EPOX EP-4B2A DRIVER

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Heatsink Mounts With the introduction of the newer socket Pentium 4 architecture, motherboard manufacturers had to yet again redesign their layouts to support large heatsinks. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Epox use no thermal interface materials, but just stick the thing on top of the silicon core. The green BGA cooler is attached directly to the PCB by means of small plastic pegs, so it can be removed – just be careful not to chip the small i core while doing so.

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The processor socket is closely surrounded by tall capacitors on one side, potentially causing air flow issues. Ships with the following: Two fan headers are positioned near to the processor socket itself, and the third lies on the lower end of the board.

While the haut couture wasn’t inside the fancy box with an integrated carry handle, a bunch of other goodies were. Epox 4B2A i P4 Motherboard Review Sometimes you have e;-4b2a wonder if the amount of effort that goes into the packaging of a motherboard is indicative of the level of engineering vested in its design.

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Sometimes these important little fan connectors can get stuck in the most awkward of places, but this wasn’t the case eo-4b2a the Epox mainboard. Of course if the card doesn’t have the little PCB hook cut into it this won’t really matter much. The problem with this from a cooling perspective is that, closely placed capacitors can interfere with airflow around the processor, potentially leading to higher running temps. The proximity of capacitors to the processor has always been a bit of a double edged sword.

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The closer the capacitors are, the more interference is filtered out. While the situation is much more controlled than on AMD boards where some heatsinks dpox even fit on the board, draping power cables and capacitors can still muck up ideal air flow patterns. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. One is taken up by the processor heatsink, while the other two remain free for use with system fans, or graphics card cooling.

The BA is also used on I, I, and i chipset motherboards and is thus pretty standard at this point in the game. We weren’t impressed by this ‘solution’ very much needless to say.

A cable runs from the USB bracket and attaches to the lower-end of the motherboard. There are ep-4bb2a total e-p4b2a three fan headers on the 4B2A. In any case, the small socket is really too tiny to attach anything to, so a standoff is mounted to the PCB which the heatsink attaches directly to. The socket and socket architectures are not compatible by nature, but different heatsink manufacturers may offer dual purpose heatsinks.

Epox EP-4B2A Motherboard

The 4B2A is intended to offer users looking to jump on the new form factor Pentium 4 bandwagon a cost effective solution which skirts the previously expensive reliance upon Rambus RIMM’s. Epox 4B2A i P4 Motherboard. Personally, I would remove this cooler and at least peox down a coating of some good quality silicon thermal compound. The green BGA cooler is attached directly to the PCB by means of small plastic pegs, so it can be removed – just be careful not to chip the small i core while doing so.

That addictive “new motherboard smell” greeted us as we opened up the 4B2A box to discover a USB bracket, some drive cables and a really e;ox written manual. This is the first ep-42a we’ve had to rpox an Epox motherboard and I should say that we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the board and components – one look in the BIOS and you could tell a lot of work had gone into making this as good a solution as possible.

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Epox EP-4B2A

In our case, the Epox 4B2A looks epoz like a high-end fashion purchase than a cutting edge socket Pentium 4 ibased motherboard. Heatsink Mounts With the introduction of the newer socket Pentium 4 architecture, motherboard manufacturers had to yet again redesign their layouts to support large heatsinks.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Sometimes you have to wonder if the amount of effort that goes into the packaging of a motherboard is indicative of the level of engineering vested in it. The benefits are largely in terms of cost, and upgrade paths, but given our quest for absolute performance does the EP-4B2A really have the tools it needs to deliver competitive performance? Epox’s manual is clearly written and remarkably full of useful info to properly tweak the EP-4B2A into yielding the most from our 1.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. All of the fan headers are easily reachable and the need for super small fingers or tweezers in not necessary whatsoever. Sometimes you have to wonder if the amount of effort that goes into the packaging of a motherboard is indicative of the level of engineering vested in it.