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Chipset: VIA Apollo MVP3 (100 MHz) PCIset w/AGP Solution and Super South

Added Features:   Supports KBPO Supports Easy Setting Dual Jumper for CPU clock selection CPU setting by Multiplier x Bus Clock. DIP switches for CPU core voltage. External Modem Ring-in Power ON Function. Hardware Monitoring Function by Winbond W83781D


User Ratings:

Below is a list of how you, the users, rate this board: (higher is better!)

So Far 104 of you have given this board an Overall Rating Of: 90.28%
Ease of Installation Rating: 92.47
You rated the included documentation at: 83.53%
And rated your performance increase at 82.87%

The last few people to rate this board (that also left comments) had this to say:


Chizem64 said: Only ONE problem - Could not get my TNT2 to do opengl or any 3d video on this board. VooDoo4 eaisly installed and is all is working just dandy. Not much luck with ovrclk, overclock score is 70 . However, I like the board and epox & will consider epox fo

Rich Linder said: Actual Part Number is EP-MVP3G5 (Same card with 2 Mb cache) I have built and am using two of these systems. I run Windows 2000 and 256 Meg of RAM. 20 GB Western Digital ATA 100, 7000 RPM Fixed Disk. Video is by VOODOO 3-3000. Excellent systems in gener

Rich Linder said: Actual Part Number is EP-MVP3G5 (Same card with 2 Mb cache) I have built and am using two of these systems. I run Windows 2000 and 256 Meg of RAM. 20 GB Western Digital ATA 100, 7000 RPM Fixed Disk. Video is by VOODOO 3-3000. Excellent systems in gener

Barry Beattie said: The board as a whole seems to be fine, however support is difficult, when my response seems to be from a person who doesn't speak (type) the english language very well. I've had a problem with soft reboot from the get go, and after 9 months it still is h


This Mainboard has received the following scores on our Graphics Card Survey!

Graphics ChipRatingSubmissions
nVidia GeForce256 DDR10.04
nVidia GeForce2569.52
3dfx-Voodoo39.45
S3-Savage48.01
nVidia-TNT8.01

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  • Users experienced in overclocking have left the following comments:
    I has pushed a CPU with a default speed of 450MHz up to 475MHz!
    Stability: 10
    Remarks: Haven't tried to get mcuh more. Need to add fans.
    Bogi Helgason has pushed a CPU with a default speed of 400MHz up to 450MHz!
    Stability: 5
    Remarks: At 450 all Ok but Some Games Crash ??? But Everything is ok With the FSB i think the prob may be Voltages??
    Radoslaw Prabucki has pushed a CPU with a default speed of 500MHz up to 616MHz!
    Stability: 10
    Remarks: My power supply (235W) to little for more frequences.
    Radoslaw Prabucki has pushed a CPU with a default speed of 500MHz up to 600MHz!
    Stability: 10
    Remarks: 5x120MHz
    Dave G. has pushed a CPU with a default speed of 400MHz up to 449MHz!
    Stability: 8
    Remarks: I'm using the 112x4 multiplier. CPU core voltage is set to 2.9V. Was working great for about 2 weeks at 2.8V but Unreal Tournament started giving me GPF's. I've been at 2.9V for a day now and no crashes at all yet.

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    On 30-Nov-00, John F left the following
    Comment: This motherboard has been rock solid for the last several months. No problems whatsoever. In fact, I am getting ready to try overclocking my AMD K6-3 400mhz chip on it. I've ordered the CPU cool Z1-HS fan as recommended on the PC Power & cooling review. I also FINALLY found the settings I needed to do the overclock here on your webpage. THANK YOU for having such a great socket 7 site. I have an ata66/100 20 gig Maxtor HD, 160 megs of pc100 (8ns, 125mhz) ram running, Matrox G2 agp video card (soon to be upgraded). I have had 0 problems with crashing, errors, or hardware problems. This machine sees use about 10 hours per day and is on 24/7. Way better than the Tyan Trinity I had before.

