recom for newegg amd64 box?

Adriaan de Groot groot at
Wed Jan 4 02:58:21 PST 2006

On Wednesday 04 January 2006 04:40, Mikey Galum wrote:
> Can someone recommend a simple reliable amd64
> motherboard that's
> readily available as a bundle or even a prebuilt
> system?

Straightforward, simple, reliable, has worked since 5.1-R? Via KT800 based 
boards, or KT890. How to find those boards? Look for a V in the name :) A8V, 
K8V, that kind of thing. And they're getting harder to find (and come to 
think of it, might be socket 754 which you don't want).

Featureful, can be a total bitch to set up, working nicely in 6.0-R? nForce4 
based boards will do, and they're _everywhere_. But do some searching first - 
the Asus A8N-VM and variants will have you hex-editing BIOS code before it 
will boot anything but Windows in a useful way.

> I would have hoped something like an asus A8N32-sli
> dlx with
> athlon 64x2 3800+ 2x512MB RAM, etc would be nice but I
> haven't
> been able to learn if this is supported.

Half the battle is getting reports for those boards that _do_ work. Not 
everybody bothers to report them.

These are your friends - Adem
    GPG: FEA2 A3FE Adriaan de Groot
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