The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. So you can look for fast low-latency memory only if you are not pressed for money and are keen on wasting extra money on the insignificant performance gain. We are concerned about chipset cooling, though: Tell us about your experience with our site. I have tried update the driver with the product driver disk and it says that the drivers are not found. How satisfied are you with this reply? The motherboard did not allow to set timings to in DDR mode, although these modules worked in this mode with other motherboards.

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Its users either don’t want to pay for eXtreme features of top models, or just don’t have enough money. Thus, we had to compare motherboards with timings.

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In return, it fully emulates the standard IDE controller you don’t need Windows drivers. Overclockers should pay attention to possible problems with raising memory voltage, as this factor can limit the overclocking potential of this motherboard. Running foxconm few steps forward, we can say that the motherboard proved to be a decent product.

It’s a classic representative of Middle-End. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. However, the problem with memory voltage may pertain only to our sample, or it may be fixed in new BIOS versions. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.


So we had to retest the competing model Gigabyte G-DS3 – the fastest model built on this series of chipsets with such parameters. This motherboard uses a budget ch audio codec ALC, which looks good only due to its number of channels even compared to mediocre Realtek models.

This site in other languages x. The motherboard allows to call up a menu to select a boot device during the POST procedure by pressing a certain key or to display it always – you can configure it in BIOS Setupa convenient way for a once-only boot-up, for example from a CD drive, without making changes in BIOS Setup.

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P9657as-8ekrs2h have a driver issue with a message “unknown hardware” that I can not seem to resolve with Windows 7 32 bit. We also tested Smooth Over Clock in action.

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But in some exotic cases, impossibility to apply very high voltage to memory may have a negative effect. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.


Tell us about your p9657aa-8ekkrs2h with our site. Onboard ports, sockets, and connectors Processor socket Socketofficially supports all existing processors for this socket: There is a brief description of jumper functions on the PCB.

Hi, Did you make any changes to the computer recently? What concerns the comparison between this Foxconn motherboard and other representatives of Intel chipsets, we can safely say that Foxconn PAA-8EKRS2H is no worse than its competitors in equal conditions.

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We were a tad disappointed by its refusal to work with p9657aa-8ekrs22h SATA controller. Perhaps it’s not very interesting to read about it, but it performs really well. But most users do not use additional SATA controllers at all.

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Access to the only jumper is not hampered even when the motherboard is in a case. The second Pbased motherboard that found its way to our testlab is absolutely different from the top Gigabyte P-DQ6. This thread is locked. Update a driver for hardware that isn’t working properly: Sorry this didn’t help. Dynamic range, dB A: Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method.