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Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review

Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Based around the versatile nVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition, the Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 supports Socket 775 Pentium 4/D/XE and Celeron D processors.
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Sep 28 2005   Colin Sun  
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The Foxconn BIOS

In the Advanced Chipset Features section we get the usual DDR2 memory timing adjustments like CAS Latency, RAS to CAS Delay, Row Precharge, etc. You can also adjust the HyperTransport link between the Northbridge and Southbridge, however the Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 motherboard that we used did not like running HTT at 1 GHz.

In the SuperSpeed menu we find the voltage controls. Evidently, Foxconn is not afraid to give its customers full control of the motherboard. You can raise both Southbridge and Northbridge voltages independently of each other (1.74V max for SB, 1.75V max for NB), increase the DDR2 memory voltage to a very high 2.55V and CPU voltage +0.8V with whatever processor you are using.

In the Performance Options menu we find the timing adjustments, there is the FSB/Mem turbo mode which acts like a dynamic overclocker (for testing this was disabled). Setting the System Clock mode to Expert allows one to adjust the FSB as well as the memory frequency. The bus speed can be tuned between 790 and 2000 MHz (198-500 MHz FSB) in 1 MHz increments and the memory speed can be adjusted between 400-1300 MHz again in 1 MHz increments.

PCStats Test System Specs:

Intel Pentium 4 D 840

Clock Speed:

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz


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2x 512MB Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Heatsink: Thermaltake Jungle 512
PowerSupply: Akasa PowerPlus AK-P550FF PSI
Software Setup

Intel INF 7.00.1016
Forceware 6.53
Forceware 78.01

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
Doom 3

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Contents of Article: Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2
 Pg 1.  Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  More details about the Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 motherboard
 Pg 3.  — The Foxconn BIOS
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusions

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