LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
jchambers
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: California
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 127

Rep: Reputation: 15
Before I buy - Moetherboard, cpu, gpu


Hello.
I am going to setup a new PC for viewing at least 720p DVD and Flash movies on my HDTV. I am looking at the following boards and would like input on which will work better.
I plan on using Debian 5 Lenny (64-bit) with Fluxbox

XFX GeForce 9300 Motherboard CPU: E7400 / 2.80GHz
MB: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=P450-9122
CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=4256897

XFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard CPU: X3 8750 / 2.40GHz
MB: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=P450-9118
CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3797671


Any thoughts on this?
AMD Phenom X3 (AM2+) vs. Intel Core 2 Duo (775)

Are MT/s more important than GHz?
I would like to stick with Nvidia as I already know the driver setup.
Any other advice is appreciated.

Also this is the new direction from my last post.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9400gt-713661/

Thanks,
Jon
 
Old 04-04-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
stress_junkie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 and CentOS 5.5
Posts: 3,873

Rep: Reputation: 331Reputation: 331Reputation: 331Reputation: 331
Regarding the Intel Core 2 Duo I highly recommend the E8400. I tried the E7400. I hated it. The E8400 is much faster. I run it on an Asus P5GC-MX motherboard.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 04-04-2009 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
PTrenholme
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Distribution: Fedora, (K)Ubuntu
Posts: 4,151

Rep: Reputation: 330Reputation: 330Reputation: 330Reputation: 330
Both of those board are using nVidia GPUs, and nVidia has, as far as I know, not yet released a FOSS driver that supports a 64 bit OS with full functionality. Intel, on the other hand, has, I believe, released a FOSS driver for their GPU.

You may want to consider this issue before investing.

(Perhaps I'm biased since I primarily use Fedora, and have to rebuild my nVidia driver every time the kernel changes since my laptop has a nVidia GPU on it's m/b. Oh, I also have to do that when the kernel changes on my Kubuntu 8.10 but the Jaunty repository's dkpg for nVidia seems to be working. Note: My laptop uses 64-bit OS versions for all my distributions.)
 
Old 04-05-2009, 06:24 AM   #4
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
I recommend you stay away from integrated graphics. What if you want to change out the graphics card in a few years ?

I recommend a good nvidia graphics card, either 8000, 9000 series (maybe 7000 will work too).

Here is the level of support for 64-bit nvidia drivers:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html

You'll also probably want a good dual core or quad core, but it also depends on the codec used. You may want to look into VDPAU (although it's still experimental) it may provide good results:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ia_vdpau&num=1

For the motherboard I would check the HCL:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/8
http://hardware4linux.info/
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: HD Video Playback With A $20 CPU & $30 GPU On Linux LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-11-2008 02:00 PM
Compiz using GPU or CPU??? moeFEAR Linux - Software 1 07-31-2007 03:33 PM
LXer: AMD completes ATI merger, plans fusion of CPU and GPU LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-29-2006 12:21 AM
GPU vs. CPU ekdya Linux - Hardware 1 09-20-2006 09:27 AM
How can I scan my hardware to know what it is? (I want info on my CPU, GPU and RAM) brynjarh Linux - Hardware 6 02-28-2006 01:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration