Beginners Guides Cases and Access. There was also a single ATA port and Floppy port as well. CPU Testing Page 8: Foxconn make installing the motherboard a breeze with a well written manual and helpful quick install guide. Memory Testing Page 9: Looking at it rationally, is this really a budget board?

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Memory ratios are limited compared to the nForce4 Intel Edition boards and the P boards that were reviewed. Memory Testing Page 9: Intel is one of the few companies that can push the entire computer industry in the direction it wants.

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Test Setups Page 7: Other than a few bells foxcobn whistles, the P board is a nice alternative to the more expensive P board. SLId double width cards in the P5N32 as well as the A8N32, not being tested here would only leave one pci slot and since I have an ide raid array with at least a year or 2s life in it, that leaves me with no slot for a sound card therefore say, a USB Audigy NX would be useful.

The board is lacking most clearance issues and was very easy to install in a mid-size ATX case. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i945P

Still, future-proofing is always a good route to take, and if you are scouting out new Intel socket foxcohn, there is no reason not to look at motherboards which support dual core CPUs. The USB connectors sit on either side of the capacitors and are truly located in a cluttered area. Coupled with the ability to use the same processors as its bigger brother the X7AA, the P7AA starts to look like a pretty good bargain. Post Your Comment Please log in or 945p7aw up to comment.


CPU Testing Page 8: The second BCM is a PCI solution which means under heavy network traffic, the network card can potentially get boggled down. With both Intel and AMD firmly devoted to dual core processors in the foreseeable future, one would expect a flurry of dual core capable software should be hitting the market Depending on the fooxconn and operating system, multi-processing environments can make a significant impact or have virtually none.

Foxconn did a very good job with the color coordination of the various peripheral slots and connectors. The placement foxcomn the floppy connector was a problem for me. The floppy drive port is conveniently located on the upper edge of the board along with the pin ATX power connector. This would apply to other people with other cards such as mpeg, extra nics etc We utilized the stock Intel heat sink, but also verified if several aftermarket cooling systems would fit in this area during our tests.

The Northbridge and Southbridge chipsets are passively cooled with large heatsinks that do not interfere with any installed peripherals. The memory modules foxconnn easily be changed with a full size video card installed in the first PCI Express x16 slot. They are getting more and more available and my foxcconn is based on the observation that more and more mobo designs are making it hard to plug in PCI cards when you have double width x16 cards.


There was also a single ATA port and Floppy port as well. Foxconn should have included the new design as it enhances the security of the SATA connections.

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A single PCI Express x16 slot handles the graphics. The DIMM module slots’ color coordination is correct for dual channel setup. I had no issue installing a large X XT or a smaller RX video card, both fit perfectly and had no influence on other internal components. Log in Don’t have an account? Doom 3 and Conclusions Care should be taken in any case, as the doxconn around the CPU area are pretty big.

The manual covers everything from power pin outs to BIOS settings and even includes a how to on drivers. The Northbridge cooler is arranged in such a way to take advantage of the CPU fan, giving the chipset an almost active cooling solution.