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Socket A Is Coming: Test of 10 Boards

Epox EP-8KTA

BIOS-Version: August 14, 2000

Board Revision: 1.2

The Epox 8KTA had a few problems during our test. After mounting a CD Windows 98 crashed completely, but Windows 2000 ran without any flaws. The error can probably be eliminated with a new BIOS.

The AGP slot is quite a different story because installing the graphics card requires a certain amount of skill. In other words: If the card does not fit exactly it does not work.

Only ABit and Epox offer six PCI slots. Both also offer an ISA slot - in case you have an older card. The processor voltage can be adjusted between 1.3 and 1.85 V via DIPswitches.

The rest (FSB) is comfortably done in the BIOS. Officially Epox allows a maximum memory of 768 MB. Other boards take advantage of the full potential of the chipset and allow up to 1.5 GB. There was nothing wrong with the performance.