Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: What MB is a good one ??

  1. #11
    Moderator
    Good Guru
    Compunuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,935

    Re: What MB is a good one ??


    best buy: epox 8KHAL $76 new retail
    at www.newegg.com .
    Ah thank you ... That one looks good too but I'm a little weary with VIA chipsets ....

    I was looking at Giga 7VTXE+ also .... which is also VIA chipset ....

    All you guys have no problem with your recommended boards and Linux ??

    Come on, give me more options and keep the links coming ... ;D Thank you all though ...

  2. #12

    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    Asus A7M266 - Uses AMD 761 chipset - works awesome. Running Slackware 8.0, no problems.
    http://usa.asus.com/mb/socketa/a7m266/overview.htm

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    394

    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    EPOX EP-8K7A+

    I have been using this board for a while now with no problems. I dont even use a AMD- approved PS.

  4. #14

    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    Sorry guys, I'll never touch another Soyo board for as long as I live. Dirty piece of shit is what they are, and their company is a big piece of shit.

    Personally, I'm going to buy the Soltek 75DRV that has the Via KT333 chipset. http://www1.soltek.com.tw/English/product/75drv5.htm

    Newegg has it for $98 plus $10 off if you buy a AMD chip there too. Awesome chipet, and great looking board.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    338

    Re: What MB is a good one ??


    EPOX EP-8K7A+

    I have been using this board for a while now with no problems. I dont even use a AMD- approved PS.
    YESSSS!
    PS>>> even the epox 8k7a (WITHOUT THE +) supports up to xp 1800+ or 1900+ and you can get alot 8k7a Used but in perfect shape for
    $55 to $65 at anandtech. I did! and it runs drake 8.1 without a problem.

  6. #16

    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    I'd have to cast my vote for the Iwill XP333-R. Great stable board, and supports all the goodies.(ATA-133, DDR 333, built-in 6.1 sound) On top of that you can buy it for $110. Also great if you plan to OC. BIOS supports up to 233MHz x 2 on the FSB! Just to give you an idea of how stable it is, it's allowed my Win PC to have a longer uptime than my Linux Box.

    My $0.02

  7. #17

    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    Just to add a kick in the balls for AMD users, the 8KTA3 can support the Athlon XP as well with a quick bios flash.

  8. #18

    Re: What MB is a good one ??


    Just to add a kick in the balls for AMD users, the 8KTA3 can support the Athlon XP as well with a quick bios flash.
    But it's still got the old chipset. If you are going new, why use a chipset that's 2 versions old? kt266 is even old when compared to the KT333 featured on the Soltek board, and many others.

    Hell, if you want a time warp, be sure to install Debian stable on it too!

  9. #19
    Associate
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    31

    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    I'll second the Gigabyte GA-7DX, or GA-7DX+, which comes with another ddr-dimm slot I believe.
    Been running nix on it for 8 months, never a problem. Its not OC'ing friendly but if you want a stable board I'd say go for it.

    Later
    Eric

Similar Threads

  1. SP2: is it good for go ??
    By Larry in forum Windows - General Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-12-2004, 08:27 PM
  2. Anyone good with PPP or PAP?
    By datamike in forum Linux - Hardware, Networking & Security
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-05-2002, 10:26 PM
  3. a good os for me ol 486!
    By cj171 in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-17-2002, 04:05 PM
  4. How good is the G4??
    By thor4linux in forum Linux Distros
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-12-2002, 04:01 AM
  5. What MB is a good one ??
    By Compunuts in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-29-2002, 08:26 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •