DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: good motherboard choice?
Dave Leimbach wrote:
Well I think my motherboard has gone crazy.
I have an ASUS N8X-Deluxe motherboard and it can't boot any of the following
OpenBSD, FreeBSD 4.x or 5.x or DragonFly.
It probably will boot linux but I don't use it anymore since starting with
FreeBSD. For some reason Windows seems to work but it BSOD's a lot more often
than should occur on XP Pro.
It randomly fails the startup memory tests and I tested the memory to be OK.
Basically I need a new motherboard. Any recommendations? I want to keep my
existing Athlon XP 2800+ CPU and the RAM so I need to stick with AMD
compatible stuff. I'd rather steer clear of NForce2 based motherboards
unless someone knows them to work with DragonFly.
I found a very affordable VIA KT600 based one but I don't know if that's a
good choice either.
I am not interested in supporting new hardware on DraonFly... I just want
a machine that works :)
I have heard a lot of horror stories about Asus cards recently. Even in
our lab where we have a lot of them, we have encounterd serious
problems. You could consider Abit or MSI. They have good VIA based cards
which work very well with Athlons. I know that some people despise VIA
chipsets but i have seen zero problem with Abit cards with VIA chipsets.