Written on: 29/05/2008
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 (1 review written)
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. (1 review written)
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. (1 review written)
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_. (1 review written)
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)
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