k5di at zianet.com
Thu Apr 17 21:56:13 BST 2008
Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> I have had no success with the motherboard I now have with lots
>> of nVidia hardware. It has been prone to sudden crashes at just the
>> wrong time. I asked and got plenty of Ubuntu guys tell me they have
>> nVidia motherboards and they work fine! So it appears my board is
>> somehow bad.
>> So I decided to get a whole new motherboard and wound up with a
>> Gigibyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2 AMD ... that should let me put my current AMD
>> CPU and 2 GB of Ram onto the new board. It is plenty fast for this old
>> man and cost $100.00 at Newegg.
>> As it looks now I should find the Internet will come from the
>> new board, with no changes. The sound should not take any work to be
>> good. But the ATI video driver will be just like the nVidia hardware.
>> You must have a proper driver or it will not work. I have
>> "ati-driver-installer-8-3-x86.86_64.run" which I got from the ATI web
>> page. It will be I think just like the nVidia GOOD driver that caused my
>> computer to crash almost every time I turned on Firefox.
>> If the ATI motherboard has the same problem I will give up on
>> computers :-)
> There is a company selling Linux workstations and servers. You can use
> their hardware specifications to build your own Linux compatible PC.
> Here's the link:
Well since this current computer cost $250.00 as a kit, for
$5,000.00 starting cost I would be able to build a good work station too
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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