    On 10-Nov-00, Frans left the following
    Comment: The motherboard does support voltages between 2,4 and 2,8V, even if it's not listed in the manual. 1=0,1V. 2=0,2V 3=0,4V and 4=0,8V. To get 2,5V switch 1 and 3 on. To get 2,6V use set 2 and 3 on. 2,7V = 1,2 and 3 on. 3V = 1 and 4 on. 3,1V = 1,2 and 4 on. 3,3V = 1,3 and 4 on. 3,4V = 2,3 and 4 on. Even 3,5V works fine - just set 1,2,3 and 4 on. Just as simple as that. I've tested and it work on my mobo MVPC32. Have not tried other combinations.

    On 10-Nov-00, Frans left the following
    Comment: On mobo you can use jumper pin to select 112 mhz FSB (112x5,5)= 616 mhz. In BIOS you can change FSB to 124 and 133 - see http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/MBs/Epox/mvp3g2/mvp3g2_4.htm . You can also try setting mulitplier to 2, in some cases (like K6-2+) it will work as 6x. I have problem with my EP-MVP3C2 to go beyond 112 mhz FSB without disabling L2 cache in BIOS. frans@organizer.net AMD K6-2 300@392.

    On 10-Nov-00, Vla left the following
    Comment: No problems with this excelent mainboard.
    If you have problems with soft-reboot with a single memory module, try the third slot.

    On 10-Nov-00, Vla left the following
    Comment: No problems with this excelent mainboard.
    If you have problems with soft-reboot with a single memory module, try the third slot.

    On 05-Nov-00, Calvin left the following
    Comment: Is there any way or serect to push the processor to high speed from 550mhz. Please help. TQ

    On 28-Sep-00, Michael Shamko left the following
    Comment: I need a new instruction booklet for my mainboard EP-MVP3C2 Please let me know where Ican get one. Thank you very much.

    On 01-Aug-00, EUGEN M left the following
    Comment: I need some information for my motherboard EP MVP3 G2 to make the chages in BIOS so that my grafic accelerator ( RIVA TNT M 64 , CPU 500 ,65 MB RAM PC100) to work in OpenGL function or what drivers to use?

    On 21-Jul-00, Adam D left the following
    Comment: I have a GA-5AX which I think is rubbish because the AGP slot doesn't have a high or consistent enough voltage to support my voodoo 3 3000 AGP with enough power. I think I will buy EV-mvp3g2 because of the performance and overall results.....

    On 20-Jul-00, George Vorillas left the following
    Comment: A very well specified motherboard, (I have set up 2 of these as well as 2 of the AT-form version (Ep-MVP3C2). I discovered an incompatibility with the PCI Diamond S90 soundcard... This is an Aureal vortex (1) based A3D card.. The symptom was a total lockup of the PC requiring a Reset, repeatable by deleting any (non-essential) file, then attempting to empty the trashcan. The system configuration was AMD -K62/450 64M RAM, Win95b/c with the AMD patch installed. Trident 3DImage 9750 AGP (2D) VGA, 2x Voodoo2-8M cards in SLI mode. The fault at first appeared to be connected with harddisk or RAM, but was proved not to be by exchanging other units. It took three days trying various setups to narrow the fault down to a conflict between the soundcard drivers and some other mainboard driver component (DMA IDE???). Installing the soundcard drivers created the problem, then rebooting to Safe Mode & removing the drivers (& the card) eliminated the fault. The final solution was to take out the S90 card and substitute an LG K128 (HoonTech) PCI soundcard. This one works properly, even though the supplied documentation suggests it ONLY works on Intel-chipset motherboards...

    On 03-Jul-00, Kingjose left the following
    Comment: My MVP3G2 run stable @ 504 Mhz (112x4.5). I have a K6-2 500 Mhz, 2.2 V.

    On 01-Jul-00, MK left the following
    Comment: My MVP3G2 runs at 560Mhz (112x5). Vcore setting: 2.5v @ below 50 C which I think is great. But when attempted to use 124Mhz FSB Win98 may hang but it will run. Have PC133 SDRAMS. G2 is a good board by any standard. I find that the COM1, 2 and LPTR ports in this board cannot be deactiveted or removed from Windows98 although under CMOS/BIOS, these items can be disabled. Any one can comment on this.

    On 01-Jul-00, MK left the following
    Comment: My MVP3G2 runs at 560Mhz (112x5). Vcore setting: 2.5v @ below 50 C which I think is great. But when attempted to use 124Mhz FSB Win98 may hang but it will run. Have PC133 SDRAMS. G2 is a good board by any standard. I find that the COM1, 2 and LPTR ports in this board cannot be deactiveted or removed from Windows98 although under CMOS/BIOS, these items can be disabled. Any one can comment on this.

