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Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 880G
  • Phenom II
  • DDR3 1600(oc)/1333
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Nelson L.
  • 2/25/2014 2:57:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: This is a great board with solid capacitors. Board works great. Good price.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have used these Foxconn boards in the past and they have been nothing less than amazing.

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  • George M.
  • 2/17/2014 9:15:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead Motherboard

Pros: none

Cons: dead board less than a year. Called number from Newegg. No one answers. Finally got someone in China who I could barely understand and told me to call back in 7 hours, as no one was in the office. Keep in mind i am in the USA. Very poor support DO NOT BUY anything from FOXCONN.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the incovenience we've caused you, our local office was closed yesterday due to holiday. We would be happy to help you diagnose and process the RMA if necessary.

please call us at 714-626-6909 or submit your email to the link below. Our hours of operation are from 830am to 530pm PST, Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays).

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/inquiry.aspx


Best Regards,

Foxconn Support Team

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  • Shane G.
  • 2/6/2014 6:31:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked for 3 months

Pros: Cheap, HDMI

Cons: No sound

Other Thoughts: No return as it is 90 days old,not worth the risk buying a non premium brand.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the incovenience you've experienced, this MB is certainly covered under warranty and we'll be happy to help you diagnose the issue and if it's necessary, process the RMA.

so please call us at 714-626-6909 or submit your email to the link below. Our hours of operation are from 830am to 530pm PST, Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays).

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/inquiry.aspx


Best Regards,

Foxconn Support Team

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  • Kaleb J.
  • 12/9/2013 9:29:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBit of a Headache

Pros: Nice color scheme, AM3 with DDR3 support, IDE and SATA connectors. Nice compatibility with Phenom II X2 555 BE.

Cons: BIOS hasn't been updated since 2010. I had errors like my CPU fan wasn't recognized as spinning (even though it was) in the BIOS. I had to go to BIOS setup in order to get around this every time it was turned on. Also, included driver CD is way outdated, and won't show the drivers on the CD. You have to click "Browse CD" to view the drivers and install them.

Other Thoughts: For $30, I can't really complain. I threw an spare Phenom II X2 555 with 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston Low Profile RAM, added a 500GB hard drive, and I have a nice mini tower. Getting past some BIOS issues and having to clear it every now and again was a bit of a pain, but I have no issues after messing with it a few times.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Sorry for the inconvenience.
We will feedback your issue to our correlative department.
You can download the drivers from the below link:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=Motherboard&U=en-us0000501
Any other query in the future, please contact us freely.
Best Regards
Foxconn Support Team

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  • Anthony S.
  • 8/24/2013 11:58:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy with purchase!

Pros: 880G chipset, 4 DDR3 slots for 16GB, small uATX form factor, plenty of USB ports!

Cons: 880G chipset but no FX support, 1600mhz memory limit, one of the largest uATX boards from newegg, USB 2.0 only...

Other Thoughts: I had a working AM3 board with DDR2 slots totaling 4GB. It was cheaper to buy 8GB of ram and this board than it was to buy 8GB of DDR2!!! Simple choice and a good one so far for me. I have this on it now:
Windows 8.1 Preview
AMD Preview driver with HD5970
8GB of Gskill 1866 @ 1600
Phenom2 965BE-stock
2x500HD Momentus XT's in RAID0
Generic DVDRW
750 watt Modular PS
Inside of a Fractal Core 1000 (TIGHT FIT PEOPLE!!!)

