Here were the timings we were able to achieve: Subscribe to our Newsletter. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. 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 information can be obtained here:

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Review: EPoX 8RDA+ nForce2 – Mainboard –

Here were the peox we were able to achieve:. The Port80 diagnostics card on the lower right hand corner is an invaluable tool for anyone who likes to tinker with their system.

Not only was the performance of the nForce well below expectations but it took nearly half a year from launch date till the chipset would be widely available. Symantec Eppox Firewall, PC-Cillin, and Symantec Ghost are some excellent products that you should consider using if you don’t already have something similar.

All in all, we didn’t encounter any issues with any of the listed memory timings and frequencies we were able to reach during these stress tests.

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The improvement in prefetch intelligence comes partially from an improvement in the prefetching algorithm that detects when to prefetch data streams.

However, the latest nForce2 unified driver package v 2. On the inside-back cover is a list of contact information should you require help. This meant that the nForce was essentially wasting all that extra memory bandwidth and when the onboard video was enabled, it used the 2.


March 5, Home Reviews News Forums. It’s been running flawless for 12 years. Latest News Latest Videos. When nVidia launched its nForce platform back in earlythe market was expecting to see a huge change in the way AMD Athlon processors would perform. However, I suspect many of you will be using just one of them. The optical support I particularly like because it gives you the best flexibility for connecting your digital audio receiver since there is also coax output.

Epox 8RDA+: Stress Testing – nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December

The AGP slot has a lot of room around it allowing for larger coolers. The following demos were run with SoundStorm sound 8rra. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

We must again note the lower Precharge to Active setting, which other motherboards not based on the nForce2 chipset either cannot achieve or simply don’t have the option of running at.

EPoX does give some treatment to technical support in the package. The combination of these two improvements to nVidia’s DASP results in very competitive performance and in some cases, a significant performance boost when using Dual DDR.

There are tech support emails and website addresses on the back cover of the manual for quick access, 8rds a list of common error codes and solutions listed near the front of the manual. Another Awesome Board from Epox!


A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job 8rsa never done. The solution would be to invest in some longer cables 24″ should be sufficientbut EPoX should really bundle 24″ cables in their box to overcome this quirk in their design. Northbridge a little close to the socket.

There shouldn’t be a single user out there that isn’t satisfied with these aggressive timings. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? Second, memory performance was to be upgraded to support Dual Channel DDR memory which was designed to give full memory capability to the latest AMD CPU’s as well as being able to route the extra memory bandwidth to the onboard graphics for the IGP versions and the Hyper-Transport protocols in order to produce a much faster chipset.

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

However, the location of these headers aren’t optimal. 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.

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