    On 25-Jun-00, johan left the following
    Comment: i am running a AMD k6-2 500 at 560 mhz (112*5) with a globalwin heatsink. Cpu temp 45 degrees under heavy load. Stability 8.

    On 19-Jun-00, Radoslaw Prabucki, Poland left the following
    Comment: A pluses: on this board my K6-2 500AFX runs at 550 with 2.2V, at 560 with 2.3V, at 600 with 2.5V... quite good. My Stealth III S540 16MB runs at 166/166MHz... On FIC PA2013 (my previously board): 550 at 2.5V, 600 at 2.7V, Graphic at 140/140 only...). It is 100% stable up to 124MHz FSB, and at 133MHz with additional heatsink on PLL FSB generator (PA2013 don't started Windows even with 112MHz FSB...). So this is a very good Motherboard. A large minus: Under Win2000Pro processor is hot like under 100% work (even when it has nothing to work...).

    On 18-Jun-00, Jim Wiegand left the following
    Comment: I just got this board & I'm very happy with the performance. setup was very easy & fast. So far seems very stable. very happy with it.

    On 15-Jun-00, Ed Corack left the following
    Comment: Driver and BIOS update web page (209.95.111.27/drivers/index.htm open a Spanish web page

    On 14-Jun-00, gearb0x left the following
    Comment: just to repost a fix?? I let out steam on my current hardware choices and I did manage to stop crashing. I flashed the new TNT BIOS, moved my A3D sound card to another PCI slot, DID NOT install the new VIA chipset drivers and installed the new detonator drivers....so far so good. I can now play Q3 as long as I want :) happy gamer!

    On 10-Jun-00, Ruud Zeeman left the following
    Comment: Anyone has problems running the creative geforce 256 SDR on this board? Graphics are not improved comparing to my old board the ASUS P5A/B with only 1xAGP and 512 cache Any suggestions ???

    On 07-Jun-00, john macey left the following
    Comment: Havn't long had board but i am very displeased at getting what i think is a DUD, power management doe's not work properly, there is dozens of complaints and questions to epox about it and NOT ONE answer from epox tech about it, performance was a disapointment about 5% to my previous LOWLY PCchips m571 running a k62-500 at 83x6 . i really don't understand the fuss, the manual is good the installation is a pain because of plug and play and windows not having enough information about chipset etc. I havn't been able to get my 500 chip to overclock at all for any length of time. I think all the reviews of this board are a load of crap, not one of them found the power management problems, i wish i had bought something else.

    On 05-Jun-00, Tom left the following
    Comment: Very stable socket 7,would like more voltage & fsb settings, they advertise 103.....if theres a trick some one post, i cant find it. Anyways great board overclock my k6-2-500's at either 550 5x100@2.4v or 504 4.5x112@2.4 however latter seems less stable.. think i could do 5.5x103...use voodoo3-3000's aureal's super quads western digital expert's also liked diamonds v770 u

    On 04-Jun-00, gearb0x left the following
    Comment: FYI: I like the board but I am a gamer @ heart (without $$ to buy PIII's or Athalon's) and my TNT m64 locks up frequently in Quake3. I have a K6III 400, 196 RAM and have exhausted "all" and still it locks......my Voodoo3 2000 NEVER locked up. Q3 people recognize this prob and have no fix (other than the standard tweaks of course). My BIOS and chipset are upgraded, all TNT drivers were tried, am just on a formatted system, Q3 has been tweaked up the ying yang and still no resolve..........I'm gonna loose the 32 bit color and stay with what works.......ROCK ON VOODOO3(?) :)

    On 02-Jun-00, B. left the following
    Comment: Hey Joergen the BIOS is 2Mbit not Mbyte, this translates to 250KB and about 75KB is untouchable so the 175KB size is right. You don't have to do all of the updates. The newest one has all the previous fixes already however the standard practice is that if it works for you leave it alone. Also, most manufacturers leave several revisions of the BIOS up so that techs can have access if a particular BIOS becomes corrupt.

