Solved epox ep8npasli user manuals/drivers

Epox / Ep8npasli
December 12, 2011 at 22:37:07
Specs: Windows xp sp3, amd sempron (venice) 3400+, 2mhz, 2mb ram, 80 gb hard drive
hi all I'm a newbie to pc's so please bear with me i have just been given a tower with a epox ep8npasli motherboard inside but i have been looking allover for 2 Weeks to find a copy of the 2 original manuals that came with it but cant seem to find them its really frustrating me now can anyone help? also were would best place to download all drivers free for it?

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December 17, 2011 at 01:01:32
"i have just been given a tower with a epox ep8npasli motherboard inside"

Did you get it from someone who was the original owner ?
If yes, ask them if they have the manuals and the mboard CD for it .

I haven't been able to find any manuals for it, anywhere.
If you need info about header pinouts, etc., I have an Epox AD580XR (AM2, AMD main chipset) mboard that is no more than two years newer than your model that I have the manuals and CD for.
.........

"main chipset: (Northbridge) nvidia nforce4 SLi "

Nvidia drivers
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/inde...

Product type - Legacy
Product Series - nForce 4 series
Product - many types

"CPU Type: Athlon 64 / Sempron
FSB: 800MHz Hyper Transport (1600MT/s)"

Choose nForce4 SLI AMD or nForce SLI X16 AMD

NOTE that the main chipset drivers include Ethernet (network adapter) drivers.

Or - choose Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products - Motherboards Drivers
......

"Audio Chipset: RealTek ALC65X"

Sound drivers:
http://www.realtek.com/downloads/do...
...........


"LAN Chipset: VITESS VSC8201RX"

That's supposed to be VITESSE VSC8201RX
https://www.vitesse.com/products/pr...

Doesn't seem to be any drivers available on the Vitesse web site.
Doesn't seem to be any Vitesse drivers on the web either.

NOTE that the NVidia main chipset drivers include Ethernet (network adapter) drivers.
.....

The MSI MSI K8NGM2-FID motherboard also has the VITESSE VSC8201RX network adapter too.
http://www.findmysoft.net/drivers/M...

Excerpt:

VITESSE VSC8201RX/ Realtek 8201CL.
- Compliant with PCI v2.2.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s or 1000Mb/s (for VSC8201RX only)
VITESSE VSC8201RX only available on K8NGM2-FID
Realtek 8201CL only available on K8NGM2-IL, K8NGM2-L

K8NGM2-FID/ IL/ L support
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8NGM...

There are no drivers there for the two possible network adapters so I assume they're built into the NVidia drivers.
(That mboard uses different Nvidia drivers).
.........

"...you say the lan should be vitess? because mine has a nividia mcpo4 lan controler do i need to change that??"

Network adapters often have more than one model name - mcpo4 may merely be Nvidia's name for the Vitesse VSC8201RX .
If the network adapter works fine, you don't need to install different drivers for it.



#1
December 13, 2011 at 03:26:28
Normally you would easily get all the drivers free from the motherboard manufacturer's support website, but I'm afraid EPOX support seems to have vanished without trace, as has the company itself.

All the links I found in old posts on the various forums lead absolutely nowhere except "This domain is for sale".


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#2
December 13, 2011 at 05:04:40
Epox went out of business a long time ago so finding the manual & drivers is going to take some work. It would help to get the model number correct- EP-8NPA SLI . Newegg still has it listed as "out of stock" :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

From the above, you can determine the main chipset (nvidia nforce4 SLi), audio (Realtek ALC65X ), & LAN (Vitess VSC8201RX). Finding those drivers should be easy enough. The manual is probably going to be difficult.


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#3
December 16, 2011 at 14:22:57
i have managed to find out that epox has changed to supox and they have listings for vast range of previous epox motherboards on the left hand side of the page you need to use google translate or similar once on the rite page they have updates manuals drivers ect but nothing up to date i used the google translator to translate most of the page but it only translates some of the page the translated download link wouldnt let me download the manual so i managed guess my way to same page in chinese and it let me download 1 in chinese i just need to get it translated.any idea what programme will translate it for me? its in pdf also were would be best place to obtain motherboard drivers? as looking thru device manager the direct memory access controller,motherboard resources,programmable interupt controller,system board,nvidia pci system managment,numeric data processor,nforce hyper transport bridge,now have the AC97 audio and and nivida graphics card drivers but you say the lan should be vitess? because mine has a nividia mcpo4 lan controler do i need to change that??

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December 17, 2011 at 01:01:32
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"i have just been given a tower with a epox ep8npasli motherboard inside"

Did you get it from someone who was the original owner ?
If yes, ask them if they have the manuals and the mboard CD for it .

I haven't been able to find any manuals for it, anywhere.
If you need info about header pinouts, etc., I have an Epox AD580XR (AM2, AMD main chipset) mboard that is no more than two years newer than your model that I have the manuals and CD for.
.........

