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Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR2 800
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The Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H is great motherboard with plenty of power for anyone ready to replace or upgrade their system. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, it's more than capable of handling anything you can fit in. Using the Nvidia nForce 570 chipset, it supports SLI for the ability to use 2 graphics cards together for even more graphics power.

It also includes dual gigabit Ethernet ports, 7.1 channel onboard sound, and 6 SATA ports. Go ahead: add multiple hard drives to the system -- this capable board supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD. It has multiple ways to expand, including two x16, and two x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional two PCI slots. Build a powerful system, the Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H is a strong foundation.

  • newegg AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD's Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 series. With a 2000MHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology and support for dual-channel DDR2 RAM, AM2 motherboards form the basis for phenomenal system performance
  • newegg NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Chipset for High Performance Gamers NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCPs deliver outstanding gaming experiences. Enjoy scalable graphics performance with NVIDIA SLI technology and take advantage of NVIDIA FirstPacket technology to prioritize gaming traffic for reduced ping times. Other advanced features include SATA 3Gb/s RAID, dual Gigabit LAN and High Definition Audio.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. Dual Gigabit LAN means rapid data transfers from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
  • newegg 8 SATA 3Gb/s Connectors with RAID The Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H features seven internal SATA 3Gb/s connectors and an external SATA 3Gb/s port to satisfy even the most storage-hungry demands. Six out of seven internal SATA II connectors support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 0+1 for better performance and data security.
  • newegg S/PDIF Out Interface S/PDIF allows connections to today's hottest digital audio devices without signal loss. Connect S/PDIF out to an AC-3 decoder for full-on theater quality digital sound.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard of interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.

Learn more about the Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H

Model

Brand
Foxconn
Model
N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM2
CPU Type
Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
FSB
1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
2
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
7
SATA RAID
0/1/0+1/5/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC882H
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
LPT
1
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
NVIDIA SLI Ready
RoHS compliant

Packaging

Package Contents
N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
User Manual
Driver Disk
Rear I/O Panel Shield
FDD Cable
2 x IDE/PATA Cable
2 x SATA Cable
2 x Power Cable
SLI Bridge

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2008 8:09:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery stable motherboard

Pros: 2x Gig LAN, HD audio, allots of cables to go around for other computers :), nice layout, very good range of CPU support and good performance.

SLI runs flawless and seems to me there is not bottle necks for Video card data.

Cons: Update utility is some what dumb, Foxconn could have done better job. I don't know why those hardware guys cannot write any decent software? hire some one Foxconn!!!!!!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: I would give it a 5 starts however it started to give me trouble after 6 months but thanx for Newegg.com (that is not so new any more :) ) I got it replaced within 10 days.

The only other thing I can think of is a front end 3.5" bracket with UBS and Fire-wire port should be included rather then those 1 million useless cables in the box, ECS does send you those and let me tell you that is very nice.

Update to new bios does not seems to have any noticeable effect on performance.

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  • JAMES F.
  • 1/2/2008 3:08:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board, Difficult Install

Pros: Works, stable, SUPPORTS VISTA, relatively inexpensive, I think I got mine during a sale b/c it was below $100 when I got it, fit my case.

Cons: Difficult install. Will not post w/o Graphics Card installed, and it HAS to be in PCI x16 Slot 1. This ended up being different from the slot I had it in on my old DFI lanparty case (which led to some frustration bc i didnt know why it wouldnt post). Also had to update the BIOS to get it to recognize my AMD X2 6400+.

Other Thoughts: Go to foxconnchannel.com, d/l and install the updated bios, and you'll be fine.

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  • Lynn S.
  • 1/1/2008 1:17:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshorrible

Pros: If only it worked.

Cons: I got the motherboard and for the first day it would work fine. after that it would not start up. the screen would just stay black. i went through 4 motherboards and it still didnt work so i went to a local computer store and bought a cheap motherboard and it worked great.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2007 8:30:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Socket AM2 Board.

Pros: Foxconn hasn't let me down yet. This is my 2nd motherboard from them and both of them have been great. This was easy to install and get running. My ide hard drives and dvd drives work great with this motherboard. This is pretty good for over clocking too. Works great with Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition and Kubuntu.

