At MHz and above, your memory clock will match the front side bus speed. A quick note about this board and an explanation as to why we haven’t reviewed it as soon as most. There were two models, one had extra IDE ports connected to a RAID controller along with a diagnostic module that displayed the status on a two digit seven segment display. This site uses cookies. It’s one of the most stable boards I’ve yet seen, something I maybe couldn’t say about EPoX in the past.

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Lets take a look at the board spec. AGP supports 1x, 2x 3. Performance results So we’ll be seeing results from 2 points with our graphs: More performance at stock clocks and our little increase when running asynchronous. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

For ages now, boards from different manufacturers but with the same chipset are often withing a percentage point of each other. Be sure to run a recent BIOS! This board would have been favoured by technicians partly because of this, but also because it would have almost certainly been more reliable, was fairly cheap, and was ep-83ka forward compatible with processors and RAM that was yet to be released.


Review: EPoX EP-8K5A2+ – Mainboard –

I was a bit hasty in releasing a review of the board where I could see no discernable difference in the two modes since other reviews had shown a difference and a chat with EPoX UK assured me the board did run asynchronous. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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Onto the performance conclusion where we’ll also touch on some issues pertaining to the Athlon XP platform in general. You also have a pair of USB2. As far as overclocking the board went, large front side bus was easy.

Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. A pleasure to test, the 8K3A is fast and stable. Mister G Kids A daily comic about real stuff little kids say in school. Starting in the top left area we have the main ATX power connector and the 3-phase power regulation circuitry and components that feed the CPU socket with power and in turn the rest of the board.

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Overclocking I wont dwell on overclocking for long except to prove the effect of overclocking the front side bus and letting the CPU have greater bandwidth.

The floppy and IDE connectors are placed, ideally for this reviewer at least, on the right hand vertical edge of the board and aligned vertically. It’s this graph that most people are going to see and think, “what’s the benefit of running DDR then? So we’ll take a look at performance from a number of angles.


All completely stable I write this at that speed, on this board, as you read!

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Write a review Reviews will be active after verification. Apart from that, the board is quite fully featured. I’ll skip the CPU Multimedia numbers except to say that there is a very small but detectable rise in the results when you go up to asynchronous mode. Just how motherboards should be. However with regular air coolers the socket rotation shouldn’t be an issue. The ATX case header is also properly labelled, something you don’t see on all boards and I eplx able to connect my case headers without having to refer to the manual ep-8k3z is a nice rarity.

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