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Renaissance BIOS, Software, And Accessories

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The Renaissance has wide enough frequency and voltage ranges in small enough setting increments to push most hardware combinations to the limit, though PCIe clock isn’t adjustable.

BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)

CPU Reference Clock

133 to 260 MHz (1 MHz)

Clock Multiplier Adjustment


DRAM Ratios

DDR3-800 to DDR3-2133 (266 MHz)

PCIe Clock

Not Adjustable

CPU Vcore

Stock -0.6 v to +1.260 v (0.010 v),

CPU VTT (CPU Uncore) Voltage

Stock -0.4 v to +0.5 v (0.010 v),

IOH (Northbridge) Core

1.017 v to 1.936 v (0.0275 v)

ICH (Southbridge) Core

Not Adjustable

DRAM Voltage

1.3875 v to 2.794 v (0.0375 v)


tCAS:3-18; tRCD: 3-15; tRP: 3-15; tRAS: 9-30

The Fox Central Control Unit menu provide basic clock control along with several submenus for CPU features, memory timings and voltage levels

Manual memory tuning mode requires adjustment of every available timing, since individual settings have no auto-detect feature. Voltage control is also significantly less elaborate than the menus found in several competing products.

We didn’t find any tuning software for Windows, but Foxconn was kind enough to include Norton Internet Security on the Renaissance support DVD.



Documentation & Software

Motherboard Manual


Reference Guide


Motherboard Driver DVD


3 x SATA Data Cable


1 x Foxconn Harp Riser Card


1 x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable


4 x 4-pin to 2-drive SATA Power Adapter


1 x SATA Data with Power Adapter Cable


1 x I/O Panel Shield

A few things that stand out in the Renaissance installation kit are its audio riser card and two SAS data/power combination cables. Four standard SATA cables are also included.

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