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    What MB is a good one ??

    I'm thinking of getting a motherboard for my AMD Athlon 800 chip. A few major requirements are

    a) must be fully supported by Linux
    b) DDR only DIMM slots
    c) Will be my work horse so quality is a MUST with reasonable price increase tolerable.
    d) SCSI or IDE; no RAID is required

    So, please give me a hand on choosing the right hardware and some nice links to check it out ... come on guys .. I know some of you are hardware fanatics so spit that site name out !!!!

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    I would say.. Soltek Dragon Series has some neat features, and AFAIK they are very stable boards.



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    Moron me... SOYO, not soltek... sorry

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    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    Do you have any specific one that I can see into and compare options ??

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    Okay... you want the complete options I see

    ============> SOYO SY-K7V DRAGON Plus
    Review:
    http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=...mp;mode=thread
    Official HP:
    http://www.soyousa.com/

    Features:
    DDR SDRAM
    RAID controller on board
    Audio on board, with 6-chanel Hardware Audio
    Graphic, Universal AGP Pro slot
    Overclocking, setup FSB by 1MHz increment
    Network, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

    Supports AMD Socket-A type Processor, up to 2000+ MHz
    Including Duron & Athlon & XP CPUs

    VIA KT266A/8233 CE Ver chipsets
    Support 200/266 MHz FSB

    Overall a very cool board.

    ================> EPOX EP-8K3A
    Official HP:
    www.epox.com

    Supports Socket A Processors.
    AMD Athlon & Duron.
    VIA Apollo KT333 AGPset.
    UltraDMA-133 EIDE Controllers. (Up to 4 IDE devices).
    Backwards compatible with PIO mode 3/4 & UltraDMA-33/66/100.
    3x DDR-SDRAM Slots for PC2700.
    3GB max. supported.
    Built-in Digital Audio:
    Dual full-duplex Direct Sound channels
    FM synthesis for legacy compatibility
    Supports game and MIDI port

    Supports Hardware Monitoring Function by W83697HF
    Supports exclusive KBPO (KeyBoard Power On)
    Supports CPU Vcore setting via BIOS
    Supports Memory Voltage setting via BIOS
    Supports CPU Clock setting via BIOS
    Supports STR (Suspend To RAM) power saving Function
    Supports CPU Multiplier setting via BIOS
    Supports Wake-On-LAN Function

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    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    Gigabyte 7ZX. Not expensive, fully compatible with what you asked (especially AMD CPU's) and VERY reliable

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    I second an Epox board. I'm using an 8KTA3 (KT-133A) and it's run like a champ for over a year now overclocked.

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    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    id vote for either the gigabyte ga7dx or epox 8k7a, both use
    the ultra-reliable amd 761 nothbridge. asus, epox, gigabyte, and abit
    are usually considered the industry leaders. soyo just
    doesnt rank up there with them. (ive got a 5 year old
    gigabyte ga5, thats still in daily use, so now ive also got a new
    gigabyte ga7dx.) best buy: epox 8KHAL $76 new retail
    at www.newegg.com .

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    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    Get one of Tyans SMP boards and one of the slowest chips it supports. Then come xmas time, you can ask Santa for a nice cheap upgrade. Once you go SMP you will never want to go back.

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    Re: What MB is a good one ??

    I have two Tyans SMP boards that goes bad ... One for P III and one for PII Xeons so I'm not about to buy them ..... Their support?? Yeah right ... :

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