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  • David D.
  • 5/24/2013 8:34:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswell that was a bust

Pros: HDMI, good price, plenty of usb ports

Cons: D.O.A, poor raid implementation, outdated bios, no single partition 3tb support

Other Thoughts: Picked this board up because it was a good price and had HDMI for my second screen.
the board arrived quickly which speaks to neweggs service.
when i installed the pair of brand new seagate 3tb barracudas i was planning to run as a raid 1 mirror, i began to notice problems.
first: the bios is last updated in 2010, and it shows.
the RAID utility is very rudimentary and lacking in functionality, it would not allow for a full 3tb array, so i had to go with an 800gb and a 2.2tb, windows 7 ult 64 sees both partitons but fails the CRC check when formatting the 2nd one.
break the array and run either drive solo id IDE mode, works fine.
put it back together, the issue occurs again, and of course throughout all of this is constant rebooting and jumping in and out of the bios. some boots the array is ok and healthy, other boots it says its critical and cant find one of the drives, replaced sata cables, checked drive status on known good machines, all the troubleshooting that pointed to a DOA board.

had to RMA board for refund. ordered a new Gigabyte board because i dont have time to wait for the rma process to get the system up and running.

I still want to give foxconn a shot, but not this time.

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  • Geoffrey M.
  • 5/17/2013 3:35:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate: Good cooling news with burn in

Pros: See previous review below.

Memory timings: 7-9-9-24, 1600Mhz (2 x 800Mhz) at stepped-up voltage of 1.64V.
So far, two passes of memtest86+ disk, V. 4.20 Kingston HyperX--not XMS (which is Corsair).

Cons: See previous review below.

All-purpose board--not the best for OC. BIOS OK for DDR3-1600 mem to 1600 for this board.

Debian Wheezy install indicated a request for Realtek LAN "firmware." I was able to skip this step, though. Open source offers a driver which forces this LAN to run DHCP for cable internet, anyway.

For Windows install, It's a pretty good idea to have available a pre-burned driver data cd, or the product CD for a workable Window's Realtek LAN driver. Realtek's newer LAN chips have have minor driver support issues....

Other Thoughts: After running sys for three days straight and "burning in, and some further use with Debian" Wheezy," idle temps have settled to 35deg C for CPU, 34deg C for system, and 42deg C for northbridge. Northbridge still is somewhat too hot for me, but the temps are a huge improvement. I'm sticking with this Foxconn board for the Deneb for now. (According to memtest86_, it's a 965 Phenom II model--not 945....

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  • Geoffrey M.
  • 5/8/2013 12:11:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFoxconn Value four memory slot board for AM3

Pros: 1. Inexpensive.
2. Runs AM3 Phenom II Deneb 945, 3.4Ghz--Yes, it does!: Foxconn says on a compatibility page it's a "P"- a pass at 140W.
3. Four memory slots Dual-Channel each pair of (One black, one yellow, and both).
4. Fair onboard video with VGA, so far.
6. 1600Mhz DDR3 memory with OC.
7. BIOS is up to date for this board at this time--no need to update yet.

Cons: 1. Northbridge does run hot--Really, Foxconn needs a good fan for the 880G here (depite the large heatsink). Originally 60deg. C. Got it down to 56deg C so far with Zalman Bracket fan pointing at it and side exhaust fan. Loud sys now. CPU at 41 deg. C to 44deg C at idle. Using cheap CM cooler--will try better--may help NB. Will add 120mm side exhaust fan, and back exhaust fan setup, also.
2. DDR3 Mem slots are limited to 4GB each. Recommended memory compatibility sheet limited to 1333 or lesser sticks so far. 1333 is native. Using Kingston XMS 2X2GB 1600Mhz, so far. Haven't tried changing settings yet. 2X2GB more on order.
3. Recommended video cards in the relevant Foxconn compatibility list, for the most part, are old and dumb--9600GT, Radeon 3850 HD, etc. Lists apparently aren't updated very often--apparently, Foxconn neglects to test newer hardware often enough.
4. No USB 3.0 ports.
5. Has only one PS/2 port. (Legacy--maybe not really a serious con.)
6. As someone indicated, most recent BIOS is from 2010.
7. Quick install sheet, stupidly, proves limited and sketchy--Foxconn assumes that a person already is experienced in self-building and knows how to connect everything correctly. (Front panel connector instructions are OK.) Furthermore, pics of the board aren't oriented optimally (nor in the manual) as the board would appear in their cases for most users--that's simply confusing and irritating. Users will appreciate the better and much more complete manual available online from Foxconn support--it's full of broken English, though--that's workable, nonetheless. (Really, Foxconn should retain good technical writers as contacts from the US (and, likely also from other countries).) Totally correct pin orientations are available only with the online manual. Getting back to the quick install sheet-what if this is a builder's first sys or the sole sys for someone? Likely a version of the manual is on the disk (still, a user would need a PC)--I'm using solely Xubuntu 13.04 AMD64 for now, though--I don't need windows drivers yet and haven't yet checked the disk out....
8. I'm pretty certain that it's likely that the 8111D Realtek LAN driver isn't available in Win 7 Home Premium X64 install. I've found that that's true for the 8111E chip, for sure. It's a bummer when the NIC isn't working: It then can't facilitate updating drivers and Windows as one is installing software.

