EPoX EP-8KHA+ VIA KT266A/686B AGPset 200/266MHz FSB 3DDR/6 (32-bit)PCI

MPN: EP8KHA+
Product Details
Quick Glance
System Board Style ATX
Interface Connection Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini), Floppy - 34 pin Header, IDE - ATA/EIDE/ATAPI 40 pin Header, Keyboard - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Mouse - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
Processor Socket AMD® Socket A (Socket 462)
System Chipset VIA® Apollo KT266A
Memory Technology DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member zimmy - Jul 2, 2003   

Strengths: OVERCLOCKING

Weakness: not enough ram

the best board i've had yet looking forward to my next epox board. i have yet to have a problem with this board.i just keep it clean and it works fine.

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5 Star Review   By member T_H_EG_O_D - May 8, 2003   

Strengths: performance and STABILITY and price

Weakness: none in my opinion

i had this mother board for qiute a while and I just recently """"upgraded""" even though in the end I would swear I downgraded lol I curently am running a msi kt3 ultra 2 ....with a xp 2200 on my epox I has a XP 1800 with 768 megs of ddr 2100 now I have 1 gig of 333mhz ddr on my msi and id swear the epox system was faster !!lol i am not impressed with any of the 5 MSI systems i have currently and regret ever getting rid of it ....the guy that bought it sure loves me lol as far as the heatsink fitting issue I found no problem water cooling it I had it overclocked to unreal levels for a while stability was never an issue I have been building pc's for about 7 years and do a lot of work with them I dont think ill stray too far from epox again they may not look fancy like some but if looks are all that matter than you have a big PROBLEM lol I miss my epox !!!!!!!!!

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5 Star Review   By member coolzzy - May 29, 2002   

Strengths: Very fast, and very stable.

Weakness: speakers beep when turned on, kinda loud if your speakers are turned up.

This board rocks. Easy setup and installation. I run it with an AMD XP 1700+ with all sorts of goodies. I have a thermaltek Volcano 6CU, and my temperature is 98 at idle and 104 under max load. I just love it! Its very easy to over clock, and i've experimented and gotten up to 1900+, though not very stable at this speed. I run winXP Pro, and have NEVER had a crash in 8 months, and i run all sorts of games/appz constantly. Best bang for the buck.

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4 Star Review   By member cyberdude61 - May 18, 2002   

Strengths: Ease of use

Weakness: Manual unhelpful for tweakers !!

I was using an ECS K7S5a but it only 3D benchmarked at 1437. Dropped in this MoBo, and it went to 4528 immediately, without any tweaking. Now I need to set about adjusting it to get the best out of my 1.4 TBird and Prophet II Titanium. I should also point out that I,m running 512 MB 266 DDR, DDR Graphics and The TBird is 266 FSB ! Not bad for straight out of the box !! Recommended !! Pete the Pom Written in the UK

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5 Star Review   By member Kanavit - Apr 26, 2002   

Strengths: Reliable flawless operation, completely compatible with Windows xp. Athlon XP support and very fast.

Weakness: Resistors to close to socket. Some heatsinks may not fit.

The price was the best part of this board from epox. It gives you DDR support plus is Athlon XP compatible. In 3dmark2001se, this board scored very well, particularly in game1 low detail. I like the hardware monitoring system. Very reliable no system crashes in windows xp, and so far has not given me any problems whatsoever. I will continue to use epox.

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5 Star Review   By member Pulveriser - Apr 8, 2002   

Strengths: Ease of Installation....Overclockability....

Weakness: ATX power connector too close to CPU. The AC 97 codec audio pops and headphone out sucketh..

This was my first attempt at building a pc.... Usually my tech brother does it for me, but I did it and was able to pull it off without a hitch....}8^) I'm used to ABIT boards, but this EPoX board has won me over, no Raid, but I'm not going to need that until my next upgrade....

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2 Star Review   By member AlanHawk - Apr 3, 2002   

Strengths: Over all, it's a good board

Weakness: Epox STILL has almost the worst tech support in the mother board manufacturing industry, wich is why my local retailer stopped carrying their products. Particular complain with this board: can't use a

I was lead to believe by your review that this is the best XP board Epox makes for the AMD line of chips, it's not. I also assumed that the heat sink you recomended with this board was one AMD had tested for their processors, it isn't. In fact, NONE of the heat sink companies you have listed in your shopping engine meet the 3 criteria that a smart shopper needs 1) is it recomended by AMD 2) is it recomended for the speed of chip I have, 3) will it fit on the motherboard. Some met 2 of the criteria, but NONE met all 3, the most important one being, will it fi

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4 Star Review   By member lrbenson - Mar 17, 2002   

Strengths: Since Epox has updated the bios drivers for this board it is one of the most impressive mobo's under 100.00 on the market. My AMD XP 1800 has no problems and the board is fast! Overclocking king for $

Weakness: Resistors a little close to the CPU socket could interfere with the placement of some heatsinks.

