Foxconn's WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS

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The BIOS & Overclocking

The Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS is equipped with an Award / Phoenix v6.0 BIOS derivative, like most other popular motherboards shipping today. There are some rather unique features available in the BIOS, however, that aren't found in competing products...

The BIOS: WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS
Just The Essentials




Most of the WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS's BIOS menus contain options that are commonly found on a myriad of other products. The Standard, Advanced, and Chipset Features menus are home to common features for tweaking memory timings, assigning the boot order, setting the time and date, and enabling or disabling integrated peripherals. On the "BIOS Features" menu though, we found some Foxconn specific options that aren't very common. These "BIOS Features" are dubbed SuperBoot, SuperBIOS-Protect, SuperRecovery, and SuperSpeed. SuperBoot basically trims down the POST routine on warm-reboots to shave a few seconds off of the boot process and SuperBIOS-Protect prevents unwanted programs, like a virus for example, from overwriting the BIOS and damaging the board. Nothing revolutionary, but very useful nonetheless. SuperRecovery is a bit more interesting, however. SuperRecovery uses a hidden hard drive partition to backup data that will allow users to recover from a fatal error. Think of SuperRevoery as a basic version of Drive Image or Norton Ghost built right into the system BIOS. SuperSpeed is essentially a link to the "Frequency and Voltage Menu" where all of the overclocking tools are located, which unfortunately were quite few...

Overclocking Tools: WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS
Not For Hardcore Overclockers...


The Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS' overclocking tools are limited by today's standards.  Users have the ability to tweak CPU voltages, up or down, by a fraction of a volt (+.05v max / -.01v min), bus speeds between 200MHz and 350MHz are available in 1MHz increments, and the AGP/PCI clocks are locked at 66MHz/33MHz to maintain stability. However, there is an issue with the board's clock generator that prevent bus speeds above 233MHz from functioning. An updated revision of the board, with a new clock generator will be necessary to enable speeds above 233MHz. Needless to say, the Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS isn't for hardcore overclockers. We were able to use the 233MHz FSB without a problem though, so there is some fun to be had.

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