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SubjectRe: [OT] Suitable Athlon Motherboard for Linux
I'll second this. Running a 

GA-7DX with Athlon 1.2Ghz
512MB DDR SDRAM
GeForce 2 MX
Intel Dual EEPro Server Adapter
Adaptec 2940UW (w/ IBM SCSI's, HP CDRW, Plextor SCSI CDROM)
Soundblaster Live!.

No problems at all. Lovely smooth running all day, every day. As below, YMMV,

Rgds,

Scott Nursten

Kain wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 07:49:50PM +0100, Joseph Mathewson wrote:
> > Having heard the various horror stories about the VIA PCI data corruption
> > bugs, and watching one Via based machine destroy itself with a Mandrake 8.0
> > 2.4.3, I was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion for an Athlon
> > motherboard that works reliably under Linux (I don't think all the issues
> > have been cleared up in the kernel yet?). There must be quite a few Linux
> > Athlon users out there - what boards are you using and with what success?
>
> I have had absolutely WONDERFUL luck with the Gigabyte GA-7DX and GA-7DXR boards. My setup is slightly high-end, but here's what I have:
> (GA-7DX):
> AMD Athlon TBird 1.33Ghz
> 256MB DDR SDRAM
> Yamaha YMF744 Soundcard
> CardXpert NVidia Geforce 2 MX (32MB)
> some random bt848 videocapture card from Intel
> Tekram DC390U3D Ultra3 SCSI
> Matrox Networks Tulip (PNIC II Actually) NIC.
>
> Works like a charm. Here's the other machine:
> (GA-7DXR):
> TBird 1.33Ghz
> No sound
> Maxtrox Millenium G200 (I think... only used it in text mode)
> 1.25GB ECC DDR SDRAM
> AMI Megaraid Elite 1600 Dual Ultra3 SCSI Raid.
>
> The first machine is using a SuperMicro power supply (350 watts *sustained* 370 peak I think)
> The second is using a random company dual 400W hotswap redundant PS.
>
> All an all, I've had amazing luck with this hardware. If you're looking at it, give these a try. YMMV.
> --
> I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman
> Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church,
> nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.
> -- Thomas Paine
> **
> Sadist
> Bryon Roche, Kain <kain@kain.org>
>
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