Archived News July 2003

 

New BIOS 30/07/03

Model: EP-8K9A
BIOS: 8K9A3723.BIN (D200)
Date: 07/23/2003
Fixed:
1) Modified incorrect 5VSB display in Magic health. [Before modified: 5.34V; After modified: 4.98V]

Model: EP-8K9AI
BIOS: 8K9A3723.BIN (D200)
Date: 07/23/2003
Fixed:
1) Modified incorrect 5VSB display in Magic health. [Before modified: 5.34V; After modified: 4.98V]

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Posted 10:50, Wednesday, July 30, 2003

 

New EP-8RDA3G/+ BIOS

Model: EP-8RDA3+
BIOS: 8RD33721.BIN (A300)
Date: 07/21/2003
Fixed:
1) Update BPL version to 3.09 for increasing memory stability.
2) Solved S3 resume fail S-ATA HDD.

Model: EP-8RDA3G
BIOS: 8RD33721.BIN (A300)
Date: 07/21/2003
Fixed:
1) Update BPL version to 3.09 for increasing memory stability.
2) Solved S3 resume fail S-ATA HDD.

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Posted 5:38, Friday, July 25, 2003

 

New BIOS 24/07/03

Model: EP-8RDA
BIOS: 8RD13716.BIN (A800)
Date: 07/18/2003
Fixed:
1) Update BPL version to 3.09 for increasing memory stability.

Model: EP-8RDA+
BIOS: 8RDA3716.BIN (A800)
Date: 07/18/2003
Fixed:
1) Update BPL version to 3.09 for increasing memory stability.

Model: EP-4PDA2+
BIOS: 4PD23716.BIN (C401)
Date: 07/16/2003
Fixed:
1) Solved AC97 audio had cracked sound when music playback.
2) Add Highpoint 372N new function of RAID 1.5. (RAID 1.5: Run RAID 1+0 function only using 2 pieces HDD), requires suitable driver update to coincide with BIOS.

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Posted 7:21, Thursday, July 24, 2003

 

New EP-8K9A2 BIOS

Model: EP-8K9A2
BIOS: 9A2N3702.BIN (1300)
Date: 07/02/2003
Fixed:
1)Added new K7 CPU data for information show. (for Athlon XP 2600+/2700+/2800+/3000+)
2) Use DRAM_CMOS to replace CF_CMOS for DRAM timing use. Because it would cause CMOS conflict.
3) Solve 'Security Option' set “system” item failure. (For FAE Technical Support Requirement.)
4) Add Bus_Parking_Item to support Bus Parking. (For FAE Technical Support Requirement.)
5) Disabled ATi RADEON 9700 Pro, 8500, 7500 Memory-WB-RW to patch ATi display card can’t install Win XP and 2K.
6) Solved new version ICS94228 clock generator will hang at post 2B(h).
7) Support clear CMOS after push alt-F2 to update bios bin file otherwise it would cause system display “CPU has been changed”.
8) Take off "on" value on Record_PWRON_Item. Because the function was failed.
9) Set RXD2 [7] to enable S2K bus to be disconnected function. (For FAE Technical Support Requirement.)
10) Solved some HDD cannot detect, after software reset. (For FAE Technical Support Requirement.)
11) Modify ROM_Sip_Mode to be Normal mode to solve C.C.Winstone 2002 burn-in unstable.
12) Incorrect 5VSB display at Magic health.

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Posted 14:54, Friday, July 18, 2003

 

New BIOS 17/07/03

Model: EP-8KRA2+
BIOS: KRA23714.BIN (CF00)
Date: 07/14/2003
Fixed:
1) Modify "USER Password Function" when set "USER Password Function" makes an error after PC restarts.
2) Modify CMOS data can be destroyed.

Model: EP-4PEA+
BIOS: 4PEA3711.BIN (FB00)
Date: 07/11/2003
Fixed:
1) Support IDE DMA Transfer.(To speed up Ghostpe.exe under DOS)
2) Update CPU micro code. For Northwood 478 Pin package. ( 1.CPU:0F29h ID=11h, D-1 2.CPU:0F25h ID=05h)
3) Patch can't install Win98SE (Korea version) when used Mx440 (64M or 128M memory) AGP VGA card.
4) Correct IDE DMA Item still shows DMA2 information at summary table when “IDE DMA transfer access” function disabled.

Model: EP-4GEA+
BIOS: 4GEA3709.BIN (6C00)
Date: 07/09/2003
Fixed:
1) Support IDE DMA Transfer.(To speed up Ghostpe.exe under DOS)
2) Update CPU micro code. For Northwood 478 Pin package. ( 1.CPU:0F29h ID=11h, D-1 2.CPU:0F25h ID=05h)
3) Patch can't install Win98SE (Korea version) when used Mx440 (64M or 128M memory) AGP VGA card.
4) Correct IDE DMA Item still shows DMA2 information at summary table when “IDE DMA transfer access” function disabled.
5) Patch copy big size file cause data lose when used HPT372N.

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Posted 11:00, Thursday, July 17, 2003

 

Press Release - 4PDA2+ Rev 2

New Generation Of EPoX 865PE Mainboard, 4PDA2+V2.0, A Combination of Performance and Style!
EPoX 4PDA2+V2.0 blends intelligent features and elegant outlook, to create a perfect platform for users that demand both superior performance and style.

