really had a problem per se. Points explained below:
1. Up continueously for over 30 days with no errors.
2. See 1. Only crashes I've experienced were win98 problems.
3. Running Win XP and Redhat Linux Fedora with no problems on either.
4. It was given to me (g). But seriously, it is not expensive and for the low price you pay, you get a decent machine that will last until you can afford to upgrade (2+years owning).
1. ... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2005 by fireboy (1 review written)
The PC Chips M810L board with Athlon XP2000+, CD-RW, DVD, 40gb HD, WinXP home SP2, 4 USB plus 4 USB2 PCI Card. Recently added Crucial Raedon 9200SE AGP board (available from crucial.com/uk)without having to change any settings.
Board has remained stable throughout for over 2 years. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2004 by Christov (1 review written)
PC Chips' M810LR-H with AMD Duron 750mhz. Runs slow, crashes with WinXP, and PC chips' tech support is also rubbish! (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2004 by leebarrett (2 reviews written)
Bottom line, the PC Chips M810 is for the birds if you are looking for anything newer than the Pinta, Nina or Santa Marie. I was beginning to think it was "just me" until I ran across this review site. Thanks for the sanity check!! With this board, keep it slow and run old Windows and you might survive. I just ordered a new ASUS and will hand this "dumbed down" boat anchor to my teenage daughter to do her homework on - it can probably handle that. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2004 by cortezpjr (1 review written)
Let's see...with the PC Chips M810 LMRT Micro ATX motherboard you get intermittent reboots, memory dumps (not the power supply I checked) Unrecongized drives, Exception errors (not the drivers or software install I checked) To be honest this is the cheapest (money and quality wise) board that you can find anywhere. Don't do it. This board is the biggest piece of.... waste of time in figuring out... Believe me when I say that it's worth paying the extra money to get a good quality board. ... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2004 by strapane (2 reviews written)
The Quality of the PC Chips M810 Motherboard is very good for the price and all 4 systems I have built have performed perfectly over the past two years. Its classsic design is copied by many. Try M851 for more current features and newer video at rock bottom price. The 128-bit included video outperforms most other built-in cards and is excellent for basic computing if you aren't a gamer. It runs 98, XP, 2000, Mandrake 9, and RedHat 8 with no problems. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2003 by mbtwenty3ib (1 review written)
I have my PC Chips M810 LMRT Micro ATX fitted with an AMD 1700+ and 512mbRAM with an ATI Xpert2000 Pro (32mb SDRAM AGP4*) and I have experienced many game play problems and multipul WINXP issues. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2003 by J D Anderson (1 review written)
All in all you get what you pay for. But for a cheepie the PC Chips M810 Motherboard is generaly a goodie. Out of the bunch most are still in use started with a duron 1200 (900mhz actual) through 2000 (1300mhz actual) out of 94 units 50 are still in use that i know of, to satisfide coustomers, 10 came back and were upgraded with a more expencive bord and a killer chip (real athalon 2100 or faster latest one a 3200) 4 were brought back in the first month for a refund and re sold as used at a... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2003 by Magus (3 reviews written)
Okay, here's the low down on this board. PC Chips (A.k.a Amptron, a.k.a. PC 266 and many more) is a generic company. You're getting what you pay for. Basically this board was designed with the purpose for mom & pop computer shops to produce a decently spec'd machine for under $250 to sell for about $350. Unfortunately, PC Chips being cheap as hell in order to supply us with a board this cheap uses subpar parts. Basically, the board doesn't have what it takes to be a good board. Your common... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2003 by deepz0ne (1 review written)
The cheapest motherboard I was able to find for an AMD Duron 1300MHz. The sad thing is that it makes the processor perform as a Pentium II 350MHz when you play games. It gets much much much worse if you configure the Chipset to use more than 16MB for video. Clearly the chipset can't cope with video, sound, system bus and hard disk at the same time. I think the problem resides in the fact that unlike other integrated motherboards that come with a Northbridge and a Southbridge, this one has... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2003 by SpankMePlz (1 review written)
Running a AMD XP2100+ @1.66MHz and has never glitched once running 512MB ram and a gforce MX420 with 64MB on it... although i have now upgraded to a way better machine esp for gaming, the M810 Motherboard did me well while i had it. Never had to flash the bios or anything to get it running fine with the 2100+ (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2003 by Jerry
The PC Chips M810 Motherboard is OK but: but on the last 2 boards I've purchased, at switch on, I get error messages
1: Cmos battery Low
2: incorrect Cmos fitted
I went into setup and it installed OK, and seemed OK after that while working.
