The fan on the northbridge is a welcome addition for those looking to overclock their system especially if you’re planning on increasing the chipset voltage. An 8X AGP slot is also available for full-fledged videocars. Since serial ports are not used as frequently with brandname consumer gear which has long since adopted USB, the serial ports have been relegated to headers along the bottom edge by the last PCI slot. I suspect the EPoX has made a mistake on their website by stating support for 8 USB devices since there are only 4 USB ports on the rear and one extra connector on the motherboard for a total of 6 devices. This means that you are not getting SoundStorm or nice 3Com Ethernet controllers.

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The socket itself is located about 50mm from the top edge of which should give you enough clearance to mount a large heatsink or 92mm fan without worrying about the ATX power supply blocking it. In my Spox case 21″ tallthe 18″ IDE cable did not have enough slack to reach.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. March 5, Magic Flash is a ep-8fda that needs a lot of improvement.

There are only 3 stereo ports on the back which means support for 5. There are tech support emails and website addresses on the back cover of the manual for quick access, and a list of common error codes and solutions listed near the front of the manual.


Hope I can find someone, who’s able to replace them. With the exception of the Magic Flash and Magic Screen utilities, the rest of the utility software is very useful. An 8X AGP slot is also available for full-fledged videocars.

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A nice little feature is the displaying of PC health information “Magic Health” feature along the bottom of the initialization screen. At the front of the manual for easy reference is a table of common diagnostic LED error codes and solutions.

Northbridge a little close to the socket. Warranty In formation Update – July 26, At the time of publishing this article, the information concerning EPoX warranty was unclear as their website showed a typographical error that can be interpretted as 1 or 2 years of warranty. However, I suspect many of you will be using just one of them. Like Asus, this shows commitment to customer satisfaction on EPoX’s part.

If you require more detailed support your only official option would be to fill out their online support form. That might explain why they’re always green Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?

When it comes to AMD motherboards, I usually hold Epox in a higher regard then most other manufacturers. Latest News Latest Videos. I hope EPoX improves this tool. This has been clarified above. Read on and find out. So far, this is the only nForce2 mainboard we have tested to feature twin VGA connectors where you’d typically find the serial ports. This information can be obtained here: The interface is not particularly intuitive or obvious which is a dangerous thing when considering BIOS flashing.


The AGP slot has a lot of room around it allowing for larger coolers.

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A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. The optical support I particularly like because it gives you the best flexibility for connecting your digital audio receiver since there is also coax motgerboard. In this case you may need to remove the northbridge fan, or modify one of the coolers to clear.

I find from a consumer point of view, Epox usually deliver a good mixture of value and performance, and I also like how openly the company embraces the enthusiast community. In the last year I’ve probably purchased at least seven Epox AMD motherboards for various machines, for both friends and family, and not one has ever let ep-r8da down yet.

This orientation is supposed motherboarc help provide the motherboard with cleaner power signals and reduce other interferences. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Yet another wicked board!