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Re: Recommendations on newer motherboards working with Debian?

Only thing I know about the Abit is the poorer memory performance due to its
having some TI buffer chip built into the system.  I went with the Asus K7V
and haven't looked back.  

I have Not explored optimizing the HD, though, so can't address that issue. 
The only thing I missed was having an ISA slot for my old modem, but it
forced me into networking, with my old box as the server/cheap modem
solution.  So I actually gained quite a bit!  :)

FWIW most of my research started at one of the amd sites geared toward
overdriving gamers. Can't remember the url, though.  You can gleen quite a
bit of information off a place like that once you cut through the chaff...

If you can afford it, don't skimp on the memory or power supply. They are
two of the keys for stabilty.


On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 09:33:01PM -0300, Rogerio Brito wrote:
> 	Dear Friends,
> 	My ole, trustworthy computer seems to be having problems
> 	lately (its got some problems with the video card -- it's
> 	freezing while I'm in X and I'm starting to doubt that the
> 	memory chips are ok -- and its battery is dead).  :-(
> 	So, I'm looking for a new computer and it seems that an Abit
> 	KA7-100 motherboard is a good place to start along with an
> 	Athlon processor (the board specs are amazing -- but then, I'm
> 	really not a hardware person).
> 	However, I've tried to do my homework and it seems to have
> 	some problems running Linux (e.g., people seem to be having
> 	trouble getting UDMA to work or trying to get sound cards
> 	sharing interrupts with NICs when KA7-100 is used).
> 	In light of this, I'd like to know what your experiences with
> 	this motherboard and Debian are: is it a "dangerous" purchase
> 	or can I buy it without any worries? Is it stable? Should I
> 	look for something else? What? An Asus K7V?
> 	I'm not well-versed with hardware in general and I'd like a
> 	little hand helding. Of course, the first thing I'll do when I
> 	get a new computer is to install Debian (and nothing else) and
> 	recompile a 2.2 kernel probably with some patches -- so I have
> 	no problems if, say, current versions don't work, but fixes
> 	are expected soon.
> 	I'm really interested in any feedback and other
> 	recommendations. Please post to the list.
> 	Thank you very much for any pointers, Roger...
> -- 
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