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Foxconn A74MX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 740G
  • Phenom / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 95Watt
  • DDR2 1066 * 1066MHz memory frequency with AM2+ processors only
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Foxconn's A74MX-K is a micro-ATX motherboard based on the AMD 740G chipset. This affordable board supports AMD's AM2+ and AM2 processors including the Phenom FX, Phenom, Athlon and Sempron CPU's with a 1000Mhz front side bus. It is Windows Vista certified and can fit up to 4GB of DDR2 memory into the two 240-pin slots for best performance with dual channel support and 1Ghz HyperTransport technology accelerates communication between the CPU and the other components.

The ATI Radeon 2100 onboard video chipset delivers excellent performance and the PCI-Express x16 port adds extra capabilities along with the two PCI and single PCI-E x1 slots. Accompany the video with 6 channels of sound generated by the Realtek ALC662 audio chipset. Control up to four SATA-2 devices and a dozen USB 2.0 connections means never having to disconnect a peripheral to attach a new one.

Connect at broadband speeds with the Gigabit Ethernet LAN and hook up to a flatscreen monitor with the DVI output making the A74MX-K ideal for use in an on-the-go gaming box.

  • newegg AMD K10 Processor Support The Foxconn A74MX-K supports AM2 AMD processors including the Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Sempron and the latest AM2+ K10 Phenom series AMD processors.
  • newegg PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface The PCI Express x16 graphics interface delivers over 3.5 times the bandwidth of AGP 8X to support the latest high-performance graphics cards.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board four SATA II ports support RAID 0, 1 and 10 for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The Foxconn A74MX-K features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.

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Warranty

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


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  • Justin C.
  • 10/7/2010 1:00:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNow that I've had the board for a while here is my review

Pros: - Price
- Features
- On board Audio sounds really good
- Nice Manual

For the price I think this is a decent motherboard albeit very temperamental (see cons).

This motherboard paired with a Athlon 64x2 5600+ and a 9800GT benchmarks 4+ times faster than my old setup.

Cons: I've had intermittent issues with this motherboard from the start.

- The plastic bracket that holds the cooling fan to the CPU and motherboard broke during use and sent pieces flying around in my case and into my bottom mounted power supply.
- Intermittent issues with hard drives disappearing from Windows and the BIOS. I assumed it was the hard drive was bad so I RMAd it, only to have the new drive do the same thing a couple of weeks later. The only way I can fix it is to plug the drive back into a different SATA slot and it will work for a while.
- Manufacturer support or lack thereof. Their website is horrible, just trying to find the right BIOS to attempt to fix my issue above was a pain. I let the download go overnight @ 2k-3k per second. When I tried to flash the BIOS the checksum failed and I had to go through a recovery. I could never get a good flash no matter what version I used so I reverted back to the BIOS I had backed up before starting.

Other Thoughts: I've had the motherboard for just over 9 months now.

It's junk now because the plastic bracket that holds the CPU cooler is broken beyond repair. I didn't have any crazy CPU cooler or anything that should have stressed it more than normal. This is the first time I've seen a bracket break in over 10 builds.

This is the most temperamental motherboard I have ever seen.

- Random reboots a few times a month
- Disappearing hard drives
- Any time I worked in my case I wonder if it my machine will boot back up. Sometimes it would and sometimes it wouldn't, if it wouldn't I had to jiggle every cord, card, and RAM module and it would finally come back up at which point I would not touch it again for fear of it not booting again.

I probably won't buy Fonconn again and I hope when my new Gigabyte motherboard gets here my power supply and CPU were not damaged by the CPU bracket breaking.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the experience you had with your Foxconn product. Please contact us directly at Foxconn online contact system(http://www.foxconnsupport.com/inquiry.aspx). We will be glad to assist you with your Foxconn product in any possible way.Thank you.

Foxconn Support Team

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  • Gary W.
  • 9/19/2010 6:41:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit works

Pros: cheap.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: perfect for what i needed.

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  • Paul H.
  • 6/23/2010 9:35:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: Very good cheap and does the handy work. Works well if you put a duel core in it. It works like a dream

Cons: Only one thing thats bad is that if you a led light to light up your start button on your tower. It is very hard to find it. I could not find it but i didn't look any further.

Other Thoughts: Very good for the price!

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  • Andre S.
  • 6/17/2010 12:33:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt has come back to me!

Pros: Affordable board at the time of purchase. Perfect for putting together a budget average system at the time of writing this.

Cons: This was used in a friends pc. It has now come back to me for repairs in under a year due to a hardware failure which I have narrowed down to being the motherboard only.

Now to save some time I went ahead and purchased another same board for plug and play and get it out the door.

Done with Foxconn due to the website limitations!

Other Thoughts: First Foxconn board out of a few so that ain't to bad.

Although, conveniently the Foxconn's RMA area of the website says NETWORK IS TO BUSY. This has been like this for quite some time and is ONLY in the RMA area of the website. HOW CONVENIENT, to make my RMA difficult for a 44.99 board

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  • Douglas R.
  • 5/18/2010 4:57:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood MOBO

Pros: Has all the connections I need in a small size. Good price too.

Cons: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2010 3:55:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install and set up in minutes, onboard audiocard does the job haven't try the DVI output yet but planning to do so very soon, for those who need a reliable mobo for a daily average use, this one it is, I recently added a media card reader and its working fine. I have 9 usb devices hooked up to it and they're all operating normally.

Cons: None that I think of.

Other Thoughts: None.

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  • E B.
  • 4/14/2010 12:54:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless Supoort

Pros: The board works.

Cons: Misplaced my motherboard disc. Have been trying for 3 days to get drivers for my XP machine, and Foxconn's support site says "Network busy, please try again later."

Other Thoughts: I'm through with Foxconn.

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  • SALVADOR D.
  • 4/12/2010 8:26:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdecent

Pros: Mobo has all what I was looking for a multimedia.

Cons: Unstable bios keeps crashing I wanted to do an update to it but no dice.

Other Thoughts: I'm looking into getting a cpu for it prob thats why its crashing. lol!

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  • Mark D.
  • 4/2/2010 12:00:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTrue Alienware

Pros: That it appears it might still run untill I can order a board that doesnt sound like an xray machine. That would be ASUS.

Cons: Ordered this board because of the parallel port but all I hear everyday is this strange random xray machine like high pitch buzzing noise. Cant take it anymore.. add to that its now randomly shutting off. Thought it was power supply but its not its just the board. To late for a return or refund altho its been less than 6 months.

Other Thoughts: Id like my money back. Or a new board. If not I will never buy foxconn again. Thinking about uploading a video of my Xray machine.

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  • Kyle P.
  • 3/25/2010 11:39:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggshmm

Pros: Very budget motherboard, and if thats what you're looking for, this is a great option. Everything works great, which is enough for me.

Cons: Driver disc sucked, their installer wouldn't work so I had to manually install the drivers. Not a big deal.

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