I unlplugged mains and after a day, went to plug it all up again, and same faults came up again.
I changed CMOS battery; still same faults.
Am I missing something?
Version on enclosed CD 8.15B (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by jervinator.
I have a rather nice, inexpensive PC based on this board. Considering the price, I expected far less than I actually got. When paired with a 300W power supply and fit with an 1100 MHz T-bird, you can easilly get a quality PC for less than the cost of most other allegedly better mainboards (bare).
That's not to say that this board is the best; it isn't. It can't support the latest CPU or RAM technologies, and it only has two PCI slots.
However, at this price, you have to like this... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2003 by Al.
This is an allright board, everything is built in so it's understandable that theres only two pci slots. The onboard graphics is quite bad (as is the sound) so i'd recommend upgrading to one of the video cards they have tested, the best one is the Elsa gladiac 920 (geforce 3). Don't be fooled by the geforce 4mx series this card blows them right out of the water, it's nearly as good as the geforce 4ti series. Anyway I tested a geforce 4 mxse 128mb and it didn't work, it continued to lock up... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2003 by _Pure_XTC_.
I personally have 11 computers at my house including 3 computers that are being used as file servers and 5 computers that have been automated for online games. The 3 file servers are full of video as i do my share of video editing. I see all these people complaining it would not boot up. I can guarantee not 1 of these people who complained about the boot up problem ever read the owners manual. If they did, They would know upon shipping of this board the jumper setting is set for BIOS FLASH.... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2003 by Neal Hohl.
Ive enjoyed my athlon system with m810 system board up to this point but I thought with games becoming ever more taxing it was time to get a real video board. Im having the same problem with my install as the above. Black screen.
The bios does not have a specific disable for the on board video, but I noticed after I installed the hardware that the option for shared memory in bios was disabled. There are no instructions in the manual for disabling the video. If anyone has solved this problem... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2003 by Leo.
you can buy a full duron 1.1ghz system for around $600aud which is cheap, but the overall power is weak, can play quake2 with 30fps on 64mb mode, it only has 2 pci slots and 1 agp 4x, and the agp is kinda useless anyway. Not bad if you only want to use it for the net and starcraft or other 2D games (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2003 by Al.
Well, this was my first try with this board. Now It's the Last. Board failed to boot. After all the Negatives in reviews, I will go back to the ECS K7s5a. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2003 by Danasaur.
Personally I'm really disappointed in the quality of this PC Chips M810 LMRT Micro ATX!
Motherboards arn't supposed to just break down after just 2 years, Capacitors(Blue small cylinders) had brown acid/liquid and caused computer to smoke, also had standard graphics card incompadibilities(128mb)... If you're looking for a cheap motherboard with an AGP slot that you're willing to throw away in a couple of years, this is your choice, hopefully you'll be more fortunate than me! (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by Ben.
Ive had this board about 18 months now, it came as part of my computer and generally it hasnt been too bad.It was very easy to install (physically and software.
I bought a new geforce 4 card for it and it runs ok except for the fact that it appears to run in PCI compatabilty mode?? which is apparently a bit slower.
The other day i bought a new AMD 2000+xp processor i installed it and everything looked like it was going fine,until upon reboot i noticed that the bios said it was running at... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2003 by grahama89.
