View Full Version : Does anyone, here, have any here firsthand experience with the EPOX 8K3A+?
06-09-2002, 07:53 PM
Looking at reviews, some are very good, some have negatives. Overall, supposed to be a very fast board.
Does anyone here own one? What do you think. tomshardware mentioned crashes, has Epox ironed that out yet?
06-09-2002, 08:18 PM
I don't own an Epox, but from what I have read it's a very fast motherboard. At first I would have owned one, but I went with a MSI board and to be honest with you, I love it :) From what I have read, epox has been a readily overclocker and seems to be overall a good board, and as for crashes, I havn't heard that much. If I can put alittle bug in your ear it would be (MSI:))
06-09-2002, 09:38 PM
i dont' have that system, but i have an epox kl-133m next to me and i built a dual epox system for a friend, and they both work great, so i think you should be good, go for it my man. sinc. lurch
06-10-2002, 09:04 PM
I think DK has this board...let me ICQ him this link :)
Ah crap nm he has this one:
06-12-2002, 12:21 AM
Hi vserl. :)
I've been using the 8K3A+ board for the last few months and would be glad to try and answer any particular questions you have on it.
06-12-2002, 01:56 AM
For starters, Hi. Thanks for posting.
How do you like it? Would you buy it again?
What kind of RAM are you using? What are the particulars of your setup? Other components, etc.
How do you like it? Any problems, pecularities or quirks I should know about?
06-13-2002, 08:10 PM
For me it's a pretty good board. I had trouble getting the Highpoint IDE channels to work at first, but everything runs fine now.
A few issues worth noting:
1.) Memory bandwidth performance is a bit lower than other KT333 boards, depending on the BIOS that you use. Quite honestly though this only matters if you're a benchmark fanatic.
2.) The main issue with this board that is experience by a very large portion of users is the video tearing issue at FSB speeds of 200 MHz and above. So far I haven't heard of any updated BIOS that fixes the problem, so I'm guessing it is just a hardware issue with the chipset and this particular board.
On the plus side, Epox does release updated BIOS almost every other week too offer a bit more performance, and there are many different BIOS versions available for you to try out and see which works best for you.
Stability-wise I've been happy with the 8K3A+. Would I buy it again? I would probably hold out for the new KT400 motherboards due out shortly. Hope this helps. :) If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.