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Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR2 800
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An upscale full-featured motherboard with plenty of power, the Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H is designed specifically with the gamer in mind. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, the C51XEM2AA is more than capable of handling anything you deal out. Using the Nvidia nForce 590 SLI chipset the C51XEM2AA supports SLI which gives you the ability to use 2 graphics cards together for even more processing power.

It also includes dual gigabit Ethernet ports, 7.1 channel onboard sound, and 6 SATA ports. Because of those 6 ports, by adding multiple hard drives to the system the C51XEM2AA supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD. It has multiple expansion slots to use including two x16, one x4, and one x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional two PCI slots. For anyone who wants to build a killer system, the Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H is a great 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 590 SLI Chipset The NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI chipsets are engineered for enthusiasts to deliver outstanding gaming experiences with two SLI-based full-bandwidth PCI Express x16 links for unrestricted graphics performance and NVIDIA LinkBoost technology automatically delivering additional GPU and MCP bandwidth. 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 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. Six SATA II ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD array for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • 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/b Support Featuring one IEEE 1394a port and one IEEE 1394b port, this motherboard connects to a range of digital AV equipment and storage devices. Enjoy a blazing data transfer rate of up to 400Mbps with the 1394a interface and an even more amazing 800Mbps with the 1394b interface.

Learn more about the Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H



Supported CPU

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




Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x1
PCI Slots

Storage Devices

1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
NV RAID 0/1/0+1 JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC882D
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Marvell 88E1121
Second LAN Chipset
Marvell 88E1121
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a + 1 x IEEE 1394b
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
5 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


Package Contents
User Manual
Driver Disk
Rear I/O Panel Shield
FDD Cable
6 x SATA Cable
3 x Power Cable
SLI Bridge
Serial/COM Bracket
USB Bracket
IEEE 1394 Bracket

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H

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  • Douglas E.
  • 3/23/2013 11:06:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsExploded capacitors

Pros: Lots of features and ports

Cons: Capacitors exploded after 6 years of use.

Other Thoughts: I thought we were past this sort of thing after the capacitor plague of the 2000s.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/19/2007 5:28:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGot the rebate!

Pros: Booted right up....loads of cables....seems to be a pretty good board...used sata dvd drives so I could use the 1 ide connector for 2 ide hard drives I already had

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Was sweating over the $80 rebate...filled out the forms to the letter, even on the back of the envelope?...mailed 8/27/07 received 12/11/07...Yahoo! only cost me 84.99
2gb G-skill, 450 corsair ps, evga 7600gt, 320 wd sata hd, 2 ide hd's blah blah

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/17/2007 8:32:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Many features; BIOS adjustable from Windows; Easy setup; diagnostic LEDs on board.

Cons: Was tempermental at first about booting up, then after 2 days it would not power up at all. Many other reviews had similar problems.

Other Thoughts: RMAd it and am probably going to buy a cheap board so that I can have a computer this Christmas, while I wait for the RMA.

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  • Terry S.
  • 12/15/2007 2:00:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is my first Foxconn board and so far I'm loving it. It was very easy to install and setup. It also comes with more cables then you will know what to do with. Which to me is a good thing.

Cons: The aux power connector for the video is at the very bottom of the board and can be a pain to wire depending on your power supply.

Other Thoughts: Just a note, this board uses the EPS 12V standard. To get the best performance be sure to get a power supply that supports this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/11/2007 11:51:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Everything hooked up perfectly to it and runs fast in my mid tower case. Still want to try out the SLI.

Cons: Didn't come with all the screws required to screw it to the case.

Other Thoughts: My system that worked well with it... AMD 6000+, 4gb DDR2 Memory, XFX 8600GT Video Card, RAID 250gb HDs, Samsung DVD SATA, 650W power.

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  • Thomas P.
  • 12/7/2007 3:58:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsClean & stable

Pros: Worked at start-up, great features with everything you could want. Stable so far - not overclocked. Included utilities are great for BIOS updates under Windows. Great selection of slots & ports.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Very satisfied using this MB with an AMD 6000 for graphics/photo/slide show/video work.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2007 11:39:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Deal

Pros: I was able to get this MB when it was on special for $80 off. Paired it with two 8600 PCI-16 cards running using the SLI setup. The Ntune software makes tweaking this MB so easy. So far, it's been stable and incredibly fast compared to my last machine. I can run games at their highest settings with no perceivable lag and I'm not dying as often !!!

Cons: I would have preferred more of a passive heating setup by Nvidia and Foxconn but I only padi $105 net.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2007 8:05:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsProblem free

Pros: Works right out of the box, dual LAN, SLI, and nice cooling system, Every thing is placed after careful thoughts, I am getting up to 17mb/sec data rate transfer from UBS HD and up to 5MB/sec on local 400GB SATA.

Cons: Little costly for its peers from ASUS but can't complain as you get tones of cable and stuff.

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  • Martha M.
  • 11/25/2007 4:31:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Booted up first try. Recognized all my ram and Keyboard right away. Features work fine and the BIOS is easy to work through and find everything.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Good buy. Quality products UNLIKE msi garbage that i had to replace cuz it was like using a mobo a 4 yr old built

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2007 3:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Worked first boot up! no more hassle on setup than any other board.

Cons: One ram slot is a little close to the CPU, but it still fits pressed against the fan. Liveupdate and drivers arent compatible off the disk with vista, has to be loaded off site.

Other Thoughts: how do they make cheez?

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