Since the newly shipped boards are coming with a newer bios update that already supports the AMD 1800+ and dealt with the stability issues from the newer KT266 chip set this is a complete package board now. I personally would have liked to have the IDE raid option but for under 100.00 I won't be greedy. This mobo has shown that Epox is still a top contender in the market and that if they put a little time into the bios they can have a superior product.

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5 Star Review   By member mlaing33 - Mar 7, 2002   

Strengths: Easy to setup. No problems. Great for the beginner. Price.

Out of all the motherboards I have setup this is the easiest. It doesn't matter whether you have been setting up PC's all your life or you are just trying it for the first time. This is the best and most price effiecent. I have seen other motherboards that are KT266A that were given a higher review but they were more expensive. Stablity is a problem no matter what board you use, don't let that sway you from getting this motherboard.

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3 Star Review   By member kartkas - Jan 28, 2002   

Strengths: Easy to set up. Never had any problems with compatability.

Weakness: Very Unstable.

Works well with all hardware. Doesn't work as well as an MSI K7T266PRO2RU which are a lot more stable and more importantly, look a whole lot better. The Epox is good for money but for the few extra dollars can be greatly improved on.

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Product Details
Quick Glance
System Board Style ATX
Interface Connection Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini), Floppy - 34 pin Header, IDE - ATA/EIDE/ATAPI 40 pin Header, Keyboard - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Mouse - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
Processor Socket AMD® Socket A (Socket 462)
System Chipset VIA® Apollo KT266A
Memory Technology DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Summary
Product Title EPoX EP-8KHA+ VIA KT266A/686B AGPset 200/266MHz FSB 3DDR/6 (32-bit)PCI
Manufacturer EPoX
Power Score 4.3 | 11 Reviews
CPU + Northbridge Support
Bus Speed: 266 MHz
Memory Support
Max System Memory: 1.5 GB
Connectors
Number of PCI Slots: 6
Additional Features
Video Bus: AGP 4X
Controller Type: Floppy Controller, Ultra DMA 100, Ultra DMA 66
Physical Specifications
Width: 305 mm
Depth: 245 mm
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
General
Category: Motherboards
Class: Memory/Processor Product
Additional Specifications
Processor Class: AMD Athlon
SKU: DEP8KHAPLUS
Description: ePoX EP-8KHA+ VIA KT266A/686B AGPset 200/266MHz FSB 3DDR/6 (32-bit)PCI - alternate
Number of AGP Slots: 1
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member zimmy - Jul 2, 2003   

Strengths: OVERCLOCKING

Weakness: not enough ram

the best board i've had yet looking forward to my next epox board. i have yet to have a problem with this board.i just keep it clean and it works fine.

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5 Star Review   By member T_H_EG_O_D - May 8, 2003   

Strengths: performance and STABILITY and price

Weakness: none in my opinion

i had this mother board for qiute a while and I just recently """"upgraded""" even though in the end I would swear I downgraded lol I curently am running a msi kt3 ultra 2 ....with a xp 2200 on my epox I has a XP 1800 with 768 megs of ddr 2100 now I have 1 gig of 333mhz ddr on my msi and id swear the epox system was faster !!lol i am not impressed with any of the 5 MSI systems i have currently and regret ever getting rid of it ....the guy that bought it sure loves me lol as far as the heatsink fitting issue I found no problem water cooling it I had it overclocked to unreal levels for a while stability was never an issue I have been building pc's for about 7 years and do a lot of work with them I dont think ill stray too far from epox again they may not look fancy like some but if looks are all that matter than you have a big PROBLEM lol I miss my epox !!!!!!!!!

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5 Star Review   By member coolzzy - May 29, 2002   

Strengths: Very fast, and very stable.

Weakness: speakers beep when turned on, kinda loud if your speakers are turned up.

