This chipset brought nVidia into the high point of chipset production, with greater support and performance than anything that SiS or VIA was able to produce. 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. One area where Epox really excels is with the manuals that come with this socket AM2 motherboard. Having them closer to the front of the motherboard would have been a better choice. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. The nForce 3 series came out just after the introduction of the Socket Athlon 64 came to market.
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Warranty In formation Update – July 26, At the time of publishing this article, the information concerning EPoX warranty was unclear as their website showed a typographical error that can be interpretted as 1 or 2 years of warranty. A nice little feature is the displaying of PC health information “Magic Health” feature along the bottom of the initialization screen.
The interface is not particularly intuitive or obvious which is a dangerous thing when considering BIOS flashing. It’s a win win situation really.
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The Port 80 card displays two-digit alpha numeric codes which help troubleshoot the status of a computer if something is amiss. The guide is written in plane english so novice users should find the whole process of putting a computer together manageable. At the front of the manual for easy reference is a table of common diagnostic LED error codes and solutions. 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.
Magic Flash is a tool that needs a lot of improvement. Beginning with the original nForce chipset for the AMD Athlon chipsets, nVidia had a very rocky start with extremely poor chipset and memory controller performance as well as a poor MCP – it simply was avoided like the plague.
So what options available that won’t break the budget when it comes to a dual videocard motherboard? Like any electrical device, keeping it cool is a good idea.
It’s been running flawless for 12 years. The CD actually contains some useful programs like Symantec Ghost and PC-illin which makes the package a lot more valuable. 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. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.
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One area where Epox really excels is with the manuals that come with this socket AM2 motherboard. I hope EPoX improves this tool. Epox was one of nforc first manufacturers to bring these kinds of tool to enthusiasts, and it’s great to see them make their way down to the mainstream products such as this nForce SLI based platform.
You can find products similar to this one for sale below. This has been clarified above. Like Asus, this shows commitment to customer satisfaction on EPoX’s part. However, the location of these headers aren’t optimal.
Rated as the under dog of the 3D kingdom when 3DFX ruled the roost, nVidia has not only silenced the 3DFX fans by buying out the company, is has moved beyond 3D graphics cards into the motherboard integration segment, with chipsets for motherboards.
The Port 80 diagnostics standard has been around for over a decade and is more useful than custom diagnostic LEDs or beeps. The nForce 3 series came out just after the introduction of the Socket Athlon 64 came to market. Entry level dual videocard capable motherboards do not cost much more than standard motherboards these days, so there’s no reason not to. Having them closer to the front of the motherboard would epos been a better choice.