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

Taking a couple steps back from the run of full featured high performance offerings, Sean takes a look at a mATX H55 based board from Foxconn.

| 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).

 

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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.

 

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

 

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