Re: [OT] Suitable Athlon Motherboard for Linux

From: Scott Nursten (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 06:02:18 EST

I'll second this. Running a

GA-7DX with Athlon 1.2Ghz
GeForce 2 MX
Intel Dual EEPro Server Adapter
Adaptec 2940UW (w/ IBM SCSI's, HP CDRW, Plextor SCSI CDROM)
Soundblaster Live!.

No problems at all. Lovely smooth running all day, every day. As below, YMMV,


Scott Nursten

Kain wrote:
> 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:
> (GA-7DX):
> 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:
> (GA-7DXR):
> 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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