Wednesday, November 4th 2009

ECS 15u Gold Contact Sockets Ensure Motherboards Longer Lifespan, Higher Reliability

ECS revealed leading technology called “15μ Gold Contact” that ensures motherboards longest lifespan, better reliability and excellent contact. This leading Technology is available on both Intel and AMD platforms.

Metal Pins on CPU Sockets and Memory Slots are susceptible from environment molecules that can cause instability of the whole system by forming oxidized rust on pins contact. Traditionally, in order to provide protection, 5µ Gold is flashed on these metal pins. Compared to 5µ Gold flash, ECS has discovered 3 times extra Gold “15 μ Gold Contact” which is equivalent to 0.000381 millimeters of Gold plating on its motherboard Socket and Slot Pins to offer 3 times extra protection. Due to this technology, Gold plating on Socket and Slot pins are 3 times thicker and stable that also provide additional confidence to extreme gamer who always plug-in and plug-out their system components.

Excellent Technology for Better Reliability, Long lifespan and excellent contact
Only ECS Motherboards come up with 15 μ Gold Contact technology, is reliable to offer better protection and stability. 15 μ Gold is extremely safe and never allow forming patina on metal pins. Longest lifespan means better durability that offer highest plug-in opportunity. Gold is an excellent conductive metal that support efficient signal transmission. In other words, ECS “15 μ Gold Contact” technology offers better reliability, long lifespan and excellent contact.
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20 Comments on ECS 15u Gold Contact Sockets Ensure Motherboards Longer Lifespan, Higher Reliability

#1
Arrakis+9
not sure about the memory sockets but wasnt evga the first that did the extra gold plating on the cpu sockets with their p55 extreme range products ?
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#3
twicksisted
why use gold?... gold isnt a very good conductor anyways... copper is much better and silver is the best of the three
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#4
erocker
by: twicksisted
why use gold?... gold isnt a very good conductor anyways... copper is much better and silver is the best of the three
Oxidation.
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#5
twicksisted
by: erocker
Oxidation.
ok but copper is way better than gold in terms of conductivity... gold is as conductive as aluminium (apparently according to google) :)
its another marketting trick :D hehe... gold wow!
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#6
skylamer
yea marketing advertising!!!! GOLDDD for the "GANGSTERS"
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#7
erocker
by: twicksisted
ok but copper is way better than gold in terms of conductivity... gold is as conductive as aluminium (apparently according to google) :)
its another marketting trick :D hehe... gold wow!
After a few months of use, both copper and silver will be oxidized to a point where it won't be very conductive at all. Copper and silver may not have the right malleability to be made into very tiny socket pins. They do use gold for a reason. Gold does have uses beyond being bling bling.
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#8
suraswami
until now I never got into investing in Gold, but this is a good reason now to invest in Gold :roll:

No wonder the recycle of electronics is famous...gold gold gold:laugh:
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#10
twicksisted
by: erocker
After a few months of use, both copper and silver will be oxidized to a point where it won't be very conductive at all. Copper and silver may not have the right malleability to be made into very tiny socket pins. They do use gold for a reason. Gold does have uses beyond being bling bling.
good point :)
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#11
Roph
by: extrasalty
ECS and longer lifespan:twitch:
Hehe somebody beat me to it, with ECS boards I think the physical connectors are the least of their worries as far as lifespan goes.
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#12
aj28
Hard to sell this as a reliability booster when it's got no performance benefit whatsoever and the results can't even be proven until years later when the associated technology has sunk into obsolescence anyway. How often is your socket the first thing to go on a motherboard? Unless you've got a P55 that is....
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#13
3volvedcombat
Wow there smart they realized 3 times more gold in socket and mobo means 3 times more protection DU....... EASY TO FIGURE OUT, but they need to make long lasting parts not gold encrusted connection headers. :laugh: My wallet might reject this anyways.
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#14
Fx
by: aj28
Hard to sell this as a reliability booster when it's got no performance benefit whatsoever and the results can't even be proven until years later when the associated technology has sunk into obsolescence anyway. How often is your socket the first thing to go on a motherboard? Unless you've got a P55 that is....
my thoughts exactly
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#15
[I.R.A]_FBi
Three times thickness have 3 times lifespan .... simply amazing
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#16
PP Mguire
by: aj28
Hard to sell this as a reliability booster when it's got no performance benefit whatsoever and the results can't even be proven until years later when the associated technology has sunk into obsolescence anyway. How often is your socket the first thing to go on a motherboard? Unless you've got a P55 that is....
Hey, hey, not ALL P55 boards had the Foxconn socket of fail :laugh::slap::cool:

ECS + bling socket + extra life = epic fail. :respect:
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#17
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: Arrakis+9
not sure about the memory sockets but wasnt evga the first that did the extra gold plating on the cpu sockets with their p55 extreme range products ?
you mean x58 classified, right?
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
yeah Gold is much more malleable than copper. Copper is the best for conduction and convection, but gold isn't too far behind. With this, no oxidation at all and same contact throughout.
Works on the same principal as gold plated hdmi cables, etc.
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#20
DaJMasta
by: erocker
After a few months of use, both copper and silver will be oxidized to a point where it won't be very conductive at all. Copper and silver may not have the right malleability to be made into very tiny socket pins. They do use gold for a reason. Gold does have uses beyond being bling bling.
I don't think it's so much of a malleability issue as all three metals are quite soft. Oxidation is definitely it though; silver, aluminum, steel, and copper, will all oxidize quite quickly and the small layer of corrosion on the outside raises resistance significantly and physically blocks electrical contact. Since gold is completely corrosion resistant, it's a good choice for a thin coating over more conductive materials.


The unplugging and plugging in of cards could definitely slough the normal amount of gold off the contacts making electrical connections poorer, but I didn't think this was a huge issue. Since gold is less conductive than some alternatives, I would actually think tripling it in a CPU socket would be a bad idea. There is less wear because of the mounting mechanism and traditionally less swapping of parts.... then there's increased load over the VCC pins when overclocking - more than a graphics card because it can rely on external connections - and the thicker gold plating would make the contacts more electrically resistant....
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