which motherboard and which chipset?
peter at wemm.org
Sun Feb 22 01:06:09 PST 2004
On Tuesday 17 February 2004 01:18 pm, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> David O'Brien writes:
> > nVidia nForce3 [for AMD64] chipsets are very problematic for
> > Unix(BSD)/Linux. I would avoid them if you want to run a
> > non-MS-Windows operating system.
> Whew. Just in time, I was just about to order an SK8N. What do you
> suggest for a solid single-CPU socket-940 board which will use ECC
> memory? Asus SK8V?
I'd love to get hold of a SK8V if only I could find one. :-) I have two
K8V deluxes (one at home, the other at work, both with ECC
non-Registered PC3200 memory from crucial.com). My SK8N with my (then)
$750 cpu and $350 of ECC/REG PC3200 ram is on a shelf gathering dust
because I lost my trust in the board.
Personally, I prefer the ASUS boards over the tyans because of the
flexibility in the bios and the vastly superior active fan speed
control system. But I have a slight preference for the AMD 8xxx
chipset over the VIA K8T800, but its only slight. Both are (IMHO) way
ahead of the nVidia nForce3-150. If you have to listen to the machine
next to your desk, I suggest an asus - the tyan fans run at full speed
all the time, with no thermal based fan throttling. If you don't have
to listen to it, and want something slightly more server-oriented then
the tyans are probably a slightly better bet because the AMD chipset
has had longer to shake out the bugs.
Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com
"All of this is for nothing if we don't go to the stars" - JMS/B5
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