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Old 12-09-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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I am looking at motherboards compatible with AMD processors - AM2 socket.

I am curious of the differences/benefits between the different manufactuers - ASUS, ABIT, Biostar, etc. I only have experience with ASUS boards, so I don't know what the others are like. Do any have significant advantages over the others?

Also, I am looking for a board that doesn't have an onboard soundcard. I couldn't care less if it has onboard video, but I don't want onboard sound.

Thanks in advance.
Old 12-09-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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My 1 cent:

Asus are excellent quality. Asrock have been called "cheap and cheerful". In terms of features/price they are very good.

Elitegroup have improved - they are no longer a disaster.

As far as onboard sound is concerned, boards without it seem to be rare if not extinct. However you can always disable the onboard sound - it seems to rarely work properly (except for Asrock) anyway.
Old 12-10-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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What about the chipsets for the northbridge and onboard video? I have heard that the AMD 690G and nVidia 7000 series are both excellent. Does anyone have any experience or advice with these or others?
Old 12-12-2007, 10:56 AM   #4
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Problem with C-media Onboard

Just got an Asus m2n-e sli mb with c-media onboard. It runs on a usb bus and will give sound, but not full fidelity. I am using pclos 2007, cant find any independent drivers that will work as well as winblows. Otherwise my crossover to linux has been great. Appreciate any help. Anyone see any benefit with x64kernel? Thanks for any help


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