"main chipset: (Northbridge) nvidia nforce4 SLi "

Nvidia drivers
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/inde...

Product type - Legacy
Product Series - nForce 4 series
Product - many types

"CPU Type: Athlon 64 / Sempron
FSB: 800MHz Hyper Transport (1600MT/s)"

Choose nForce4 SLI AMD or nForce SLI X16 AMD

NOTE that the main chipset drivers include Ethernet (network adapter) drivers.

Or - choose Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products - Motherboards Drivers
......

"Audio Chipset: RealTek ALC65X"

Sound drivers:
http://www.realtek.com/downloads/do...
...........


"LAN Chipset: VITESS VSC8201RX"

That's supposed to be VITESSE VSC8201RX
https://www.vitesse.com/products/pr...

Doesn't seem to be any drivers available on the Vitesse web site.
Doesn't seem to be any Vitesse drivers on the web either.

NOTE that the NVidia main chipset drivers include Ethernet (network adapter) drivers.
.....

The MSI MSI K8NGM2-FID motherboard also has the VITESSE VSC8201RX network adapter too.
http://www.findmysoft.net/drivers/M...

Excerpt:

VITESSE VSC8201RX/ Realtek 8201CL.
- Compliant with PCI v2.2.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s or 1000Mb/s (for VSC8201RX only)
VITESSE VSC8201RX only available on K8NGM2-FID
Realtek 8201CL only available on K8NGM2-IL, K8NGM2-L

K8NGM2-FID/ IL/ L support
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8NGM...

There are no drivers there for the two possible network adapters so I assume they're built into the NVidia drivers.
(That mboard uses different Nvidia drivers).
.........

"...you say the lan should be vitess? because mine has a nividia mcpo4 lan controler do i need to change that??"

Network adapters often have more than one model name - mcpo4 may merely be Nvidia's name for the Vitesse VSC8201RX .
If the network adapter works fine, you don't need to install different drivers for it.


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#5
December 17, 2011 at 07:59:12
thanks for your reply. the guy i got the tower off doesnt have a manual ect for it,in the info you gave it says that audio chipset is realtek ALC65X! is that the same as AC97?? also when i go to device manager their is no yellow markers,but if i go thru all drivers individualy their is a number with no drivers they are PROGRAMMABLE INTERUPT CONTROLLER,SYSTEM BOARD,MOTHERBOARD RESOURCES,PROGRAMMABLE DRAM,DIRECT MEMORY ACCESS CONTROLLER,NVIDIA NFORCE PCI SYSTEM MANAGMENT,NUMERIC DATA PROCESSOR,NFORCE HYPER TRANSPORT BRIDGE. if click on driver tab it gives details of a driver,but when i then click driver details it says no files loaded.i then click update driver but after searching it says no files found can you please help and advise what to do for them all thanks

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#6
December 17, 2011 at 10:04:35
"the guy i got the tower off doesnt have a manual ect for it"

Was he the original owner of the mboard ?

If yes, he probably has the manual(s) and the CD somewhere, if he bothered to look.
Selling a system with a mboard without the manual is like selling a car without a jack - the manual (or the jack) is probably useless to him, so why keep it.

If no, can he contact the original owner, or provide that info to you so you can try that ?
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"audio chipset is realtek ALC65X! is that the same as AC97?? "

I got that info from the info on the newegg website, at the same link as riider pointed to in response 2.
ALC65X = the ALC65... series - it's a 6 channel AC-97 compliant codec chip.
AC-97 is merely a sound standard that was established in 1997.

"also when i go to device manager their is no yellow markers..."

If you mean no yellow !'s (exclamation marks), in that case, there is no problem.

"but if i go thru all drivers individualy their is a number with no drivers they are PROGRAMMABLE INTERUPT CONTROLLER,SYSTEM BOARD,MOTHERBOARD RESOURCES,PROGRAMMABLE DRAM,DIRECT MEMORY ACCESS CONTROLLER,NVIDIA NFORCE PCI SYSTEM MANAGMENT,NUMERIC DATA PROCESSOR,NFORCE HYPER TRANSPORT BRIDGE. if click on driver tab it gives details of a driver,but when i then click driver details it says no files loaded"

There's nothing wrong with that situation.

Main chipset "drivers" is a mis-nomer - they are mostly, or all, *.inf files - information text files - that inform the operating system about the capabilities of the main chipset. Often no drivers are needed for a main chipset device - the operating just needs to know what the device is - or in some cases drivers already built into the operating system are used - e.g. Microsoft's USB 2.0 support, if XP has SP1 or later Windows updates integrated into it.
.......

If you search the web with: EP-8NPA SLI
or EP-8NPAsli
you will find there are reviews of the mboard you can read to find more info about your model.

E.g.

Epox EP-8NPA SLI - multiple page detailed review:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mo...

A model in the same series

EPoX 8NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review - multiple pages
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews...
.....

Further info about my Epox AD580XR.

