Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra Review
Subject: Motherboards | March 29, 2005 - 01:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
HardOCP has reviewed the Epox 9NPA+ motherboard based on the nForce4 Ultra chipset. I actually had a review of this board ready for print this morning, and it should go live tomorrow some time.
However, there was one strange thing I encountered with the 9NPA+ ULTRA — its lack of overclocking ability. In testing the board, I only was able to get it to a 250MHz FSB and at that speed, the board wasn't as stable as I would've liked. It ran everything I threw at it, but Prime95 would only run for short bursts, the longest being 5hrs. I really expected more overclocking prowess from this board, especially given the voltage settings allowed in the BIOS and in light of the fact that other nForce4 solutions have broken the 300MHz FSB mark with ease.