The board successfully reverted to default settings in cases of excessive overclocking, no problems there. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Friday, December 28, The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes. Thankfully, the chipset is still efficient enough and its functionality totally fits with the modern requirements.

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Two sockets are yellow and the other two are black. It’s chipset screams home theatre capabilities, but Foxconn have built the AGM2MA-RS2H motherboard more as a integrated motherboard for boring old desktop work than anything else. This is also another advantage over competing products, as some motherboards based on AMD G have only two memory sockets. Of Figure 2 you can see the connectors present on the motherboard rear panel: The layout rightfully deserves to be rated as perfect.

On the other hand, this motherboard has a TV Out header S-Video outputbut the adapter needed does not come with the product.

Foxconn AGM2MA Motherboard Review – Hardware Secrets

An antivirus suite Norton Internet Security is also included. RAM is set by using multiplier correction to the standard frequency for the modules being used, unless the manufacturer specifies methods for improving memory overclocking, in which case their effectiveness is also explored.

In addition, the set contains Fox LiveUpdate for updating the BIOS automatically with the ability to search for a new version on the manufacturer’s web-site. Rear panel connectors, notice the two video outputs.


Friday, December 28, As it is targeted to digital home PCs, it should have at least one coaxial SPDIF out to enable users to connect the motherboard directly to a home theater receiver using digital connection.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Using standard desktop components is less costly than nano-ITX platforms with all laptop-grade gear.

This overclocking result is not extraordinary. The latter is especially vexing, because overclocking of inexpensive motherboards is usually restricted by the board’s inability to operate at a higher HT clock rate.

But now it has decided to join the majority supporting the new AMD G. This board can house such a card just as well as any full-sized would. Frequency response 40 Hz to 15 KHzdB: For some unknown reason, such coils are a commonplace for CPU stabilizers, while the other components get toy-looking coils that often squeak in high load modes.

Foxconn A690GM2MA-8KRS2H, Sockel AM2, AMD Motherboard

This time there is an abundance of timings, yet the selection of settings has mothergoard become more balanced. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some a6990gm2ma, an individual characteristic of each specific unit. One area where Foxconn really excels is its product design and layout. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: This card does not come with the motherboard and it seems that Foxconn does not manufacture it.

Foxconn AGM2MA-8KRS2H – a Motherboard Based on AMD G (Socket AM2) Chipset

This choice of components is quite good. In contrast, the cut-down version indexed as RS2H, which has a Fast Ethernet controller instead of a gigabit one and a 6-channel audio codec instead of the 8-channel one, is going to join the worldwide ranks of cheap boards.


The highest value for the inexpensive boards is most often in the range of MHz, while in this case we cannot lower the multiplier or at least raise the bus voltage. Conclusions We were pleased with the board from the technical standpoint and with the way it was equipped. Therefore, such motherboards are more likely to attract system builders and ordinary users that need inexpensive systems.

Another positive feature is the quite rarely seen hardware BIOS write-protection with the use of a jumper. However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead.

The thee-channel CPU supply impulse voltage stabilizer uses 3 field transistors per channel, 5 OST capacitors of microfarad and 4 Rubycon capacitors of microfarad each. The HTPC revolution is moving along nicely and with broad support from hardware manufacturers, things look like they’re about to kick into high gear. Yet the low overclocking potential was somewhat disappointing. This is really a pitty, since this motherboard is targeted to digital home PCs, where the user may want to capture and edit his or her own audio and video files.

Southbridge is equipped with a low-profile compact heatsink.