P45T-A (V1.0)

ECS 2008 Black Series motherboard features attractive specs. and impressive performance!
P45T-A, ECS Black Series motherboard, features Intel P45 and ICH10R chipsets, supports FSB1333 and DDR2 800, and provides great performance. P45T-A accentuates high quality CPU power design with ferrite core chokes, and solid capacitors, which improves its durability significantly. Moreover, P45T-A provides ultimate graphics performance with PCI-E Gen2.0 x16 interface, upgrading your visual experience. P45T-A is the best choice for gaming experience.

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"this board serves the needs for those who require P45 performance and CrossFire in future. It has all the basic features that most users would require and priced at an affordable price."

--Quoted from OCworkbench in Singapore - Silver Award
 ATI CrossFireX™ Technology Ready

Combining multi-GPU to deliver users a highest image quality and screen resolutions.


eJIFFY Rapid Access Utility

Rapid accesses to OS within 8 seconds and enjoy web browsing, photo reviewing, on-line chat and etc.
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 Motherboard Intelligent BIOS III (M.I.B III)

Providing the most intelligent and convenient way to adjust the clock/ voltage settings of CPU and memory and get the extra performance in advanced.(Certain models could only adjust GPU setting according to chipset limitation.)
M.I.B. III brings the same convenience interface of overclocking as M.I.B. II, it also comes with advance range of frequency tuning for system performance and superior gaming capability

Motherboard Intelligent BIOS, integrated all the overclocking functions into one page. It provides the most intelligent and convenient way to adjust the clock/ voltage settings of CPU and memory. Users can easily get the extra performance with this innovative utility
  Black Series
ECS Black Series stand for amazing power and astonishing quality product with best price/performance ratio. Targeting performance segment, ECS Black Series embrace unprecedented innovative technologies to offer phenomenal over clocking ability and features plenty of exclusive powerful technologies to accomplish enthusiasts and gamers desire.
  Intel® Core2 Extreme
With the Core2 processor family, the extreme version gets a higher clock speed, larger caches and a faster FSB. The high-end processor features the latest arsenal of performance-rich technologies.
  Core 2 Quad
The new Core2 Quad processor combines two dual-core chips in a single package that plugs into a single chip socket. It enables even more multitasking with greater performance. Bring users experience system .performance featuring faster speed.
Supports the latest 1333MHz front side bus Intel®Processor
  ATI CrossFire X
The technology not only combines multi-GPU and motherboard power that soars into a new dimension of graphics capability, but also delivers the highest image quality and screen resolutions, even with the most demanding 3D titles.
  Dual Channel DDR2 800
Doubles the bandwidth of your system memory up to 12.8GB/s and pumps up the system performance.
The exceptionally increased interconnect bit rate from 2.5GT/s up to 5.0GT/s would effectively eliminates the bottle neck of the system performance and brings the most terrific computing experience from the present to the future.
  SATA 3.0Gb/s
Doubles the transfer speed of SATA, running at speed up to 3.0Gb/s, and fully compatible with the soon-to-be-released SATA HDD, CD-ROM and other cutting-edge devices with NCQ function support.
  RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports RAID 0(Striped disk array), RAID 1(Mirroring disk array), RAID 5(Block Interleaved Distributed Parity), RAID 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors). Provides users the performance and protection.
  8 Channel High Definition Audio
Integrated 8-channel HD Audio CODEC delivering advanced multi-channel audio and bringing you the experience of home theater-quality sound.
  Gigabit LAN
Delivers transfer speed ten times faster than conventional 10/ 100 Ethernet connections, supporting a high transfer rate up to Gigabit/s. Gigabit LAN is the networking standards for the future and is ideal for handing large amount of data such as video, audio, and voice.
  eSATA 3Gb/s
The signal quality and the Max cable length is 2x longer than the conventional one. It also supports external HDD hot plug and keyed connector end for fool-proof.
ECS eJIFFY is a Linux based interface for a fast boot application which is compressed in a CD to install on the hard drive.Within 8 seconds after the computer boots up, eJIFFY is ready to provide users the total enjoyment for web browsing, photo reviewing and on-line chat. Instead of waiting for the regular OS to start up, eJIFFY serves a convenient center to have quick fun or a glance at the hot news in today’s fast pace world where nothing can be too quick.
  Certified For Windows Vista
The latest generation Microsoft O.S., delivers better personal productivity and digital entertainment on your PC through its improved reliability, security, and performance.
  EuP Certified
ECS Motherboards have been certified by EuP. EuP certification verifies that ECS motherboards comply with European Union stander to decrease the environmental effects and promote sustainable environment. Save energy and keep healthy environment by choosing ECS motherboards.
CPUº LGA775 socket for latest Intel® Yorkfield/ Wolfdale/ Conroe/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo/ Pentium Dual Core/ Celeron Dual Core/ Celeron 4xx processor
º FSB 1333/1066/800 MHz
CHIPSETº Intel®Eaglelake P45 & ICH10R
º North Bridge: Intel® Eaglelake P45
º South Bridge: Intel® ICH10R
MEMORYº Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture
º 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 16GB
º Support DDR2 800/667 DDR2 SDRAM
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS.
For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation

