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Foxconn H55MX-S (H55 Express) Micro-ATX Motherboard - Power Usage and Heat Tests

By: Sean Kalinich | Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:21 am
TweakTown Rating: 78%Manufacturer: Foxconn

Power Consumption


We are now able to find out what kind of power is being used by our test system and the associated graphics cards installed. Keep in mind; it tests the complete system (minus LCD monitor, which is plugged directly into an AC wall socket).






Power consumption at idle speeds was very good. The H55MX-S was the light drinker out of the group. However, when we put the board under load it really sucked down the power.


Heat Generation


As a new measure, we are now monitoring the heat generation from the key components on the motherboard; this being the Northbridge, Southbridge (if it contains one) as well as the Mosfets around the CPU. The results are recorded at idle and load during the power consumption tests.






Heat at both idle and load was nominal and nothing to really talk about.


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