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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Choosing a new motherboard
From: "James G." <jamesga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 12:31:57 -0600
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Carl D Cravens wrote:

> I'm looking to buy a new motherboard/cpu/memory combo, planning on an AMD
> K6-2 400 (socket 7).  It's a headless server, so I don't need fancy video
> or any sound.  AT-formfactor, PC100-compliant 168-pin SDRAM, 100 mhz buss,
> 2-3 each PCI/ISA slots, UDMA IDE, auto-detection of CPU voltage is a plus.
> Linux-friendly, of course.
> Can anybody here recommend a quality motherboard?  I currently have a pair
> of ABIT Socket 7 (P233) boards that I'm rather happy with, but the company
> I bought them from no longer carries ABIT Socket 7 boards.  (Paragon Tech
> in Mahattan, KS.  Pleased with service and price, even if I did have to
> pay sales tax.  I want to know that I'm getting a
> good brand, a decent server-oriented chip-set without frills, and
> reasonable performance.  (Used to be that you could buy no-name
> motherboards and not worry about it.)
> Are ASUS boards any good?
> Thanks!
> --
> Carl D Cravens (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)
> I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged".

Go to AMD's web site:

You can choose a CPU chip and they will match it with a list of motherboards
that were tested by AMD and that are recommended by AMD.

It appears that the best motherboard vendor two years ago may not be the best


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