Re: [OT] Suitable Athlon Motherboard for Linux

From: Kain (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 04:41:13 EST

On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 07:49:50PM +0100, Joseph Mathewson wrote:
> Having heard the various horror stories about the VIA PCI data corruption
> bugs, and watching one Via based machine destroy itself with a Mandrake 8.0
> 2.4.3, I was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion for an Athlon
> motherboard that works reliably under Linux (I don't think all the issues
> have been cleared up in the kernel yet?). There must be quite a few Linux
> Athlon users out there - what boards are you using and with what success?

I have had absolutely WONDERFUL luck with the Gigabyte GA-7DX and GA-7DXR boards. My setup is slightly high-end, but here's what I have:
AMD Athlon TBird 1.33Ghz
Yamaha YMF744 Soundcard
CardXpert NVidia Geforce 2 MX (32MB)
some random bt848 videocapture card from Intel
Tekram DC390U3D Ultra3 SCSI
Matrox Networks Tulip (PNIC II Actually) NIC.

Works like a charm. Here's the other machine:
TBird 1.33Ghz
No sound
Maxtrox Millenium G200 (I think... only used it in text mode)
AMI Megaraid Elite 1600 Dual Ultra3 SCSI Raid.

The first machine is using a SuperMicro power supply (350 watts *sustained* 370 peak I think)
The second is using a random company dual 400W hotswap redundant PS.

All an all, I've had amazing luck with this hardware. If you're looking at it, give these a try. YMMV.

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