I will take the mobo out of the case tonight, and see if I can resuscitate it somehow EPoX is well aware of this issue and even took time to document it in their manual. I swapped the CPU to a lowly Duron , same thing. Thu Mar 17, 4: The solution would be to invest in some longer cables 24″ should be sufficient , but EPoX should really bundle 24″ cables in their box to overcome this quirk in their design. Having them closer to the front of the motherboard would have been a better choice. However, there may be slight differences in store pricing or inventory compared to what is listed online.

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Epox 8RDA3+: code FF on power on – Ars Technica OpenForum

This has been clarified above. There are alot of overclocking features on this board, an ok RAID selection. Warranty In formation Update skund 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.

It’s an expensive socket A board, but it’s well worth it. Thankfully Epox has the code display right on the mobo. I am not eligible for this product.


EPoX EP-8RDA3+ – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP

Since you’ve got a Epox board, my first thought would be bad capacitors. This means that you are not getting SoundStorm or nice 3Com Ethernet controllers. Once I got it in, only 10 mins and I had my system restored.

Mar 23, Posts: For example, if you wanted to install a new video card in the computer, you purchase a video expansion card and soudn that card into the compatible expansion slot. Northbridge a little close to the socket. Hehe, that’s like saying “if it is dead, it is dead I understand and agree to the terms above and am in full knowledge of the product I am purchasing.

It has a LCD display that goes to the front of the case. Here’s a good site with pictures and info.

BIOS updates are a breeze in Windows with the software. Home Reviews News Forums. In my case, like yours, the persistant FF with no system activity indicates that the boot procedure won’t start. I recommend this board but SocketA is getting kind of old.

I hope EPoX improves this tool. 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. 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.


EPoX EP-8RDA3 PRO motherboards specifications

Feb 13, Posts: I just wanted to confirm the diagnosis with Ars community. Coupons are subject to change without notice. Like Asus, this shows commitment to customer satisfaction on EPoX’s part. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

EPoX EP-8RDA3 PRO – motherboards specifications.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Easy layout, everything is well marked.

Sometimes the capacitors just have a small bulge on their top, instead of beeing flat. The interface is not particularly intuitive or obvious which is a dangerous thing when considering BIOS flashing.

Mugur Ars Praefectus Registered: I even unplugged all peripherals. Hope I can find someone, who’s able to replace them.