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Old 08-11-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Building a New Linux Box, need help

I'm looking at making a budget system, and I was wondering if their were any know problems and if drivers would be a problem for a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 mother board?
Old 08-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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not many problems these days

There are very few driver issues with Linux these days. If this was Windows, I'd worry, but Linux isn't a problem. Just pick an up-to-date distro and go for it.
Old 08-11-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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It looks like that motherboard doesn't support AM2+ processors very well (Phenom, etc) as it slows down the bus for AM2+. I've got an ECS 7050M-M that works pretty good. I've never looked, so mine may have the same issue.

* If you install AMD AM2+ CPU on AM2 motherbord, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0(5200MHz) to HT1.0(2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM2+ CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.


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