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Re: good motherboard choice?

From: Michel Talon <talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 23:42:23 +0100

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.

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