Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The first was that for whatever reason, Windows would not get passed the non-GUI portion of its install with a GeForce3 Ti installed. Actually, it is the cleanest that I have ever seen. 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. This situation is not present only with this motherboard, I’ve seen it now on about 3 different models all DDR boards from different manufacturers. Previous Page Next Page.

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Instead, what is provided here is the added PCI slot for a total of 6 on the board. These two LED displays come up with post codes which you find in the back of your motherboard manual.

It is something I felt should be mentioned, so a potential buyer does not inadvertently damage their board.

EPOX EP-8KHA Motherboard Mainboard

ThursdayAugust 09, Author: 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. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Previous Page Next Page. 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.

VIA KT266A Initial Roundup – October 2001

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.

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. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.


Located to the rear of the board’s DIMM memory slots, toward the top corner of the board, are some capacitors that are mounted near the corner. Judging from the board’s layout and design, it appears to me that EPoX has been listening to the DIY do it yourself builder and 8hka converted that feedback into this board.

The system would simply hang after the Starting Windows text prompt appeared after the first reboot in the installation process. One thing that is absent from the board are a lot of jumpers for configuration and overclocking.

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. Site design and front-end production by mike kane. I do actually take the time to completely install the board in a case when I’m reviewing it, to see if there are any “little” problems or issues that may have gone unnoticed.

Ritual of the Night Development USB – 2 standard rear connectors with 2 more headers on the board for a total of 6 possible. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. 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.

Epox 8KHA KT266 Motherboard Review

The utilization of V-Link is an important step up for computer motherboards. The correct settings are marked both in the manual and silk screened onto the board.


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.

Another positive note for the board, and for overclockers, is the use of active cooling on the North Bridge and a 3-phase power supply for the higher speed processor’s greater load.

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. eppx

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If the board stops on a certain code, you can look it up in your manual and find out exactly what rpox motherboard is telling you is not working. All the capacitors are well clear of the socket allowing for super large heatsinks to be installed. I am all in favor of having board makers going to a “jumperless” design, and EPoX has come very close for us on the 8KHA.

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. But will this affect the stability and overclockability. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Log in Don’t have an account? Riddle me this, batman; WTH is going on with Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.