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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [08.30.04]
Manufactured by: Abit, DFI, Foxconn, Gigabyte


Foxconn Software

I fully expected Foxconn to offer the crappiest software util, or none at all, but they actually included a nice little application for monitoring and tweaking. While it doesn't have the nicest looking or most usable interface, or the most features, it's... well... better than nothing!

First of all, all of the monitoring features are spread across three screens:

The fan monitor (where you can set the low limit)

Keep track of the voltages here, and set the high and low warning levels. I don't know why, but some of the rails weren't showing up at all.

And the temperature monitoring is found on its own page, where you can also set the high warning levels.

Believe it or not, there is a Windows-based overclocking section! Unfortunately, the ONLY thing that you can set is the clock frequency; you'll have to reboot and go into the CMOS to change your voltage settings, memory timings, etc.

The BIOS utility is actually quite well done, with support for both online and local file flashing.

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