MSI K7 MASTER MS-6341 MOTHERBOARD
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group, etc. please let me know. I hope the cross-post is ok, also.)
I'm buying a motherboard soon and want to know if this one is
compatible with Debian. (Info and specs are at bottom.)
Has anyone tried this board yet? I would like to hear some
feedback about how this board works in particular and also on
whether the chip sets on this board are compatible with
debian/Linux. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Going by all the reviews that I've read, this board looks like a
real "BAD ASS" so I hope and pray that it will work ok.
Could someone recommend a really good CPU and chip set cooler?
I would be VERY interested in finding a good, reliable and CHEAP
place to purchase this board as well as the parts listed below:
AMD ATHLON "C" 1.33G CPU
MICRON/CRUCIAL PC2100 DDR-SDRAM
I haven't really found a cheap place to buy parts from yet.
The cheapest places that I have found so far are on
http://www.pricewatch.com ... These prices *seem* reasonable, but
I was told on IRC that it was still high. The board retails for
around $200 I think.
An incredibly over clocked system was made by tomshardware.com
using this board with a special liquid cooled CPU cooler.
For some background info on the board I have included the
following quote from http://www.chip-online.com
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Test winner: MSI K7 Master (for DDR-RAM)
The MSI K7 Master with AMD 760 chip set is basically well-
equipped to use in servers. The test results leave little doubt
of this, and in the areas of stability and compatibility, it
was the only board which didn't allow itself to make even the
But, instead of making this board to use in servers, they
designed it for use in PCs, so the K7 Master can run through
its paces even for us mortals. We feel the board would easily
fit into production mastering or also internet/web service, for
example. A similar quality is noticed in the board's layout and
description. You don't have to spend much time looking for the
well-labelled plug-ins or jumpers, for example. Unique so far:
the K7 Master is currently the only board that really allows
over clocking of both the CPU-multiplier as well as the FSB.
MOTHERBOARD SPECS FOR:
MSI K7 MASTER MS-6341 MOTHERBOARD AND OPTIONAL ONBOARD UW160-SCSI
Chip set: AMD 760
North bridge: AMD 761
South bridge: VIA VT82C686B
Memory technology: [PC2100] DDR-SDRAM
#### End Quote from http://www.chip-online.com ####
Overclocking the above board
liquid cooled CPU cooler (vapochill)
AMD 760 chip set info