Foxconn MCP61SM2MA-ERS2H PCIe AMD Socket AM2 mATX Motherboard Review

Manufacturer Foxconn
Type / Chipset Socket AM2 / nVidia MCP61S Chipset
Dimensions +++ 21 mm (45 mm radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other parts of the mainboard – for further information see Fit for Fan. The overall size is 244 x 244mm.
Slots + 2x pci, 1x PCI Express 1×16/1×1, 4x DDR2-533 – DDR2-800 (max. 4GB RAM)

++ 1x Floppy, 1x UDMA133, 2x SATA II (RAID), 2x serial (1x optional), 1x parallel, 1x IrDA, 2x PS/2, 1x onBoard 10/100 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201CL), 8x USB 2.0/1.1 (4x of them internal, Slot bracket is not included), 2x IEEE1394a (1x of them internal, Slot bracket is not included), 6-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC861 onboard 5.1 sound with 3x connectors (1x S/PDIF out, 1x int. Aux, ext. Line out, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, oder 5.1 output) and 2x fan connectors.

Vcore ++++ BIOS between -0.050 Volt and +0.3250 Volt (max Vcore depends on the used CPU)
Multiplier — CPU multiplier is not selectable in the BIOS, 1x to 5x HT
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 200 and 300 MHz (PCIe 100 – 150 MHz)
VIO/VDD + VTT (SPP) between 1.20 and 1.50 V, NPT (Video) between 0.55 and 1.40 V
Performance**** +++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8220 points with 3DMark 2003 1x onBoard GeForce 6100 graphic card: 1220 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling

— The motherboard comes without a printed manual, only with a small quick reference guide. Important motherboard inscriptions are missing, so you have to guess e.g. the colored front panel ports without having a look into the CDROM manual. The PDF manual on the CDROM is extensive, but it doesn’t help when the PC is not running.