ECS Elitegroup Intel H61 MicroATX DDR3 1600 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards H61H2-M2

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  • Brand: ECS Elitegroup
  • Category: Motherboards

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The H61H2-M2 is a LGA 1155 motherboard that combines the H61 Intel Chipset and the 2nd Generation Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and unlocked edition K-sku desktop processors to deliver new technologies and innovating capabilities. The H61H2-M2 is also 3rd Generation Intel Core ready and support Windows 8 allowing for upgradeability and smart performance. For system stability the ECS H61H2-M2 equips a VRD 12 compliant 5-phase power design and applied Solid capacitors on the CPU side. Furthermore, ECS ESD protection is utilized to prevent electrostatic discharge damage provides for longevity. Utilizing Intel HD graphics provides built in visuals and a rich set of features, including InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video and Clear Video HD Technology providing a superb visual experience. The ECS EZ Intelligent utilities include eOC, eSF, eBLU and eDLU which offers a convenient way to extract performance, save energy consumption and keep all your drivers and BIOS up-to-date. All together the H61H2-M2 provides a balanced system for all your computing needs.

  • Microsoft Windows 8 support
  • Intel 22nm and unlocked CPU support
  • 5 Phase Power Design with applied solid capacitors for CPU VRM to ensure a longer lifespan for system



Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)


North Bridge
Intel H61


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 1333
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
PCI Express x1

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
VIA VT1705
Audio Channels
6 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Atheros AR8151-B
Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

Video Ports
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
1 x 4-pin 12V Connector
1 x 4pin CPU_FAN connectors
1 x 3-pin SYS_FAN connector
1 x Speaker header
1 x SPDIF out header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x Serial Header(COM)
1 x TPM header
1 x Case open header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x Front panel switch/LED header

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
8.86" x 7.09"
Power Pin
24 Pin


Microsoft Windows 8 support

VRD 12 Ready

5 Phase Power Design

Up to 95W Thermal Design Power support

Intel 22nm Multi-Core CPU support

ECS MIB III - A friendly interface for overclocking

Supports Intel K Series unlock CPU

Supports DirectX 11 for accelerated Blu-ray 3D and DivX decoding

Supports GUI UEFI for tweaking BIOS in Graphica interface within a multi language environment

Supports Intel HD Graphics, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider

Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology (resolution up to 1920X1200) and HDCP function

Applied Solid Capacitor for CPU VRM to ensure a longer lifespan for system

ESD Protection prevent computers from electrostatic discharge damage to enhance its durability and lifespan

ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
2 years limited


stupickles 3.0
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this motherboard from another site for really cheap after rebate. I tried to pair it up with an Ivy Bridge CPU but it didnt work initially. I had to borrow a friends Sandy Bridge CPU, install Windows, update the BIOS via ECS's program, then install my Ivy Bridge CPU. After that hassle, the board works fine. My only other issue with this micro ATX board is that if you use a longer video card, it will block 2 of the SATA ports. Probably not an issue since people buying this board wil ... l probably use the integrated video.If the motherboard worked with Ivy Bridge CPUs out of the box, this motherboard would be pretty solid for the price. However due to the hassle of getting the BIOS updated first when using Ivy Bridge processors, it should be avoided if you dont have access to a Sandy Bridge CPU. However, ECS may have updated the BIOS since then. More >
Diogenes "Will settle for quiet." 4.0
Good board if money is a priority over latest tech. Will give you a couple of years of usable computing before it can no longer keep up with the latest software.
User 101 4.0
Like: Low price, HDMI support.Dislike: No uefi, out dated drivers.Good low price motherboard but unexperienced builders can have hard time installing drivers.