Re: Which AM2 motherboard and chipset do you use?
Douglas A. Tutty(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 12:39:58AM +0800, Augustin wrote:
> Hello Augustin, I'll try to put comments in-line where they'll make
> > I am set to buying a socket AM2 mainboard, with a slow CPU, a minimum
> > amount of RAM and use the onboard graphic unit, but I would like to
> > buy a fairly good/excellent mainboard + very good power supply unit,
> > so that I can over time, as prices drop, upgrade CPU, RAM and buy a
> > good, dedicated video card.
> > For the power supply, I am thinking to buy a 500~550 Watt, 80plus
> > certified unit.
> If you're thinking long-term, start with a good case. One with lots of
> room (more room means more airflow with less noise, easier to swap stuff
> around). I have lots of room in my room so have a CoolerMaster Stacker.
> Takes any MB you like, has two PSU bays (I put the PSU in the lower bay
> and two 80 mm fans in the upper bay), and 11 5.25" bays all at the
> front, and comes with one 4-in-3 fanned 3.5 drive adapter.
> For power, I went with a CoolerMaster 600W iGreen. Lots of power
> available for the drives.
> For main board, I went with Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe: lots of SATA and USB
> ports, great sound (for me), etc. It doesn't have integrated video but
> an Asus EN7300GT Silent cost $40. Everything works with standard Debian
> Etch and stock kernel. I choose to use the pre-packaged nVidia X driver
> for a bit better DVD playback but its only slightly noticeable on my 21"
> drafting CRT during movement; I don't know if it would show up on an LCD.
> The issue is the mpeg conversion: the nVidia driver does this in
> hardware whereas the nv driver does it in software and the result isn't
> as clear, especially if its deinterlacing/blending while showing
A bit OT Doug but I have the same MB and I yesterday tried to get sound
working. Sound does not show up in lspci. What does your box show in
00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev f3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f2)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev f3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7300 GT] (rev a1)
Who's General Failure and why's he reading my disk?