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Old 04-24-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Best Motherboard for Mandrake 10 Powerpack


Hello all,

I just pre-ordered Mandrake 10 Powerpack (6 CD naked edition) from MandrakeStore.com. I plan to build a dedicated PC to run Mandrake 10 on.

Initially, I was thinking of building around the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe motherboard but my experience with Mandrake 9.2 (download edition) and ASUS A7N8X has not been positive. I have been getting intermittent lockups specially when stressing the PC (such as compiling / building applications). Adding noapic nolapic to the bootloader configuration parameters minimized but did not completely eliminate the problem.

I prefer AMD to Intel but I want stability first and foremost so I wouldn't mind getting an Intel motherboard. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-24-2004, 03:54 PM   #2
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I don't see how Athlon XP can compete with either Northwood or Prescott P4. I don't want to get into another Intel/AMD shouting match, though. I don't know anything about AMD mobo's, but I'm running Mandrake 9.2 on my Asus P4P800 Deluxe with a P4 2.8/800 and 1GB of dual-channel DDR400. It's blazing fast and everything works (not a single problem in four months).
 
Old 04-24-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply mbegovic. I too am not after an AMD versus Intel debate here... I just want to know which motherboard has given users the least headaches (setup and use) under Linux, specifically Mandrake. I would rather spend a little more for an Intel motherboard if it saves me the aggravation of having lockups while I'm in the middle of compiling / building an application.

BTW, I have another question if you don't mind. Are you using the motherboard's onboard audio and NIC?

cyclo
 
Old 04-24-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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The audio worked great right away. I'm using a PCI network adapter. The on-board one is a 3COM 3C940 or something alonf those lines, and Mandrake 9.2 didn't have that specific driver. I had an old Matronix PCI adapter lying around, so I didn't bother trying to get the other one working. I would think that Mandrake 10 should recognize it, though, because it's only a slightly newer version of one that is supported under 9.2.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:05 PM   #5
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Hello cyclocommuter
well, actually i've just installed mandrake 10 on my computer, it is a MSI K7N NFORCE 2 CON 512 MB RAM DDR SAMSUNG 333, ATHLON XP OC 2300 MHZ, SOUND BLASTER LIVE! 5.1, NVIDIA FX 5200, WDC 80 GB EE, AND I'VE BEEN TESTING THIS MACHINE AROUND 2 WEEKS SO FAR,,, EVEN IN EXTREME LOAD NOTHING HAS HAPPENED,,,, AROUND 5000 BOGOMIPS I CAN GET FROM THIS MACHINE AND EVERYTHING IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY... SO BASICALLY I DO PREFER AMD OVER INTEL... WHAT ABOUT AMD FX 53 2400 MHZ IS THE FAST PROCESSOR ACTUALLY... THE PRIZE U PAY FOR INTEL... U CAN PAY IT FOR AMD 64 EARNING PERFORMANCE... JUST AN IDEA...

JASON
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:40 PM   #6
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I am running mdk 9.2 on a Asus P4PE-X motherboard with only minor problems...much of my own ignorance...Asus has AMD 64 motherboards...i would check their website...i've used Asus motherboards for almost a decade and have never been disappointed....they also have linux drivers for alsa etc for download..when i move up to AMD 64...i'm gonna look at their boards first..

Tom
 
  


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