After building a (Athlon 1333Mhz) system on a budget for a friend the board worked fine for about 3 months. Then they decided it was time for better graphics and sound (for gaming). It ran for 10 minutes then crashed. After checking drivers and bios updates without any joy, I thought I would try another angle. This was the power supply, the normal 250W supply was replaced with a 350W dual fan unit and I also replaced the passive heatsink on the northbridge with an active item (sink and fan).... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2003 by Chris.
I run this board with a 1.3 Duron, 512mb RAM,Win XP, DVD, CD-RW and everything seems to be running smoothly, I have had no conflicts, it is worth noting that I did do a full format and re-installation of XP I set the VGA to 64 mb and have no trouble playing games. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2003 by rodeocowboy23.
This motherboard runs ok with the video cards tested inside but when ya put anything in newer with a bit more power it crashes big time, I have tried several geforce 4 cards and get the same problem everytime. Yeah the sound and modem are basic but they do there job without much hassle. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2003 by Julian.
I reviewed this a few months ago, review 15449. Well now I've used it a little more. Previously used with 98se, athlon 1800, 512 ram. now have XP home, 1 Gb ram. Most of my previous comments stay but I have to mention the sound. It is too quiet and bad quality, noise is heard from your PC's drives and devices THROUGH THE ON BOARD SOUND. It rumbles pops squeaks etc. Replaced this with a basic creative SB soundcard and all excellent. This is easy but when you only have 2 PCI slots you are a... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2003 by rockman.
I use this board in my "economy line of computers. I have used at least 40 of these boards & have yet to replace one! (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2003 by ynoz.
In my country only poor technology arrives. I bought one of this boards and suprise! it came already jammed the vender changed and suprise again few months later when the warranty pass out the board screw up again. i've an athlon 1900+ and a geforce2 and i can't even play asteriods 'cause the system blew up and i have to reboot the pc an lower the processor clock to 1200. so don't buy any board of this or similar or with the same mark on it.
if anyone knows how to fix my problem send me a... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2003 by DontBuytheRubbish.
If you value your money and time, don't buy it, it is totally junk.
I bought one in January, it crash every couple of hours, then deteriorate to every few minutes, the crook blame my monitor, my RAM, anything that did not bought from them, then I found out all the freeze, cannot be rebooted, lose of BIOS data, MS Blue Death Screen are symptom of defectve capacitors that will cause system to be unstable and premature death. The crook sold them and kept up scam people by charging extra for... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2003 by W. Sorg.
I recently (January 2003) bought this mobo from a local store. My budget at this time was very limited and finally that was the reason for buying this motherboard. Apparently the board is a never version: the label on the CPU fan says "Duron 1300 Pro". Yes, I know this is a fake, but at least, the real speed reported by various test programs rounds 950 Mhz, not 850. I have several video cards with different chipsets. With Nvidia I don't have any problems: I put on the agp socket a... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2003 by fu*.
Well I have one of these boards and I am nothing short of very disgusted in it.
Had a TNT2 in it, worked rather well for about a year with HL/HL mods ...on about 40fps, onboard graphics is rubbish ( 4fps ). Tried two Geforce MX's, none of them worked, and now I'm trying a Radeon 9100 ...no luck.
I have nothing else to say but I pity the fool who comes across one of these boards. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2003 by GORDON.
ML 810 v5 This is the second one I have had, the first got damaged due to the case. I run 5.1 sound card Radeon all in wonder vid card athlon 1.4 at the moment I am thinking off running an XP2400 does any one know if this will be OK Other wise I am well happy with the board it has been running evrey day all day for the last two years. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2003 by moofoo.
Im not one for reviewing things, but after reading some of the other reviews, I had to.
Im running AMD Duron 1.3 gig, SoundBlaster live (gamer), SIS 315 256 bit APG 4X ( not listed on the box) 320 133mhz ram.
This thing runs fine for me. It went together quick and easy (win98se). I've been running this thing hard for three days now WITHOUT a single blue screen. I did have it lock up when I started testing the onboard USB ports, but I changed the BIOS (IRQ), and it hasn't locked up... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2003 by alcoolicm.
