Recommendations for a motherboard

Marc Wiz marc at
Mon Sep 3 09:06:46 PDT 2007

My 6.2 server is having problems so I am urgently searching for a
replacement motherboard.   I may need to get the board ASAP.
Searching the web has not come up with any list of boards to try.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a motherboard with the following

runs dual core processors (I do not need quad core) I do not care
whether it is AMD or Intel.  I am agnostic when it comes to processors.

I want a stable board from a "known manufacturer" that is known to
run 6.2 with no issues.  (I've been burned by unknown / cheap
motherboards before)

Has at least three PCI slots.
Supports SATA preferably SATA II.
Supports both PS/2 and USB keyboards and mice.
The BIOS will support booting off a SCSI card.
Console redirection would be nice but is not required.
PCI Express slot for running a graphics card.   If onboard
video comes with the board it needs to be supported by X.
If onboard sound comes with the board it would be nice it
were supported.

I do not need on board ethernet but if the board comes with it I do
want a chipset with no known problems (I trust Intel ethernet chips)

I would like to have a board that supports ECC memory (I just feel safer
running with ECC)


Marc Wiz
marc at
Yes, that really is my last name.

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