Cons: Once or twice, it froze when starting up but no biggie.

Other Thoughts: I paid 100 for this motherboard and got the 40 dollar rebate so I'm at less than half the price it is right now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2007 10:41:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice Features, Poor Results

Pros: It DOES have lots of features, all of which are nice. Four expansion slots for RAM is a definite plus and the SLI is a nice feature.

Cons: On the other hand, I'm having the fault where it constantly shuts off power to the system during games and especially installation of software. Its made my system impossible to use, extremely frustrating given the amount of money I spent on the thing.

Other Thoughts: Does anyone know how to update the BIOS and what version to use/where to get it?

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  • Andrew V.
  • 12/27/2007 10:16:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lots of features

Cons: first one was doa. sent that back and the new one was too. but by the time i got that and figured it all out, they said i cant get a refund for it. i spent a long time talking to foxconn and newegg and finally was able to get a refund but im still spending $30 in shipping.

Other Thoughts: good luck getting one that works.

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  • Michael M.
  • 12/20/2007 7:03:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I have had ASUS, SOYO, and Gigabyte boards and spent much more then I did for this board. I have got to say this is a GREAT board and for 50.00 bucks get two! The ease of setup and the great software to overclock and monitor the board are fantastic!! Make sure you get the new drivers and updates and this will smoke for you!!!! Love it!

Cons: None

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  • DJuan C.
  • 12/18/2007 4:24:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: Great board. 7 SATA connections 1 ESATA 2 IDE connections USB2.0 Firewire great board. Chipset has small 25mm fan that keeps it cool. Great Value. Bios options are almost limitless.

Cons: 3 pin connection for CPU cooler.

Other Thoughts: Great board would recommend to others.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/16/2007 11:37:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent performance

Pros: e-sata, SLI, nvidia chipset.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: replaced a failing motherboard (bad capacitors).

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  • Diane N.
  • 12/16/2007 5:35:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good board, Newegg has wrong specs

Pros: Lots of features at a good price. Just completed build (no OS yet) so don't know how well or long the mobo will survive. I needed 3 PATA drives supported and Newegg says this mobo would handle that but Newegg scr3wed up the specs (it's IDEx2 for 2 PATA drives, not ATA100x2 for 2 ports and 4 PATA drives) - which means the PCI slot is short (need another one for an IDE controller card). For upgrading, wanted to bring over my 2 optical and 1 Zip drive. Optical drives are connected, not sure yet how to get Zip drive working.

Cons: Newegg says two IDE ports. Wrong. Only 1 PATA port ("PIDE") and the other is for RAID (drives on "SIDE" are listed when the RAID BIOS loads). Only drives on "PIDE" port can be used for bootup, in DOS, etc. (might be usable in Windows after a driver loads but still doing the build). AMD X64 CPU has a 4-wire fan but mobo only has 3-pin header (despite the picture here or at the maker's web site). CPU fan always runs at high speed. Hoping Speedfan will work to PWM the power wire instead. FP1 (front panel) header assumes case will have a 1-piece connector (not many do). The Pwr LED was a 3-pin connector (middle pin unused) but the header needed a 2-pin connector. Happily the case maker (hEC) used a connector body where pry up on tang releases pin to move into middle position. Chipset fan can be covered by hi-perf cards.

Other Thoughts: If I had gone to the maker's web site to look at the specs, they only show one (1) IDE controller (for up to 2 devices). For them, "IDE x 2" means up to 2 PATA devices, not 2 PATA ports. Only 1 PCI-e slot is free but that needs to be reserved for a 2nd video card. Doc sucks to figure out the hardware build (fold-out sheet more important than manual). LED for floppy is always on despite correct data cable orientation (using a polarized cable) so maybe have to return. Get this mobo again but knowing only 1 IDE port usable. Decent cable set included. FAN1 fan is used by rear fan. FAN2 is used up by chipset fan. To add a front fan, you're stuck using the 4-pin Molex adapter.

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