[TAIPEI, 11th July 2003]—EPoX, a world-renowned mainboard company, today unveils a new generation of its 865PE mainboard, 4PDA2+V2.0.

In addition to all the superior specifications and features found in the original version, the advanced 4PDA2+V2.0 comes with a fresh new outlook and brings an abundance of new features, including Aggressive Memory Mode (AMM). It is also packed with generous accessory bundle, adding a S-ATA Hot-Plug bracket.

Aiming to provide extra gear of performance, various valuable features have been added to 4PDA2+V2.0 to enhance user experience. This includes the intelligent Aggressive Memory Mode (AMM), the latest EPoX BIOS technology that reduces delays within the Northbridge chip to optimize memory usage, coupled with aggressive timings to improve performance. It works not only for 800MHz FSB but is equally "aggressive" on 533MHz FSB.

As manifested in the 4PDA2+V2.0, the mainboard new color scheme not only creates a simple yet sophisticated appearance, but also helps to simplify mainboard installation. It embodies the idea of color matching that offers an effortless and intuitive way to set up the system. To benefit from the dual channel DDR, users only need to plug memory modules into DIMM slots of the same color. Its yellow IDE sockets are color-matched with the connectors on the bundled round cables preferred by enthusiasts. Furthermore, the colored front panel header helps to sort out the mess normally associated with wires from front panel.

4PDA2+ V2.0 maintains the high level of performance as the original version. It provides 2 extra S-ATA ports from Silicon Image SiI3112A that not only delivers a bandwidth up to 150MB/s but also accommodates future SATA on ATAPI (AT Attachment Packet Interface) hardware such as CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, and CD writers. In addition, 4PDA2+ V2.0 exploits the SATA specs by providing a S-ATA Hot-plug bracket to let users remove and plug in external S-ATA drives without powering off the system. From the on-board HPT372 RAID controller, 4PDA2+ V2.0 introduces the new RAID 1.5 that delivers RAID 0 performance and RAID 1 data security capabilities with just two hard drives.

The first generation of the 4PDA2+ was launched in May. Within a short period, it has won a great number of the awards both on the Internet and in the press throughout the world, as its performance, stability and immense overclocking potential has won the hearts of journalists and end-users alike. Caring through innovation is the EPoX’s tradition. With the presence of the evolutionary 4PDA2+V2.0, users enjoy more exceptional experience.

For further detail information, please refer to EPoX UK official website: http://www.epox.org/ or contact us via e-mail to sales@epox.org.


Key & Enhanced Features

  • Intel 865PE + ICH5R Chipsets

  • Supports Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron processor @400/533/800MHz
    FSB

  • 4 DDR DIMM slots (2 in purple) support up to 4 GB, DDR 266/33/400 with
    dual channel architecture

  • 1 AGP 8X slot; 5 PCI slots; 8 USB 2.0 (4 at rear panel)

  • 6CH CODEC with S/PDIF-out interface

  • 2 P-ATA yellow IDE ports (up to 4 IDE devices) with UDMA-33, ATA-66/100
    support

  • 2 P-ATA purple IDE ports from HPT-372 with RAID 0,1,0+1,1.5 support

  • 4 S-ATA ports from ICH5 and Sil3112A with RAID 0,1 support

  • 3 IEEE 1394a ports; Gigabit LAN

  • 2 Ultra ATA Rounded IDE cables; 2 Serial ATA cables with power adapter;
    IEEE 1394 Cable with 2 connectors; 1 SATA Hot-plug bracket with game port

  • On board Post Port LED display; PowerBIOS with Aggressive Memory Mode;
    Magic Flash, Magic Health; Magic Screen

 

Posted 7:18, Friday, July 11, 2003

 

New Q3 2003 Brochure

A copy of our Q3 new 2003 mainboard product brochure is now available for download, please click on the image below to download the brochure (2.20MB).



 

Posted 9:42, Tuesday, July 8, 2003

 

New EP-8RDA3+ BIOS

Model: EP-8RDA3+
BIOS: 8RD33630.BIN (8D00)
Date: 06/30/2003
Fixed:
1) Disable S2K C1/C2 disconnect.

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Posted 9:07, Tuesday, July 8, 2003

 

New BIOS 07/07/03

Model: EP-4PCA3+
BIOS: 4PC33703.BIN (AC01)
Date: 07/03/2003
Fixed:
1) Solved AC97 audio appears cracked sound when playing music.

Model: EP-4PGAI
BIOS: 4PGA3703.BIN (8E01)
Date: 07/03/2003
Fixed:
1) Solved AC97 audio appears cracked sound when playing music.

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Posted 10:51, Monday, July 7, 2003

 

New EP-8K9A2+ BIOS

Model: EP-8K9A2+
BIOS: K9A23623.BIN (9800)
Date: 06/23/2003
Fixed:
1) High Point 372N have to change chipset version to 06h for solving 372N unstable.
2) Patch ClockGen unstable.
3) Support to clear CMOS after Alt-F2.
4) Set RXD2[7] to enable S2K bus disconnect function.
5) Remove 'on' value on Record_PWRON_Item because the function has failed.

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Posted 9:18, Friday, July 4, 2003

 

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