How to Install the EpoX
Last updated: 12/6/2001
Setup the CMOS.
58. Boot-up the Computer. You may see a CMOS
checksum error. Ignore it. Enter the CMOS Setup by pressing the
Delete key when prompted.
59. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press the
60. Check the CPU settings again.
61. Enter the Standard CMOS Features and set the
correct date and time and Esc to the Main Menu.
I also change the settings for drives not installed
to "none" and leave the others set to "Auto."
62. Enter the Integrated Peripherals Setup and disable
Onboard Serial Ports 1 and 2. This computer does not use either serial
port. Disabling both ports frees-up IRQs for other devices.
63. You may want to change the parallel port settings
to conform to your printer. The ECP/EPP setting works with most recent
64. If you are not going to use USB, disable that
as well. If you disable it, also disable Assign IRQ for USB in the
PNP/PCI Configurations Menu.
65. Enter the PNP/PCI Configuration and change PNP
OS Installed to YES.
66. Esc to the Maine Menu, and select Save & Exit
the CMOS Setup and press the Enter key. The remaining CMOS default
values are ok for this computer.
67. Build-up the rest of the computer
to Build a Computer with an AMD Socket A Athlon or Duron Processor.
the USB cable and header supplied with the motherboard. Plug the cable
into the USB2 port on the back of the motherboard. The red wires go
towards the two pin 1's. See the picture at the end of this article
for one that has been installed. I would not activate more USB controllers
than needed for the USB devices to be plugged into the computer. They
69. Download and install the 4-in1
drivers from VIA's web site. However,
in this case, after installing them and restarting Windows, If Windows asks
for the location to the drivers after restarting, point it/browse to C:\windows\system.
70. The drivers for the onboard 8233
Southbridge chip audio are/were located on the same page as the 4-in-1 drivers. To
install them on windows XP, click Start, Settings, Control Panel (Category
View), Performance and Maintenance, System, Hardware, Device Manager, Other
Devices, right-click Multimedia Audio Controller, Update Drive..., select
Install form a list or specific location (Advanced), Next >, Search for
the best driver in these locations, uncheck first box, check second box (Include
this location in the search:, Browse, and go to where you have downloaded
the driver (floppy disk, network drive, etc.), select the folder for the
operating system and version you have installed (in this case, WINXP), OK,
71. If you want to install a plug-in soundboard
there is no need to install the audio drivers. Before installing the
board, disable the onboard audio in the CMOS Setup, Integrated
Peripherals, Onboard PCI Device, Enter, VIA-3058 AC97 Audio, Page Down to
disable, ESC, ESC, Save & Exit Setup, Y. If
you have Windows XP installed for example, to get rid of any
onboard soundboard driver ruminants click Start, Control Panel, Switch to
Classic View (I wish they would stop changing things and adding step to get
where I want to go!), Hardware, Device Manager, and verify that the Multimedia
Audio control is no longer present.
The third computer we built with this motherboard is shown
to the right.
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