I bought this motherboard already built in the system with a DURON 800. I was happy at first.I thought... what a good internet and multimedia workstation I've got.Later, when I wanted a CD-RW, saw that my M810 IDE controller was not working good at all... The processor was highly used, the transfer was slow, my cd-rom drive failed sometimes to boot.
I've got to the Devices in Manage.(Win2k with SP2). Surprise: PIO mode 4 for all! Not a sign of UDMA!
My harddrive was a UDMA100, 20Gb MAXTOR.... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2003 by Whathisface.
Does this board support a GeForce 4 because it's nearly impossible find any of the cards they have tested and anyway TNT2 wouldn't really give me top performance. Please Email me with any info at email@example.com (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2003 by matey.
Above all a very good board that has few compatibility issues and because of the size will fit into most cases. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2003 by Ray.
does anyone know how to disable the onboard graphics so I can fit an agp card please answers direct to firstname.lastname@example.org (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2003 by Openview.
The system keeps on locking up, cannot be rebooted, can only be turn off from power switch in the back. Deadly blue screen appear frequently, with fatal message like "CANNOT WRITE TO HARD DISK", "PROGRAM YOU ARE RUNNIN HAS CAUSE AN ERROR IN KRNL386.EXE, the program will now close", "WINDOWS PROTECTION ERROR" and all kind of otheer weird messages. But despite all these alarming errors message, MICROSOFT is not the culpit, the motherboard is. The stores/manufacturers said it is the heat or... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2003 by RaggaMuffin.
I was under no illusions about this board. Pcchips are generally known as the worst of the worst, and their support site looks as if it was designed by an astute monkey. I got it because I wanted to install a multibooting server system. So sound not important and I shoved my spare geforce card in it. Modem just a ras accessory. General performance has been surprisingly good. Decent ide performance. I flashed the bios and updated drivers as soon as I got it, so i don't know what its 'in... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2003 by TK.
Cheap, fits into mini case, upgradeble to a point,eazy to work with (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2003 by sniper.
This m810 will not run a xp1600+ you have to drop it to 1050 (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2003 by MrData.
I like it!!! I have built 3 now with 1.3 duron's and 256 meg of ram. Good for internet use and some games work fine. Counter Strike played fine. Not the best graphics in the world but good enough for the price. If you want to play alot of high end graphics games then don't use this board!!! (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2003 by Static-X.
A good mother board for it's cheap price, it does the job very well, no good gaming performer, stable with all amd processors, supports all nvidia gpu based cards, but it has less points no ddr support, poor sound. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2003 by Lord Crumple.
I am pretty happy with the board in general, for a good solid board it has my recommendation, For a power user or Tech Geek it is minimal at best the lack of DDR ram support and 133mhz bus speed are disappointing to the true geek but I have had no problems with it for running High end Video cards namely ATI Radeon 9700 Pro very stable with Win XP and AMD 2000+ XP chip at 1.6 mhz (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2002 by Steven Holmes.
This board is Garbage.......I can't believe that they expect me to use one of the video cards they tested. What about the damn ATI all in wonder card that I purchased way before I bought this piece of garbage. Can anyone recommend a better Board? (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2002 by phil-007-uk.
My machine is an athlon 1000, 512 ram,g force 2,40 g hard drive. It can run ok for about 15 mins then it will lock up or crash, it even restarts it self, someone said it could be over heating proscessor, or graphics card. any ideas ???? (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2002 by NightHawk.
Ok all here it goes. GET YOU BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! This board rocks! I am a refurbisher and a new system builder and I picked up a 810CNLR AMD 1200XP and do play alot of pc games. I tested this with COUNTERSTRIKE AND IT ROCKS! This system doesn't want to stop! Sometimes it's on for 24 hours straight with no trouble. If you wonder if Windows XP runs on it, IT DOES! (read more)
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