EXPANSION SLOTº 2 x PCI Express x16 slots
º When using two VGA cards, the bandwidth is @8 bandwidth; when using one VGA card, the bandwidth is @16.
º 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
º 2 x PCI slots
STORAGEº Support by Intel® ICH10R
    • 6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s devices
º (Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 ICH10R)
º Support by JMB 361
    • 1 x IDE channel support 2 Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
    • 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
AUDIOº Realtek ALC883 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio codec
LANº Gigabit LAN, Atheros L1 PCIe GigaLAN controller
REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
º 6 x USB 2.0 ports
º 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
º 1 x Audio port
º 1 x Serial port (COM1)
º 1 x Externel SATA connector
º 1 x FDD connector
º 1 x IDE connector
º 1 x Speaker header
º 1 x SPDIF out header
º 6 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s connectors
º 1 x Front panel switch/LED header
º 1 x Front panel audio header
º 1 x CD in header
º 3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports
º 1 x Power button/1 x Reset button
º Supports Plug and Play, STR/STD, Hardware monitor, PCI interrupt selection, ACPI & DMI, CPU FSB adjustment (increase of 1MHz)
º Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
º F11 hot key for boot up devices option
    • CPU voltage adjustable
    • Memory voltage adjustable
º Support over-clocking
FORM FACTORº ATX Size, 305mm*244mm

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Please read the notes carefully before updating BIOS.
1.Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure.
2.Make sure your M/B PCB version number first, and then read the updated description & special note carefully to check if the new BIOS version patch pertain to your current problem.
(How to recognize the M/B PCB version)
3.Please DO NOT reboot system,unplug power supply and remove battery during BIOS update process.
4.It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package.
(How to use flash utility).
OS ID NOProduct Line
Windows Vista Home Premium1291293Motherboard

Does P45T-A V1.0 can support CPU Q9400(R0)? 


Yes, this mainboard can support this CPU.

It still displayed "AHCI" on the first POST screen after enabling RAID in the BIOS of P45T-A v1.0. 

This issue is not a problem because the BIOS need to enable AHCI function before enabling RAID ROM and standard Intel CRB BIOS have the same string of the HDD detecting.

There is some information on Intel website below for your reference.


Serial ATA Modes

The Serial ATA (SATA) controller has three modes of operation:

· IDE mode - no AHCI, no RAID
· SATA mode (sometimes called AHCI mode) - AHCI enabled, no RAID
· RAID mode - AHCI enabled, RAID enabled

* means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification.

