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Foxconn A74MX-K


$70.00 Released July, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:A basic AM2 board that will support a AM2+ low power, less than 95W processor. Budget priced. Integrated audio quality is better than many competitors in this range. Very affordable, ideal for budget AMD builds.

The Cons:BIOS prone to crashing, even after updates. Not as advertised, it is not a true AMD 740G/SB700 chipset as advertised. It is a AMD RS690/SB700 chipset. This means it is not a AMD 7 series board and makes it a very low end board period. Memory slots are finicky and occasionally lose connections.

The A74MX-K is a micro-ATX motherboard produced by Foxconn, based on the AMD 740G chipset.  It differs from the A74MX-S in that it has integrated 5.1 channel HD audio, instead of the MX-S's 7.1 channel HD audio.

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  For further information, please see the Foxconn A74MX-S motherboard report and the AMD 740G Chipset report. 

Features

  • Northbridge:  AMD740G (This is not as advertised, it is a AMD RS690 northbridge)
  • Southbridge:  SB700G
  • Socket:  AM2+
  • PCI Slots:  1x16 PCI-E, 1x1 PCI-E, 2xPCI
  • Integrated 5.1 Channel HD Audio
  • 12 USB 2.0, 6 SATA-2 connections
  • DVI Connection
  • Size:  9.6" x 8.8"

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Pros
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    A basic AM2 board that will support a AM2+ low power, less than 95W processor. Budget priced.

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    Integrated audio quality is better than many competitors in this range

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    Very affordable, ideal for budget AMD builds

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    Good number of I/O connections for this compact form

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    Overclocks easily from within BIOS

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    BIOS loads quickly after startup

Cons
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    BIOS prone to crashing, even after updates

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    Not as advertised, it is not a true AMD 740G/SB700 chipset as advertised. It is a AMD RS690/SB700 chipset. This means it is not a AMD 7 series board and makes it a very low end board period.

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    Memory slots are finicky and occasionally lose connections

Comments (1)

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techie: #foxconn_a74mx_k I hit have it, will return it to vendor, but didn't mean to say I love it. No hate it option available.

Simply, this motherboard is being advertised as something it is not.

This is not a true AMD 740G/SB700 chipset as advertised.

This is a true AMD RS690/SB700 chipset.

This board as advertised is a AMD 7 series.

AMD 7 series software is unsupported, it identifies it as not being a 7 series chipset.

If you were looking at even a budget build, it is not what you are paying for.

I did buy this board based on specifications, and for a budget build.

It even says it supports a AMD Kuma Black Edition, it does somewhat. If it truly supported the CPU, it should as well support the unlocked multiplier in the bios.

Tech support was usless when I asked about the problems, there reply was it is a Intel board????? ROTFL :) Aug 13, 09
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