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>> Has anybody had any success/problems with i845 based mobo?
>> Low-end Pentium IV + a lot of SDRAM seems a good deal at the moment.

>i845 doesnt have DDR support, so if you want high memory bandwidth you
>might want to look elsewhere.

A third option, though I am not aware of the status of current kernel
support for it, is VIA's P4X266 chipset. Pentium 4 with DDR. You get some
bandwith with it, and the P4 needs bandwith.

> Alternatively, I was considering Athlon + VIA 133A, but I have
> noticed a number of reported problems on this list.
> Any comments/suggestions appreciated.

IMHO, I would go with the Athlon/DDR over the Low end P4 with SDRAM
everyday. ;o)

Good luck though.

Bruce H.


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