SocketFamilyProcessorWattageFrequencyCacheSteppingSince BIOS
LGA775Intel Core 2 ExtremeEX6800 (B2) (75W)N/A2.93 GHz2x2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 ExtremeQX6700 (B3) (130W)N/A2.66 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 ExtremeQX6700 (G0) (130W)N/A2.66 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 ExtremeQX6800 (G0) (130W)N/A2.93 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 ExtremeQX6850 (G0) (130W)N/A3.0 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 ExtremeQX9650 (C0) (130W)N/A3.0 GHz2x6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ6400 (B3) (105W)N/A2.13 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ6600 (B3) (105W)N/A2.40 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ6600 (G0) (95W)N/A2.40 GHz8MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ6700 (G0) (95W)N/A2.66 GHz2x4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ8200 (M1) (95W)N/A2.33 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ8200 (R0) (95W)N/A2.33 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ8200s (R0) (65W)N/A2.33 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ8300 (R0) (95W)N/A2.5 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA755Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ8400 (R0) (95W)N/A2.66 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA755Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ8400s (R0) (65W)N/A2.66 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9300 (M1) (95W)N/A2.50GHz2x3 MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9400 (R0) (95W)N/A2.66 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9450 (C1) (95W)N/A2.66 GHz2x6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9500 (R0) (95W)N/A2.83 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9505 (R0) (95W)N/A2.83 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9505s (R0) (65W)N/A2.83 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9550 (C1) (95W)N/A2.83 GHz2x6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 Quad processorQ9650 (E0) (95W)N/A3.0 GHz2x6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4300 (L2) (65W)N/A1.80 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4400 (L2) (65W)N/A2.00 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4400 (M0) (65W)N/A2.0 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 (M0) (65W)N/A2.20 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4600 (M0) (65W)N/A2.4 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE4700 (G0) (65W)N/A2.6 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6300 (B2) (65W)N/A1.86 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6300 (L2) (65W)N/A1.86 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6320 (B2) (65W)N/A1.86 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6400 (B2) (65W)N/A2.13 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6400 (L2) (65W)N/A2.13 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6420 (B2) (65W)N/A2.13 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6540 (G0) (65W)N/A2.33 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6550 (G0) (65W)N/A2.33 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6600 (B2) (65W)N/A2.40 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6700 (B2) (65W)N/A2.66 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6750 (G0) (65W)N/A2.66 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE6850 (G0) (65W)N/A3.00 GHz4MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE7200 (M0) (65W)N/A2.53GHz3MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE7300 (M0) (65W)N/A2.66 GHz3MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE7400 (R0) (65W)N/A2.80 GHz3MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE7500 (R0) (65W)N/A2.93 GHz3MBN/A09/05/20
LGA755Intel Core 2 DuoE7600 (R0) (65W)N/A3.06 GHz3MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8190 (C0) (65W)N/A2.66 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8200 (C0) (65W)N/A2.66 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8300 (C0) (65W)N/A2.83 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8400 (C0) (65W)N/A3.00 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8400 (E0) (65W)N/A3.0 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8500 (C0) (65W)N/A3.16 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8500 (E0) (65W)N/A3.16 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Core 2 DuoE8600 (E0) (65W)N/A3.33 GHz6MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2140 (L2) (65W)N/A1.6GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2140 (M0) (65W)N/A1.6GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2160 (L2) (65W)N/A1.80GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2160 (M0) (65W)N/A1.80GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2180 (M0) (65W)N/A2.00GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE2200 (M0) (65W)N/A2.20GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5200 (R0) (65W)N/A2.50GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5300 (R0) (65W)N/A2.60GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5400 (R0) (65W)N/A2.70GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5500 (R0) (65W)N/A2.80GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE560065W2.80GHz2MBR009/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5700 (R0) (65W)N/A3.00 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5800 (R0)(65W)N/A3.2GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE5900 (R0) (65W)N/A3.4GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA755Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE6300 (R0) (65W)N/A2.8 GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE6500 (R0) (65W)N/A2.93GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE6500K (R0) (65W)N/A2.93GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE6600 (R0) (65W)N/A3.06GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE6700 (R0) (65W)N/A3.20GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Pentium Dual-CoreE6900 (R0) (65W)N/A3.46GHz2MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Celeron420 (A1) (35W)N/A1.6 GHz512KBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Celeron430 (A1) (35W)N/A1.8 GHz512KBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Celeron440 (A1) (35W)N/A2.0 GHz512KBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel Celeron460 (A1) (35W)N/A2.4 GHz512KBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel CeleronE1600 (M0) (65W)N/A2.4 GHz512KBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel CeleronE3200 (R0) (65W)N/A2.4GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel CeleronE3300 (R0) (65W)N/A2.5GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel CeleronE3400 (R0) (65W)N/A2.60GHz1MBN/A09/05/20
LGA775Intel CeleronE3900 (R0) (65W)N/A3.40 GHz1MBN/A09/05/20

All memory modules on Qualified Vendors List (QVL) have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.
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Model: P45T-A
PCB Version: V1.0