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Epox EP-7KXA Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Epox

The First KX133

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Epox was the first major motherboard manufacturer to adopt and
produce a board based on the second generation of Athlon chipsets,
the VIA KX133. Being a long supporter of most of VIA chipsets, especially
during the time of the now-dead socket 7 genre, Epox has a reputation
for building high quality products that are readily available to
the consumer market. This new board has been no exception.

Unlike Asus with their K7M motherboard, Epox has a less tight relationship
with the mogul, Intel, so their promotion of the EP-7KXA is more public.
There will be no whiteboxes sent out to consumers, and the Epox web site
is currently actively showing the EP-7KXA on the front page.

Let's start out the review by looking at the motherboard specifications.

Motherboard Specifications

CPU Socket




VIA 371 North Bridge

VIA 686A South Bridge

Form Factor


Bus Speed Options

83; 88; 90; 95; 100; 110; 115MHz


1.50v - 1.80v; in 0.05v increments

Memory Slots

3 DIMMs (PC100, PC133, VC100, VC133 supported)

Expansion Slots

5/1/1/1 Configuration (PCI/ISA/AMR/AGP)

AGP Support

4x AGP Core

USB Support

4 USB Ports


Award Bios

Memory Recommendations:

As always, for any Athlon system running at PC133 speed, recommends:

Mushkin PC133 222 SDRAM -

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