    On 01-Jun-00, Joergen Erhardtsen left the following
    Comment: Hi Have any of You flashed Your bios ? I can't understand, that the file isn't larger than about 175 KB ? when the bios is a 2 MB ? Is it possible just to update some of the bios or what ? Why are there several updates on the site when all privios updates should be in the newest version ? I would be glad for any help, as EpOX doesn't explain much about all the details when You whant to flash your bios ! Regards j.erhardtsen@get2net.dk You are welcome to mail me direct also.

    On 07-May-00, Brian left the following
    Comment: The 133 FSB on this is very stable. With a 4.5 multiplier gives a fantastic 600mhz. 2.4v and a peltier. With a better heatsink on top it should go even faster.

    On 07-May-00, Brian left the following
    Comment: This board is fantastic - K6-2 @600mhz, FSB@133mhz, AGP 2X@180mhz, Voodoo3 3000@185mhz, 128MB PC-133, and a Sound Blaster Live! Scores at least 1550 every time with 3dMark 2000. I would like to see more voltage settings between 2.4 and 2.8 though. SiSoft Sandra says it consistanly outperfoms a PIII@500. Gets an average of 40FPS in the Unreal flyby at 1024x768 with every goodie except fog turned on.

    On 04-May-00, Brian left the following
    Comment: So far the installation was really easy compared to any of the other boards that I've used in the past. The manual was pretty well written, too... but... this is the first time that I've ever seen this.... Upon bootup, during the initial installation of WIN98, I can't get anything to load. As soon as I attempt to load my DOS drivers for my Mitusmi CDR, I get this message:"MEMORY ALLOCATION ERROR. CANNOT LOAD COMMAND, SYSTEM HALTED". Then I have no choice but to reboot and try again. Anyone have any thoughts on this? thx.....

    On 03-May-00, ChOPpY C. Chipper left the following
    Comment: Best Board I Have Ever Seen! Better Than ANY board I have ever seen in any top of Line Dell Or Gateway! It acctually runs a K6(1) Stabily! Mad Speedy! Easily O/Ced! Huge Expansion! Ever See a Dell have CPU Temp monitor, ATA-66, 5 PCI, E-Z Jumpers! Beat That DeLL!

    On 03-May-00, Ron Gueterrez left the following
    Comment: I have been building office systems using the EP-MVP3G2 for about a year now and not one of them has failed. The board offers excellent reliability for a reasonable price. I know our firm has done over 40 of these machines primarily for use as networked office workstations with AMD's K6-2 400MHz+ processors and have yet to find any kind of flaw in their performance except for the fact that you can't get it to run the primary IDE at ATA66 if you use a non-ATA66 device as the slave on the primary channel. All of our systems use good quality Apacer PC100 memory, which I am sure is helpful but I just wanted to say how much we approve of these boards and Epox's web site which keeps you posted on issues and developments regarding their products...

    On 29-Apr-00, mc2phat the Lyrical King left the following
    Comment: do NOT piggyback a non- 66 drive as it will clock the whole channel down....go with epox over Tyan for K6-III, trust me...FNet, check your power supply

    On 26-Apr-00, F Net left the following
    Comment: Running K6 2 300, can't keep modem working. 56K Acer Modem worked for week (3rd PCI modem), now can't get connection at all. Board is less than a month old.

    On 23-Apr-00, Mansoor Qader left the following
    Comment: I currently have a Mobo for my K6-III 400 and sometimes when I double click any of my windows applications it crashes and brings down the complete system. Any comments about G2 or G5 because I want the best mobo for my k6-III. Thanks

    On 19-Apr-00, Steve Bowers left the following
    Comment: I just got the G2 at a computer show for $79. This board was the easiest to set up that I've run into. Plenty of room to get at the various jacks, jumpers, etc. The manual is also the best I've used, very clear ENGLISH!

    On 18-Apr-00, Don Clegg left the following
    Comment: Is there any way to use a non ATA66 device as a slave on the primary IDE channel and still maintain ATA66 throughput on hard drive??? Help!

    On 17-Apr-00, Pedro Guererro left the following
    Comment: This board is still great! Just added an Annihilator card and it was like getting a whole new gaming machine. I know I can't compete (FPS) against the Athlon & PIIIs but I'm still happy!

    On 16-Apr-00, Darren Blakelock left the following
    Comment: Wow! does this really work now? I kept having my browser shut down! Anyway, I have been real happy with this boards performance for over a year but I'm thinkin of goin Athlon. Any body have the 7KXA yet?

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