View Full Version : Epox 8K3AE FSB

06-08-03, 10:13 AM
Can somebody please make it clear to me whether the 8K3AE OFFICIALLY supports the 333 Fsb or not.

The newest cpu support pdf from epox says it supports up to the 2600+ on 333 fsb but the manual says the mobo can doe 266 max fsb.

I want to upgrade soon and i have to decide between
2400+ 266 fsb or
2600+ 333 fsb

I dont have money to buy a better mobo and i dont want to take chances by running 333 fsb if it is not officially supported.

06-08-03, 11:10 AM
It can support 333 FSB if Epox says so... The manual is outdated... Support of 333 FSB must've been added through bio flashes... dun believe a word i just said..

06-08-03, 11:59 AM
No. it's a kt266 board. You might be able to install a xp2100 Tbred b, do the L3 mod for lower multi's and oc it. It will only support the cpu's with the 266fsb (2x133), not the 333 chips.

06-08-03, 12:18 PM
As far as i know it's a KT333 it's the same as the 8K3a+ without raid and one less pci slot....

06-08-03, 12:23 PM
Its KT333CE rev

06-08-03, 01:48 PM
Dam i got crap for brains :rolleyes: Sry migra, you and SLK are right, it's a KT333 board.

It might/might not support the 333 chip. Check out the release notes for the latest bios for that board and see.

06-08-03, 06:08 PM
Actually it WILL work with any 266fsb CPU as long as you have the latest BIOS update. For the 333fsb. Its kind of a guessing game. It might or might not.

06-08-03, 06:22 PM
Here are the Notes on the Bios for the 8k3ae Epox Board

Bios date 10/25/02

Mainboard model name: 8K3AE
BIOS filename: 8K3E2A25.BIN (EF00)

Fixes in this BIOS:
Shutdown problem using APM solved
Added support for 2400+ and 2600+ CPU micro code
Solved minor compatability problems with Takram SCSI card
KB Led turned of after system shut down
Fan speed detection overflow sytstem crash issue, solved
AWDFLASH version updated to version 8.22A

Fixes included from previous BIOS:
Solved CPU reset coding issue AMD Duron
Show correct DRAM detection at post when memory over 200 MHz. is used
Added options for warning/shutdown temperature
Highpoint BIOS updates to version V2.32
Increased CPU temperature detection range -20 to 100 degrees
Updated Clock Control Setting by AMD's recommendation
CPU strings added for correct detection Athlon 2400+/2600+

Duz !!

06-08-03, 06:32 PM
It'll work fine.

06-08-03, 07:35 PM
From what I was able to dig up at EPOX ... it looks like the latest BIOS would indeed accomodate what you want ...