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Re: Looking for motherboard recommendations

Roberto Malinverni wrote:
-----Messaggio originale-----
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 01:14:20 -0400
From: Michael W Cocke <cocke catherders com>
Subject: Looking for motherboard recommendations

I'm finally ready to move to current technology.  Looking for a
recommendation for a motherboard/CPU that Fedora 8 won't have a
problem with.  As many slots as I can have, ditto SATA ports and USB
ports.  Other than that, I'm open to suggestions.  The system will be
configured for 2 Gb of ram and 4 TB of disks, no graphics requirements
beyond the minimum necessary to install Fedora.


I'm a little biased toward ASUS models - they never failed on me in 8 years
with Linux :)
The one on my main machine supports up to 6 ATA drives and up to 8 SATA
drives, has 8 usb port and both fw400 and fw800 ports.
Not to mention that you can update the firmware without using Windows.
Maybe you will find interesting a feature such Splashtop: it's now on the
top-line models and it is to be included in the next-gen MBs from ASUS.


I am in agreement with you.

What board?

I got a ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe ATX AM2 Nforce 570 SLI 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard with 8Gig of ram a few months ago. Only issue I had was the BIOS not working with my ram and freezing up when I went over 4 Gig. Installed the latest BIOS and now I only have to reboot if there is a new kernel. :)

NVIDIA nForce® 570 SLI™ MCP supports:
 - 1 x Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33
 - 6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s
- NVIDIA MediaShield™ RAID supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD span cross Serial ATA drives
JMicron JMB363 SATA controller supports:
 - 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s
 - 1 x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s port on back I/O (SATA On-the-Go)
 - Support RAID 0, 1, and JBOD

Splashtop, though interesting is something that I wouldn't look for in a server.

Robin Laing

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