Re: Recomended motherboard
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Louis-Philippe Savoie wrote:
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> Lance Lucas a écrit :
> | Where, exactly, can you read about a motherboard's Linux compatibility?
all about mb
- check for supported NIC chipset (look it up in yet another list)
- check for supported svga chipset
- check for supported audio chipset
- check for supported lm_sensor chipset
... semi-endless list ...
for 1u compatible mb
( no vertical sound port for 1Us
- single or dual cpu
- onboard single/dual nic, ( dual gigE ... )
- onboard svga or console redirects
for deciding which mb .. what do you consider important "features"
- what do you want to do with it ??
- gamer's system(better svga), firewall(lots of nic), desktop,
server(faster disks), ....
- what speed cpu do you want ... single or dual cpu ..
- how much memory do you want ... ddr or pc-133
PC-2700 or pc-3200 or pc-4000 or pc-super-fast
- endless list of specs ...
- what is your budget .. $50 or $1000 for motherboard
and than add $$$ for cpu/disks/memory/...blah..blah ...
pick the motherboard that sounds good or that is one 1/2 price sale
at your favorite local pc store or mailorder shop
- see what chipset it has .. precisely which chipset
( sis900 or alixxxx or some-whacky-vendor-zzzz )
if it's on 1/2 price sale .. get that mb ...
== until you can answer the "budget" questions or "specs/feature
== requirements" any and all mb will probably work in some
== permutations .. 99% of all consumer mb work w/ linux