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Old 02-10-2006, 01:41 AM   #1
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Motherboard Fried...What should i do???


just when i was about to tell my system..my mobo fried..again....this is the 3rd time..and its no longer under warrenty.

Im going to get a new Motherboard and CPU comboand use all my old parts to save some money.

The K7N2 board i had..i didnt like much...i got it before i decided to use linux and it was really good with windows..but i had some problems with linux.

Can someone recommend a motherboard that is WELL SUPPORTED by linux? A model number?
Also..should i go INTEL or AMD64?

How is this?

Asus K8V-MX + athlon64 2800+

Is that board supported fully by linux? i dont know enough about linux to bugger around with it to make things work..i want it to work out of the box.


Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 02:16 AM   #2
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I have an AMD64 3500 Athlon mobo. Works great. AMD processors are cheaper in comparison to intel, have less heating issues, and gamers seen to like them a lot. Buy a mobo with 939 processor socket that supports pci express. If in the US check out http://newegg.com
 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:01 AM   #3
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Your using the K8V-MX board?

How about this?

1. AMD Athlon64 939 3000BP+/1.8GHz CPU(FSB400,512K L2 Cache,Boxed,Venice)


2. MSI K8N Neo4-F Motherboard(AMD Socket 939,PCI-E/SATA Raid/Audio/Lan)


Is that a goood combo that works well with linux?

The thing is..i orded a video card from ebay yesterday (doh)...not knowing my mobo was going to go today (talk about bad luck). And of course i bought a AGP video card.

is there a cheap PCI-E card i can use? i dont game at all..but i do want nice window effects and snappiness.

The reason why i dont want to put toooo much money into this is because my main computer is a powermac G5...so ya...im broke.

Please let me know what you think about that combo..and if you could recommend a cheap/decent pci-e video card.


one last question..is there a mobo that supports 939 but uses AGP and works well with linux?

Thanks again.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:39 AM   #4
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Quote:
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Your using the K8V-MX board?

How about this?

1. AMD Athlon64 939 3000BP+/1.8GHz CPU(FSB400,512K L2 Cache,Boxed,Venice)
I have that processor works great overclocks well.



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one last question..is there a mobo that supports 939 but uses AGP and works well with linux?

Thanks again.
I have an Abit AV8 which works well has an AGP slot the only problem I have run into is not being able to use the lm sensors to monitor the temperatures but there is a file you can download and compile that allows you to do that.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 10:24 AM   #5
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I have that processor works great overclocks well.



I have an Abit AV8 which works well has an AGP slot the only problem I have run into is not being able to use the lm sensors to monitor the temperatures but there is a file you can download and compile that allows you to do that.

Excellent..i think i will go with this setup.

Is the ABIT AV8 the same thing as the Asus A8V? do they have the same chipset or something? I cant find a place nearby that sells the Abit AV8.

Thanks again.

p.s I dont realy mind not being able to use the temp. monitor...but if its not that much of a pain to get it going..i wouldn't mind trying.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
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Excellent..i think i will go with this setup.

Is the ABIT AV8 the same thing as the Asus A8V? do they have the same chipset or something? I cant find a place nearby that sells the Abit AV8.

Thanks again.

p.s I dont realy mind not being able to use the temp. monitor...but if its not that much of a pain to get it going..i wouldn't mind trying.
The Asus is similar I believe it has two extra SATA ports with a promise controller they have the same VIA 800 chipset on the board as well so it should be a simple install. I just checked on the Abit forum it looks like the AV8 was discontinued last month but I bought mine new in the box on Ebay landed here for $85, I just did a search on there and it looks like six of them are selling right now including one OEM brand new listed in the UK for going for $59 CAD so probably about ~ $50 US. The temperature program is an extremely simple compile takes about 10 seconds the only thing is you need to use gcc 3.4 and if you want the normal user to use it you have to set the suid bit (chmod +s oguru). You do not need really to have to worry about the temperature anyways with these processors I have mine overclocked to 2.4 up from the 1.8ghz with just the retail fan and thermal pad it is usually in the low to mid 30s C and under full load in the mid 40s C.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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i would really rather stick to ABIT.

I have had bad luck with MSI boards and I like asus boards..but apparently they didn't do all that great of a job on the A8V...from what i researched..the ABIT AV8 is by far better than the asus.

I checked ebay aswell...however...i dont really want a used board..i dont want it to burn out on me.

Im going to look at some other sites and see if i can find a store that sells it.

If you know any sites selling it..can you please let me know?

Thanks for all your help..and if i do end up getting a hold of the baord..i will try the temp. monitor. I wont be overclocking though..so even if i cant do it..i thinki should be ok

Thanks again.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 11:45 AM   #8
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is there something Equivelent to the ABIT AV8? prefer. Another ABIT board or EPOX or something?
 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:53 PM   #9
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ok..im out of luck for sure...no more ABIT AV8 ANYWHERE at alll...
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:03 PM   #10
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You don't mention why your M/B "fried," but you might want to check your power supply. I went through three M/Bs before I realized that the "brand new" 600W power supply I was using was delivering too high a voltage on some, but not all, lines.

And, of course, the power supply warranty excluded "consequential damages," so I was out the price of three boards.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:11 PM   #11
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i have had recurring problems with this board...the bios crapped out 2 times...but fixed under warrenty both time.

I have tested it with 3 different 400W power supplies and one other video card (old pci..and newer agp)...still nothing.

This time i dont think its the bios...because i can smell electrical melt...im not surprised..i had so many issues with this baord..i think i ended up with a defective one.

i am currently looking at a MSI NEO2-F .... apparently it works well with linux and has an AGP slot..which is what i want.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #12
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i am currently looking at a MSI NEO2-F .... apparently it works well with linux and has an AGP slot..which is what i want.
Have you looked in the HCL section here? (Button at the top of the page.) People are supposed to list their hardware there, and any comments they wish to share.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 06:52 PM   #13
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Have you looked in the HCL section here? (Button at the top of the page.) People are supposed to list their hardware there, and any comments they wish to share.

Thats the first place i checked

The problem is...im trying to use my old agp card..and ide drives, but a new 64bit 939.

i went through the list of the more trusted manufacturers...is....asus, msi, abit, gigabyte. I read through so mnay of them that my eyes are killing me. I also did some research outside of this site.

I think i thought be good to go with the MSI NEO2-F
 
Old 02-10-2006, 09:08 PM   #14
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PCI Express video cards are cheaper than AGP cards. A GeForce6 6200 is a good buy and it is faster than my GeForceFX 5700 Ultra. I recommend go towards a motherboard with PCI Express instead of AGP because AGP is becoming obsolete.

Abit AN8-Ultra
Abit AX8 (version 2.0)
Abit K8N-SLI

I am not an Abit fan but I like motherboards with the least shit although Abit boards are much faster with disk I/O than other motherboards. ASUS and many other motherboard manufactures are becoming Windows dependent.

I recommend buying a power supply that costs 100 US dollars or more. I suggest power supplies with active power factor control and wide voltage range that varies on its own. I have a Seasonic S12-430 (430 watts) and it works well and it is quiet.
 
  


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