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Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive. Four DDR3 memory slots

Cons: Hot 880G northbridge Foxconn is/was limited to AM3--AM3+ is the AMD flagship gamer/serious PC CPU socket..

Other Thoughts: I'm not used to boards conking after DOA time at setup or infancy. Several years is OK, instead. It's the board--PS is OK--board won't respond any longer to reset or power keys after switch on and powering on.

Spend the extra $50 bucks or so and get a 990FX board--that's a heavy duty setup--with loads of heavy heatsinks and many other great features. It' s what you really want in AM3/AM3+ . That's where I'm heading next here.

First time for a Foxconn board. Foxconn is Apple's favorite fabricator--they've been putting out boards since the beginnings of consumer self-build--perhaps since 286 or 386.

Foxconn nowadays should stick solely to Apple, perhaps. I suppose that this is a faint-hearted attempt to stay in the self-build biz for them....

Haier RDE350AW White 6.6 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer
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3 out of 5 eggs 220V+ outlet 10/06/2013

This review is from: Haier RDE350AW White 6.6 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer

Pros: Haier is the third largest appliance maker--worldwide. They have a large footprint other countries--especially many in the eastern hemisphere. They started out slowly in the US with chest freezers. Now, their products offered here include large appliances, LCD/LED TVs, and window A/C units.

Cons: The PRC brand still is not well known in the US--becoming more prominent, though.

Other Thoughts: I'm butting in here in disbelief!

Are you certain that the special 220V+ outlets in your homes are lacking? It's not a standard wall outlet--it's a very large and heavy-duty outlet--taking very large prongs. It should take four prongs or three--four is code for newer homes, these days. Given that you find such an outlet (generally black or dark brown)--your circuit breaker also should prove OK. Given that your 220V+ oulet is legacy 3-prong, you may need to replace the 4-prong cable on newer dryers with a 3-prong ones

Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Update: Good cooling news with burn in 05/17/2013

This review is from: Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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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Display Name: Geoffrey M.

Date Joined: 03/15/04

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  • First Review: 03/13/12
  • Last Review: 08/26/14
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