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smiffy 12th October, 2004 02:29 PM

8RGA versus 8RGA+
Hi All
Is the difference the same as the 8RDA and 8RDA+,No soundstorm?
Any other differences?Also what is the 12v aux connector feeding?Extra 12v for graphics in Northbridge or something else?Ta for any inf

jnansley 13th October, 2004 06:34 AM

AFAIK you are correct. The 12V connector is there because the Vcore regulation uses 12V to power the CPU instead of 5V on the 8RDA+ and earlier boards.

smiffy 13th October, 2004 11:57 AM

Thanks for help
looking at one for another folding rig but only got an Enermax 431 watt spaer at the mo which is naff on 5 v line but quite good on 12v line

jnansley 14th October, 2004 01:22 PM

Where are you purchasing it from that still has it in stock?

I paid a relatively high price for my first one. I wanted the IGP and MCP-T in a full-ATX board with Epox's power regulation quality. Didn't have too many choices.

The second time I *wanted* one, they were out of circulation in the USA, and I would be forced to pay an exorbitant $130. Oh well.

My board did not like running at 200mhz FSB. I didn't have that problem with MCP-T'less boards from another manufacturer. (which I would not have purchased if the 8RGA+ was available!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ET talk to your marketing folks!)

This was solved by increasing Vdd and attaching a 40mm fan to the NB sink (using superglue and some 6/32" nuts). Stable at 200mhz under 3dMark loops.

Very very nice board. I can't say that any product on the market now adequately replaces it - for the intended purpose, I would be spending quite a bit more to purchase an FX5200, a Via Envy PCI card, and any other old board.

smiffy 14th October, 2004 01:34 PM

Off of Ebay,can't find em new either,only for folding to go with the other 5 Epox rigs.Will just save the hassle of getting graphics card as well,not really interested in soundstorm or quality of GF4 MX onboard graphics.If for new machine would go AMD64 but wondering what the improvement would be over an XPM running at 2550MHz.I suspect possibly not enough to justify outlay unless I can get the 64 3000(or 3200)to 2400Mhz plus

SteveI 14th October, 2004 03:57 PM

For a folding rig, the 8rgmi would be a great choice... It has decent oc features, in mATX.

smiffy 15th October, 2004 11:14 AM

Hi SteveI
No worries,got an 8RGA coming and another 8K3A+ as well,thinks me should be buying shares in Epox :-)

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