This board rocks. Easy setup and installation. I run it with an AMD XP 1700+ with all sorts of goodies. I have a thermaltek Volcano 6CU, and my temperature is 98 at idle and 104 under max load. I just love it! Its very easy to over clock, and i've experimented and gotten up to 1900+, though not very stable at this speed. I run winXP Pro, and have NEVER had a crash in 8 months, and i run all sorts of games/appz constantly. Best bang for the buck.

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4 Star Review   By member cyberdude61 - May 18, 2002   

Strengths: Ease of use

Weakness: Manual unhelpful for tweakers !!

I was using an ECS K7S5a but it only 3D benchmarked at 1437. Dropped in this MoBo, and it went to 4528 immediately, without any tweaking. Now I need to set about adjusting it to get the best out of my 1.4 TBird and Prophet II Titanium. I should also point out that I,m running 512 MB 266 DDR, DDR Graphics and The TBird is 266 FSB ! Not bad for straight out of the box !! Recommended !! Pete the Pom Written in the UK

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5 Star Review   By member Kanavit - Apr 26, 2002   

Strengths: Reliable flawless operation, completely compatible with Windows xp. Athlon XP support and very fast.

Weakness: Resistors to close to socket. Some heatsinks may not fit.

The price was the best part of this board from epox. It gives you DDR support plus is Athlon XP compatible. In 3dmark2001se, this board scored very well, particularly in game1 low detail. I like the hardware monitoring system. Very reliable no system crashes in windows xp, and so far has not given me any problems whatsoever. I will continue to use epox.

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5 Star Review   By member Pulveriser - Apr 8, 2002   

Strengths: Ease of Installation....Overclockability....

Weakness: ATX power connector too close to CPU. The AC 97 codec audio pops and headphone out sucketh..

This was my first attempt at building a pc.... Usually my tech brother does it for me, but I did it and was able to pull it off without a hitch....}8^) I'm used to ABIT boards, but this EPoX board has won me over, no Raid, but I'm not going to need that until my next upgrade....

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2 Star Review   By member AlanHawk - Apr 3, 2002   

Strengths: Over all, it's a good board

Weakness: Epox STILL has almost the worst tech support in the mother board manufacturing industry, wich is why my local retailer stopped carrying their products. Particular complain with this board: can't use a

I was lead to believe by your review that this is the best XP board Epox makes for the AMD line of chips, it's not. I also assumed that the heat sink you recomended with this board was one AMD had tested for their processors, it isn't. In fact, NONE of the heat sink companies you have listed in your shopping engine meet the 3 criteria that a smart shopper needs 1) is it recomended by AMD 2) is it recomended for the speed of chip I have, 3) will it fit on the motherboard. Some met 2 of the criteria, but NONE met all 3, the most important one being, will it fi

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4 Star Review   By member lrbenson - Mar 17, 2002   

Strengths: Since Epox has updated the bios drivers for this board it is one of the most impressive mobo's under 100.00 on the market. My AMD XP 1800 has no problems and the board is fast! Overclocking king for $

Weakness: Resistors a little close to the CPU socket could interfere with the placement of some heatsinks.

Since the newly shipped boards are coming with a newer bios update that already supports the AMD 1800+ and dealt with the stability issues from the newer KT266 chip set this is a complete package board now. I personally would have liked to have the IDE raid option but for under 100.00 I won't be greedy. This mobo has shown that Epox is still a top contender in the market and that if they put a little time into the bios they can have a superior product.

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5 Star Review   By member mlaing33 - Mar 7, 2002   

Strengths: Easy to setup. No problems. Great for the beginner. Price.

Out of all the motherboards I have setup this is the easiest. It doesn't matter whether you have been setting up PC's all your life or you are just trying it for the first time. This is the best and most price effiecent. I have seen other motherboards that are KT266A that were given a higher review but they were more expensive. Stablity is a problem no matter what board you use, don't let that sway you from getting this motherboard.

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3 Star Review   By member kartkas - Jan 28, 2002   

Strengths: Easy to set up. Never had any problems with compatability.

Weakness: Very Unstable.

Works well with all hardware. Doesn't work as well as an MSI K7T266PRO2RU which are a lot more stable and more importantly, look a whole lot better. The Epox is good for money but for the few extra dollars can be greatly improved on.

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4 Star Review   By member diggerdude - Jan 6, 2002   

Strengths: Easy to set up. Had no problems. Runs great.

Weakness: The manual lacked info but there is enough to do the install.

I'd recommend the board. Used a 1600 XP with a 36 CFM fan and CPU temp stays 102 deg.I like the on board temp sensor.

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