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Foxconn N5M2AA-EKRS2H AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 12 April 2007 07:50


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The new Foxconn N5M2AA-EKRS2H is an inexpensive solution for overclocker and all-rounder. Although the nVidia nForce 4 chipset is meanwhile somewhat outdated, Foxconn developed a good alternative to the latest Socket AM2 chipsets with this relaunch. Because beside a good basic equipment the board offers several overclocking options and was overclocked up to 300 MHz reference clock during the test. All strengths and weaknesses of the Foxconn WinFast motherboard will be shown in the review and can be compared in the overview with more than 25 AMD Athlon 64 motherboards.

Read the full review at OCInside :

The Foxconn N5M2AA motherboard (model EKRS2H) offers one PCIe 16x Slot, two PCIe 1x Slots and four PCI Slots for conventional extension cards.

Furthermore the nForce 4 chipset of the Foxconn WinFast board offers two IDE connectors for up to 4x conventional ATA 133 HDDs and 4x SATA connectors for up to four hard disks.

The Foxconn N5M2AA motherboard can be equipped with a total of 4x DDR2 memory modules and is upgradeable up to 4 GB memory. The allocation for the DUAL Channel memory assembly is explained in the easy guide and shown by colored DDRII slots.

Besides there are 4x USB 2.0 connectors at the ATX panel, two internal USB 2.0 plugs for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE1394a (400 MBit/s) firewire port at the ATX panel, another internal IEEE1394a connector without slot bracket, as well as one 1 Gigabit network port with WoL (Wake on LAN) support. In addition there're two COM ports (1x optional), one parallel ports and an IrDA connector.

The integrated onboard RealTek ALC653 sound chip offers 5.1 Surround sound and digital outputs with the internal S/PDIF connector. For the analog input and output are only 3x 3.5mm connectors available, which have to be changed by software for 5.1 surround output.

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