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Foxconn A79A-S
5.3 out of 10

Foxconn A79A-S

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Overall 10
10

still going strong after many years

Francois B., Newegg
3 June 2012
  • Pros: well I have 2 computer built with this mobo and they are on 24/7 and still going strong
  • Cons: Hard to find 6 core cpu now in June 2012
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Overall 10
10

Six of the A79A-S running fine

Ed A., Newegg
6 July 2011
  • Summary: I've built hundreds of PCs since the days of the 8088 and I can honestly say that this is the best board I've ever worked with. If you have problems search for one of the forums that deal specifically with the A79A-S and I think you'll find peace :)
  • Pros: I've had 6 of these boards running (some for over a year) and have had no problems with any of them. First flash them with the newest BIOS and then they will run AM2+ CPUs up to and including the Phenom X6. All are running Win7-64 and are rock stable. XP-64 runs perfectly too. Some have 4x2GB DIM...
  • Cons: Some of the BIOS settings may be a bit cryptic for beginners. There is a lot of BIOS control and that means a certain level of complexity.
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Overall 2
2.0

good board, horrible support

Myles G., Newegg
2 March 2011
  • Summary: This problem alone has kept me from buying any more Foxconn boards because what good are they if you can't update them??? I've tried this with Firefox, IE, Safari. I've used Google's DNS and that sometimes helps.
  • Pros: good solid board. have had it for a few years now.
  • Cons: foxconnsupport.com is an utter travesty. On the rare occasion you *ARE* able to get the domain name resolved and the page loaded, you rarely are able to download ANYTHING (BIOS, drivers, manual, etc) and are redirected to a page with a fancy graphic saying the network is busy and to try again lat...
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Overall 10
10

A79A-S Rocks

Francois B., Newegg
28 January 2011
  • Summary: Foxconn A79A-S AMD Phenom II 955 BE @ 3.8ghz 2 X ATI Radeon HD 4890 in crossfireX 2 X WD 500gb HD in Raid 0 750watts PC&C PSU custom water cooling
  • Pros: Best AM2+ motherboard I have ever owned great overclocker. I love this board so much I bought 3 and all work perfect running a AMD 955 BE at 4.2ghz for benching and 3.8ghz the rest of the time 24/7 rock solid no crash. wish newegg would sell more. got new bios update to run the Phenom!! X6 cpu on...
  • Cons: none that I ever saw. well website is slow to load.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not completely support win7

Luyi Z., Newegg
12 August 2010
  • Pros: product is good but their support is junk.
  • Cons: As I said, it cant support win7. I always got an unknown devices on the system list. Checked with their tech support and got the reply "The A79A-S is not designed for win 7,so we have not provided drives fro win 7.And when you install or use win 7 ,there may be some problems. So,Pls use XP or vis...
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Overall 10
10

Now Supports Phenom II x6 =)

Shawn H., Newegg
27 July 2010
  • Summary: upgrading to Phenom II x6
  • Pros: Been running the system on an x2 6000+ without issues for quite a while now. Runs solid!
  • Cons: none so far.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
25 July 2010
  • Pros: if you have more than 4GB of DDR2 ram and just do not want to send $150 or more to get DDR3 (for that small performance upgrade) then this is the mother board for you. I have the new Phenom II X6 1055t installed and it works great. leaving the voltage at stock you can hit 3.6 GHz. this motherboar...
  • Cons: the bios will be out of date (your x6 will probable not work) you need to be able to get your hand on a older am3 or am2 cpu to do a bios update. then your new 6 core cpu will work. for some this will be the deal breaker.
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Overall 2
2.0

No Tech support at all

AARON F., Newegg
24 July 2010
  • Summary: The guy for the RMA will not return your calls. If you absolulty want this MB buy the Newegg Replacement policy with it. Wish I did.
  • Pros: Specs look good on Paper and seemed like a good deal
  • Cons: Doesn't reconize my Phenom 9600 Processor so I had to set it manually. Died after 3 months and tech support is pathetic. Online tech support told me to change this and do that, and if still a problem contact this guy in CA.
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Overall 10
10

Update to my 4/25/10 Review

Melissa B., Newegg
3 July 2010
  • Summary: The new BIOS fixed alot of issues but the multiplier adjustment and CPU core voltage adjustment are quite different than most (HEX for multiplier and core voltage by .024v steps).
  • Pros: Foxconn has released a new BIOS update (first public one in over a year") on their website with allows this board to recognize the new Phenom II X6 processors and the new C3 stepping CPU's as well. Better late than never. My system is still running stable, cool, and fast with this motherboard and...
  • Cons: None except that when the new AMD Bulldozer chips are released next year, it will require a new AM3 board with DDR3 RAM. Maybe by then, I can find a great deal on a board to replace this one!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Clarence L., Newegg
2 July 2010
  • Pros: None yet
  • Cons: The board was DOA but like it's layout buying another and RMA this one. Have one unhappy grandson unless he uses mine to play LTOR. So he bugs me to play on mine. Hve bought a lot of things from newegg so not worried about replacement. Just had to buy another to avoid the wait.
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