Also, which other nForce2 boards have the integrated nVidia sound, overclock well and are reasonably priced? While we weren’t able to hit MHz, we did get to MHz. We have even done a few different tests with memory frequencies on the nForce2 card to further explore the problems with asynchronous memory speeds. Unfortunately EPoX offers no digital sound output which makes it impossible to use the Dolby Digital support for the card. On AMD-systems it is however worse since the manufacturers themselves control the design of the motherboard. Log in Don’t have an account? For DualDDR to be activated there must always be a memory module installed in dimm slot three.
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PC Health is the built-in monitoring software which keeps an eye on temperature, voltage and rpm of the system fans. We recommend that you at least equip the cooler with a small fan if you consider using high FSB-speeds.
We took the chance to run through some performance tests during this overclocking to se how much of an increase we could achieve.
Epox 8RDA+: Stress Testing – nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December
SK-7 is out of stock The pattern is the same as in the earlier tests except for the fact 88rda Soyo KT Dragon Ultra seems to have grasped the longest straw. Jul 13, Posts: RGrizzzz Ars Praefectus Tribus: Then it might even be best to change the whole cooler to a more efficient one.
The possibilities to overclock are very good, but unfortunately there is also a setback here. Some users have experienced a Blue Screen of Death with nForce sound enabled in certain games.
Wed Mar 12, Here were eppox results:. Tue Mar 11, 9: Won’t you please settle this for us. And as the synchronized speeds often demand less from the memory, we see no reason to use anything else but synchronized speeds in single channel on the nForce2 motherboard.
There is even two fullversion programs on the disc: On several motherboards, we have seen the memory slots being placed way to closely to the AGP-port which has made the changing of memory very difficult when a long AGP-card is installed. We have even done a few different tests with memory frequencies on the nForce2 card to further explore the problems with asynchronous memory speeds. Power Bios is the menu which together with Advanced chipset features stand for the overclocking possibilities of the motherboard.
A problem which in some cases can harm parts of the computer is really not something we are especially happy for. Aug 15, Posts: If you can’t fit everything you want into this motherboard, you won’t be able to with any other board aaudio the market. On AMD-systems it is however worse since the manufacturers themselves control the design of the motherboard.
EPoX EP-8RDA – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP
I’m gonna hold my breath for that to happen. Power bios also gives the user the opportunity to change the voltage for parts of the motherboard, which is very important for aaudio overclocking.
During our tests we used a solution of xx32bits and an update frequency of 85Hz. Incidently, from what we have seen thus far in nForce2 boards, it doesn’t seem like IDE RAID is being supported on very many models at all which is a shame.
nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December 2002
I just put together an 8RDA system for a friend. Advanced chipset features is the menu most often used as it is the one with the most interesting settings.
Epoz the positive parts we see that EPoX left a lot of space around the socket and the “four holes” which 8rfa again shows which market the card belongs in. Also, remember that these timings were achieved with the CPU Interface enabled, which boosts performance a bit. FSB overclocking is however depending on the motherboard and with AMD-systems there are other possibilities to run high bus speeds FSB when the processors are able to be unlocked, in difference to the Intel systems.
Audo during original clock-frequencies the cooler got very hot which shows that the nForce2 SPP chip generates quite a lot of heat. Thorough tests show how the performance of the motherboard is compared to competitive products on epix market.
A small disadvantage is also the location of the ATX contact which is a problem we unfortunately see on many motherboards today. We look at the amount and usefulness for included accessories and integrated features.