Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 Top-Dog

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Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 Top-Dog
Board Layout and Close Up Pics
Installation and BIOS Screenshots
Overclocking - Memory and System Performance
System Performance - Continued...
Gaming Performance and Conclusion

Product: Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H nForce 590SLI
Provided By: Foxconn USA
Price: ~$230CDN Pricegrabber


We were fortunate to have some of our sponsors send us some new gear to upgrade our aging P4 Wyoming test rig.  I’d like to welcome Foxconn as one of our new sponsors and thank them for providing us with the center piece for our new rig, the C51XEM2AA – AM2 motherboard.


The C51XEM2AA is Foxconn’s current flagship AM2 motherboard.  The motherboard is nicely packaged with a sleeved box.  The front of the box has simple yet attractive graphics and is not littered with logo’s, stickers, and technical jargon.  The back of the box highlights the main features of the board and is again, not overly busy.

Board Box
Board Box

Included in the package:

·         User Manual

·         Quickstart guide with board map

·         I/O Shield

·         SLI Bridge

·         The motherboard itself

·         6 SATA Cables

·         3 SATA Power Adapters

·         USB bracket with 4 additional USB ports

·         Serial port bracket

·         Firewire bracket

Bundle Of Cables
 Bundle Of Cables


Foxconn chose to include the serial port as an add-on bracket and leave room on the back of the board for a firewire 800 port as well as additional USB ports.



Processor: Supports compatible AMD Socket AM2 processors
Please see our "CPU Compatibility" listing
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
Front Side Bus: 2000 MT/s HyperTransport™
Memory: Dual channel, unbuffered, 1.8V DDR2-800/667/533 with or without ECC, (4) 240-pin DIMM sockets, max 8GB
VGA on Die: N/A - use expansion card
Expansion Slots: 2 x PCIe x16 (functions as 2 x16 under NVIDIA SLI), 1 x PCIe x4, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
IDE: 1 x ATA/133
Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID: 6 x SATA II/300, support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD
Audio: 7.1 + 2 channel, high definition (Realtek ALC882D)
LAN: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) controllers, dual rear ports, PCIe (Marvell)
IEEE1394: 2 x 1394a + 1 x 1394b (TI)
Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x 1394a
1 x 1394b
6 x USB 2.0
2 x RJ45 (LAN)
1 set 7.1 + 2 channel audio jacks (5 jacks)
1 x S/PDIF out (optical)
Internal I/O Connectors: 1 x floppy disk drive
Front audio header
2 x USB 2-port headers, ver. 2.0
1 x IEEE-1394a/b header
BIOS Features: 4Mb, ACPI 2.0b, APM 1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, USB 2.0, WfM 2.0
Support CD: NVIDIA chipset, RAID, and network drivers; audio drivers; DirectX; Adobe Acrobat Reader; Norton Internet Security; manual & RAID manual; NVIDIA nTune; Foxconn LiveUpdate
Standards/Manageability: USB 2.0, WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, LPC 1.1 Interface
Special Features: NVIDIA®LinkBoost™ and MediaShield technologies, SLI™-Ready, NVIDIA nTune, NCQ, AMD® Cool “n” Quiet™ technology, Fox LiveUpdate, QuadSLI support, RoHS compliant
Form Factor: ATX (12" x 9.6")