Instead, what is provided here is the added PCI slot for a total of 6 on the board. We hypothesized that this could be a problem of delivering sufficient power to the AGP slot for the higher clocked Ti however once Windows was properly installed, the Ti worked just fine. Previous Page Next Page. One of the reasons behind the super clean layout is Epox’s great ingenuity of placing the voltage regulators on the back side of the motherboard, thus reducing clutter around the top. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. We noticed no decrease in stability because of it.

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Epox 8KHA KT266 Motherboard Review

You know something is definitely going on when several board manufacturers delay the release of their product, or in some cases, pulling the product back completely until the issues could be solved.

Site design and front-end production by mike kane. Previous Page Next Page. The first was that for whatever reason, Windows would not get passed the non-GUI portion of its install with a GeForce3 Ti installed. The correct settings are marked both in the manual and silk screened onto the board.

If the board stops on a certain code, you can look it up in your manual and find out exactly what the motherboard is telling you is not working.

Riddle me this, batman; WTH is going on with ThursdayAugust 09, Author: Kyle also briefly touched on his theories about the KT situation in his last review of a different KT board posted here. Every other operation or function is controlled through the BIOS, including all of the board’s overclocking features, which we will get to in more detail shortly.


Epox 8KHA KT266

It appears now that the KT based motherboards are getting ready to step up to the call and start going head to head with the other DDR based solutions out on the market today. Subscribe to our Newsletter. All the capacitors are well clear of the socket allowing for super large heatsinks to be installed.

Epx, it is the cleanest that I have ever seen. Although the chipset was introduced to the public last year, the first KT boards seemed to arrive with different issues relating to system stability, and most of the boards received a less than warm welcome from the hardware spox community.

The utilization of V-Link is an important step up for computer motherboards. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. One thing that is absent from the board are a lot of jumpers for configuration and overclocking.

This is only an issue for those of you with many USB peripherals, which isn’t too uncommon these days.

Epox 8KHA KT Motherboard Review | PC Perspective

If the installer is unaware of the capacitors and simply sticks the drive in the case, shoving it rearward while mounting, they could break off or damage these components. Another point I did want to mention about the board’s physical properties is something that I’ve noticed lately with different boards and how they mount, or sit, in some small to medium cases. There are three 3-wire cooling fan headers on the board marked for CPU, power, and chassis. These two LED displays come up with post codes which you find in the back of your motherboard manual.


Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Although I know there are people out there somewhere that have an AMR device probably a modem in their system, I have yet to meet or talk directly to anyone that does. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Designed for the LANer, or if you have to transport your PC alot, this little white clip prevents the video card from being bumped out.


Ritual of the Night Development You won’t find any CNR slots on this board which is a welcome change from the unusable CNR slots we’ve become accustomed to seeing on motherboards.

It is something I felt should be mentioned, so a potential buyer does not inadvertently damage their board. You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

Located to the rear of the 8kba DIMM memory slots, toward the top corner of the board, are some capacitors that are mounted near the corner. If you are buying a mainboard soon and are thinking about OCing that board, you will certainly want to add EPoX to your list of possibles. Another positive note for the board, and for overclockers, is the use of active cooling on epod North Bridge and a 3-phase power supply for the higher speed processor’s greater load.

The layout around the Socket A is very, very clean.