Archived News July 2002


M762A Specifications

Specifications for the MPX based dual Socket A mainboard which has been in retail here in the UK for the past few weeks have now been uploaded.

Read the specifications here 

Posted 12:49, Thursday, July 25, 2002


4SDM series BIOS

Model : EP-4SDM, 4SDM+, 4SDM2, 4SDM2+
BIOS : 4SDM2722.BIN (F700)
Fixed :
1) Solved CPU temp too high 49~53°c
2) Fixed some CPU use default ratio will not get correct CPU ratio
3) Show PC3200 in POST when DRAM clock over 200Mhz

Download the BIOS here 

Posted 9:15, Thursday, July 25, 2002



Model : EP-8KTA3, 8KTA3+
BIOS : 8KT32729.BIN (xxxx)
Fixed : Updated HighPoint to V2.32

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Posted 9:23, Tuesday, July 23, 2002


EP-8RGA+ Press Release

EPoX’s first NVIDIA nForce2 IGP/MCP-T motherboard -EP- 8RGA+

EPoX’s endeavor to provide users with a combination of cutting-edge system performance and industry-leading motherboard technology has yielded yet another exciting product. EPoX, whose name has become synonymous with quality and performance, upholds this paradigm with the release of the NVIDIA nForce2 -based EPoX 8RGA+ for today’s fastest AMD Athlon XP and Thoroughbred processors. The NVIDIA nForce2 enhances upon the trendy and ultra-fast nForce predecessor. EPoX will take this to a whole new level by delivering unparalleled performance, the most robust feature set, and a definitive multimedia experience to the mainboard industry with the 8RGA+. This motherboard is a must have for the overclocking enthusiasts and the everyday user alike!

July 16, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)- Last year, NVIDIA astounded the world with the introduction of their exceptional nForce motherboard chipset to accompany the fine AMD Athlon processors. NVIDIA spiced up the mainboard industry with superior performance and a speedier GeForce2-powered integrated video. The new nForce2 will make the proven nForce chipset even faster and better. Now, EPoX, as a tier-1 manufacturer, partners with NVIDIA to bring the ultimate gaming revelation. Additionally, EPoX combines the best-integrated NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, USB 2.0, IEEE1394a (Firewire), Dual-LAN support to provide users with one of the best mainboards or even game serverboards on the market.

The Finest Specifications:

Targeted at the high-end/performance sector, the EP-8RGA+ is designed with the NVIDIA nForce2 IGP northbridge and MCP-T to harness the speed of AMD's latest Thoroughbred processor through HyperTransport technology. EP-8RGA+ features an integrated NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics core, 3 memory slots for up to 3GB of DDR400 memory based on NVIDIA’s revolutionary Dual-DDR Architecture, 6 PCI slots, a useful Smart card interface for memory sticks, and a ground-breaking 8X AGP slot. Moreover, the southbridge MCP-T supports Dolby Digital 5.1 interactive content audio, and the fastest UDMA ATA133. It is also equipped with dual-LAN via 3-Com and NVIDIA ethernet controllers for an instant network access. In addition, the onboard IEEE1394a (Firewire) and USB 2.0 support the latest digital devices, and finally all the overclocking tweaks an enthusiast can dream for.

Overclocking and Stability:

Enthusiasts value EPoX’s quality motherboards because they have an awesome overclocking potential, while maintaining impeccable system stability. EPoX continues this tradition by giving the 8RGA+ support for all the voltage and clock adjustments one will need to break speed barriers with. The EPoX 8RGA+ offers fantastic overclocking features like modifiable CPU, memory, and AGP operating voltages plus CPU Clock functions in the BIOS for the enthusiast’s convenience. While EPoX’s users can also take advantage of the Magic Health function which monitors all the vital functions of a system would need.  

Posted 13:35, Tuesday, July 16, 2002


EPoX at

EPoX Mainboards are now available from the UK's largest online retailer, Never before has it been easier for the British public to purchase EPoX mainboards.

See selection of EPoX boards here 

Posted 14:52, Wednesday, July 10, 2002


BT-DG-02 Specs Uploaded

Specifications of the new EPoX BT-DG-02 USB Blutooth dongle that can be used with ANY motherboard can now be seen in our accesories section.

Read the specifications here 

Posted 14:23, Wednesday, July 10, 2002


EP-8K5A2+ Press release ....

Jul. 8th, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.) – The progress of PC is nonstop. DDR333 became the mainstream, and USB2.0 steps up as a necessity. To meet this trend, VIA introduces its newest super south bridge-VT8235. VT8235 supports USB2.0 and 8X V-link, and Ethernet Mac that enriches the specification of KT333 chipset.
EPoX’s newest EP-8K5A2+ is based on KT333 chipset paired with VT8235 in south bridge. It offers the features that everyone has been long waiting for, the USB 2.0 and built-in LAN connector. This 8K5A2+ has one the highest specifications among all the KT333 mainboards currently available in the market.

The Boldest Specifications:
EP-8K5A2+ is designed support the newest AMD Socket A processor. It features 3 PC 2700 DDR memory slots, up to 3GB of memories, 6 PCI slots, 1 4X AGP, built in 6-channel audio, USB 2.0 on SB, EPoX’s onboard debugger post card, 2 extra IDE ports by High Point 372 and 10/100MB fast Ethernet controller in chipset with external VIA VT6103 physical Layer by RJ-45 connector.

Fastest Overclocking Capabilities:
EPoX is well known for its capabilities to consistently produce overclocking and stable mainboards over the years. EPoX tradition is once again proven with its newest EP-8K5A2+ mainboard. With its target intended for the High End Performance PC market, it also delivers superb over-clocking abilities for the gamers by having both adjustable CPU Vcore and CPU Clock functions. EPoX has also made both the memory and AGP voltage to be adjustable for users’ enjoyment. In addition to boost up performance, EPoX also consider the safety for the pricey computer equipment. EPoX’s newest system monitoring function "Magic Health" will show you the vital signs of the system’s main components, which can help you manage the computer system accurately.

Added Value Functions:
The EP 8K5A2+ is built with the High Point 372 chip, which supports IDE RAID 0, 1, 0+1 to enable the hard disks backup and increases performance. To improve the efficiency of installation, EPoX 2 digit debug LED enable users to diagnose and correct any installation error quickly and efficiently. 

Posted 10:49, Wednesday, July 10, 2002


M762A Available

The long awaited M762A dual socket A AMD MPX based mainboard is now available in the UK.

Featuring Intel 82559 LAN, 3 x 32bits (33MHz) PCI slots, 2 x 64bits (66MHz) PCI slots, 1 x AGP slot @ 4 x AGP, Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets, supporting up to 3.5GB, this board has shown already at various International tradeshows its ability to outperform the competition which sits in a glass cabinet whilst ours remains powered and running for the entirity of the show !

Read the specifications here 

Posted 8:48, Thursday, July 4, 2002


New BIOS 03/07/02

Model : EP-8KTA, 8KTA+, 8KTA2
BIOS : 8KTA2624.BIN (3F0F)
Fixed :
1.) Add menu item can disable AC97 speaker beep when system booting.

Model : EP-4B2A, 4B2M, 4B2M+
BIOS : 4B2A2625.BIN (A700)
Fixed :
1) Solved ACPI S3 resume CPU temperature not correct
2) To support Watch-Dog function in Clock_Gen
3) Support Intel Celeron CPU

Model : KT-133M , KT-133M+
BIOS : KT0M2624.BIN (AA1E)
Fixed :
1) Added menu item can disable AC97 speaker beep when system booting

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Posted 16:52, Wednesday, July 3, 2002


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