Foxconn N5M2AA-EKRS2H AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard Review

Manufacturer Foxconn
Type / Chipset Socket AM2 / nVidia nForce 4 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 22 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 305 x 244mm.
Slots +++ 4x pci, 3x PCI Express 1×16/2×1, 4x DDR2-533 – DDR2-800 (max. 4GB RAM)

++ 1x Floppy, 2x UDMA133, 4x SATA (RAID), 2x serial (1x optional), 1x parallel, 1x IrDA, 2x PS/2, 1x onBoard 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet, 2x IEEE1394a firewire (1x optional), 8x USB 2.0/1.1 (4x of them internal, Slot bracket is not included), 6-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC653 onboard 5.1 sound with 3x connectors (1x S/PDIF out, 1x int. Aux, ext. Line out, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, or alternatively 5.1 sound) and 3x fan connectors (1x used for chipset fan).

Vcore +++ BIOS between 1.200 Volt and 1.550 Volt in steps of 0.025 Volt
Multiplier ++++ BIOS between 4x and 25x (max multi depends on the used CPU) and 1x to 5x HT
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 200 and 300 MHz (PCIe 100 – 145 MHz)
VIO/VDD ++++ VMem 1.80 – 2.10 V, Chipset 1.50 – 1.80 V, HT Vdd 1.20 – 1.35 V
Performance**** ++++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8212 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling

– No printed manual, but a quick reference guide is contained. There’s no PDF manual on the CDROM contained or Foxconn web page, so currently there’s only the so called “easy guide” available for this motherboard. The motherboard description is complete and the correct assembly of the front panel connectors is very easy thanks to the colored marking.