Foxconn X38 mobo has dual memory support

COMPUTEX — We’ve seen a good number of motherboards based on Intel’s X38 chipset at Computex, but Foxconn’s appears to stand out from the crowd.

This board has a total of six memory slots, and it supports both DDR3 memory at speeds of up to 1333MHz and DDR2 memory running at up to 1066MHz. Other X38 boards, by comparison, have either DDR3 or DDR2 support only.

Other than dual memory support, Foxconn also says the board features durability-enhancing solid state capacitors, much like Gigabyte’s recent mobos.

Update: Actually, it looks like MSI’s upcoming X38 Diamond also has DDR2 and DDR3 memory support, even though MSI didn’t point it out when it was showing the board to us.

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    • MadManOriginal
    • 13 years ago

    I thought X38 was supposed to be DDR3 only. Interesting to see it’s not, complicates my decision around August time a bit.

    • m32001
    • 13 years ago

    What the hell is a solid state capacitor?

    • albundy
    • 13 years ago

    just remember you cant have DDR2 and DD3 at the same time. I don’t like the legacy stuff like IDE, FDD, Parallel/serial ports. They are totally useless these days. Are those a total of 16 USB ports? Would be nice to include some Firewire ports too with those memory sticks coming out in 1394 flavors.

    • UberGerbil
    • 13 years ago

    How are those six DIMM slots distributed? I’m guessing 4xDDR2 and 2xDDR3? (That would make the most sense, since DDR3 can go to higher capacities eventually, and DDR2 is the cheap/dominant form today).

      • Xylker
      • 13 years ago

      Exactly correct. In fact, if you look at the MSI boards in the story just below this, you will see that they have 6 DIMM slots as well, and they are clearly keyed differently in a 4+2 fashion.

    • Kent_dieGo
    • 13 years ago

    I own a Foxconn motherboard. Talk about lack of support. The BIOS that shipped with the MB was the only version ever released. It has cold start problem requiring reset. The SATA cotroller will not work if FSB is overclocked 1 MHz. The HD LED is inactive with SATA activity. Spend an extra $20 and buy an Asus.

      • AModestProposal
      • 13 years ago

      I own a Foxconn mobo and my father has several. No idea what problems you are speaking off as everything works fine 100%.

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