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Old 01-03-02, 12:03 PM
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ECS K7S5A mb: question about sound and LAN

Dumb question:
I ordered the ECS K7S5A mb, as part of my new system, and I wondering about the onboard sound and "LAN port".

I understand the sound is crappy, so when I add a sound card will that override the mb's sound?

Also, what is the "LAN port" exactly? Do I still need to add an ethernet card (for my cable modem)?
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i've built several systems with this board.

the LAN port is an onboard ethernet card, so no need for an additional ethernet card. it seems to be stable and fast. it's also good because it frees up a slot for other peripherals.

i've never used onboard sound, and added soundcards instead. i think you need to disable the onboard sound in the bios if you want to use another sound card, but that is very easy to do. i never had problems with conflicts between onboard sound and the soundcard (probably because i disabled the onboard sound).

good luck with the K7S5A. i never had a problem with it but others have had some quirks--just make sure you have a good quality power supply and memory.

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