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Old 08-03-05, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default EPoX 9NDA3J and + mini-heatsinks

Anyone else who has this board...I assume you guys got those mini heatsinks, too? They're pretty cool, but I have no idea what I should put them on. Did any of the rest of you use them?

They have that sheet inside that recommends putting them on something around the RAM, I believe, but the picture is so small and grainy I can't tell what it is.
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Old 08-03-05, 10:23 AM   #2
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I havent used mine personally. Im saving them in case I need some for a video card or ram stick some time. I still cant believe this board came with a freaking screwdriver
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Old 08-03-05, 10:25 AM   #3
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Yeah, that was pretty awesome. They really decked out the package. I got SO many cables and stuff and it's one of the best manuals I've ever used. Very thorough and easy to understand.

Plus, I don't know if the J had it, but that foldout with the blown up layout and the detailed description of what each part is...oh my God, it rocked so hard.

That screwdriver was a bit bulky though.
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Old 08-03-05, 11:09 AM   #4
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Hmm, might have to give EPoX a gander next time around.
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Old 08-03-05, 11:13 AM   #5
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They know how to put together an impressive package, that's for sure.

Do they have any nFORCE 4 boards out?
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Yup, awesome price too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123236

I'm glad I didn't get it though, the layout is really weird and wouldn't work at all in my case.
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Default Re: EPoX 9NDA3J and + mini-heatsinks

the J didnt have nay heatsinks, but it did have that awesome foldout sheet!
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Old 08-03-05, 12:03 PM   #8
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Yup, awesome price too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123236

I'm glad I didn't get it though, the layout is really weird and wouldn't work at all in my case.
Yeah, well that's because you touch yourself at night.

And that fold-out sheet was a life saver. It's so detailed and all-around perfect. I can't believe more manufacturers don't have something like that.
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Old 08-03-05, 12:14 PM   #9
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thats why i ALWAYS try to buy epox if i can.

We'll see how things work out with my Abit that is ariving to day.. hurry up Fedex!
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Old 08-03-05, 12:29 PM   #10
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Man, I just love how much of a non-hassle socket 939 is to put together. I didn't even have to use a screwdriver for the heatsink. It was SO easy to put on. I'm NOT going to miss the ol' Barton one bit.

I was also really surpised at the amount of mass that processor had. It was a heavy little guy.

People have complained about SATA1 and 2 being way too close to the AGP slot. I don't think it's too bad, when/if I end up using them, the cables will be like RIGHT there on my 6800, but it's not like it's going to kill anything/anyone.
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Old 08-03-05, 12:36 PM   #11
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And if I happened to pick up another 2 sticks of the same memory and threw them in, thanks to the Venice core, the RAM would work at DDR400 without any adjustment needed, correct? It has nothing to do with the board at all...as long as the board can support the additional memory (which it can), all speed related stuff is dependant on what the CPU can do, right?

I'd be forced to 2T, but again, that can be adjusted, right?
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Old 08-03-05, 12:37 PM   #12
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Default Re: EPoX 9NDA3J and + mini-heatsinks

I've got this motherboard as well. Got the mini-heatsinks, and put them where the instructions said - those small chips just to the north of the socket. Don't know if they do anything, but they look darn cool.
Love this motherboard. First computer I put together myself, and how impressed I was with just how easy this was. The only problem was that I went for a cheap case and ended up with not enough spacers for the motherboard. Thankfully, the store I bought it from were good about it, and gave me the extras.
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