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Re: OT: Motherboard(s)



thedukeofurl.org may help.


On 05 Apr 2001 16:56:06 -0400, Tom Diehl wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, Ric Tibbetts wrote:
> 
> > True. BUT: There are notable cases where some models, or manufactures
> > have serious compatability/performance problems with Linux. And others
> > that have proven to perform better. Those are the ones I'm looking for.
> > There is a fairly narrow band of good boards. the folks on this list
> > have the broadest experience in them.
> >
> > I was not intending to start a holy war over this. Just some
> > recomendations to prevent installing a motherboard with known defects,
> > or incompatabilities.
> >
> > Maybe I should word this another way:
> >
> > Are there any notable boards out there to _avoid_?
> >
> >         Thanks!
> >
> >                 Ric
> >
> > heh heh... in retrospect, it _was_ kind of a land mine question wasn't
> > it.
> 
> I too would like to know the pitfalls of mobos. When I upgrade I am not
> very fussy about performance. I am not looking for the latest and greatest
> hottest performing system. I am looking for something that performs reliably
> and reasonably for the money. I would gladly trade of a little performance
> for stability (200-300 days of uptime is important to me). The problem is all
> of the so called reviews are done against M$ products and that does not mean
> squat to me. I know for example there are known problems with VIA chipsets
> but try to buy a mobo for an Athlon at a computer show that does not have a
> VIA chipset. It is real tough at least in my area. I think the via
> problems are getting resolved though. So I guess the question really is as
> Ric stated above what to avoid?
> 
> -- 
> ......Tom     ATA100 is another testimony to the fact that pigs can be
> tdiehl pil net        made to fly given sufficient thrust (to borrow an RFC)
>               Alan Cox lkml 11 Jan 01
> 
> 
> 



--Evandro





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