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Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS AMD Motherboard Review


Closer Look:
The overall package isn't anything exciting, and what's included inside the box is even less thrilling, especially when compared to everything that Chaintech included.

As you can see in the picture, we have the following items:

  • 2x SATA Cables
  • 1x Two End SATA Power Cable
  • 1x Floppy Drive Flat Ribbon Cables
  • 1x HDD Flat Ribbon Cable
  • 2x Floppy Disk With Drivers
  • 1x Rear I/O Case Plate (a.k.a. Rear I/O shield)

Flat Ribbon cables? Common, who uses these things anymore? Not shown above is the user manual and software/driver CD. Since the package wasn't all that impressive, let's hope that the motherboard's performance is more exciting.

The motherboard doesn't really have anything that stands out. No flashy colors, no special exhaust systems, and no cool looking heatsink. And to be quite honest, I kinda like that about this board. It's simple, and doesn't have a lot of extra stuff. Sometimes you just want a simple board.

I do like the color of the motherboard, almost an OverclockersClub blue isn't it? ;)

You can see in the picture and in the specifications list on the other page what all the board has, and now we get to see it. :)

5 x PCI - 1 x AGP - 4 x SATA
2 x IDE - 1 x FDD - 3 x DDR Slots

One thing I noticed as I started working on another review is that the metal plate on the backside of the board cannot be removed. This won't be a problem to those using standard heat sinks (Thermaltake Silent Boost for example), however if you use a non-standard heat sink, or a heat sink that requires a different mounting bracket (for example, the Coolermaster Hyper 6) you are screwed. - Just something to keep in mind, nonstandard heat sink + this board = bad.

Yellow-Greenish Northbridge Heatsink
Northbridge Chipset


Silicon Image SATA RAID Chipset

VIA 1394 Controller
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Chipset

Other than the color of the board, one thing I really liked about the board is that SATA ports 1 and 2 can either be used in a RAID setup or as individual channels. When using SATA 1 & 2 in RAID the system uses the SiS chipset, however the SATA 3 & 4 ports (which are RAID only) are using a Silicon Image chipset.

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