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How to Install the EpoX 8KHA+ Motherboard
lbyard Dec-07-01 00:18 AM

INTRODUCTION. This article provides detailed instructions for installing the EpoX 8KHA+ DDR Socket A AMD Athlon/Duron Motherboard in a typical computer. The 8KHA+ is a very popular, high-performance motherboard featuring the VIA KT266A chipset and supporting all AMD Socket A processors in current production. For those wanting to build a new computer with this motherboard, the steps in this article are designed to dovetail with those in How to Build a Computer with an AMD Socket A Athlon or Duron Processor (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/1.htm) by replacing the motherboard installation steps in that article with detailed steps specific to the 8KHA+ in this article. We used Athlon XP 1600+ (1.4 GHz) processors, Thermaltake Volcano 5 heatsink-fans ("coolers"), and Antec KS282 cases (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Cases/antec/ks282.htm) with 300 Watt power supplies for the three computers built with the 8KHA+ while writing this article. Click http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/mb/epox/8kha/1.htm to read more. Larry

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1. RE: How to Install the EpoX 8KHA Motherboard
shad Jan-03-02 10:43 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Jan-03-02 AT 10:52 PM (GMT)

Hi Larry,
I have a Epox 8kha motherboard and a 1600 xp looking for a good case. I have my eye on a Antec SX830 but i'm not sure if AMD recomends the pp303x power supply for the 1600xp. Does the system run ok that you use in the artical How to Install the EpoX 8KHA Motherboard. I would go for the sx840 with the 400 watt power supply but my fund are a little low now. Any info would help.
Thanks Ron


The (Plus) disapeared when I posted. It should read Epox 8kha (PLUS).

2. RE: How to Install the EpoX 8KHA Motherboard
lbyard Jan-04-02 06:54 PM
In response to message 1
It all depends on how much stuff you plan to put into the computer. I have found that the Antec KS282 case (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Cases/antec/ks282.htm) with the PP303X 300 Watt ATX power supply to be a very good choice for the average Athlon XP computer (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/1.htm). I have built Athlon computers with that combination and four disk drives (floppy, hard disk, CD, DVD, zip, etc.) and have very good luck with them. I do not see the Antec PP303X on AMDís recommended list (http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_869_1039^1053,00.html), but the 400 Watt power supply is. The 300 Watt supply works just find, however. So far, I have built three of them with PP303X, 8KHA plus, and Athlon XP 1600 processors and all of them have been running for months. I would not hesitate to build a computer with the KS282 case, 300 Watt power supply, and an Athlon 1900 plus processor. I have an Antec SX840 case with the 400 watt power supply for a review. It is a beautiful case, but seems to be a bit overkill for all but servers and very loaded computers/workstations (and cooling fanatics). One readerís remarks on the SX830 case can be found here: http://duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID3/224.html. Larry

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