FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review :: Foxconn AM2 Bundle

07-19-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • FOXCONN C51XEM2AA motherboard
  • 6 SATA cables
  • 3 Power Cables
  • One rounded ATA133 cable
  • SLI Bridge
  • Serial Port
  • 4 USB port Bracket
  • 2 IEEE1394a Firewire ports
  • Manual
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Driver/Utility CD

The bundle on the FOXCONN board is enough to take full advantage of the features of the nForce 590 chipset and the board. There are six SATA ports on the board, and hence six SATA cables are included. Some board manufacturers skimp on this part of the bundle, figuring you would have the SATA cables if you don't have them. I'm of the opposite bent; I rather the manufacturer include everything so you don't need to purchase additional items.


FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Hardware bundle

Hardware bundle

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Manuals+driver CD

Manuals+driver CD

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Software bundle

Software bundle


The software bundle has MediaShield, nTune 5.0 (NVIDIA's automated overclocking utility) the drivers for the motherboard, and a soft version of the manual. There's also a Quick Start guide and a comprehensive manual to get you going. One thing missing from the bundle is a floppy disk with the SATA drivers. I prefer motherboard manufacturers to include the SATA drivers on floppy in case you need to install a new OS on the hard drive.


FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Driver CD

Driver CD

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Temperatures

Temperatures

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review NV Monitor

NV Monitor



FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review nTune

nTune

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review Stability Test

Stability Test

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review System settings

System settings

FOXCONN C51XEM2AA AM2 Motherboard Review New NVIDIA Control Panel

New NVIDIA Control Panel


FOXCONN decided to make the C51XEM2AA driver interface the new NVIDIA Control Panel interface, logical since the board is basically a NVIDIA reference board clone. There are 6 tabs in the new Control Panel (when an NVIDIA based video card is installed 4 if no NVIDIA card is present.) The tabs are 3D Settings, Display, Performance (when nTune is installed), Storage, System Stability (nTune), and TV and Video.