(Printed multi language ) User's Manual is dated Nov 6 2006.
For Epox, User's Manual = the full mboard manual.

There is also a printed multi language System Installation Guide.

The CD for the mboard has the drivers and Epox utilities for the mboard, but it DOES NOT have the *.pdf for the User's Manual or the System Installtion Guide.
That probably applies to your model too - the User's Guide is probably NOT on the mboard CD, even if you did find it,

It DOES have *.pdf files for:
- the sound
- the bios Setup settings (AD580XR_bios.pdf)
- The Thunder Probe utility
- the RAID features

Info about the RAID features is also in the System Installation Guide.

I DO have the User's Guide *.pdf file - I probably downloaded it from either the epox.tw web site, or from the epox store web site.
It's called AD580XR_English.pdf .

When Epox was going bankrupt, most of their regional web sites except epox.tw went offline, access to the epox.tw site was intermittant and poor - really slow - when it worked, and eventually there was a site in the US that was set up by former Epox employees where you could buy old stock and re-furbished (defective capacitors had been replaced professionally) Epox mboards - the epox store. That's where I bought the AD580XR mboard from, along with a spare bios chip. That site was still there, I think at least until late 2010 - www.epox-store.com - but it's gone now - they have probably sold all the mboards thet had. .
As I recall they had mboard manuals there you could download, but the drivers were to links on the epox.tw web site, which didn't always work.

There are some Epox mboard manuals on the web, but unfortunately the manuals for newer models are not among them.

http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/m...

Models probably made in 2002 or older:
http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/Archi...

EPoX Motherboard driver download
http://www.nodevice.com/driver/comp...

Last two pages - 14 and 15 - has User's Guides = mboard manuals

Click on the link.
Scroll down to Please, enter verification code.
Type the code in the grey box below that.
Case is probably important - whether the letters are upper or lower case.
Ignore any spaces between the characters.
Click on the BLUE Download button below that

In IE 8, a bar will appear below your toolbars at the top of the resulting screen - click on it and choose Download File
An Internet Explorer error message box will pop up - click on Retry.
A File Download Window will pop up on the resulting page - Save it

In my searches for a manual for your model I didn't find one for the AD580XR either.

8K...... models are Socket A (Socket 462)

No 8N... models found anywhere.


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#7
December 17, 2011 at 11:02:28
i have tried to find epoxstore.com but cant find anything is that the place that you got yours from? what is the thunder probe? and thanks for info about the drivers i was asking about

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#8
December 17, 2011 at 11:59:52
As I recall it was www.epox-store.com. As I said, it's gone now
It was definately working in 2010, but by that time the www.epox.tw web site was gone.

Thunder Probe is Epox's hardware monitoring utility that you can load in Windows - it shows you the same fan rpm, temperature, and voltage present readings as you see in the bios Setup. Like similar utilities, it can be set to warn you if something is out of whack. If it came on the CD that came with the mboard, it's been tweaked so it's readings are as accurate as the readings in the bios for the mboard model.
A Thinder Probe version that is for a different Epox model may not have been tweaked to be accurate for your model.
....

Regarding that SUPoX web site - www.epox.cn - that's probably either what's left of the Chinese Epox web site, or a saved copy of it. Any links there to drivers or manuals on www.epox.com or www.epox.tw will no longer work.

I haven't had much luck translatng Chinese - or Japanese - to English, but there are lots of free web based translators out there you could try. Search for something such as: translate Chinese to English, or just translate.
e.g. http://translate.google.com/#
There is Mandarin and Traditional ? Chinese

If you search for EP-8NPA SLI, in the later "hits" there are some pages in Japanese too.


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#9
December 20, 2011 at 12:55:05
More info.

Original web sites.

Germany, Austria, Switzerland - www.epox.de - German

Europe (in Holland) - www.epox.nl - UK, Ireland, France, Greece, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Finland, and other Countries not mentioned above

USA and Canada - www.epox.com - English

China - www.epox.cn - Simplified Chinese - probably the language the SUPoX site is using now.

Taiwan - www.epox.tw - Traditional Chinese

I got the address of the Global web site wrong - it was www.epox.com.tw - various languages, English was the default.
...

The printed User's Manual and System Installation Guide for the AD580XR languages - English, German, Spanish, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
...

The printed System Installation Guide for the AD580XR is rather generic and isn't necessary except possibly for the RAID information - as I said I have the *.pdf for that information.
......

You MAY be able to find the User's Manual *.pdf or mboard info pages in German, Spanish, or French, which will probably translate much better into English than Chinese or Japanese will.

You can't copy text in the *.pdf if you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to read it, but you may be able to do that if you use some other program, such as Adobe Acrobat, or some other program that can edit *.pdfs.

It may help to use something to specifically search for "hits" on web sites with the appropriate country URL letters - .de for German, or whatever it is for Spain or Argentina for Spanish or for France for French, or to search for specific languages.

E.g. Use Yahoo's Advanced Search
http://search.yahoo.com/web/advanced


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