motherboard has died, any recommend? nForce2? or else?
v.velox at vvelox.net
Wed Aug 25 21:29:22 PDT 2004
On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 18:54:07 -0400
<mezz7 at cox.net> wrote:
> Current I am stuck in the webmail and family computer for now.
> Anyway, my motherboard just died last night so it looks like I will
> have to shopping for some new hardwares. It is a desktop and I
> reinstall GNOME stuff for test pretty often. I am pretty happy with
> the AthlonXP 2000 speed, so I don't really need any power or
> expensive hardwares.
> I am wondering if anyone can recommend me what chipest (include
> motherboard) should I buy? nForce2? VIA? or whatever? I personal
> like AMD, btw. :-) The nForce2 chipest is one thing that I am not
> sure how it plays nice with FreeBSD. I think, I might pick AthlonXP
> Barton 2800 to 3200 as my choice of CPU. No Athlon64 or newest CPU,
> all I need is stable that will work very well with FreeBSD.
> All I need is chipest or motherboard recommend then I will pick CPU,
> HD, RAM and etc by myself because I know what to get. Thanks!
I am happy with my Abit NF7-S2. The only real problem is that onboard
sound does not work with it. The ethernet works well. The ATA device
is only detected as generic and thus can only do ata33. Not bothered
to check if the sata works or is even detected yet.
The chipset is Nforce2 Ultra 400.
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