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Bluetooth 5 Jan 2004

EP-9NPA+ Ultra

EPoX 9NPA+ Ultra is the first NVIDIA based K8 PCI-E solution from EPoX. This mainboard based on the new NF4 Ultra chipset supports the Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors. Some of the most interesting features on board includes the native support of 2 IDE ports that can form a RAID array with the SATA II ports offering 300MBps. This board supports a Gigabit Ethernet port and it comes with an embedded Firewall with Active Armour. Other goodies include 10 USB port support and 8 channel audio.

There are abundant overclocking features built onboard in the PowerBIOS. They include ram timing adjustments, voltage adjustments (vdimm up to 3.1v, Vcore). FSB up to 400MHz, Maxmemclk etc.

CPU Socket:
Support Socket-939 based AMD Athlon-64/ Athlon-64 FX 2.0GTs Hyper Transport processors with up to 4000+

System Memory:
Four 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
Support single-sided or double-sided 2.5v DDR-333/400 DIMMs with dual channel architecture in 128/256/512Mb technologies
Support Asynchronous clocking mode between FSB and DIMM
Support up to 4 GB system memory

Chipset
nVidia nForce4 Ultra AGPset

Expansion Slots:
Three PCI connectors compliant with PCI v2.2
Three PCI Express (x1) connectors compliant with PCI Express 1.0a
One PCI Express (x16) connectors compliant with PCI Express 1.0a

USB:
Ten USB connectors compliant with USB2.0 from embedded USB controller (4 connectors at rear panel).

P-ATA IDE:
Two IDE ports (up to 4 IDE devices) with UDMA-33, ATA-66/100/133 support from embedded IDE controller.

S-ATA II RAID:
Four S-ATA II ports from nForce4 Ultra with up to 300MBps bandwidth.

1394a:
Two 1394a ports with up to 400Mbps bandwidth from onboard VT6307 1394a controller

LAN:
1Gb Ethernet from onboard SimpliPhy Ethernet PHY.
Embedded Firewall with Active Armor(SNE)

Audio:
Selectable 2, 6 or 8-CH audio from onboard RealTek ALC85x ACíŽ97 v2.3 compliant CODEC.
Support Aux-In, CD-In, S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out
Rear panel audio jacks configuration;
For 2-channel mode; stereo Line-out (green), stereo Line-In (blue) and Mic-In (pink)
For 6-channel mode; Front stereo-out(green), Rear stereo-out (blue), Center and Sub-woofer (pink)
For 8-channel mode; stereo Line-In (blue), Mic-In (pink), Front stereo-out(green), Rear stereo-out (black), Center and Sub-woofer (Orange) and Side stereo-out(gray)
Support Front panel audio for Mic-In and stereo Line-out only. (Front panel Line-out electrically shared with rear panel Line-out)
Support Auto Jack Sensing for fool-proof audio device installation
Support SPDIF Coaxial output.
Support SPDIF Optical output

I/O:
Onboard Winbond W83627THF LPC I/O controller
Legacy peripheral interface for PS/2 keyboard & mouse, FDD, Parallel, One Serial, Game and IrDA (v1.0 compliant), íK
Support Hardware Monitoring function such as fan speed monitoring and CPU temperature sensing.
Support Smart FAN Control

BIOS:
4Mb Flash EEPROM with Award Plug & Play BIOS
Support ACPI S3 (Suspend To RAM) mode in ACPI compliant O/S (EP-9NPA+ Only)
Support EZ Boot for fast bootable device selection
Support Magic Health for system hardware status report during system boot-up

Special Features:
Support KBPO (Keyboard Power ON) function
Support Wake-On-LAN by PME
Support USB resume in S3(EP-9NPA+ Ultra Only)
Onboard Post-Port LED display
Support CPU Over Heat protect
Support CPU, Chassis and Power FAN speed control

PowerBIOS for excellent over clocking features:
Support Asynchronous FSB/DIMM timing mode
Support BIOS adjustable CPU clock and voltage, DIMM frequency and voltage settings.

Powerful utilities for Windows:
USDM (Unified System Diagnostic Manager) for system hardware monitoring
Magic Flash for BIOS update without requiring DOS flash utility and bootable diskette
Magic Screen for personal bootup screen design

Useful software bundle:
Symantec Norton Anti Virus and Wasay Pro Magic for system backup and security

Form Factor:
305mm x 245mm x 40mm, ATX Size

Accessories
UseríŽs manual, IO shield
CD for drivers, utilities and bundle software
Round IDE & FDD cables.
S-ATA data and power cable.
Game + COM Bracket cable.

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