Other Thoughts: OK, maybe this Deneb is too intense for this. Even given this heatsink (which is copper core/aluminum fin), it's still OK as for its heat--no OC for me. NB is a problem. though. Probably a 990FX NB board is more suitable for 140W. Newegg should replace an Athlon II X3 that failed for me pretty soon--that should prove more appropriate for the A88GMX . Really, adding a better video card worries me with the Deneb, too--how much can this board take? Foxconn seems to stop at the AM3 socket-level--apparently, they don't yet support AM3+--that's odd. (Note that the AM3 socket has a few holes blocked--utilizing that fact makes it easier to orient procs correctly into the socket.) I think that, given sufficient, clever cooling care, it's possible to make this board workable for this proc, though. I am concerned, however, about builders indicating that this board conked too soon for them--perhaps it's not best to install an OEM version of Windows 7 or 8 given the A88GMX....

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  • Alex G.
  • 5/6/2013 8:13:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood except for bios...

Pros: Cheap $$$
All connections are in well placed locations
Heatsinked VRM's (hard to find in AMD mATX boards)
Heavy - looks and feels of surprising good quality
4 memory slots

Cons: The bios -

For the most part it has everything you need, although it's a bit tricky to find where everything's located.

But there is one fatal flaw with it, and that would be the vcore and memory voltage adjustments. The problem specifically has to do with decreasing the voltage. The motherboard will set a minimum that tends to be way to high, and you cannot lower it anymore than that (although you can raise it if you wish)

As an example, my memory is rated to run spec @ 1.35v. The motherboard for whatever reason decided that 1.59v was where it wanted to be. Now to be fair, quite a few am3 mobos won't allow you to run lower than 1.5v on the memory which would be okay. But 1.59v is just excessively high and I should be able to lower that to at least some. Same for the cpu also, but not as bad (just .025v over what AMD specs as default vcore)

Other Thoughts: It doesn't have USB 3.0 or SATA 6gbps but for the price point that's a given. But overall it looks and feels like a pretty solid product at least hardware wise.

But the one glaring flaw is the voltage adjustment in the bios, and something like that is worth at least a couple eggs off IMO. It would be nice if Foxconn would release a bios update to address these issues but seeing as how the last bios for this board was released in 9/10/2010, I wouldn't hold my breath.

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  • Beawolf R.
  • 5/6/2013 5:30:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nothing ...cant be use. supposed to be zero egg

Cons: piece of cap, can't be depend on

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer
We apologize for the incovenience,What cpu/memory did you use ? if possible we recommend you use the validated cpu / memory to have a test
http://www.foxconnsupport.com/cpusupportlist.aspx?type=mb&socket=Socket%20AM3&model=A88GMX&cputype=AMD
http://www.foxconnsupport.com/complist.aspx?models=A88GMX&type=MEMORY&Series=en-us0000012
And please check CMOS jumper again .
Best regards,
Foxconn support team.

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