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Epox EP-8RDA+PRO Motherboard Manual

The CD actually contains some useful programs like Symantec Ghost and PC-illin which makes the package a lot more valuable. It contains a single language for clarity English in this case and includes everything from installation, to the BIOS, to bundled software documentation. At the front of the manual for easy reference is a table of common diagnostic LED error codes and solutions.

On the inside-back cover is a list of contact information should you require help. Like Asus, this shows commitment to customer satisfaction on EPoX’s part.

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With the exception of the Magic Flash and Magic Screen utilities, the rest of the utility software is very useful. Symantec Personal Firewall, PC-Cillin, and Symantec Ghost are some excellent products that you should consider using if you don’t already have something similar. Magic Flash is a tool that needs a lot of improvement. The interface is not particularly intuitive or obvious which is a dangerous thing when considering BIOS flashing.

I hope EPoX improves this tool. Plenty of room to install large heatsinks.

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The area around the socket is clear of any large capacitors and the only concern here would be the potential of the northbridge cooler blocking epoox CPU heatsink. In this case you may need to remove the northbridge fan, or modify one of the coolers to clear.


The socket itself is located about 50mm from the top edge of which should give you enough clearance to mount a large heatsink or 92mm fan without worrying about the ATX power supply blocking it.

There are four mounting holes to help hold compatible heatsinks and waterblocks. Northbridge a little close to the socket. There are coolers installed on the northbridge and southbridge.

The fan on the northbridge is a welcome addition for those looking to overclock their system especially if you’re planning on increasing the chipset voltage. However, the location of these headers aren’t optimal. Having them closer to the front of the motherboard would have been a better choice. This shows wisdom on EPoX’s part since there’s nothing more irritating than having to remove cards to flip a jumper or to plug in a USB extension.

The AGP slot has a ,anual of room around it allowing for larger coolers. However, longer videocards may have problems with the RAM clips getting in the way. EPoX is well aware of this issue and even took time to document it in their manual.

But to EPoX’s relief, most videocards are shorter in length these days. The frontpanel IO pins are color-coded for easy identification and installation most cases have their frontpanel wires color coded this way. In my Antec case 21″ tall fpox, the 18″ IDE cable did not have enough slack to reach. This is particularly annoying as there are customers who also use their 5.

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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. There are 4 USB 2. There are only 3 stereo ports on the manuql which means support for 5.

The optical support I particularly like because it gives you the best flexibility for connecting your digital audio receiver msnual there is also coax output. However, I suspect many of majual will be using just one of them. 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 means that you are not getting SoundStorm or nice 3Com Ethernet controllers.


A nice little feature is the displaying of PC health information “Magic Health” feature along the bottom of the initialization screen.

You can also choose to display a color image during boot-up as well and can be configured using the MagicScreen utility on the CD. EPoX does give some treatment to technical support in the package. There are tech support emails and website addresses on the back cover of the manual for quick access, and a list of common error codes and solutions listed near the front of the manual.

If you require more detailed support your only official option would be to fill out their online maunal form. This information can be obtained here: Warranty In formation Update – July 26, Manua, the time of publishing this article, the information concerning EPoX warranty was unclear as their website showed a typographical error that 8rra be interpretted as 1 or 2 years of warranty.

This has been clarified above. It’s been running flawless for 12 years. Hope I can find someone, who’s able to replace them.

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