By the way, the emergency frequency reset procedure is not ideal. In this case, the integrated video core on the motherboards under review evidently operates at the standard frequency. This scheme is typical of Foxconn. It even goes down at least for systems with a single video card. Foxconn engineers got the most out of the existing two PCI Express lanes, having installed two ports. Memory voltage regulator is reinforced with L elements.

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Foxconn MCP61SM2MA Manuals

Video 3Digests Video cards: In practice, the results are not that simple — the inexplicable lag in “serious” applications the only explanation is that the motherboard does not allow to select an external video card as the only video output device; to make it “primary”, you have to reassign video output in Windows. It’s definitely an absolute champion in this parameter on the market of desktop chipsets. What concerns heat dissipation, the cut-down nForce is up to the mark.

In practice, we are to find out whether CPU overclocking will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of a correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc.

What concerns the letter E, it stands for a FireWire controller in a Foxconn motherboard.

Foxconn WinFast MCP61SM2MA-RS2HV – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket AM2 – GeForce 6100

What concerns overclocking, successful foxclnn are rare for motherboards of this class. We are going to evaluate how “defective” this radical reduction of PCI Express lanes is from the point of view of gaming performance.


Memory voltage regulator is reinforced with L elements. The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. It must be insufficient for modern video cards?

MCP61SM2MA-ERS2H | Foxconn MCP61SM2MA-RS2H DDR2 Motherboard

It’s all the more expedient, considering that video memory size in system requirements of games is often a determining factor. We can only hope that this bug will mcp61sm2mq fixed in the next BIOS versions. We’ve carried out additional tests with a less powerful video card and in heavier modes.

What concerns motherboards from Foxconn, being good in design and implementation, they are still less attractive focxonn competing products as a fault of irritating BIOS bugs. Otherwise, we analyze their efficiency as well. Once you increase the frequency, the motherboard after emergency reset will fail to overclock until you clear CMOS with a jumper just like we have mentioned, it just doesn’t respond to setting an increased frequency.

And the cases when we are interested in the tests with an external video card are unique. Foxconn engineers got the most out of the existing two PCI Express lanes, having installed two ports.

But if a user of this motherboard decides to buy a decent video card with a state-of-the-art GPU and sufficient memory, it will be able to play decent games. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

But it only concerns rather simple games from the point of view of modern GPUs. We use all features of the motherboard in this test, including rasing CPU voltage and adjusting multipliers and frequencies of system and peripheral buses, if necessary but if, for example, reducing Hyper-Transport frequency does not improve overclocking, we leave the default multiplier.


To all appearances, actuality of enlarging graphics bus throughput is not growing in time. It even goes down at least for systems with a single video card. There is nothing unnatural about it for motherboards on expensive chipsets. There are three foxcojn available for adjustment — minimal temperature that corresponds to minimal fan speed; maximal temperature, when fan speed reaches foxcconn maximum; and frequency growth ratio per each degree within the range specified by the previous two parameters.

On the other hand, we can understand chip makers wanting to save on inexpensive chipsets. Two times out of three we managed to reach maximum frequency, but foxdonn the motherboard just stopped responding to the increased frequency – it restored the default mcp61sj2ma each time we rebooted the computer! Performance drop in non-graphical tests caused by additional load on the memory controller from the video core is minimal.

Aware of this peculiarity, we tested the second motherboard more thoroughly and repeated overclocking three times. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Chipset manufacturers, as well as CPU manufacturers, just love dividing the market into segments, which are getting narrower in time, and offering different modifications of the same product for each segment. But foxxconn, we failed to get any fan response it did not matter whether 3-pin or 4-pin fans to Smart Fan with the current version mp61sm2ma BIOS on this motherboard.