[OT] What AMD Motherboard to buy + Linux Support
Hi, i am planning to upgrade my 3 year old PIII 500, 384 mb SDRAM PC100, 200 gig, ATX 300w. My geoforce 256 card got fried because of the fan stopped working on it.
I have been looking for which new cpu to buy and i think i'll go for a AMD Athlon XP 2100+/2200+ cpu. My budget is like
300-400 $ for the whole thing.
1. The big problem i have now is that i need a motherboard supported by Linux, which shall have integrated
100 MBPS Lan/Sound/Geoforce2/lmsensors support. I also want the motherboard to have thermal alarm capabilities
so that it shall shutdown the computer when it becomes to hot for the CPU. And i want to have support for lan/sound/gfx in Linux. Do you guys have any motherboard to recommend ?
2. Will X work with the new motherboards with integrated geoforce card, does these card perform any good for playing
the latest games in windows. Or is it better to buy a brand new Geoforce Ti4 128 mb Mx ? I mostly play Counterstrike and other
3. Can i use my old memory chips ?
1 128 MB PC100 ,1 256 MB PC100 or do i need to go for the DDR 400 mhz memories to be able to boot the
4. Do you have any recommendations in which Cpu Fan to buy (I don't want the computer to frie up again :) and is it
neccessary to buy chassi fans aswell when choosing a AMD processor ?
Thanks for helping me out guys.