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Foxconn P55A-S LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel P55
  • Core i7 (LGA1156)/i5 (LGA1156)
  • DDR3 1333/1066

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Incorporating Intel's P55 single chipset, the Foxconn P55A-S offers multimedia enthusiasts and gamers a valuable platform with enhanced connectivity and superior entertainment capabilities to build powerful PCs on a budget.

Get ready to unleash the performance of Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors in LGA 1156 socket with QuickPath Interconnect technology speeding transfers between the processor and the onboard components. The Foxconn P55A-S supports dual channel DDR3 SDRAM up to 16GB running at 1333MHz for smoother, more productive computing. One PCI-e 2.0 x16 graphics interface lets you achieve high graphics performance with a dedicated video card.

Gigabit LAN and 8-channel HD audio are included on this board. A pair of eSATA connectors allow for the same speeds when connecting to a variety of external drives and a total of 14 USB 2.0 ports provide even more options. FoxOne Premium Windows-based software allows easy system monitoring and overclocking.

  • newegg Intel P55 Express Chipset for Intel LGA 1156 CPU Based on the Intel P55 Express chipset, the Foxconn P55A-S supports Intel's latest LGA 1156 processors including the Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors.
  • newegg Scalable DDR3 Memory Four 240-pin DIMM sockets support dual channel, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory at speeds of 1066MHz or 1333MHz, ensuring ample capacity for any application.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 3Gb/s transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board Marvell RAID controller and six SATA II plus two eSATA ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The Foxconn P55A-S 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.
  • newegg Ultra-Fast eSATA Interface The Foxconn P55A-S features dual eSATA ports on the back I/O panel for ultra-fast data transfer at up to 3Gb/s (about six times faster than high-speed USB 2.0!)
  • newegg FoxOne Premium Technology Foxconn’s FoxOne Premium technology enables easy overclocking, voltage adjustment, fan control and system monitoring from a dedicated Windows application.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5
It's good 9/19/2010 7:07:07 PM

Pros: ok it's working with win 7 and ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, ubuntu recognize everything by default, had to download and install ethernet drivers for win 7, but that's it. NO BIOS update!

Cons: none!

Overall Review: foxconn's web site is VERY slow and it crashes most of the time, but they have everything in there (BIOS & drivers)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
works just fine 9/3/2010 11:04:54 AM

Pros: Easy to install, works just fine with win7(64) so far no problems at all.

Cons: none

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
1/ 5
incompatible with antec 8/18/2010 2:40:31 PM

Pros: more than enough usb and other ports

Cons: incompatible with antec true power 550w?? seriously I can't believe it, I test it with other (pretty old) PSU and it worked fine. the antec PSU is not faulty, it is working in my old computer right now!
I'm surprise!! I mean... it's that even possible?

Overall Review: Even though I was able to turn on this thing with my old PSU, I shut it down after configuring the BIOS. you know a 300w PSU can't hold this for much, so better don't push it

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Linux support 7/19/2010 9:21:57 PM

Pros: Motherboard for windows.
Didnt have any issues at Win 7 64bit at all.
Updated bios at the start, and runs great.

Cons: On my Debian Linux TrueCrime 2.6.26-2-686 2010 i686 GNU/Linux ive even get thru nvidia card config, builded an nvidia kernel source, cuz im using nvidia.
All works fine, aldo, to configure LAN - pretty a lot of fun, better to buy some Linksys NIC for 20$ than fight with existing network interface. And the HD Sound.. Unable to configure @Debian and probably at any other linux/unix os.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Good, and a pain 4/11/2010 7:27:05 PM

Pros: Very high quality motherboard. All the stuff you would need for a normal pc.

Cons: If you plan to run Windows 7 64 bit (on any foxconn mobo) you will have to install win xp or vista to update the super out of date bios. The software has been updated on the website so there are no longer crc errors. However, there is no FoxOne or any of the other software for Windows 7.

Overall Review: The technical support is not bad if you use the web. I wouldn't expect to call and get great support.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works Great with Win 7 64bit 2/14/2010 10:49:56 AM

Pros: I have it setup as a dual boot - Win XP 32bit and Win 7 64 bit both using RAID 0. OC'd my 2.8GHz i7 to 3.1GHz using stock voltages. Might try to push it further someday but it's super fast as is.

Cons: Not compatable with Seasonic X-Series power supply's. I tried two, neither worked. Rosewill, Antec, and OCZ all work great in it. The web site can be a little slow. I tested it today - 2-14-2010 and it wasn't bad, I downloaded P55A-S RAID drivers set (22MB) in about 1 minute. If your worried about CRC errors download the drivers before you buy.

Overall Review: Good Support. Around 11-2009 they didn't have WinXP RAID 0 drivers on the web site so I called the support number in the manual and the support person emailed me links to download it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Not for Windows 7 64-bit, yet. 1/30/2010 8:02:58 PM

Pros: Everything seems to fit on this board. No oversized heatsinks to get in the way of hefty video cards. You can pack a _TON_ of memory on this board too. The RAID controller seems stable enough for lower visibility use and you can put a TON of storage on this board with all the SATA ports internal and external.

Cons: Foxconn ships this board with an ancient BIOS and downloading it from the website through their software requires you to install Windows XP and then update. The drivers from the Foxconn website are corrupt and support from them is _SLOW_. If you plan to run Windows 7 64-bit be prepared to wait to have them send you a disc with the drivers. Their website blows and all of the downloads have CRC errors... like the network card driver (hence the WinXP install first to update the BIOS). It was a complete pain in the (insert here) to get the network driver for this machine for Win 7 64-bit and if you want to put it together and us it in anyway, you need that driver.

Overall Review: It would be great if they had a quicker website that didn't have mangled files. That has been the biggest problem for me with Foxconn. I have seen some people complain about slow RMA turn around, but everyone is slow for that.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Decent Mobo, Awful Customer Service 1/18/2010 8:47:53 PM

Pros: Good value for P55 motherboard, provides more than enough USB 2.0 and eSATA ports you could ever need. Comes with high quality HD audio.

Cons: Motherboard fried after one month of use. Took three weeks for Foxconn to respond to my RMA submission after numerous attempts. Took a full month to send me back a new motherboard. I will never by from Foxconn again, no matter how good the price.

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