Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2

..:: Introduction ::..

With the recent release of Intel’s i975X chipset, we’ll likely be seeing a bit of a price drop on some of the “older” products, namely i945P and i945G motherboards. The i945P chipset has been out for some time now, but the performance differential between it and it’s two bigger brothers is quite small on the grand scheme of things. These boards offer both solid performance, as well as an excellent value in many cases. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of those i945P motherboards, the Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2. We’ve already seen what Foxconn’s i955X motherboard can do, now it’s time to see how the i945P offering takes to our punishment.


..:: 945P7AA-8EKRS2 Specifications ::..


  • Designed for Intel® Pentium 4 Processors w/533/800/1066MHz FSB
  • Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology



  • North Bridge : Intel i945P
  • South Bridge : Intel ICH7-R
  • ITE IDE RAID Controller
  • Dual Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • TI IEEE1394 Controller
    Realtek ALC880 HD Audio CODEC



  • 4 DDR-II DIMM Slots
  • DDR-II 533/667MHz RAM
  • Max: 4GB


Expansion Slots

  • 1 x PCI-E x16
  • 2 x PCI-E x1
  • 3 x PCI
  • 3 x UDMA/133/100/66
  • 2 x IDE RAID
  • 1 x FDD
  • 4 x SATA
  • 8 x USB 2.0 (Total)


Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial, 1x IEEE1394
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 7 x Audio I/O, 1 x Coax Audio
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ-45 Ports