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Is this mobo compatible with my other components?


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Denisejm

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Hi,

I'm looking to replace my motherboard because it was damaged. I'd like to go a step up from what I already have. I spent a lot of hours surfing the net to find my ideal motherboard but it was too expensive, so I think that this motherboard is pretty close to what I want. I'm not completely sure if it's compatible with the other components in my pc. Right now, it has:

- Biostar TFORCE 6100-939 mobo which supports dual channel DDR
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320Gb hard drive (RAID array not set up)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Toledo 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
- ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
- Corsair 620W PSU
- Ballistix 2x1G RAM, 184-pin DIMM, 128MX64 DDR PC3200, Unbuffered
- NORCO-4618 PCI-X / PCI eSATA / SATA II / SATA I Controller Card RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
- Windows XP X64, SP2



I've never heard of the brand, Foxconn. Are they a reliable, sturdy motherboard?


Foxconn NF4SK8AA-8EKRS Dual-Core nVidia nForce 4 SLi Chipset 2000 MT/s FSB Dual Channel DDR400 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard w/ SLi, 2x PCI Express x16, Audio, SATA 3G/II, RAID, Dual GB LAN, USB 2.0, Firewire (Retail)
http://www.xpcgear.com/nf4sk8aa.html

MB93FCS8EKRS$139.99

Foxconn NF4SK8AA-8EKRS Dual-Core nVidia nForce 4 SLi Chipset 2000 MT/s FSB Dual Channel DDR400 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard w/ SLi, 2x SLi PCI Express x16, Audio, SATA 3G/II, RAID, Dual GB LAN, USB 2.0, Firewire (Retail)
Features:
Please See Component Compatibility List

Product Specification:
Processor AMD Athlon 64, 64 X2, and 64 FX processors, Socket 939
Please See Compatibility List
Chipset NVIDIA NF4 SLI

Front Side Bus: Up to 2000 MT/s HyperTransport™
Memory: Dual channel DDR400 x4, support up to 4GB

VGA on Die: N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI slots
IDE: ATA133 x 2 (w/ RAID)

Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID: Serial ATA II x 6 with RAID 0,1,0+1,JBOD and cross-controller RAID

Audio:
Integrated 7.1, Realtek ALC 850 (AC97 interface) - support S/PDIF-out
LAN: GbE x2, dual rear ports (PHY Marvell 88E1111-RCJ, PCI-Ex 88E8053)
IEEE1394: 2; Agere FW322-06 (support 2 ports)

Back Panel I/O Ports: -1 x PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse
-1 set 7.1 channel Audio Jack (6 jacks)
-1 x COM , 1 x Parallel , 2 x LAN , 4 x USB 2.0
-1 x Coax S/PDIF out port , 1 x Fiber S/PDIF out port

Internal I/O Connectors: -1 x CD IN , 2 x 1394a headers , 1 x Front audio header
-3 x USB 2.0 headers, support 6 ports
-1 x COM2 header , 1 x IrDA header , 1 x Speaker header

BIOS Features: -LPC-4Mb, ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, USB 2.0, WfM 2.0

Standards/Manageability: USB2.0, WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, LPC 1.1 Interface, PC2001

Form Factor: ATX (12” x 9.6”)

Warranty 3 Year Manufacture Warranty

Please Note: Motherboards and CPUs are Non-Refundable. Exchange for same item only.

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(MSI) BIOSTAR NF4ST-A9 Dual-Core nVidia nForce4 Chipset 2000MT/s FSB Dual Channel DDR400 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard w/ PCI Express x16, Audio, SATA 3G/II, RAID, GB LAN, USB 2.0: MB-NF4STA9 (Retail) (Backordered) | Foxconn 6150K8MA-8EKRS GeForce 6150 Chipset 2000 MT/s FSB Dual Channel DDR400 Socket 939 MicroATX Motherboard w/ On-Board Video, PCI Express x16, Audio, SATA, RAID, GB LAN, USB 2.0, Firewire (Retail) (Backordered) | Asus A8N-SLI SE nForce4 SLI Chipset Dual Channel DDR 400 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard w/ SLi 2x PCI-Express X16, Audio, SATA 3G/II, RAID, GB LAN, USB 2.0 (Retail) | Asus A8V-X VIA K8T800PRO AMD Socket 939 Dual Channel DDR400 ATX Motherboard with AGP 8X, Audio, LAN, SATA 3G/II, USB 2.0 (Retail)



The other one is an Asus A8R-MVP Socket939/ATI RD480/2PCI-E/SATA2 Motherboard
http://www.pcplanets...category_id=115

Description
Specification Mfr Part Number: A8R-MVP CPU: Socket 939 for AMD� Athlon� 64 FX/ Athlon 64 X2/ Athlon 64/ Sempron; AMD Cool 'n' Quiet!� Technology; AMD HyperTransport Technology; FSB 2000/1600 MT/s Chipset: ATI RD480 (ATI Radeon� Xpress 200 CrossFire�) & ULi M1575 Memory: 4xDDR-400/333/266 DIMMs, ECC/non-ECC, un-buffered, Dual Channel, Upto 4GB Slots: 2x PCI Express x16; 1x PCI Express x1; 3x PCI IDE/SATA: 2x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33; 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s Support RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, and JBOD Audio: ADI AD1986A SoundMAX 6-channel CODEC LAN: Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN Controller, featuring AI NET2 IEEE 1394a: TI 1394 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports Ports: 8x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 by headers); 2x IEEE1394a; 2x PS/2; 1x RJ45; 1x 6-Channel High Definition Audio I/O; 1x Parallel; 1x Serial Form Factor: ATX, 12 x 9.6 inch / 30.5 x 24.5 cm Package: Retail




I'd appreciate it if someone would check the specs to make sure that the boards are compatible with my other components.

Edited by Denisejm, 15 March 2008 - 05:39 PM.

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dhitchner

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Looks good to me, I don't see any conflicts.
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Are Foxconn motherboards noted to be good?
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i've never dealt with one myself, you'll have to either do more research for reviews or wait for someone with more experience to come along.
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Scratch Foxconn . . . I'm still looking.
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Hi there,

I'm sorry if this post comes a little late, but Foxconn are actually quite a good manufacturer. In terms of motherboards, they are fairly new to marketing their own motherboard, but Foxconn has made motherboards (and parts for motherboards) for other manufacturer's for a long time. For example, looking on my own Gigabyte motherboard, I can see that Foxconn has manufactured the physical USB ports that are stuck on to the motherboard. Foxconn have also manufactured parts for Apple, Dell, and HP, amongst others.

Seeing as socket 939 motherboards are getting past their use-by date, I would be happy to recommend using them. ASUS is also a decent brand.

See this link for more information on Foxconn.

Cheers

Troy
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Hi Troy,

Thanks for responding and your suggestions. It's good info to know for future reference

I just bought a new mobo. It really is a good thing that I didn't buy either of the mobos that I mentioned above because someone pointed out to me that my present mobo, Biostar TFORCE 6100-939, is a microATX and that an ATX might not fit in my case.

http://www.amazon.co...i...6X&v=glance

and I also had to buy a graphics card because there isn't an on-board card, but hopefully the graphics will be better than they used to be with a built-in graphics card.
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