Northbridge a little close to the socket. When it comes to AMD motherboards, I usually hold Epox in a higher regard then most other manufacturers. Symantec Personal Firewall, PC-Cillin, and Symantec Ghost are some excellent products that you should consider using if you don’t already have something similar. However, longer videocards may have problems with the RAM clips getting in the way. Ships with the following: This means that you are not getting SoundStorm or nice 3Com Ethernet controllers.

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The CD actually contains some useful programs like Symantec Ghost and PC-illin which makes the package a lot more valuable. It contains a single language for clarity English in this case and includes everything from installation, to the BIOS, to bundled software documentation.

When it comes to AMD motherboards, I usually hold Epox in a higher regard then most other manufacturers. 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 me down yet.

The area around the socket is clear of any large capacitors and the only concern here would be the potential of the northbridge cooler blocking the CPU heatsink. Magic Flash is a tool that needs a lot of improvement.


There are four mounting holes to help hold compatible heatsinks and waterblocks. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. 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. Plenty of room to install large heatsinks. The fan on the northbridge is a welcome addition for those looking motherbard overclock their system especially if motherboarx planning on increasing the chipset voltage.

Having them closer to the front of the motherboard would have been a better choice.

EPoX EP-8RDA – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP Overview – CNET

The frontpanel IO pins are color-coded for easy identification and installation most motherbooard have their frontpanel wires color coded this way. However, the location of these headers aren’t optimal. On the inside-back cover is a list of contact information should you require help.

EPoX does give some treatment to technical support in the package.

Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? March 5, Home Reviews News Forums. With the exception of the Magic Flash and Magic Screen utilities, the rest of the utility software is very useful.

Heck, a bland looking board that’s fast is far better than a slow pretty one right? 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.


This orientation is supposed to help provide the motherboard with cleaner power signals and reduce other interferences. However, I suspect many of you will be using just one of them.

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.

Epox EP-8RDA+ Motherboard Review

Ships with the following: An 8X AGP slot is also available for full-fledged videocars. This information can dpox obtained here: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. Latest News Latest Videos. In my Antec case 21″ tallthe 18″ IDE cable did not have enough slack to reach.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Like Asus, this shows commitment to customer satisfaction on EPoX’s epx. Northbridge a little close to the socket.