The included CD contains a multiple number of device drivers and programs. We have gathered the settings here in a chart below. Audioactive Production Studio v2. However there is room for improvments even here and some of them we saw already on Chaintech 7NJS Zenith, higher voltage settings for the memory. PC Health is the built-in monitoring software which keeps an eye on temperature, voltage and rpm of the system fans. We have also tested the system with asynchronous bus speeds on CPU and memory.
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We must again note the lower Precharge to Active setting, which other motherboards not based on the nForce2 chipset either cannot achieve or simply don’t have the option of running at.
Overclocking is something that often needs to be analyzed through the different BIOS settings e;ox exist since the days of the “jumper” are long since past. We can only give VIA credit for their superb job with the new 4in1 device drivers, Hyperion v4. Before we end our performance tests we would like to take a closer look at the more advanced 3D-tests in SPECViewperf 7. Both the Epox site and newegg. Some users have experienced a Blue Screen of Death with nForce sound enabled in certain games.
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EPoX is one of the few manufacturers who still stick to the r8da classical scheme of colors which once was used by most manufacturers. Here were the timings we were able to achieve:. User-friendliness is also an important factor. Here you have the possibility to disable and activate the integrated features on the motherboard and make some general settings for the system.
Here the theoretical overclocking potential of the motherboard is valued through the use of practical tests. The Epox website shows the same thing for the plus and non plus models.
EPoX EP-8RDA – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP
We have also tested the system with asynchronous bus speeds on CPU and memory. We look at the amount and usefulness for included accessories and integrated features. Works very well and is very quiet. Since JK2 and Quake3 use the same graphics engine the differences between the systems get more or less unimportant, only the numbers differ.
Perhaps this only effects the serious overclockers, but still it is worth mentioning. Even if we did some changes in our test programs too, our order of operation remains the same.
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We have made some changes in the test system since the review of Chaintech 7NJS Zenith and therefore we do not use epkx results from that board in the tests. However there is room for improvments even here and some of them we saw already on Chaintech 7NJS Zenith, higher voltage settings for the memory. And this is of course another reason for us to look closer at overclocking, if not only to satisfy our own curiosity. Epox haven’t adopted any flashy colours for their PCB, preferring to keep it simple and stick with green.
The company has been dominating the video market ever since 3Dfx expired but during the latest months nVidia has shown up more and more in another context.
In 2-channel mode pink is mic-in and blue is line-in. PC Health is the built-in monitoring software which keeps an eye on temperature, voltage and rpm of the system fans.
Oct 6, Posts: Is it chocked full of USB and firewire ports, or is it just a plain and simple mainboard solution? Jul 13, Posts: TechBubbel Podcast — I want the Thoroughbred core right? Memory stress testing was conducted by running RAM at MHz and MHz with as many modules populated as possible at the most aggressive timings possible. The voltage for the memory is also a bit low, 2.
We have switched our testing program for MP3-encodning and now use Audioactive Production Studio which is e;ox on the Fraunhofer II-codec, a very demanding codec which after all gives a good result. The circuit offers two firewire-ports which are connected to the included panel. May 29, Posts: