Archived News June 2003

 

New BIOS releases

Model: EP-8RDA3+
BIOS: 8RD33619.BIN (2400)
Date: 06/19/2003
Fixed Notes:
1) Fixed MCP2/A04 USB signal clock jitter.
2) Remove Ratio*9 item, because AMD CPU doesn't support 166*9 and 200*9.
3) Patch S2K C1/C2 disconnects function.
4) Define: No_Aggressive_Support.
5) Change BPL version to 2.94V.

Model: EP-4PDA2+
BIOS: 4PD23620.BIN (E401)
Date: 06/20/2003
Fixed Notes:
1) Added 'Aggressive_Memory_Mode' for MAX performance.

Model: EP-4PGAI
BIOS: 4PGA3623.BIN (0701)
Date: 06/23/2003
1) Support Willamette CPU at PCB2.0.
2) Added 'Aggressive_Memory_Mode' for MAX performance.
3) Specially show 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz extra string 'C.'
4) Solved SATA item Load Defaults does not correct.
5) Solved sometimes boot slowly and made noises from speaker.
6) Solved when using VGA Card [MX440] to install Korean Win98SE failure.
7) Solved Seagate SATA HDD S3 resume failure.

Model: EP-4PCA3+
BIOS: 4PC33625.BIN (6301)
Date: 06/25/2003
Fixed Notes:
1) Solved Seagate HDD S3 resume failure.
2) Improved memory bandwidth for higher performance.

Download the BIOS here 

Posted 16:30, Friday, June 27, 2003

 

KT600 Press Release

EPoX Announces VIA KT 600 Mainboard:EP-8KRA2+
Utilising VIA Apollo KT600 chipsets, EPoX EP-8KRA2+ is a feature-rich platform delivering higher level of performance and productivity for those value-minded users.


[Taipei, 25 June 2003] –EPoX Computer Co. LTD (EPoX), a leading developer of quality mainboards for AMD enthusiasts, announced a superb choice to pair with the latest AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ operating at 400MHz FSB, the EP-8KRA2+. Powered by the revolutionary VIA KT 600 and 8237, EP-8KRA2+ comes equipped with a rich set of specs — DDR 400 memory, AGP 8X graphics interface, Serial ATA RAID, IEEE 1394, and USB 2.0—delivering optimum application performance for gaming, home entertainment and business productivity, making it an ideal choice all round.

The AGP 8X slot supports all the latest graphics cards and six PCI slots offer plenty of expansion potential. There are three DIMM sockets which can accommodate up to 3GB of system memory. In addition to the standard IDE port, the mainboard comes loaded with 2 additional IDE connectors from HPT-372 controller for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 1.5 functions. On top of that, the onboard SATA controller provides two Serial ATA ports complete with RAID 0, 1 function. This brings the grand total of supported drives to ten.

For convenient peripheral connection, EP-8KRA2+ provides eight USB ports compliant with USB 2.0 (four at rear panel), and two 1394 ports with up to 400Mbps data transfer rate. The board also incorporates 10/100 Ethernet LAN for those who need straightforward network connectivity. The onboard AC'97 codec delivers not only 6CH audio but is equipped with intelligent "Jack Sensing", a user friendly feature to ensure those confusing audio jacks are plugged correctly.

As usual with EPoX, EPoX has added some handy features of its own to complement this offering. EPoX’s POST Port LED error-code display is a valuable troubleshooting device that shows the POST codes while the PC boots up. By looking up the codes in the manual, you can quickly detect the error without time-consuming process. Magic Health reports the system status for every boot up to help detect faults early. EPoX Power BIOS offers abundant excellent overclocking settings via BIOS. EPoX, in addition, designed Magic Flash, a clever utility for automatically updating BIOS in Windows environment, making DOS-based flash utility or bootable diskette a thing of the past.

Read the mainboard specifications here 

Posted 10:44, Thursday, June 26, 2003

 

New Specifications uploaded

Specifications for two new Micro ATX mainboards, the EP-8KMM3I and the EP-8RGMI (based upon VIA KM400 and NForce 2 IGP respectively) have been uploaded.

They can be found here :-

EP-8KMM3I
EP-8RGMI/+ 

Posted 13:05, Monday, June 23, 2003

 

NForce 2 Driver Package 2.78

Download of latest NForce 2 drivers with the following inclusion data :-

  • Audio driver 3.34 (WHQL'd)

  • Audio utilities 3.17

  • Network driver 3.13 (WHQL'd)

  • GART driver 2.78 (WHQL'd)

  • SMBus driver 2.75 (WHQL'd)

  • Memory controller driver 2.75 (WHQL'd)

  • IDE driver 2.70 In The Box (WHQL'd)

  • IDE driver 3.07 Full Driver

  • Installer 3.22


  • Suitable for Windows 2000 and XP only.

    nv278_2k_xp.exe 

    Posted 12:09, Sunday, June 15, 2003

     

    New BIOS 12/06/03

    Model: EP-4PDA2+
    BIOS: 4PD23611.BIN (3401)
    Fixed:
    1) Support PCB2.0. (VR9)
    2) Solved High Point 372N RAID0 copy large files data lose.
    3) Add [Fast Cs Item] and [Intel CPC Item] for memory performance.
    4) Support Willamette CPU at PCB2.0.
    5) Support BoardCom 5705, 5788, 5702 PXE function.
    6) Add [AMM - Aggressive Memory Mode Item] for support Fatest performance.

    Model: EP-8RDA+
    BIOS: 8RDA3609.BIN (8700)
    Fixed:
    1) Update BPL to V3.02 R1.
    2) Support auto detect Thorton CPU.
    3) For fix MCP2/A04 USB signal clock jitter.

    Model: EP-8K9A / EP-8K9AI
    BIOS: 8K9A3609.BIN (2900)
    Fixed:
    1) Modify ROM_Sip_Mode to solve C.C. Winstone 2002 burn-in unstable.
    2) Added new K7 CPU data for information show. (For Athlon XP 2600+/ 2700+/ 2800+/ 3000+)

    Download the BIOS here 

    Posted 7:34, Thursday, June 12, 2003

     

    New EP-4PCA3+ BIOS

    Model: EP-4PCA3+
    BIOS: 4PC3306.BIN (8501)
    BIOS Date: 06/10/2003
    Fixed:
    1) Support PCB2.0 (VR9).
    2) Add [Fast Cs tem] and [Intel CPC Item] for memory performance.
    3) Support Willamette CPU at PCB2.0.
    4) Support BoardCom 5705, 5788, 5702 PXE function.
    5) Special show 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz extra string "C."
    6) Solved SATA item Load Defaults incorrect.
    7) Solved sometimes boot slowly and made noises from speaker.
    8) Solved failure of installing Korean Win98SE when with VGA Card [MX440].
    9) Solved Seagate SATA HDD S3 resume failure.

    Download the BIOS here 

    Posted 11:01, Wednesday, June 11, 2003

     

    New EP-4PDA2+ BIOS

    Model: EP-4PDA2+
    BIOS Date: 06/06/2003
    BIOS: 4PDA23605.BIN (3101)
    Fixed:
    1) Particularly show 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz extra string "C."
    2) Solved SATA item Load Defaults is not correct.
    3) Solved sometimes boot slowly and made noises from speaker.
    4) Solved failure of installing Korean Win98SE when with VGA Card [MX440].
    5) Solved CPU temperature too high.
    6) Solved Seagate SATA HDD S3 resume failure.

    Download the BIOS here 

    Posted 8:25, Friday, June 6, 2003

     

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